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by rubber_jonnie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Importance of clean fans
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Importance of clean fans

The worst I ever saw was a server in a school. It was based on a 486, so shows how long ago, and why I don't have photos of it! I took the side cover off the case, and it was actually half full of dust, spiders webs, spiders running around, hair and other unmentionables! It was truly disgusting, and...
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Importance of clean fans
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Importance of clean fans

Laptops can be particularly susceptible to these kinds of problems. I did a refurb on about 4 older machines that I use for various tasks, which included a general clean up to remove dust, replacement of heat sink pads and paste, plus a fan clean. Here are two examples of why you should clean your f...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Hello

:welcomewave:
by rubber_jonnie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: 520STFM - TOS upgrade confusion
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: 520STFM - TOS upgrade confusion

The advantage of 2.06 is that you can boot from hard disk having installed drivers, whereas with 1.04 you need to boot from a floppy containing the hard disk drivers. Actually, that's not true. TOS 1.04 (even TOS 1.00) can boot from an ACSI hard disk just fine. No floppy disk required. (TOS 2.06 ad...
by rubber_jonnie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: 520STFM - TOS upgrade confusion
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: 520STFM - TOS upgrade confusion

In answer to your question about TOS 1.04, that is the latest version you can run on your machine without installing a booster. A booster will allow the use of TOS 2.06. The advantage of 2.06 is that you can boot from hard disk having installed drivers, whereas with 1.04 you need to boot from a flop...
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Plastic yellowing: Light + heat?
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Plastic yellowing: Light + heat?

You're probably correct that it's any UV exposure and it depends very much on the chemical composition of the additives to the plastic. "Leech out", however, isn't the correct idea though. Basically the bromine is part of a molecule (colourless) which gets broken down releasing molecular bromine (b...
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Plastic yellowing: Light + heat?
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Plastic yellowing: Light + heat?

I think it's a combination of many factors, but I'm yet to be convinced that it is heat alone. Here's a photo of my 65XE case stood up against my STs: IMG_20170731_190054.jpg The 65XE has not had any chemical treatments to bring the colour back to original, it's simply been washed with soapy water. ...
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: Wanted - Anyone got a STE case knocking about?
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Wanted - Anyone got a STE case knocking about?

If you aren't worried about the extended joypad ports, then a normal ST case will work fine, which is how my first STE started off. The standard ST case (Well mine did at least) had molding marks on the inside, so it would have been possible to easily dremel it out to the correct dimensions using th...
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: MONGREL EDITION (version 2)
Topic: ST-IDE-ROM Dev Board v1 - BETA Testers
Replies: 433
Views: 14926

Re: ST-IDE-ROM Dev Board v1 - BETA Testers

Icky wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:47 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Reminds me, need to finish my 2nd one :)

And my STF remake :(
We need another STF Remake RJ to join the 16MHz party :)
I know, I gotta get it done!
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: MONGREL EDITION (version 2)
Topic: ST-IDE-ROM Dev Board v1 - BETA Testers
Replies: 433
Views: 14926

Re: ST-IDE-ROM Dev Board v1 - BETA Testers

Reminds me, need to finish my 2nd one :)

And my STF remake :(