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by Gyro Gearloose
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Booting Commodore Pentium laptops
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Booting Commodore Pentium laptops

Wow, there's about a year between the Pentium being introduced and Commodore going bankrupt.
by Gyro Gearloose
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Why would they use that picture?
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Why would they use that picture?

The CBC made a documentary about a weird story of some young woman committing a crime via social media...

Why is our beloved Amiga used as a picture of "computers"?

by Gyro Gearloose
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Still trying to repair that Excelerator Plus
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Still trying to repair that Excelerator Plus

Rest assured I haven't been working on it for two months... I simply put it aside while waiting for parts.

But as luck would have it, the 6522s I ordered didn't arrive, instead I got a bag of 6502s...

I notified the seller of this error, and I'll just keep waiting... :|
by Gyro Gearloose
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A closeup and partial disassembly of a different head
Replies: 0
Views: 62

A closeup and partial disassembly of a different head

Here's a head from a Mitsubishi G62M double-sided double-density sled. This is completely different from the straddle erase head in the Newtronics. The head is on a metal foil suspension as is the opposite head. The read/write ferrites end up away from each other when the heads clamp on the floppy. ...
by Gyro Gearloose
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: floppy head failing
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: floppy head failing

I've also contacted Mitsubishi again just to see if they have 35 year old archives on their floppy drive heads...
by Gyro Gearloose
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Denial is in worst shape than Melon64!
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: Denial is in worst shape than Melon64!

lol back up now
by Gyro Gearloose
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Denial is in worst shape than Melon64!
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: Denial is in worst shape than Melon64!

Yes, same here. Account suspended, perhaps?
by Gyro Gearloose
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: C64 With a pink screen
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: C64 With a pink screen

5.4v seems a bit high. Where are you measuring this?
by Gyro Gearloose
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: C64 With Black Screen
Replies: 33
Views: 338

Re: C64 With Black Screen

A simple logic probe is good enough to check for activity on signals.

The advice to look for very hot chips is spot-on, the DRAMs in particular are the first to fry when the 5V supply fails and the supply outputs more than 5V.