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by exxos
Mon May 14, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: 1040STe locks up or bombs out after warming up
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: 1040STe locks up or bombs out after warming up

You need to recap your PSU.. pico's a lot of them are worse than a failing Atari PSU.
by exxos
Sun May 13, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: Extensions relating to compiler errors
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Extensions relating to compiler errors

There is a discussion recently on Michael Keenleyside's STOS group over a compiler error when installing the 3D extension. I thought I would explain some things relating to extensions to prevent this confusion again with other extensions.. Basically all extensions which going the STOS folder will al...
by exxos
Sun May 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: IC deterioration
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: IC deterioration

Yeah, the whole PAK thing is a bit odd TBH. Your PAK worked first time with no issues in my test board, and of the CPU's you sent me with it (I think you sent 8 including the one installed in the PAK) I seem to recall all but one or two failed, and all the rest worked fine with no issues. I think F...
by exxos
Sun May 13, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: IC deterioration
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: IC deterioration

Longevity on parts is of course relating to its heat exposure or use over time. High voltage parts tend to get hotter due to higher voltage drops and have a much higher fail rate over low voltage parts, BUT, going into extreme amps in low voltage causes heat also. This is why a lot of chips (graphic...
by exxos
Sun May 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Write protect on floppy ?!
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Write protect on floppy ?!

I've moved the rest of the posts to a new topic as its drifted onto its own subject now. . viewtopic.php?f=29&t=823
by exxos
Fri May 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: STE V1 32MHz BOOSTER
Topic: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS
Replies: 74
Views: 3435

Re: STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

New DualTOS prototype boards arrived..

These are similar to previous versions, but I've done away with the socket and made the board a fraction smaller. Boards also include UBE circuit, but not important for current booster work.. now to find time to build and test...

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by exxos
Fri May 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: ST 16MHz V2.5 BOOSTER
Topic: V2.5 BOOSTER CURRENT PROTOTYPE STATUS
Replies: 122
Views: 7131

Re: V2.5 BOOSTER CURRENT PROTOTYPE STATUS

PCBs finally arrived... next to find time to finish firmware and test it.. but likely will finish the plug in STE booster first...

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by exxos
Fri May 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: New store items
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: New store items

Bunch of assembled stuff arrived today :) Thats me spent up for a while now :roll:

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Now to find time to test it all... :roll:
by exxos
Fri May 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: IC deterioration
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: IC deterioration

Every kit I have designed I have spent a long time debugging the ST hardware. You only have to look at the DMA investigation to see how complex problems are... problems are endless. Also just because something work on one motherboard, doesn't mean it works on others. MEGA ST design is terrible, very...
by exxos
Fri May 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Not a cat..
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Not a cat..

..but still cuteness overload :D

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