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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:55 am Hmm... Looks like I may be picking up a Faclon030 in a little over 3 weeks time.
Very nice :D
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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
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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:13 pm I'll keep it as stock as possible I think.

It'll need the clock chip looking at. I'll probably just grind the top off the case and solder a CR2032 holder to it. It'll probably also need the clock patch.
I'll be interested to hear how the RTC mod goes, tempted to try something similar on my Falcon.

Good luck & lots of photos please!
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I've done it a couple of times on the Dallas chips on Sun workstations.

e.g.
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ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:55 am Hmm... Looks like I may be picking up a Faclon030 in a little over 3 weeks time.
Wow! Great find! :D

Did you have to pay dearly for the privilege? (I wouldn't dare guess what these go for nowadays).
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I'll post more once it's in the bag, as it were... I don't want to jinx things. :-)
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.
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mrbombermillzy wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:31 pm
stephen_usher wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:55 am Hmm... Looks like I may be picking up a Faclon030 in a little over 3 weeks time.
Wow! Great find! :D

Did you have to pay dearly for the privilege? (I wouldnt dare guess what these go for nowadays).
There were a couple under $2k last night on Ebay. :ugeek:
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