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    Today, 07:01 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Great thanks! I may have to go the Nascom by itself route first. But I have a lot to figure out -- chiefly all those little red wires on the...
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    Today, 03:35 PM
    Curious.. how rare are MK14s? I saw an auction for one a year or two ago that went to 1000 pounds.
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    Today, 01:27 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    As far as I can tell yes, they go to the backplane. I'm not seeing yet though how the nascom itself gets power.. is that from that connector to the...
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    Today, 11:58 AM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Thanks Dave! Yes the wiring colors to me appear to follow standard Nascom practice. Only the one transformer is wired to the regulator board (the...
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    Today, 10:34 AM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    I'm hoping to get a bit of help understanding this. I'm trying to figure out the power supply on this Nascom and why it has three transformers. ...
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    Yesterday, 09:03 AM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Yeah.. I'm not sure if I overpaid or not... there was a Nascom 2 that went just before it for 500ish pounds also. In my case, I had a bidder with 5...
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    November 15th, 2017, 10:54 PM
    I tried Cannon Fodder, Castlevania, and a couple others. So far no takers.
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    November 15th, 2017, 10:12 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    I spent a bit of time untangling the Nascom boards and laying them out somewhat nicely. I did a short video. I apologize for my awful narration and...
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    November 15th, 2017, 09:50 PM
    It says I have 303,000 bytes free roughly with the card in.
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    November 15th, 2017, 08:14 PM
    I found part of the problem.. it was a Kickstart 1.0 disk. I created a 1.3 disk and was able to get into Workbench 1.3. But game disks still do not...
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    November 15th, 2017, 06:27 PM
    Borrowed a floppy out of my parts A500.. known to be good.. nope.. doesn't work. Same thing.. boots part way on the WB disk and then comes up with a...
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    November 15th, 2017, 06:19 PM
    Tried a Workbench 1.3 disk.. nope.. won't load that either. Tried it with and without the RAM cart installed. Going to try changing floppies.
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    November 15th, 2017, 04:34 PM
    So I've got this cobbled-together A1000 going now for the most part. I thought I'd try a few game disks I know were from around the A1000's...
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    November 15th, 2017, 10:12 AM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Thanks and I appreciate your optimism! I'm not even sure where to begin.. because of all the different wire connections moving this thing around and...
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    November 14th, 2017, 05:00 PM
    falter replied to a thread Fat agnus alignment in Commodore
    Well it turned out the 68000 in question wasn't dead.. there was one pin bent inwards. I'm usually pretty careful but this missed my attention. ...
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    November 14th, 2017, 04:46 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Here's some of my own pics: I've put the originals here at higher res for those interested in a closeup:...
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    November 14th, 2017, 03:35 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    It arrived! Was a bit of a trick to unpack.. wires going all over the place.. and unfortunately quite a few of them broken, not just to the buffer...
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    November 14th, 2017, 10:00 AM
    falter replied to a thread RCA Microtutor in Other
    Got a call from the place that sold me the Microtutor.. the original owner found the missing CPU card. Unfortunately rather than handing it over or...
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    November 14th, 2017, 09:40 AM
    falter replied to a thread Fat agnus alignment in Commodore
    NM. Turned out to be bad CPU. I borrowed the 68010 from my MC68000 and suddenly it sprang to life.
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    November 14th, 2017, 09:20 AM
    falter replied to a thread Fat agnus alignment in Commodore
    Hrmm.. maybe it's not RAM.. I thought it was freezing at the green screen but it's not.. if you wait it out a couple of seconds it does some weird...
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    November 14th, 2017, 08:52 AM
    falter replied to a thread Fat agnus alignment in Commodore
    Thanks yeah I think we've got this correct. This was a good working A500 that I borrowed some ICs from to troubleshoot my A1000. But even with...
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    November 14th, 2017, 08:14 AM
    falter started a thread Fat agnus alignment in Commodore
    Just checking to make sure I've got this right... I have a once working A500 that now goes to a green screen (chip ram). I was told to check the fat...
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    November 13th, 2017, 07:32 PM
    No idea how to value this. Sub 6000 serial number, late II raised square power light, II+ case lid (or just badge) and RFI board. Yipes. I seem...
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    November 12th, 2017, 07:22 PM
    I found a working Z80 CTC chip among my spares and confirmed with that plugged in, the Z80 system also functions 'normally'. I'm not sure what the...
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    November 12th, 2017, 04:24 PM
    Yeah I wasn't so much worried about the case as I was about the ports on the back (DB25, etc). To my eyes, they looked rusty. And usually when...
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    November 12th, 2017, 09:04 AM
    I put in an offer on the Model 30 that is on ebay. I didn't like the photos.. it looked rusty.. like it has been under water. The seller insists...
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    November 11th, 2017, 05:43 PM
    Something I've always wondered about with my A1000. I have a variant where four 'developer' EPROMs were implemented instead of the standard two ROMs...
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    November 10th, 2017, 08:07 PM
    After much fooling around, I got this machine to function more or less as I think it's supposed to. After that video was taken, I put the machine...
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    November 10th, 2017, 05:14 PM
    I was looking at that rectangular thing too but no idea. I will clean it out asap but it looks like to do so I have to move the CRT itself. And...
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    November 9th, 2017, 10:39 PM
    Well, I got this thing in finally... The seller didn't mention it had been underwater as well as home to a mouse. The thing was dropping...
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by falter on June 25th, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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