Comments for nIGHTFALL Blog / RetroComputerMania.com http://www.nightfallcrew.com Lightning in the Dark Tue, 31 Jul 2018 21:32:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Comment on Teac FD-235F ReCAP (Amiga Floppy Drive) by Wolfgang http://www.nightfallcrew.com/31/08/2017/teac-fd-235f-recap-amiga-floppy-drive/comment-page-1/#comment-148756 Wolfgang Tue, 31 Jul 2018 21:32:48 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=13161#comment-148756 something´s wrong above? Mine: FD-235F-161-U these are NOT 3x ELKO 22µF. there are 3x normal condensators with 22µF used but NOT with polarity (sadly I ordered Elko´s in advance) My Elko on the other side (your second picture) is SMD variant named with C67, labeled J335 > measured: 3,54µF btw: no C75 as BenTennyso mentioned something´s wrong above? Mine: FD-235F-161-U
these are NOT 3x ELKO 22µF. there are 3x normal condensators with 22µF used but NOT with polarity (sadly I ordered Elko´s in advance)
My Elko on the other side (your second picture) is SMD variant named with C67, labeled J335 > measured: 3,54µF

btw: no C75 as BenTennyso mentioned

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Comment on ZOE rev 2.0 Inty (Mattel Intellivision) RGB Interface for sale now! by xAD / nIGHTFALL http://www.nightfallcrew.com/29/07/2018/zoe-rev-2-0-inty-mattel-intellivision-rgb-interface-for-sale-now/comment-page-1/#comment-148755 xAD / nIGHTFALL Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:38:21 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=14127#comment-148755 <a href="#comment-148754" rel="nofollow">@Jason </a> Hi Jason, Italy, only SCART RGB. If you have a UK Inty probably this kit doesn't work because the UK Version differ some times from a standard PAL version. You should first make sure that your inty uses the same motherboard and the IC LM 1886 like the instruction manual. unfortunately there are many versions of Inty outside Italy (PAL) and Germany (PAL) Best regards. @Jason

Hi Jason, Italy, only SCART RGB. If you have a UK Inty probably this kit doesn’t work because the UK Version differ some times from a standard PAL version.

You should first make sure that your inty uses the same motherboard and the IC LM 1886 like the instruction manual.

unfortunately there are many versions of Inty outside Italy (PAL) and Germany (PAL)

Best regards.

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Comment on ZOE rev 2.0 Inty (Mattel Intellivision) RGB Interface for sale now! by Jason http://www.nightfallcrew.com/29/07/2018/zoe-rev-2-0-inty-mattel-intellivision-rgb-interface-for-sale-now/comment-page-1/#comment-148754 Jason Sun, 29 Jul 2018 18:52:42 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=14127#comment-148754 Hi I am interested in your upgrade service and have a few questions. Where are you based and how much would the service cost? (I'm in the UK) Do you have an hdmi version as my HDLCD doesn't have a scart connection,? Thanks Jason Hi
I am interested in your upgrade service and have a few questions.
Where are you based and how much would the service cost? (I’m in the UK)
Do you have an hdmi version as my HDLCD doesn’t have a scart connection,?
Thanks
Jason

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Comment on Double Pro Fighter 32Mb – China Coach Limited by J.J. http://www.nightfallcrew.com/26/04/2012/double-pro-fighter-32mb-china-coach-limited/comment-page-1/#comment-148742 J.J. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:44:37 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=7601#comment-148742 Hi guys. I am the owner of one of these Double pro Figter copier too. But sadly, I own the 24mb version and is also lacking the Cartridge slot adapter for SNES and the top cartridge slots cover . SO I am trying to found a way to found at least a couple of extra ram banks or maybe a 3d printed copy of the top cartridge slot cover or even maybe a complete snes cartridge slot adapter, so please do you know where i can found any one of those? Best Vibes! Hi guys. I am the owner of one of these Double pro Figter copier too. But sadly, I own the 24mb version and is also lacking the Cartridge slot adapter for SNES and the top cartridge slots cover . SO I am trying to found a way to found at least a couple of extra ram banks or maybe a 3d printed copy of the top cartridge slot cover or even maybe a complete snes cartridge slot adapter, so please do you know where i can found any one of those? Best Vibes!

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Comment on Commodore Amiga CDROM A570 Restoration by gareth williams http://www.nightfallcrew.com/02/11/2017/commodore-amiga-cdrom-a570-restoration/comment-page-1/#comment-148741 gareth williams Thu, 12 Jul 2018 07:46:19 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=13274#comment-148741 Anybody know we're I can mine repaired u.k ? Disk keeps spinning....sometimes play's but rare. Anybody know we’re I can mine repaired u.k ? Disk keeps spinning….sometimes play’s but rare.

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Comment on Nightfall Retro Collection Virtual Tour by Andre http://www.nightfallcrew.com/16/09/2012/nightfall-retro-museum-virtual-tour/comment-page-1/#comment-148740 Andre Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:19:00 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=8211#comment-148740 Very nice collection and cool repairs! Can you please tell me the brand/type of the small portable TV you have sitting on your repair workbench? I saw it runs very nice VGA/composite video - also Amiga. I purchased one from china, but the composite video quality is poor and VGA (15k) doesn't work at all. Thank you and keep up the great work! Very nice collection and cool repairs! Can you please tell me the brand/type of the small portable TV you have sitting on your repair workbench? I saw it runs very nice VGA/composite video – also Amiga. I purchased one from china, but the composite video quality is poor and VGA (15k) doesn’t work at all. Thank you and keep up the great work!

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Comment on C64 Game: Lady Kakerlak by Gu http://www.nightfallcrew.com/13/02/2011/c64-game-lady-kakerlak/comment-page-1/#comment-148738 Gu Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:29:38 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=5561#comment-148738 Love this game Love this game

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Comment on Commodore Amiga 500 full replacement Power Supply by mxa http://www.nightfallcrew.com/15/06/2014/commodore-amiga-500-full-replacement-power-supply/comment-page-1/#comment-148737 mxa Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:51:45 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=10822#comment-148737 Well, to answer my own question :p it appears this is indeed the case according to the datasheet for the RPT-75B - 0.2A minimum on the +12V line & 0.1A on -12V (& 0.6A on 5V) So on paper, it does not seem to be much of a difference (although 0.6A on 5V might actually be a drawback) In this regard the RT-65B is probably better, with min req of 0.5A on the 5V line, 0.2A on 12V (same for all) and 0A on -12V. Sorry for the extra noise. But if anyone has encountered any practical differences/benefits it would be useful to know. Well, to answer my own question :p it appears this is indeed the case according to the datasheet for the RPT-75B – 0.2A minimum on the +12V line & 0.1A on -12V (& 0.6A on 5V)

So on paper, it does not seem to be much of a difference (although 0.6A on 5V might actually be a drawback)

In this regard the RT-65B is probably better, with min req of 0.5A on the 5V line, 0.2A on 12V (same for all) and 0A on -12V.

Sorry for the extra noise. But if anyone has encountered any practical differences/benefits it would be useful to know.

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Comment on Commodore Amiga 500 full replacement Power Supply by mxa http://www.nightfallcrew.com/15/06/2014/commodore-amiga-500-full-replacement-power-supply/comment-page-1/#comment-148736 mxa Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:57:35 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=10822#comment-148736 Anyone know if the RPT-75B also has the 0.2A minimum requirement on the +12V line? (Yes, I still haven't mounted my RT-50B yet - way too many projects in the air) Contrary to other claims about being a drop-in replacement, the RT-50B also does not fit in the case via any mounting holes so either drilling or making a simple adapter plate is required. Its size was the main reason I got it (and the reduced hassle of having to modify the chassis, which turned out one still had to do!) :) Anyone know if the RPT-75B also has the 0.2A minimum requirement on the +12V line?
(Yes, I still haven’t mounted my RT-50B yet – way too many projects in the air)

Contrary to other claims about being a drop-in replacement, the RT-50B also does not fit in the case via any mounting holes so either drilling or making a simple adapter plate is required. Its size was the main reason I got it (and the reduced hassle of having to modify the chassis, which turned out one still had to do!) :)

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Comment on Sharp MZ-80B by Luxmalc http://www.nightfallcrew.com/28/06/2013/sharp-mz-80b/comment-page-1/#comment-148730 Luxmalc Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:56:05 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=9527#comment-148730 Hi Help please ! What is the geometry of the 5.25" discs used on the A and B models please ? Is one of them 280k (35 tracks x 2 sides x 16 sectors of 256 bytes) ? Are both A & B the same ? Thanks in advance Malc Hi
Help please !
What is the geometry of the 5.25″ discs used on the A and B models please ?
Is one of them 280k (35 tracks x 2 sides x 16 sectors of 256 bytes) ?
Are both A & B the same ?
Thanks in advance
Malc

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Comment on Commodore Amiga 500 that i have bought back in 1987 by Mark Z http://www.nightfallcrew.com/19/05/2018/commodore-amiga-500-that-i-have-bought-back-in-1987/comment-page-1/#comment-148724 Mark Z Sun, 17 Jun 2018 17:37:49 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=14028#comment-148724 Nice one! It's a rev.3 and its keyboard keys won't yellow overtime like IBM model M. Always wanted one but now they're too much unaffordable :) Cheers, M Nice one! It’s a rev.3 and its keyboard keys won’t yellow overtime like IBM model M. Always wanted one but now they’re too much unaffordable :) Cheers, M

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Comment on Atari Dos: SpartaDOS X v4.48 by Peter http://www.nightfallcrew.com/27/07/2016/atari-dos-spartados-x-v4-48/comment-page-1/#comment-148723 Peter Sat, 16 Jun 2018 22:16:51 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=12567#comment-148723 I found a bug in SDX 4.49c, related to CLSN Pascal's INCLUDE command. It is failing with error message. Under MyDOS it works perfectly. The other bug is in FDISK. It wrongly partitioning APT/FAT32 on CF cards. ... I found a bug in SDX 4.49c, related to CLSN Pascal’s INCLUDE command. It is failing with error message. Under MyDOS it works perfectly. The other bug is in FDISK. It wrongly partitioning APT/FAT32 on CF cards. …

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Comment on Philips HCS80 Videotex Terminal (Videotel / Minitel) by Ben http://www.nightfallcrew.com/22/06/2010/philips-hcs80-videotex-terminal-videotel-minitel/comment-page-1/#comment-148718 Ben Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:42:35 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=3801#comment-148718 Hey there, I just got my hands on the Philips Minitel 1 from ebay. Thing won't power up, not a beep, not a light, nothing. I think it got damaged in shipping. Anyway, I am fairly competent at doing recaps and the like, question is, how do you open this thing? I don't see any screws, only what look like tabs. I see you got one open, any advice? I'd like to keep form damaging the case. Thanks. you can email me back at benpleasure1@yahoo.com if that is easier. Thanks. Hey there, I just got my hands on the Philips Minitel 1 from ebay. Thing won’t power up, not a beep, not a light, nothing. I think it got damaged in shipping. Anyway, I am fairly competent at doing recaps and the like, question is, how do you open this thing? I don’t see any screws, only what look like tabs. I see you got one open, any advice? I’d like to keep form damaging the case. Thanks. you can email me back at benpleasure1@yahoo.com if that is easier. Thanks.

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Comment on Texas Instruments Interface RVB PHA 2037 Repair by xAD / nIGHTFALL http://www.nightfallcrew.com/04/01/2016/texas-instruments-interface-rvb-pha-2037-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-148717 xAD / nIGHTFALL Thu, 14 Jun 2018 06:44:11 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=12158#comment-148717 <a href="#comment-148714" rel="nofollow">@Alessandro Garoli </a> Ciao Alessandro, non ci sono regolazioni all'interno del PHA2037 , questo e' un classico problema causato dal monitor/tv LCD o CRT , se hai occasione di provare con un'altro monitor magari CRT probabilmente sparisce. @Alessandro Garoli

Ciao Alessandro, non ci sono regolazioni all’interno del PHA2037 , questo e’ un classico problema causato dal monitor/tv LCD o CRT , se hai occasione di provare con un’altro monitor magari CRT probabilmente sparisce.

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Comment on Kaypro 4/84 – Powersupply Hack / Video PCB Fix / KayPlus / Battery by xAD / nIGHTFALL http://www.nightfallcrew.com/15/04/2012/kaypro-484-powersupply-hack-video-pcb-fix-kayplus-battery/comment-page-1/#comment-148716 xAD / nIGHTFALL Thu, 14 Jun 2018 06:38:51 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=7545#comment-148716 <a href="#comment-148715" rel="nofollow">@John Evans </a> Hi John , nothing , after 6 years i don't have good news :( @John Evans

Hi John , nothing , after 6 years i don’t have good news :(

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