Page 1 of 2

1 step forward... 2 steps back...

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:22 pm
by PhilC
So, today my latest purchase arrived in the post.

A nice but faded 520 STe to play with whilst I take my time learning how to fix my Mega ST.

Unboxed it to find that it looks like some Muppet at Parcel Farce ran over it with their truck.

Sigh...... at least it works but looks like I need a new top half of the case. Anyone know if they are generic or will I need an STe one specifically?

Re: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:53 pm
by exxos
:o :shock: :o :shock: :(

STFM top case should fit ok as well.

Re: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:13 am
by PhilC
Cool, I have one of those somewhere... :D

Re: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:31 am
by DrF
How could you even claim in this case?
I would try anyhow at least to pay for the new case if anything.

That really is unreal :o :shock:

Re: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:27 am
by dhedberg
Ouch! That picture is painful to watch!

Re: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:11 pm
by PhilC
Claiming for damage in transit I think will be a waste of time and it was definitely packaged ok.

I am very happy that it still works and will likely use my STFM case to repair it. (STFM is my donor / component test comp)

Still annoying that it arrived in bits

Re: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:34 pm
by PhilC
So I am now the proud owner of an STE, pretending to be an STFM (until I swap the case badge.)

Had to swap out the floppy drive too, although I suspect it just wants the heads re-aligned.

Next is to have a go at blowing some new eproms, not sure which version of TOS was the best, any advice?

Then there's the 4mb upgrade, presently 1mb and when Exxos finishes his booster, I'll be throwing one of those into it too :D

#BetterEndtotheWeek

Re: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:41 pm
by exxos
I use TOS206 all the time on my STE.. The fact I can press the down arrow on the gem windows to scroll down is one of best features :lol:

Re: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:43 pm
by PhilC
2.06 it is then...

I'd best go google Rom images then :D

Re: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:50 pm
by exxos
Forgottenmyname wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:43 pm
2.06 it is then...

I'd best go google Rom images then :D
Or just look on the forum ;)

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=116