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by Atari030
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm & STE to Philips CM 8833 MKII monitor cable
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: STfm & STE to Philips CM 8833 MKII monitor cable

If the CM8833 has a 9 pin socket, this should do the trick;

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ATARI-ST-Co ... SwEWtZumPk
by Atari030
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Surviving STs
Replies: 22
Views: 821

Re: Surviving STs

Yup. And in ten years PS2's will skyrocket as well. I would have loved an A600 (nice and compact), now they are just silly prices. Maybe I should hold on the the A500's and milk them :-)
by Atari030
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Surviving STs
Replies: 22
Views: 821

Re: Surviving STs

I just gave away my classic Mac, to a mate. We just moved and I found a couple more A500's I didn't know I had. They are as prolific as rabbits. I guess cause no one wants them. :-) Transputers are unobtainable. Most of my stuff I got when people were throwing them out, 20 years ago. I have since le...
by Atari030
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Surviving STs
Replies: 22
Views: 821

Re: Surviving STs

STFM's are by far the most common in Australia. I have 5 or 6 or something, and only 1 STE. This may be why there aren't too many around. I keep a lot of spares and so do a lot of other people.

Don't be discouraged. I have 2 Falcons a TT030 and a MegaSTE. They are out there.
by Atari030
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Very first computer
Replies: 33
Views: 788

Re: Very first computer

Atari 800XL with a 1050 disk drive. Still got it in the original boxes too. New Atari user by Page 6 was my first mag and my first bit of code would have probably have been;

10 print "Mark is the coolest"
20 goto 10
by Atari030
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Merry Christmas to all the good Atarians.
Replies: 25
Views: 1321

Re: Merry Christmas to all the good Atarians.

Merry Christmas, new house, no net and today (boxing day)the Falcon's get fired up. I need some Demo therapy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Az5Odx4nH0
by Atari030
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: Bad Apple by Fenarinarsa (Atari STe demo) !!!!!
Replies: 64
Views: 4042

Re: Bad Apple by Fenarinarsa (Atari STe demo) !!!!!

Nice effort. Definitely want more, please.

On the subject of mono demos, are there any for the TT?
by Atari030
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

Absolutely it is up to them. I still get marketing info from them at work. My requirement for them is low, but, you can bet your bottom dollar they get good publicity from it. No one here would complain about their product, in fact, there are several people pointing out inferior Chinese knock offs a...
by Atari030
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2 versions of SMD-340, need help
Replies: 28
Views: 2095

Re: 2 versions of SMD-340, need help

I'm in Aussie, might not be too helpful. ;-) Yes, I have put 1.44's into MegaSTE's before. They work differently to a Falcon in that they need the right controller and jumper setup to work in HD. WD1772-02 or Ajax. Early models had DD and WD1772's, they moved off to the Ajax and HD. A jumper needs t...
by Atari030
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2 versions of SMD-340, need help
Replies: 28
Views: 2095

Re: 2 versions of SMD-340, need help

I think you'd be surprised. About 10 - 15 years ago I started pulling FDD's out of PC's I was scrapping at work. I have two boxes full of mixed Pana's, Mitsumi's, Sony's, Epsons..... I should be right till I fall off the perch, I figure. The majority have an external drive select jumper.
by Atari030
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

Off their website, just register and order samples IIRC. I have done it twice over the years using different email addresses.
by Atari030
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

100%. I did the same for my two.

As far as I am aware, the Dallas chips have a fuse that blows when they are first fired up to switch the battery on. This means that even if they are stored, they will last the shelf life of the battery too.
by Atari030
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

Pretty neat. I will have to get one. Or two.
by Atari030
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

There are Amiga CF -IDE adapters that sit flush on the mainboard. I wonder if we could use any of those? Or, maybe design a PCB that would plug in directly and use the mounting holes. That wouldn't be too hard with anyone that has skills and knocking up PCB's. ;-)
by Atari030
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

The device might be set to slave, not master.

What fixed the old bird in the end?
by Atari030
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

My eyesight is pretty average these days too. Exxos and a couple of others do low profile coin cell NV replacements that would suit well for docketing in a standard Falcon case. So once you get it working if you want to put it back together there are good options.
by Atari030
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

Correct. And it isn't hard to buzz them all out. I think only 10 or so pins are connected.
by Atari030
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

To mu knowledge, the Falcon will not boot without an NVRAM chip, if it is flat that is fine, but it won't post without one.
by Atari030
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

It would be a 74F04. Have a look here;

viewtopic.php?t=16181

It might be a good idea to check voltage levels on the PSU too.
by Atari030
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

Have you tried resetting the NVRAM? Two things that might be worth a look, the clock patch, which is the loose wire you refer too. I can't make out the IC, but it might pay to go over that and make sure it is right. How long was it before you installed the NVRAM that you last booted the Falcon? It c...
by Atari030
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STFM to DVI/HDMI project
Replies: 78
Views: 4335

Re: STFM to DVI/HDMI project

There will be people lining up for this. Great work.
by Atari030
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem Replacing a Falcon 030 Floppy Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1016

Re: Problem Replacing a Falcon 030 Floppy Drive

Good stuff, another Falcon flying again.
by Atari030
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 88
Views: 4745

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

The ground pin on the NVRAM is stubborn, mine didn't go well. No boot after I put the socket and replaced the NV chip. I flooded the ground pin and off it went. I could see what the issue, visually, though. My next step would have been to bridge ground and buzz all the lines out using the schematics...
by Atari030
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STFM to DVI/HDMI project
Replies: 78
Views: 4335

Re: STFM to DVI/HDMI project

Ripper, mate.
by Atari030
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem Replacing a Falcon 030 Floppy Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1016

Re: Problem Replacing a Falcon 030 Floppy Drive

Looks like it was only ever intended for the PC. You only need drive select to be changed.

http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?26 ... -drive-mod

Quite a bit of shenanigans. I'd probably try another drive.

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