Falcon030 Users Experiences

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Falcon030 Users Experiences

Post by oguzog » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:11 pm

hello Dear forumers,

Atari lovers,

I've FINALLY bought an ATARI Falcon030 (stock plain device)

It is not arrived yet. But it boots up just fine. (it is in england for a month before i receive it).

Now, I would like to use it as original as possible. so my questions are;

1-) Do i need 14MB ram option?
2-) do i need recapping or any electronical fixing?
3-) Do i need any rtc replacement?
4-) do i need 68882 ?
5-) do i need anything else :)

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Re: Falcon030 Users Experiences

Post by exxos » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:39 pm

oguzog wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:11 pm
I've FINALLY bought an ATARI Falcon030 (stock plain device)
:bravo:



oguzog wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:11 pm
1-) Do i need 14MB ram option?
This depends on what you are going to be running.. Generally people move to the 14MB from 4MB in general.
oguzog wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:11 pm
2-) do i need recapping or any electronical fixing?
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=84

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=134

TOS404 I strongly suggest and one from my store so you can use the above fast-rom.


PSU needs recapping.
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0023

oguzog wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:11 pm
3-) Do i need any rtc replacement?
Yes. The RTC will almost certainly be dead.

oguzog wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:11 pm
4-) do i need 68882 ?
Nope. People generally only fit it simply because there is a empty hole for it.
oguzog wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:11 pm
5-) do i need anything else :)
A deep wallet is always required in dealing with these machines, and patients.. ;)

I would suggest cleaning the floppy drive heads as a minimum as well.

Others may well suggest things I have forgotten about.
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: Falcon030 Users Experiences

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:49 pm

As a general thing, not just for Falcons, I'd suggest a complete strip down to get all the dust and other debris cleaned out.
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Re: Falcon030 Users Experiences

Post by oguzog » Thu May 02, 2019 8:49 am

So more or less i need those it think;

Falcon030 RTC replacement NVRAM
FALCON 030 CLOCK BUFFER PATCH V2
FALCON 030 PSU UPGRADE KIT 240V type
FALCON 030 14MB ST-RAM CARD
Falcon 030 TOS 4.04 ROM MULTILANG

one more question. Other than those do i need new caps for mainboard itself?

Thanks

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Re: Falcon030 Users Experiences

Post by exxos » Thu May 02, 2019 10:55 am

oguzog wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:49 am
one more question. Other than those do i need new caps for mainboard itself?
People are generally doing this lately, Steve is your man for that.. I cannot remember if he posted a list of all the capacitors or not, hopefully he will chime in later when his online...
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: Falcon030 Users Experiences

Post by oguzog » Fri May 03, 2019 2:00 pm

exxos wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 10:55 am
oguzog wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:49 am
one more question. Other than those do i need new caps for mainboard itself?
People are generally doing this lately, Steve is your man for that.. I cannot remember if he posted a list of all the capacitors or not, hopefully he will chime in later when his online...
he did. But don't my device will come soon and i have an electronician friend that can help :)

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