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Greetings from Kent, UK

Post by DaveC » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:15 pm

Well my Atari STE 520 was my first computer, along with the Turbo Pack and I've recently had it returned to me in working condition. Included a working hard disk (probably wasn't a good idea taking it apart to see if the power supply with it could be updated but not a massive lose either,) My 5 year old instantly showed an interest so would be good to keep it in a working state.
I'm still waiting for the all my floppy disks to be returned. But for the time being I've just received a gotek that I'm going to update with flash floppy.

Looks like they'll be a fair bit of work to do, like recapping the PSU. It's already got 2mb of RAM but only has 2 SIMM slots on it. There's a lot of things that would be nice to try modding on it.

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Re: Greetings from Kent, UK

Post by Icky » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:20 pm

:welcomewave:

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:47 pm

:welcomewave:
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Re: Greetings from Kent, UK

Post by JezC » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:09 pm

:swave:

Welcome on board!

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Post by DaveC » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:42 pm

Well soldered some round pin sockets to my gotek as they were what I had laying around along with some jump connectors that'd fit in them.
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Flashed the drive, plugged everything in and success.
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I had to resort to using the RF output for display, my scart lead decided to stop working, no display and couldn't even hear the floppy drive seeking while booting. Guess I can't complain about a 30ish year old cable failing :lol:

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Re: Greetings from Kent, UK

Post by Tomswork » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:12 pm

:welcomewave:

Tom

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