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Steve wrote: Sat Oct 22, 2022 7:24 pm I guess, you must know best since you're the one dealing with the problem directly. But the TF536/ST536 series is in a similar boat, not every 030 cpu works at 50mhz and we're prepared to let customers deal with that... I guess, food for thought, just trying to help :)
:) yep people can buy the ST536 without CPU. The ones I sell are tested and verified to work. If people want to cheap out and buy a cheaper cpu several times, then their choice :) Think I've got 75 030s tested currently. Soaks up a lot of time and cash also. So probably stop selling them after the ST536 is done.

Slightly different than the STE booster as I don't sell 32mhz tested CPUs anymore. But I doubt I will produce another batch of such boosters again. I'm building 100 and doubt they are going to sell anytime soon.

I could just do 10 at a time but it gets annoying and repetitive keep going back to the same projects over and over. So would rather spend the time now while I'm all setup and then I can forget about the whole thing then.
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exxos wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 6:22 pm It's that time of the year where my chair snaps in half! FFS!! :cussing: :cussing: :cussing:


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Perhaps this for next time: Chair base replacement

Maybe less fire next time :)
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:46 am Perhaps this for next time: Chair base replacement

Maybe less fire next time :)
I'm not sure if it would fit my chair or not though. But I would still have to weld the thing as it would likely break after a few months anyway.
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exxos wrote: Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:22 pm The chair repair started.
I missed this for various reasons, I shall be taking a less explody and burny route to fix my chair which just needs a new gas strut!
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:52 am I missed this for various reasons, I shall be taking a less explody and burny route to fix my chair which just needs a new gas strut!
You could still burn the old one...
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exxos wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:48 am
rubber_jonnie wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:46 am Perhaps this for next time: Chair base replacement

Maybe less fire next time :)
I'm not sure if it would fit my chair or not though. But I would still have to weld the thing as it would likely break after a few months anyway.
There's a few options on Amazon that seem to offer options dependent on chair. The whole gas strut heating thing had me worried for your life!!
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derkom wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:53 am
rubber_jonnie wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:52 am I missed this for various reasons, I shall be taking a less explody and burny route to fix my chair which just needs a new gas strut!
You could still burn the old one...
Errrrm, we'll just park that one for now :shock:
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:53 am There's a few options on Amazon that seem to offer options dependent on chair.
I did try for ages to find a proper replacement but gave up in the end. I had not seen that one you posted. Just noticed it lists the hole spacings so I can at least check.

rubber_jonnie wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:53 am The whole gas strut heating thing had me worried for your life!!

Well as you can see in the video I have cat-like reflexes when stuff starts making funny noises. :lol: Bit disappointing it didn't go with more of a bang though :lol:
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exxos wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:57 am
Well as you can see in the video I have cat-like reflexes when stuff starts making funny noises. :lol: Bit disappointing it didn't go with more of a bang though :lol:
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Starting to get a box of done STE boosters :)

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Still a longgggggg way to go yet.. and I've run out of GALs :roll:
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