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@Icky it still amazes me that even for the rare computers out there that you can still buy some of the parts.
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PhilC wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:24 pm @Icky it still amazes me that even for the rare computers out there that you can still buy some of the parts.
I know. Someone somewhere has a part that’s needed. Only thing is the parts are getting expensive.
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Icky wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:51 am New arrival this morning, Enterprise keyboard membrane. I finally got a chance to test the Enterprise it works apart from the half the keys and the membrane was shot so put in an order.


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Nice, you do realise we need photos of EVERYTHING relating to the membrane replacement :)
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:37 pm
Icky wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:51 am New arrival this morning, Enterprise keyboard membrane. I finally got a chance to test the Enterprise it works apart from the half the keys and the membrane was shot so put in an order.
Nice, you do realise we need photos of EVERYTHING relating to the membrane replacement :)
Yep, will create an Enterprise thread as there is a bit of work it needs.
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Icky wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:50 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:37 pm

Nice, you do realise we need photos of EVERYTHING relating to the membrane replacement :)
Yep, will create an Enterprise thread as there is a bit of work it needs.
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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Have gone a little off-piste today. Was looking for a better way of doing ROM switching on the QL and there have been a few solutions around but due to various restrictions in the world they are not available to buy.

I looked at the old Flashy Clock dev boards and there were chips we used that are compatible with the QL so started to work out a board. This probably won't go anywhere than a few simple boards for my own QL but its interesting looking to see if a true Flashy could be designed where the ROM is uploaded via software on the QL like we do with the Flashy Clock in the ST world.
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Almost there, just need to sort out the programming header.

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I may make about 5x of these up if it works so @PhilC, @rubber_jonnie, @stephen_usher if you are interested in testing once I get them working and built.
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@Icky yes that would be very cool, thank you. Just got a Gold Card 2 recently as well And a third QL arrived today but this one is in really nice external condition and will be fixed up and sold on once the work to it is done.
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Icky wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:14 pm Almost there, just need to sort out the programming header.


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I may make about 5x of these up if it works so @PhilC, @rubber_jonnie, @stephen_usher if you are interested in testing once I get them working and built.
That would be a yes from me please :)
Collector of many retro things!
800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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