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by rubber_jonnie
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: The "Things I never do again" - Thread :)
Replies: 23
Views: 1509

Re: The "Things I never do again" - Thread :)

On the subject of soldering irons, never walk further than the reach of the power cord, the iron will pull through your fingers and burn ALL of them! Also, as a small child I discovered that a thin metal bar would slide between a socket, and the plug that was in it. I subsequently discovered flight ...
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: RTC + BOOSTER THOUGHTS
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: RTC + BOOSTER THOUGHTS

If I recall, the Areal RTC software allows you to choose the memory location, I've attached it here so you can play :-D

Attached a few other bits and bobs too.
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: 8 BIT CORNER
Topic: A little bit of 8 Bit: 65XE upgrade to 128k RAM
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: A little bit of 8 Bit: 65XE upgrade to 128k RAM

Here is the finished article, reassembled post 128k upgrade and with a case and keyboard clean.

Looking good for over 30 years old.
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Reassembled and cleaned.
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by rubber_jonnie
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: RTC (Real time clock)
Topic: ST RTC INTERNAL - BETA
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: ST RTC INTERNAL - BETA

Here's the docs I put together during the RTC project, hope they are useful for anyone who has an interest.
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: MEMBER BLOGS
Topic: THE RETROBRIGHT EXPERIENCE.
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: THE RETROBRIGHT EXPERIENCE.

Personally I originally tried the recipe from the Retr0brite page (http://www.retr0bright.com/) a couple of years ago. Since then, the hydrogen peroxide creams seem to have come to the fore with more consistent results. The main problem I had was getting a consistent mix, since you're actually makin...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: WANTED COSMOSEX
Replies: 22
Views: 2468

Re: WANTED COSMOSEX

I would indeed be a crying shame if the CosmosEx disappeared into obscurity, Jookie has done an amazing job with it, and i consider myself very lucky to have one.

He really does need massive credit for what he's done, and I truly hope there is a way to ressurect it, and it's sibling, the MicroCosmos.
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: Wanted 65 XE+
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Wanted 65 XE+

Wow, that's pretty cool, and the ST's heritage is plain to see here.
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Floppy header pinout - loose pin
Replies: 25
Views: 1765

Re: Floppy header pinout - loose pin

Oh hell wait, my browser just refreshed and I saw your latest pic. Ouch, not a fun thing to happen.

Should be fixable though, and if anyone can, it's Chris.
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Floppy header pinout - loose pin
Replies: 25
Views: 1765

Re: Floppy header pinout - loose pin

Would it not be possible to lift the plastic part of the header and look at the topside?

I know that' spossible with mine.
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: 8 BIT CORNER
Topic: A little bit of 8 Bit: 65XE upgrade to 128k RAM
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: A little bit of 8 Bit: 65XE upgrade to 128k RAM

Cool, nice one :D

A little more complex to do, but very nice result.