IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

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Re: IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

Post by IngoQ » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:21 pm

I am not an expert regarding floppies, so I have absolutely no problem believing you :mrgreen:
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Re: IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

Post by IngoQ » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:48 am

After soaking over night and a run in the dishwasher, the case is looking much better already:
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Now some retrobright on and see if we can catch a little sunlight today...
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Re: IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

Post by PhilC » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:58 am

Goodluck with the sun, if ot worked with rain, then today would be the perfect day here.
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Re: IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

Post by IngoQ » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:52 am

Yeah, so much for that plan ... :foldarms:
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Re: IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

Post by PhilC » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:56 am

You could always buy a uv lamp?
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Re: IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

Post by IngoQ » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:04 pm

Yes, I have a one. So no big deal, I just didn't expect the thunderstorm, since it was so sunny in the morning ;)
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Re: IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

Post by IngoQ » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:51 pm

24h hours of strong artificial sunlight later, the case came out improved but very spotty:
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So will have to redo it or maybe simply paint it...

But the keyboard turned out very well:
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In the meanwhile I modded the powersupply based on Exxos' instructions here https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/ ... x.htm#SR98. The results are pretty identical, so I think I am going with this one for the time being.
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I reassembled the keyboard, cleaned the floppy and the system is running fine:

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Now that I know that all parts are working, I can start harvesting the parts... Almost a pitty, but they will be reborn in something greater :)
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Re: IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

Post by stephen_usher » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:25 pm

As noted in a different thread (I think it was a Mega 4 one) this is the paint to use to renovate the case:
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Available for all good DIY places apparently.
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Re: IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

Post by IngoQ » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:51 pm

Okay, in the meantime I robbed hopefully everything off the donor board, what I need:
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The board did arrive yesterday, and I really like it. Almost a pitty I have to solder things to it :)
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After that I went through my stocks and ordered a lot of parts on Mouser. Hopefully next weekend I can start soldering.
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Re: IngoQs attempt at messing up the H4

Post by exxos » Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:00 pm

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