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by Vyper68
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: Omnibus.
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Omnibus.

Nice work there Silicebit :D

When it comes round to a waitlist or production I definitely want one of these.
by Vyper68
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Monitor or TV?
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Monitor or TV?

SCART is gradually disappearing from U.K. tv’s these days. You can still get second-hand ones with them still in. I have a Plasma with two RGB SCART sockets but our LED tv only has a SCART adapter cable to connect a SCART lead to a small edge connector. The picture you get from one of Ian’s leads is...
by Vyper68
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: TSN 1-2450A instead of LM7905
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: TSN 1-2450A instead of LM7905

The Traco power VR mods are very popular in the Sinclair community and it is on my “to do” list for both my Atmos and also my Sinclair 128K “Toastrack”
Great thread :D
by Vyper68
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oric cleaning :)
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Oric cleaning :)

I agree with Steve, all my Atmos’s have not needed retR0brite(tm) :D They do normally turn up with scuffs on the gloss black part of the top case and maybe some marks on the red bottom case that clean off.My main problem has been where the little leaf contacts inside the keyswitches have over repeat...
by Vyper68
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Cumana disk interface problem
Replies: 14
Views: 4910

Re: Cumana disk interface problem

Still had no joy with the Gotek so I am not sure if the board is 100% I think I will try a HxC SD Card Interface from lotharek in the new year. So we will see after Christmas.
by Vyper68
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: New Member and New Oric Atmos Owner
Replies: 72
Views: 12029

Re: New Member and New Oric Atmos Owner

Great result!

I bought my DRAM and spare ULA as well as a 8912 from Bulgaria. Does this mean someone has a load of Pravetz spares?
by Vyper68
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Cumana disk interface problem
Replies: 14
Views: 4910

Re: Cumana disk interface problem

I can't speak for the Gotek, but HxC manual has detailed information on the jumper setting according to which type of computer you intend tu plug it (basically ST/Amiga or PC or Amstrad), and of course flat or twisted cable. Using a twisted cable for Oric apparently results in inverted logic, so in...
by Vyper68
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Cumana disk interface problem
Replies: 14
Views: 4910

Re: Cumana disk interface problem

I have tried it with Flash Floppy and when that did not work I bought a HxC license and tried that as well. Both produced the same response as I described earlier. I converted the Oric .dsk files to .hfe files on Windows using the Floppy Manager software that comes with HxC and when I look at the .h...
by Vyper68
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Cumana disk interface problem
Replies: 14
Views: 4910

Re: Cumana disk interface problem

I have been plugging away at getting this working ( massive thanks to MikeB ) and now I can get it to the “insert system disk” prompt and my GOTEK is lit. Then I get the error “no operating system on disk” so I don’t know if the Cumana is the problem or is it the GOTEK not playing with the Cumana PC...
by Vyper68
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: List for Microdisc controller + Amplibus, LAST BATCH.
Replies: 43
Views: 24055

Re: List for Microdisc controller + Amplibus, LAST BATCH.

Silicebit. wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Hi Vyper68!

Yes, I have more of them. Are you interested in one? :)
Sent you a DM Silicebit.
by Vyper68
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Operating systems, utilities and other serious software
Topic: Sedoric 4.0
Replies: 44
Views: 52913

Re: Sedoric 4.0

First, a quick question about Goteks. There are many different Sellers on Amazon & Ebay, selling them for wildly varying prices - in your experience, are ALL of these drives 'flashable'? In other words, does Gotek, or whoever makes these, manufacture different versions, cheap ones that are non-flas...
by Vyper68
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: List for Microdisc controller + Amplibus, LAST BATCH.
Replies: 43
Views: 24055

Re: List for Microdisc controller + Amplibus, LAST BATCH.

Silicebit. wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Hi Vyper68!

Yes, I have more of them. Are you interested in one? :)
Yes please, I’ll DM you.
by Vyper68
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: New Member and New Oric Atmos Owner
Replies: 72
Views: 12029

Re: New Member and New Oric Atmos Owner

I have a 16KB EPROM burned with the test ROM if you want to borrow it. Haven’t read all of the thread so just to say have you changed the 12Mhz Crystal?
by Vyper68
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Hardware hacks and extensions
Topic: List for Microdisc controller + Amplibus, LAST BATCH.
Replies: 43
Views: 24055

Re: List for Microdisc controller + Amplibus, LAST BATCH.

Hi Silicebit,

Do you have any more of these interfaces left or are they all spoken for?
by Vyper68
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical questions
Topic: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 4032

Re: Connecting to a tape recorder in 2019

I mainly use my laptop and Audacity with Novalight these days but I do use real cassette sometimes so this is very interesting to me. I may replace R8 in one of my Oric’s and do some testing :D