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by rubber_jonnie
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ESSENTIALS
Topic: Gotek external or floppy (mech) external
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Gotek external or floppy (mech) external

I'm going to give an external Gotek drive B a try, 14 pin connector ordered from Chris. Connection shouldn't be too hard to do I don't think, and I can get power easily enough, so will see what it yields. I know that theoretically you need to boot to the autoboot.hfe disk to tell it what disks are i...
by rubber_jonnie
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

BlankVector wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:00 am
Great tutorial 8-)
I have advertised it on Vretrocomputing.
Cool, please spread the word wherever you can :)
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: RS232 cables
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: RS232 cables

Ah, damn, sorry, just realised it's 2m. Been ill today, not entirely with it :crazy:
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: RS232 cables
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: RS232 cables

You want me to order you one? You've sent me plenty of stuff, so it's not a problem. I'll need your address.
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: RS232 cables
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: RS232 cables

Fleabay only seems to have 9-9 pin or 25-25pin, and not anything between. I can order you one since you're not on there if you like, they are quite inexpensive.

Does it need to be straight thru or null-modem?
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: RS232 cables
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: RS232 cables

It's been 4 hours now, haven't you made one yet? :P

I'll have a look in my big box 'o cables, I did have one I'm sure.
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: Forum sections updates
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Forum sections updates

Roger that.
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Mega STE, explosive boot
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Mega STE, explosive boot

It's not heat-related, I just tried to power it on again after one full day of no use and it crashed on boot. I will start by cleaning contacts as Petari said, actually someone else gave me the exact same advice today. Yep, definitely not a heat problem then. Contacts is a good place to start, may ...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: PAK-68/20 - Repository
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: PAK-68/20 - Repository

Ok, I have updated the parts list slightly, adding sockets and other miscellaneous parts. I've also added the documentation Frank kindly sent me with the PCB I bought. As soon as I have a full complement of parts (Working out what I have & haven't got atm, and what I need to buy), I will begin my bu...
by rubber_jonnie
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Mega STE, explosive boot
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Mega STE, explosive boot

If you can get some Isopropyl Alcohol wipes, or just the fluid, then that will help clean any contacts up, but a re-cap may be something you should consider anyway. If it's taking an hour to crash, it may be heat related. Not sure what fans the MSTEs have, worth checking they're running ok if it has...