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Icky wrote: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:23 pm Done - lets see as you say what happens
No harm in trying. I gave up looking on there, as always ended same way, they would list them, then it would not arrive, then I would open up a dispute, then mostly get money back, then the chip would vanish off the site, and re-appear under a different seller a couple months later.. rinse and repeat... Mostly I just emailed asking if they have stock, and they would say no, and it would vanish off the site for a couple months again.

Hope you get one though, bit of a big investment if I brought a lot of them.. though at the price they are its just getting silly anyway. Think I was having to list them at £28 in my store, by time I paid postage and fees etc, and some of them wouldn't work either :roll: Just ends up spending like £250 just to make £1 a chip if I am lucky.

Its why I am trying to move to FPGA stuff, as pushing £20-30 for a blitter now.... BEST has them $40, so not cheap their either... its just the way things are going unfortunately, no source for the chips anymore :(
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This was for something else I was trying to buy this week..
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I think people just have some huge IC list and list everything regardless if they can actually get it or not. It's becoming a problem a problem to find anything these days :(
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exxos wrote: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:53 pm I think people just have some huge IC list and list everything regardless if they can actually get it or not. It's becoming a problem a problem to find anything these days :(
Agree it’s becoming hit or miss (mostly miss) these days with ordering certain things online.

Well we’ll see how this goes. Probably find out in a months time.
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When your running bench6 its painfully apparent when the bitter is missing. :( :( :( I'm tempted to get one from best. I noticed on the 1040 schematic there's a 4.7k on each side of W4. On my board fine as long as W4 is shorted but when the Blitters in and W4 is open BGACK has no pull-up. I noticed on EBAY there's a SMT 144 pin that has everything in it. Is it out of a TT or Falcon? Not that I'd want to solder that puppy but what's it for?. Just a hodge-podge of thoughts..

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That is out of a STE.. it says so in the title...
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Pull-up is there... The other side is of the modifications was done right from the start to add missing pull-up resistors.
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exxos wrote: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:53 pm Pull-up is there... The other side is of the modifications was done right from the start to add missing pull-up resistors.

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Yes, when I built mine I saw the 4.7k on the other side of W4 so I didn't add the pull-up. Guess I'll need to add it if I pop a blitter in.

I got a Mega STE not long ago and I never noticed the different chips. I just removed the ole HD which was full of errors and put in a SCSI2SD which works good but is a little slower that the Ultra Satan.
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I got bored today waiting for parts so I thought I would try and mount the PSU how it should be.

Several nylon spacer manipulations later and I got it on top of the board

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The PSU is very snug up against the RAM board. If I move the HxC around over the top of the righthand side of the board I could mount the keyboard onto the front of that perspex.
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Should of stopped a long time ago today but I went a head and moved the HxC and started fitting fixings for the keyboard

I have created a monster :twisted:

My goal here is just to make it easier to use and move this around in one go as space is a premium.

Not worth trying to fit it into a real case as it won't fit with all the patches etc.

Plus I still need to get to it and pull it apart as more is worked into this board.

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Nice! Yeah the ram card was located flush with the front of the PSU.. Question really is if there is enough space in a real case for it to still fit under the keyboard.. Would assume so as I think its located lower on the falcon..
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