My two new STFM's arrived today.

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My two new STFM's arrived today.

Post by PhilC » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:52 pm

My two new STFM's arrived in the post today whilst I was out.

Slight problem though..... One is actually an STE. Not sure if that's a blessing or not.

Will get them taken apart later and post some pics. Got a few keys missing on the STFM, which I'll have to source but so far looking good and not too faded externally.

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Re: My two new STFM's arrived today.

Post by exxos » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:55 pm

STEs more valuable I think :)

Might have a glitter inside :)
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Re: My two new STFM's arrived today.

Post by PhilC » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:02 pm

Ah yes, the infamous glitter :D

Knowing my luck, it'll be a combined one.

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Re: My two new STFM's arrived today.

Post by PaulJ » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:41 pm

exxos wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:55 pm
STEs more valuable I think :)

Might have a glitter inside :)
All that glitters is not always gold! :mrgreen:

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Re: My two new STFM's arrived today.

Post by PhilC » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:49 pm

Both machines boot to desktop.

STFM indicates no drive and makes, shall we call it, interesting disk noises.

The STE boots to desktop and I think the drive just needs a clean as it reads disks but is very noisy.

Not sure what I'll do now, as he idea was build one really good STFM out of two but seems I have two working ST's albeit of different generations.

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Re: My two new STFM's arrived today.

Post by PhilC » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:08 pm

And here's the rather grubby STFM motherboard, it's a C103175 rev 1. It has a memory upgrade with 4 21024 chips on it and a 68pin socket on the back.

Anyone any ideas what the socket is for? The board connects in the usual place, on top of the shifter.
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Re: My two new STFM's arrived today.

Post by exxos » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:09 pm

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Anyone any ideas what the socket is for? The board connects in the usual place, on top of the shifter.
It will plug ontop of the MMU.
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Re: My two new STFM's arrived today.

Post by PhilC » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:12 pm

Ok cool, thanks. looks to be 1mb ram total.

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Re: My two new STFM's arrived today.

Post by PhilC » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:51 pm

And here's the Ste, complete with 4mb ram, who h is a nice bonus.

It's a CA4003290, so as I expected, a combined blitter mum etc. So no Glitter donors here.

No idea which TOS yet but will pull the roms any way and put in some 2.06s.
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Re: My two new STFM's arrived today.

Post by Icky » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:02 am

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:51 pm
And here's the Ste, complete with 4mb ram, who h is a nice bonus.

It's a CA4003290, so as I expected, a combined blitter mum etc. So no Glitter donors here.

No idea which TOS yet but will pull the roms any way and put in some 2.06s.
:( your prediction was 100% correct. No separate glitter

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