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    November 12th, 2019, 05:22 PM
    fatwizard replied to a thread 520STm Boot Issues in Atari
    I believe the composite output depends on the RF modulator. The STs that did not have an RF modulator did not have composite video available. This,...
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    November 10th, 2019, 05:46 PM
    fatwizard replied to a thread 520STm Boot Issues in Atari
    You should have gotten some kind of display with what you have. Your 520 sounds like it is the same or very similar to mine, and mine displays the...
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    November 9th, 2019, 08:31 PM
    I'll be dipped! Looks like I tediously modified a couple of PC floppy drives for no reason. I obviously never looked for the DC or ready lines in...
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    November 8th, 2019, 11:29 PM
    The floppy drive will work without the DC line, but you have to be careful to close any windows to the disk that are open before you eject the disk...
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    November 6th, 2019, 08:43 PM
    fatwizard replied to a thread 520STm Boot Issues in Atari
    I have a 520 ST currently setup. The original form factor with TOS in ROM, an external power supply, and no internal floppy drive. I just tried...
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    November 6th, 2019, 10:36 AM
    Resistors that burn up like that almost certainly did so because of a short somewhere in the circuit. It's a good bet a replacement resistor will...
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    October 27th, 2019, 09:44 AM
    The hard drive might be gone, but the "Invalid Configuration" message indicates that a dead CMOS battery is the likely culprit. The hard drive...
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    October 26th, 2019, 01:22 PM
    I have modified a standard PC 3.5" floppy drive to work in my ST. The drive needs to be set as drive 0, or the first drive, instead of the typical...
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About fatwizard
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Born 1951 in the midwest. Years of electronic service work, starting with TV's in 1970, on to traffic systems, process controllers, and computers, and now devices I can barely see!
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Indiana, USA
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Vintage computers, Formula 1 racing, Music
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My tiny computer service shop

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