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..and on.. and on...and on... and ari ariston ... :lol:

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Almost gave myself a heart attack just :lol: Put my ANC headphones on to drown out all the worldly noise.. Then loaded game on my tablet and music came blasting out of headphones. Feking Bluetooth :lol: why couldn't it have been that simple when trying to get it working on my PC :roll:
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Thought I would have a change of scenery and start testing 030 CPU's on the STE instead 8-)

It also basically confirms that the original STFM and STE machines can work perfectly well with the ST536 and of course the H5 series of motherboards.

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Scores are a little slower than expected on some tests because of the overhead of the MMU remapping ROM etc. Alt-ram speed would ordinarily be about 847% etc.

Looks like I might have to update GB6 to recognise the ST536 / TF536 :lol: :roll:
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Back to testing on the H5 :)

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As digging through my old Atari archives I found a silica systems flyer from 1991. It would have been my "wish list" back then. I actually did by the citizen 224 printer with the colour kit. Cannot remember if it is still in the loft or not. I think there is a brand-new mono printer up there somewhere still.

If I ever get time, I will scan the flyer if anyone is interested.

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Taking a while...

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exxos wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:45 pm As digging through my old Atari archives I found a silica systems flyer from 1991. It would have been my "wish list" back then. I actually did by the citizen 224 printer with the colour kit. Cannot remember if it is still in the loft or not. I think there is a brand-new mono printer up there somewhere still.

If I ever get time, I will scan the flyer if anyone is interested.
As a surprising coincidence, at lunchtime today, I was sorting through some books that I was going to bring to the show and came across a Citizen (and Star) user manual amongst several others.
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mrbombermillzy wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:02 pm As a surprising coincidence, at lunchtime today, I was sorting through some books that I was going to bring to the show and came across a Citizen (and Star) user manual amongst several others.
Cool!

All my books are in the loft :(
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Here we go again. The STE boosters I'm getting pcbway to assemble this time.. They couldn't work out how to put the CPU socket in .. Even though there is a outline and arrows on the PCB which match the socket.

I said the socket is correct but the header pins are on the wrong side of the PCB. Sent them a image.. For the 5th bloody time.. They just sent a image.. They put the socket on the bottom of the PCB and left the header pins on top !! :pullhair: :pullhair: :headbang: :headbang:

All they had to do was look at the picture like 2 weeks ago when I first sent it. I don't know how anyone can screw up copying a picture.
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It seems to me that as soon as assembly cannot be done with fully automated pick and place, one opens the gates of Hell...
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