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Icky wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 12:39 pm Wouldn't there be a need to glue or fix some components down before being soldered otherwise they would move.
I'm only looking to do header pins for the moment, so once they in the PCB, they not going to move anyway.

It's the Falcon RTC modules currently. I mean 2 strips of 12 pins, 100 times over is 2,400 solder joints. I can probably manage to do several by boards hand but it's also other factors like I end up having to sit squashed up on the floor soldering stuff because I have no room anywhere else. But I am frankly sick to death of soldering stuff after 30 years. So I really need some other way of soldering stuff quickly and cheaply.
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In the mix of things I started to tidy up my workshop.. Looking better already I reckon...

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You can almost see the floor in places.

I can't believe how much you've got. I thought my place was bad.
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alexh wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:26 pm I can't believe how much you've got. I thought my place was bad.
There's a lot more out of the frame as well :lol: :roll:
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There's got to be 24 (?) Atari ST (motherboards) in that picture. I've got 8 and I thought that was excessive.
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alexh wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:46 pm There's got to be 24 (?) Atari ST (motherboards) in that picture. I've got 8 and I thought that was excessive.
Those are just the "WIP piles" :lol: in fact I shipped around 30 motherboards to @JezC I think a few years back.

A lot of boards have had chips removed already and have mostly gone into my store or used to repair or build H5 boards up etc. A lot of boards are actually used as test machines but they are mostly in my bedroom on shelves.

A lot of boards are basically "useless" but I am starting to keep them because of I live in fear of DRAM vanishing next off the market. I don't really fancy on soldering 16 chips each time. But it might come to that soon.

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Been digging out the power supplies and trying to get them in boxes ready to go in the garage.

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I hate to think how much all that cost over the years. Thanks for your continued support of our hardware community.
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alexh wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:01 pm I hate to think how much all that cost over the years.
Yep absolutely. As I said in other topics, even buying scrap machines/boards now is costing like £50-£100 a pop. Everything is certainly getting more and more expensive as the years go on.
alexh wrote: Thu Sep 14, 2023 4:01 pm Thanks for your continued support of our hardware community.
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Always bloody something!
Update Everything: This Critical WebP Vulnerability Affects Major Browsers and Apps
A major vulnerability, CVE-2023-4863, can give hackers remote access to your whole system.
https://www.makeuseof.com/critical-webp ... sers-apps/

Well this is my "fix".

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The bank site still works and the forum, facebook does, don't really need anything else anyway.
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Well the PCB site is not happy but still functional :lol:

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