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by rubber_jonnie
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: ROM UPGRADES
Topic: Maximum 520STfm TOS version Etc
Replies: 38
Views: 603

Re: Maximum 520STfm TOS version Etc

Sounds like you have a plan, so here's some advice on the process, based on my experiences with SR98s. 1. Take a photo beforehand that shows the capacitor polarity so that you can make sure the new caps are correctly aligned before you power on. The polarity is marked, but it's worthwhile being 100%...
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: ROM UPGRADES
Topic: Maximum 520STfm TOS version Etc
Replies: 38
Views: 603

Re: Maximum 520STfm TOS version Etc

PhilC wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:32 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:45 am
One word of warning when you are working around SR98, the aluminium heat sink is live when power is on!
Three guesses how I found that out :shock:
Pretty sure it was the same way I did!
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: ROM UPGRADES
Topic: Maximum 520STfm TOS version Etc
Replies: 38
Views: 603

Re: Maximum 520STfm TOS version Etc

I'm in the UK, so not able to speak about other standards, but having been bitten a few times over the years working on bare machines it's always something I consider. Not sure how it worked out, but nearly all my PSUs are SR98 models. I have since moved to a Meanwell PSU for general workbench Atari...
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: ROM UPGRADES
Topic: Maximum 520STfm TOS version Etc
Replies: 38
Views: 603

Re: Maximum 520STfm TOS version Etc

The other guys have pretty much said it all, but I would like to underline the fact that the PSU should really be recapped. The recap kits exxos sells are excellent, and it really is a simple but worthwhile job. Just take pictures beforehand so you have a reference for the capacitor polarities. One ...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: NetUSBee Build
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: NetUSBee Build

I do have an Amiga, but it's a 1200 with a trapdoor 030 accelerator & FPU, so TF board not really necessary.

Maybe I need to get more Amigas so I can build them :)
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To
Replies: 44
Views: 17748

Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

I'm only up to around v1.0 on mine, FF manager is something new to me too, and I didn't write this that long ago! I'd better get with the times and update to the latest stable release and see what's what. First thing I'd suggest is remove the M0 jumper, just leaving the S0 jumper on. It really isn't...
by rubber_jonnie
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: NetUSBee Build
Replies: 2
Views: 336

NetUSBee Build

So, a while back, I got some boards from Sety as mentioned here: https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1588&hilit=pcb+set Since the NetUSBee is the smallest board with the least parts (Compared to the TF520 and TF530 I also got), I've decided to have a crack at building it soon. Fir...
by rubber_jonnie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS
Replies: 211
Views: 23062

Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

That is awesome work guys, it really is.

Of course knowing that I like to build and test stuff, you have a willing volunteer if you need one :)
by rubber_jonnie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Blitter Issues, 1040 STFM
Replies: 25
Views: 682

Re: Blitter Issues, 1040 STFM

Cool, glad you got it sorted in the end. :bravo: Tracing with a meter is a very underrated (IMHO) method of troubleshooting, I had a board I was upgrading to 1Meg and had problems, but the meter quickly beeped out things and found me two missing A7 connections. The traces were there and looked fine,...