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by danielj
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 127
Views: 3361

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

You're welcome - bugs are someone else's fault :D

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by danielj
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 75
Views: 1471

Re: New econet setup

I was wondering that...
by danielj
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Wobbly Cub
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Wobbly Cub

I think it's time for some new ones :) There's a project for abug.

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by danielj
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Wobbly Cub
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Wobbly Cub

It's like it slightly looses hsync here and there, and the vsync position flicks intermittently. Short/sharp rather than gentle drifting.

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by danielj
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Wobbly Cub
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Wobbly Cub

It's more a whole-screen instability with mine. Clearly it's something that's not yielding a nice smooth-whatever :D (technical analysis by me there :D)

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by danielj
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Wobbly Cub
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Wobbly Cub

Me cub's started going wobbly in the picture department... Am I correct in thinking this is one of those occasions where replacing all the electrolytics might be the simplest course of action? Are there a few other things I should check first?

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by danielj
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 40
Views: 774

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

But not which models, and I don’t have a Hakko, so no idea. I only drool over JCL, I don’t like the athestics of the Hakko, I can never get over the fact it looks like ‘my first soldering iron’ and is something you give to 10 year olds. I had that with Windows XP... You can get it in silver if you ...
by danielj
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 40
Views: 774

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

Yup. I find if I've overdone it I can just drag all the excess up to one end and wick it off. Did we mention flux? Flux. Flux flux.

I have no idea if those aoyue tips fit a hakko (I think not), but the tips Charlie and I linked are the same, and for the hakko.
by danielj
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 40
Views: 774

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

There are two I use are T18-C2 and T18-D24 - it doesn't matter if you get too much solder on, it's easy enough to remove the excess with braid. Key is lots of liquid flux before you hit it with the solder that's stuck to the iron :)

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by danielj
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Repairing a dead A310 power supply
Replies: 46
Views: 2946

Re: Repairing a dead A310 power supply

More screws on top? Check under the label? I've not done one of these myself so I'm guessing. Also the plastic grommets in the side will i need to come out if there are any.
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: Meet my new Atom (warning: lots of images)
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: Meet my new Atom (warning: lots of images)

All the images are broken :?
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Poorly Master
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Poorly Master

Our very own Dave Hitchins :D

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by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Poorly Master
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Poorly Master

System 6522 is the next likely candidate if you don't have any scope/logic probe facility.
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 40
Views: 774

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

I seriously recommend people try a bit of surface mount - it's actually much easier than it looks and it's so much neater!
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: I got a Freebeeb! Help needed…
Replies: 21
Views: 529

Re: I got a Freebeeb! Help needed…

Nice acquisition! :) There aren't lead fumes from leaded solder unless you evaporate it at ridiculously high temps. It's just flux fumes and you get those from leaded and unleaded alike. Just don't stick your head over it :D

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by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 40
Views: 774

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

Careful now, let's not waltz into politicalness - that way madness lies! Retrocomputing forum about retrocomputing :)
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 40
Views: 774

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

I did a bit. You can probably see why I said "no more!" :D
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi my friends!
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Hi my friends!

Hello! :)

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by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 75
Views: 1471

Re: New econet setup

No idea as I've never run a level 3, but beebem emulates econet, plus you can emulate the copro.
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New econet setup
Replies: 75
Views: 1471

Re: New econet setup

Use beebem in master mode and your cf disk image as the hard drive image for it, and the install disk image as the disk. Once you've done it write the HDD image back to the cf card.
by danielj
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 40
Views: 774

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

I guess the smallest pitch I have done is whatever is on the BeebSCSI. Seemed pretty small. They weren't too bad. But I dont find the ICs too hard, it is the weird ones with inaccesible pads and you dont have solder paste to hand that are hard. Those are 0.65. If you're thinking about the sd socket...
by danielj
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: What are people happy soldering ?
Replies: 40
Views: 774

Re: What are people happy soldering ?

If you can do 1.27 you can do 0.65 :)

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by danielj
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mystery Of The Java Star (1984)
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Mystery of the Java Star (1984)

I wonder if a revised edition which is a bit less finicky would benefit things. I realise it seems quite tedious in the modern day and age, but I quite enjoyed this as a kid (up to the point I couldn't find the blasted ship!)

:D

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by danielj
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mystery Of The Java Star (1984)
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Mystery of the Java Star (1984)

I could never actually find the wreck... It was near impossible so far as I could tell to the extent that I thought the elk version was bugged!

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by danielj
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 480

Re: Elk disc controllers

DFS was never designed to work with a hard disk, let alone the code necessary to address the hardware. ADFS has all the gubbins necessary - a hierarchical filing system really is a must when dealing with something like that. You can have both dfs and ADFS installed in the pegasus or ap3/4. PAGE will...
by danielj
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 intermittent fault
Replies: 25
Views: 2067

Re: A5000 intermittent fault

That's a timely warning. It might be time to give them a check up... Certainly the Amiga is plagued by SMD cap issues, we've no reports in Acorns but that's not to say it won't happen...

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by danielj
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 but no display..."Out of Range"
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: A5000 but no display..."Out of Range"

Great :)

If you don't deal with battery leakage it really won't work, permanently. I'd get it to bits and make sure it's all cleaned up.

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by danielj
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: software
Topic: Birds of War - RISC PC
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Birds of War - RISC PC

vanpeebles wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:23 am
APDL did a version on CD too, I'm fairly sure that ran on strongarms etc.
Although good luck getting hold of that :(

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by danielj
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4853
Views: 334245

Re: Today I received.....

Lovely! Is it a +?

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by danielj
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: IDE interfaces - hardware details
Replies: 64
Views: 2657

Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

Therein lies the perpetual gamble :)

- further, I'd just make a feature of the holes being there and save yourself the hassle. If people want to purchase the part and pay to have it fitted, or fit it themselves then they can take the cost on the chin.

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