RJ's Attempt. Maybe he's going to finish this time!

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Re: RJ's Attempt. Maybe he's going to finish this time!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:06 pm

My man cave is definitely not gender neutral.

It's in the loft room, and my wife won't go up there 'cause the stairs are too steep.

Man cave it is.

Or I suppose it could be the 16 Bits or less workshop. I quite like that.
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Re: RJ's Attempt. Maybe he's going to finish this time!

Post by IngoQ » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:40 am

PaulJ wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:56 pm
What is a gender neutral cave? Is that the living room? :dizzy:
No, I just wanted to include possible female readers ;)

My wife calls mine mancave as well. But the door is open, one (female) cat eats and sometimes sleeps there, My wife has her own cave, not sure how she calls it though ;)
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Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:59 pm

Well, looks like my scope will arrive tomorrow or Wednesday, not entrirely sure who had it between 02:00 on the 23rd and today when it arrived at Yodel's depot in Hatfield, but Yodel couldn't say. Annoyingly, Hatfield is relatively close for me so going to get it would be an option if I had time.

And yes, Yodel, not my choice, but all of the couriers don't care less these days. DPD left £155's worth of air bottle on my doorstep the other day, despite it being a signed for item.

I guess I'll find out in a day or two just how they've treated it.

Thank god it's not a CRT type!
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Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:40 pm

Well, finally my scope arrived and although I have only just testedit briefly, you can colour me impressed.

Though you can colour me unimpressed by the delivery time. Yodel driver was nice enough, but customer support was appalling :mad:

Pictures will follow,though I'll do separate review, and I also just bought a proper bench PSU, so I'll get some pics of that too.
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Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:47 am

H4 was in surgery yesterday:

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Looks like one of the address lines is reading 0 ohms, so will double check as I think it should be 1 or 2.2k going by the troubleshooting docs. Bad joint maybe.

All the clocks checked out though, with the Shifter 16Mhz and 32mhz signals shown here.

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Having a scope that will actually measure things is pretty cool :) Also, physical buttons and knobs are much better than the virtual ones my Hantek USB scope has.

Lots of other functionality too, so pretty happy with it.
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800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: RJ's Attempt. Maybe he's going to finish this time!

Post by PaulJ » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:49 pm

@rubber_jonnie , how's the build going... with all those nice new shiny toys were hoping you can breath some life into that H4 you have on life support. :coffee: If not maybe if we promote you to rubber_jonnie_2.0!! :poke:

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:04 am

PaulJ wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:49 pm
@rubber_jonnie , how's the build going... with all those nice new shiny toys were hoping you can breath some life into that H4 you have on life support. :coffee: If not maybe if we promote you to rubber_jonnie_2.0!! :poke:
@PaulJ I'm hoping to work out the problem with the address line that is showing 0 ohms this weekend, I guess there is a bad solder joint somewhere that needs a reflow. Once that is fixed I will see what's what, but all the clocks are good and I get a white screen, so there's hope right? :)

Reset seems to be good too, behaves as it should, so just go to keep working through the troubleshooting guide.

Time is my biggest enemy, as I can only do Atari stuff at the weekends. Hopefully more to reporttomorrow evening.
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800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: RJ's Attempt. Maybe he's going to finish this time!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:23 pm

Ok, lines have been rechecked, and all are showing 1-2.2k, so that's fine, but I noticed something.

@exxos I didn't install the LS11, as I thought it was only required for the SMT GLUE, but I'm now wondering if I've been an idiot?

Does U2 need to be installed regardless of the type of GLUE being used? I have one on order :sigh:

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Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Post by exxos » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:25 pm

LS11 is needed to enable the ROM :)
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Re: RJ's Attempt. Maybe he's going to finish this time!

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:29 pm

exxos wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:25 pm
LS11 is needed to enable the ROM :)
@exxos In which case I am an idiot. Hopefully it'll be here soon and I can try it again.

The phrase I'd usually use in this scenario is "Arse Biscuits"

Walks away kicking himself repeatedly. :pullhair:
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800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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