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PhilC wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 8:39 am
Steve wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 7:38 am That's infuriating lol.... Hi can I have 200? ..... How much you want? .... And then they send a photo of a part soldered into a board lol.
It’s worse than that Steve, it looks like a 3D rendered version of it.
:headbang:

I've ordered just over 300 from a supplier which looks legit :hide: they said 96 failed their inspection. That's worrying as sounds like used parts type failures. But the company is only supposed to deal with new parts.. so no idea why they would fail unless tarnished pins or something. I'll ask see if they give a reason...

They said they tried to obtain more parts but couldn't obtain any more. So whatever turns up is likely the worlds last supply of WD1772 chips. Unless you want to pay stupid high prices that is.
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exxos wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 10:22 am But the company is only supposed to deal with new parts..
Meaning "Not pulled by themselves, but by their suppliers that pretends to supply 'new' parts... (add any recursive pattern you see fit)"
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YES!!

Found the giga file case which I thought I had chucked out years ago! Only problem is, I have lost the PCB again now :lol: :roll:

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EDIT:

FOUND IT!! So I need to remove the SD socket and see which tracks broke off and from where :roll:

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Also found my experimental CT60 power supply. This was where I was trying to up the voltage to see if I could coax any more speed out of a REV1.

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Busy taking off the SD socket. For everyone that has forgotten, at one point not long after I purchased it, the socket bent and it stopped working after that. I think I must have pushed the card in at a angle or something and broke it. I thought it had ripped the tracks off the socket. Though as it looks, only the to grounding looks at the front seem to have ripped off. The actual card connections all seen fine.

So I will have to try and locates the same socket and solder it back on.. Likely with superglue....

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The socket was a total bugger to get off!!

After much searching...
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/memory-c ... rs/4879327

Look like the correct ones. Though ordering one thing from RS these days... :roll:

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Found one on evil bay £10.12 . That is probably going to be the cheapest :roll:
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The flashforge dreamer is no more.
:2k2:

Taken me all day to basically dismantle the thing :roll: but it was under about 30 motherboards as well :lol: :roll: but I can finally see a bit of flooring my workshop now! :lol:

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I'm not really sure tidying up is making things better :lol: :roll:

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Pending total collapse...

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Actually it did 5 seconds later but I caught it! :D :lol:
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Hey, if those are Mega keyboards in that 'stack' (and not 520ST cases!), I wouldnt mind one if its going cheap. :D

(I dont mind if its a bit worse for wear either really :lol: )
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mrbombermillzy wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 2:43 pm Hey, if those are Mega keyboards in that 'stack' (and not 520ST cases!), I wouldnt mind one if its going cheap. :D

(I dont mind if its a bit worse for wear either really :lol: )
Yeah they are keyboards. One is a failed retrobright experiment from years ago. Some keys no longer work. One has some odd characters keys, so not sure its UK. But IIRC some keys iffy on that as well. Not sure what the one in bubble wrap is. Hopefully its a working one as I kinda need a working one :lol:
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Well, I was going to bring my MST to the show, so I can do some testing if you like? :D
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mrbombermillzy wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 3:21 pm Well, I was going to bring my MST to the show, so I can do some testing if you like? :D
These 2 I can get rid of. Think the last keyboards I saw was going for £80+ which is mad. But mine are not great and not working very well. The light one was retrobright gone wrong. so will need spray painting. Maybe £50 for better one, £40 for retro bright fail one, if you or anyone is interested.

Not sure what the funny keys are and no idea if the compatible with ST keys for a simple swap. Might be german keyboards :shrug:

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