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by rubber_jonnie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: PCB Build - Progress - Post your Pics here :-)
Replies: 135
Views: 2900

Re: PCB Build - Progress - Post your Pics here :-)

Well here's mine so far, but as yet no soldering done, as I'm just checking everything off as it comes from the donor board: Progress.jpg There's a couple of issues I've hit so far in testing out component fit. First is the keyboard connector, and I'm assuming that J12 on the remake board is the sam...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: STF gets a little love from Terriblefire
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: STF gets a little love from Terriblefire

Very cool, can't wait to get on with mine :)
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: 8 BIT CORNER
Topic: You have got to be kidding me - c64 on ebay
Replies: 25
Views: 1012

Re: You have got to be kidding me - c64 on ebay

Wow, that got out of hand quickly!
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: Ordering the Alpha board
Replies: 121
Views: 3420

Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Well I am shipping sockets for them all anyway. Problem is, if a chip gets red hot , then unsoldering it will be a pain.. also if something is wrong somewhere, might need leg bending, track cutting etc... Soldering direct is best for sure, but not a good idea on a test board.. Cool, sockets it is t...
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: Ordering the Alpha board
Replies: 121
Views: 3420

Re: Ordering the Alpha board

Mine's arrived too, just need time to strip the donor board now. Wondering what peoples thoughts are re fitting of the DIL packaged chips? I was going to use a socket for pretty much everything as it makes it easier to recover later if things go south (I'm sure they won't), but soldering directly wo...
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: 1 YEAR OLD
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: 1 YEAR OLD

Wow.

As they say, time flies when you're having fun, and I've had a lot of fun 😊

It's great to have a forum that is supportive and forward looking, and not inflammatory and riddled with trolls and flamers.

Chuffed to be a part of it.
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: WANTED - Pico PSU
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: WANTED - Pico PSU

Difficult for me to advise on a model as I've only used a 160W device, and that was for a micro atx PC.

All I can suggest is to calculate the power you need before deciding.
by rubber_jonnie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Dead 1040 STf
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Dead 1040 STf

I have run into issues with the PLCC socketed chips too, I think also one of the problems is that the contacts are not gold plated on either the chip or the socket, so there is a chance for both the chip pins and the socket pins to have oxidisation occur over a long period, which leads to poor conne...
by rubber_jonnie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Dead 1040 STf
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Dead 1040 STf

It's weird, I have a test mainboard that I'm running a PAK accelerator in, but also had a memory upgrade that I had to remove, including removing the Shifter adapter, but I forgot to push the Shifter back into its socket, but it ran fine just sitting in the socket.
by rubber_jonnie
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: WANTED - Pico PSU
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: WANTED - Pico PSU

Be aware that if you buy from eBay you probably won't get a genuine Pico PSU. You may buying a cheap Chinese copy, and whilst you will get it cheaper, that could buy you a device that is unreliable and might even kill your machine. A genuine 160 watt Pico PSU will cost you €45, not the €18 you'll fi...