Someone should be shot for this... ?

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Someone should be shot for this... ?

Post by exxos » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:46 pm

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Re: Someone should be shot for this... ?

Post by DrF » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:13 pm

Hold on?
Did someone really cut the case in half and remove the keyboard to fit a box over it????

Why and what purpose would that even serve?
Did they try and mount it in a rack or something? If so why not just take the board and recase it?

Something's really wrong with this.

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Re: Someone should be shot for this... ?

Post by exxos » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:41 pm

Looks like a key switch on the front.. assume to turn the falcon on and off..
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Re: Someone should be shot for this... ?

Post by rpineau » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:14 pm

Looks like a "half" case for the flacon to fit over the front to be able to fit more stuff inside (bigger hard drive, CT2.CT60/Afterburner ... ).
They didn't want to redo the back of the falcon so they simply cut the front part and covered it with a new metal case.

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Re: Someone should be shot for this... ?

Post by dhedberg » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:45 pm

Interesting. Somebody made a decent job with the metal sheet. Wonder why that somebody just didn't create a complete replacement for the plastic top part, kind of like the commercial Falcon desktopper, instead of molesting it.
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Re: Someone should be shot for this... ?

Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:56 am

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Re: Someone should be shot for this... ?

Post by tuxie » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:40 pm

This is a Desktoppper case from Digital Data Deicke, it was made for the 1040STF and for the Falcon. There was a Extra case special where you can put the keyboard in and a 5 pin round din connector in front for the Keyboard connection (maybe i have the keyboard case).

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Re: Someone should be shot for this... ?

Post by exxos » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:43 pm

"DeskTopper" does ring a bell from maybe STF mag days...
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Re: Someone should be shot for this... ?

Post by dhedberg » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:10 pm

I thought the Desktopper replaced the top part of the case completely?
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Re: Someone should be shot for this... ?

Post by DrF » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:17 pm

I would have thought a commercial product would have added something and at least converted the whole case?
This thing seems a bit pointless, it does not save any space it takes up more, only thing I can see it adding and i'm not sure if this did is a external keyboard and i'm pretty sure those existed back then anyhow as I had one for a A500 so I presume the ST had them too.

Now this came up for Desktopper and actually looks ok :

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CLab Falcon this looks cool :

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