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rcamp48
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Hello from Canada

Post by rcamp48 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:58 pm

Hi , I am from Canada, I have 3 Atari STs and have ordered the dual tos switcher for my STE. Am now practising soldering with the correct soldering equipment on old circuit boards, learning how to break pins on TOS roms etc, developing a softer touch. I am at present using a board with holes and pads to make an extender for my external floppy drive. Could use some suggestions on how to wire it up between a male socket and a female socket so that I can use both drives as 720 K drives.

Am using modern drives as both drive A and B , but only as 720 K drives. Unfortunately hardware is not my spcialty, as Exxos knows, but I am getting better being coached by a local Computer repair person as we speak, so I am getting better. Must apologize to Exxos for screwing up some of his products in the past, I would like to get better at this so that's why I am practising on old scrap that does not matter. Russ

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Re: Hello from Canada

Post by francouai » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:21 pm

Welcome 👍🏻

dual TOS is mandatory on STE!
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rcamp48
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Re: Hello from Canada

Post by rcamp48 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:53 am

But not screwing it up like I did , I am getting it fixed, over a year ago I managed to remove all 6 pads on the jumper pin connectors , I will upload a pic of the damage as an example of what not to do , (I learned the hard way, I am a year older and much wiser , and not only that but am now spending every Thursday night with a really good instructor that knows how to solder stuff). I am learning proper techniques on how to solder stuff on old PCBs that do not matter. I have to send my motherboard from the STE to a friend in the States, he will fix it for me , not going to touch it after I get it back , got a weird pattern after installing the TOS switcher, Don put in the rom, I put the whole thing in the sockets no way I am removing them now.
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My botched motherboard, have learned since then
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Close up of botched motherboard
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Anyways I will take another pic of the whole mess as I want to see if anyone can explain to me what to do to get it going and I will get Don to do it IF its too expensive to send to the states, will clean the effected area with alcohol and a toothbrush like David Hefner said, really considering sending it to him if there is too much damage done to the motherboard.
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Close up of current motherboard
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