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Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby Smonson » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:35 am

Just wanted to say a big thanks to Exxos for selling me the bits I needed to turn a DOA German 1040STFM into an English 4160STFM with blitter, and to everyone involved in this forum for the vast amount of written information I've relied on to reach this point.

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The soldering job on the blitter shouldn't even work... and yet it does :lol:

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Re: Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby exxos » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:37 am

Yikes , some serious hackery there :) Well done though!
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Re: Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby Smonson » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:44 am

Cheers! The blitter pads were corroded. I had to tin what was left of them them fairly thickly - so it's sitting up too high to begin with - and then use solder bridges to overcome the ones in worst condition.

The RAM was in these J-leaded packages... I had to destroy them to get them off. And those resistor packs by the ROM sockets mean the only way to situate the SIMM is diagonally. I think I have the worst possible ST variant.

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Re: Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby Moggy2001 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:54 am

Nice skills.

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Re: Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby exxos » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:55 am

I know what you mean about those SMT RAM's. I was saying to someone couple days ago I practically had the board on fire and those SMT rams wouldn't come off! Its why I do the PLCC RAM kit, but cant be used with the SMT boards. So the way you did it is the only real option for that board.
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Re: Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby Smonson » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:03 pm

Hopefully nobody will ever have to touch that corner of the board ever again :lol:

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Re: Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby exxos » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:29 pm

Smonson wrote:Hopefully nobody will ever have to touch that corner of the board ever again :lol:


Looks better than my attempt some 15 years ago! :lol:

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http://ataristeven.exxoshost.co.uk/Steem.htm Latest Steem Emulator

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Re: Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby bugs » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:14 pm

what is that hot glue?
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Re: Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby Smonson » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:36 pm

Truly God's own adhesive.

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Re: Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby spiny » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:52 pm

Smonson wrote:Truly God's own adhesive.

+1 :D

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Re: Thanks Exxos for the bits

Postby exxos » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:45 am

bugs wrote:what is that hot glue?


Yep :)
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - various clutter

http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.
http://ataristeven.exxoshost.co.uk/Steem.htm Latest Steem Emulator


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