Comments for nIGHTFALL Blog / RetroComputerMania.com http://www.nightfallcrew.com Lightning in the Dark Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:34:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Comment on Cartridge shell for FinalGROM 99 – TI-99/4A by Ciro http://www.nightfallcrew.com/02/08/2017/cartridge-shell-for-finalgrom-99-ti-994a/comment-page-1/#comment-148078 Ciro Wed, 02 Aug 2017 15:34:41 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=13113#comment-148078 Un risultato finale megagalattico ! secondo me è il TOP che si poteva fare ! :) Grazie ! Un risultato finale megagalattico !
secondo me è il TOP che si poteva fare ! :)

Grazie !

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Comment on Analysis & Repair of two Floppy Drives Commodore SFD-1001 by Laszlo Kezi http://www.nightfallcrew.com/27/09/2013/analysis-repair-of-two-floppy-drives-commodore-sfd-1001/comment-page-1/#comment-148065 Laszlo Kezi Sat, 29 Jul 2017 21:49:05 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=9931#comment-148065 Dear Sir! I have 4 pieces Floppy SFD-1001 One to be serial No 000035 Best regards Laszlo Kezi Dear Sir!

I have 4 pieces Floppy SFD-1001

One to be serial No 000035

Best regards Laszlo Kezi

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Comment on Texas Instruments TI-99/4A: diagnosing and fixing motherboard faults by Peter http://www.nightfallcrew.com/22/06/2013/texas-instruments-ti-994a-diagnosing-and-fixing-motherboard-faults/comment-page-1/#comment-148061 Peter Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:21:48 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=9514#comment-148061 Have a silver TI-99/4A. I failed to read the instructions and had the Star Trek game cartridge plugged into the console when I powered on. I got the initial screen, hit enter and came to second screen when I could choose 1. Ti Basic or 2. Star Trek. Hit #2 and got the Star Trek screen. Second time I booted up the very same way – all worked. Third time time and I could no longer get the star Trek screen – even though the cartridge was already inserted just like the first few times. (Then it came to me that I was inserting the cartridge AT THE WRONG TIME!) Since computer does sense that the Star Trek cartridge is actually inserted, any idea why I can no longer get the game to actually run – even when I do properly power up and follow the correct cartridge insertion instructions? Any idea what might have blown and what is needed to make repairs? Peter Peter Have a silver TI-99/4A. I failed to read the instructions and had the Star Trek game cartridge plugged into the console when I powered on. I got the initial screen, hit enter and came to second screen when I could choose 1. Ti Basic or 2. Star Trek. Hit #2 and got the Star Trek screen. Second time I booted up the very same way – all worked. Third time time and I could no longer get the star Trek screen – even though the cartridge was already inserted just like the first few times. (Then it came to me that I was inserting the cartridge AT THE WRONG TIME!) Since computer does sense that the Star Trek cartridge is actually inserted, any idea why I can no longer get the game to actually run – even when I do properly power up and follow the correct cartridge insertion instructions? Any idea what might have blown and what is needed to make repairs?

Peter

Peter

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Comment on Texas Instruments TI-99/4A: diagnosing and fixing motherboard faults by Peter http://www.nightfallcrew.com/22/06/2013/texas-instruments-ti-994a-diagnosing-and-fixing-motherboard-faults/comment-page-1/#comment-148060 Peter Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:11:27 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=9514#comment-148060 <a href="#comment-128234" rel="nofollow">@CC Clarke </a> Have a silver TI-99/4A. I failed to read the instructions and had the Star Trek game cartridge plugged into the console when I powered on. I got the initial screen, hit enter and came to second screen when I could choose 1. Ti Basic or 2. Star Trek. Hit #2 and got the Star Trek screen. Second time I booted up the versame way - all worked. Third time time and I could no longer get the star Trek screen - even though the cartridge was already inserted just like the first few times. Then it came to me that I was inserting the cartridge AT THE WRONG TIME. Since computer does sense that the Star Trek cartridge is actually inserted, any idea why I can no longer get the game to actually run - even when I do properly power up and follow the correct cartridge insertion instructions? Any idea what might have blown and what is needed to make repairs? Peter @CC Clarke

Have a silver TI-99/4A. I failed to read the instructions and had the Star Trek game cartridge plugged into the console when I powered on. I got the initial screen, hit enter and came to second screen when I could choose 1. Ti Basic or 2. Star Trek. Hit #2 and got the Star Trek screen. Second time I booted up the versame way – all worked. Third time time and I could no longer get the star Trek screen – even though the cartridge was already inserted just like the first few times. Then it came to me that I was inserting the cartridge AT THE WRONG TIME. Since computer does sense that the Star Trek cartridge is actually inserted, any idea why I can no longer get the game to actually run – even when I do properly power up and follow the correct cartridge insertion instructions? Any idea what might have blown and what is needed to make repairs?

Peter

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Comment on APF Electronics Inc MP-1000 (1978) – Joystick Repair by Zack Seaholm http://www.nightfallcrew.com/30/06/2016/apf-electronics-inc-mp-1000-1978-joystick-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-148058 Zack Seaholm Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:51:57 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=12532#comment-148058 Where can I go to find that new fire button? I'm working on my own joysticks as well. Where can I go to find that new fire button? I’m working on my own joysticks as well.

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Comment on Vtech Genius IQ 128 by Alex http://www.nightfallcrew.com/23/08/2013/vtech-genius-iq-128/comment-page-1/#comment-148055 Alex Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:05:51 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=9806#comment-148055 <a href="#comment-148041" rel="nofollow">@abiodun alatishe </a> Hello abiodun, You can't change the system language at all. The toy is shipped with a predefined language burned into the system memory. Cheers @abiodun alatishe

Hello abiodun,

You can’t change the system language at all. The toy is shipped with a predefined language burned into the system memory.

Cheers

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Comment on SD2Snes Firmware v0.1.7e released by Pete Grimes http://www.nightfallcrew.com/07/05/2017/sd2snes-firmware-v0-1-7e-released/comment-page-1/#comment-148052 Pete Grimes Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:53:52 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=13016#comment-148052 Hi I really like the image you use for the SD2SNES - the SFC style cart label. Is it a proper size to use on a real cart - and if so, do you have a high resolution version? Many thanks Pete Hi

I really like the image you use for the SD2SNES – the SFC style cart label.

Is it a proper size to use on a real cart – and if so, do you have a high resolution version?

Many thanks
Pete

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Comment on JiffyDOS Kernal Roms & Manual by Er1c http://www.nightfallcrew.com/27/07/2009/jiffydos-kernal-roms-manual-download-linkjiffydos-kernal-roms-manual-download-link/comment-page-1/#comment-148051 Er1c Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:12:46 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=1969#comment-148051 can anyone tell me how to get these working on the ccs64 emulator?? :D ?? can anyone tell me how to get these working on the ccs64 emulator?? :D ??

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Comment on Texas Instruments Extensa 460 by Volo http://www.nightfallcrew.com/07/09/2016/texas-instruments-extensa-460/comment-page-1/#comment-148048 Volo Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:05:10 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=12625#comment-148048 Im tinking of buying one. What are the specs? Specifically Screen (technology and resolution), CPU and Sound? Im tinking of buying one. What are the specs? Specifically Screen (technology and resolution), CPU and Sound?

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Comment on Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III Microcomputer by HERMILO http://www.nightfallcrew.com/21/02/2014/radio-shack-trs-80-model-iii-microcomputer/comment-page-1/#comment-148042 HERMILO Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:05:57 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=10426#comment-148042 trs-80 model 3 home men trs-80 model 3 home men

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Comment on Vtech Genius IQ 128 by abiodun alatishe http://www.nightfallcrew.com/23/08/2013/vtech-genius-iq-128/comment-page-1/#comment-148041 abiodun alatishe Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:19:45 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=9806#comment-148041 how can I change the language to English how can I change the language to English

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Comment on Lexibook JL2000 Portable Game Console by Lucille http://www.nightfallcrew.com/11/06/2010/lexibook-jl2000-portable-game-console/comment-page-1/#comment-148040 Lucille Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:49:29 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=3721#comment-148040 How much is this? How much is this?

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Comment on Commodore Amiga 500 Keyboards Join & Fix by Keith http://www.nightfallcrew.com/03/06/2014/commodore-amiga-500-keyboards-join-fix/comment-page-1/#comment-148038 Keith Sun, 18 Jun 2017 18:44:53 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=10767#comment-148038 Did you use the original A500 Plus membrane? Or did a A500 membrane work ok in the Plus keyboard? I've never tried it myself! Just I always thought the Plus and the A500 membranes were different due to slight differences in the keyboard layout. Did you use the original A500 Plus membrane? Or did a A500 membrane work ok in the Plus keyboard?

I’ve never tried it myself! Just I always thought the Plus and the A500 membranes were different due to slight differences in the keyboard layout.

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Comment on Commodore Amiga 500/600 PSU Repair by Keith http://www.nightfallcrew.com/02/06/2014/commodore-amiga-500600-psu-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-148037 Keith Sun, 18 Jun 2017 18:39:22 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=10762#comment-148037 I have noticed (over the years) once an Amiga PS (the A500 variety) starts making a low level whining noise? It eventually fails. In my experience: there's always browning/burning around resisters (like in your pictures) leading from the transistors. You blog kinda ties in with my earlier thoughts (at the time) the transistor is failing. Being that I'm not qualified; I didn't try a repair (too fearful of causing a fire or something). It would be however interesting to find-out If it was merely a simple repair of replacing the affected components, before the unit actual dies. I have noticed (over the years) once an Amiga PS (the A500 variety) starts making a low level whining noise? It eventually fails. In my experience: there’s always browning/burning around resisters (like in your pictures) leading from the transistors. You blog kinda ties in with my earlier thoughts (at the time) the transistor is failing.

Being that I’m not qualified; I didn’t try a repair (too fearful of causing a fire or something). It would be however interesting to find-out If it was merely a simple repair of replacing the affected components, before the unit actual dies.

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Comment on Restoration Commodore Amiga 500 (ASSY 312512 – REV 3) by Flavio http://www.nightfallcrew.com/25/11/2014/restoration-commodore-amiga-500-assy-312512-rev-3/comment-page-1/#comment-148036 Flavio Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:42:40 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=11333#comment-148036 Ciao, mi sono messo a restaurare anche io un Amiga 500 prima serie, anche se purtroppo con tastiera DE. Al momento è a posto (pulizia, sostituzione floppy drive) tranne il tasto "spazio", per il quale manca il "fil di ferro" di bilanciamento. :( :( :( Mi potresti mandare una foto molto ingrandita? Vedo se riesco a farmene uno... Ciao e grazie, Flavio Ciao,
mi sono messo a restaurare anche io un Amiga 500 prima serie, anche se purtroppo con tastiera DE. Al momento è a posto (pulizia, sostituzione floppy drive) tranne il tasto “spazio”, per il quale manca il “fil di ferro” di bilanciamento. :( :( :(
Mi potresti mandare una foto molto ingrandita? Vedo se riesco a farmene uno…
Ciao e grazie,
Flavio

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