Comments for nIGHTFALL Blog / RetroComputerMania.com http://www.nightfallcrew.com Lightning in the Dark Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:05:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 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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Comment on A old website with 328 C64 Games in M2i format by Sparky D. http://www.nightfallcrew.com/27/10/2009/a-old-website-with-328-c64-games-in-m2i-format/comment-page-1/#comment-148028 Sparky D. Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:27:38 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=2579#comment-148028 Good side with lots of m2i files that all work on SD2IEC. But, and this is important, for newer firmware these m2i-files must first be converted to p00-files. This can be done, for example, with a program like "64copy V4.46". After the convertion, the outcoming p00-files then should be sorted on the SD2IEC-card with a filesorter-program. Then you are ready to use them all in the newest SD2IEC firmware-version and it`s senseful to use the newer firm because compatibility raises all the time. For ecample with newer firmware also certain versions of "Maniac Mansion" or "Zak McKracken" works, which don`t work with older firmware like 0.10.3. You need to update first to newer version. Good side with lots of m2i files that all work on SD2IEC. But, and this is important, for newer firmware these m2i-files must first be converted to p00-files. This can be done, for example, with a program like “64copy V4.46″. After the convertion, the outcoming p00-files then should be sorted on the SD2IEC-card with a filesorter-program. Then you are ready to use them all in the newest SD2IEC firmware-version and it`s senseful to use the newer firm because compatibility raises all the time. For ecample with newer firmware also certain versions of “Maniac Mansion” or “Zak McKracken” works, which don`t work with older firmware like 0.10.3. You need to update first to newer version.

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Comment on Texas Instruments Interface RVB PHA 2037 Repair by Jueggi http://www.nightfallcrew.com/04/01/2016/texas-instruments-interface-rvb-pha-2037-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-148026 Jueggi Fri, 09 Jun 2017 21:02:15 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=12158#comment-148026 Hi, I got a PHA 2037 from eBay but unfortunately it didn't work. The screen remains black, only sound can be heard. Do you have a circuit diagram of the device or another hint how to repair such a defect? Best regards Juergen Hi,
I got a PHA 2037 from eBay but unfortunately it didn’t work. The screen remains black, only sound can be heard. Do you have a circuit diagram of the device or another hint how to repair such a defect?
Best regards
Juergen

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Comment on Commodore 64 ASSY 251137 Empty PCB by Antonio http://www.nightfallcrew.com/03/05/2014/commodore-64-assy-251137-empty-pcb/comment-page-1/#comment-148025 Antonio Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:41:56 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=10662#comment-148025 Questo stampato è acquistabile? Come? Quanto costa? Grazie Questo stampato è acquistabile? Come? Quanto costa?

Grazie

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Comment on Unboxing KIT Pocket 1541 Plus Limited Edition 2011 by Tommy http://www.nightfallcrew.com/03/08/2011/unboxing-kit-pocket-1541-plus-limited-edition-2011/comment-page-1/#comment-148001 Tommy Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:32:19 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=6398#comment-148001 Vorremmo gentilmente sapere all' incirca il costo di tutto il progetto da montare o gia montato ...grazie Vorremmo gentilmente sapere all’ incirca il costo di tutto il progetto da montare o gia montato …grazie

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Comment on Texas Instruments TI-99/4A – F18a Installation by James Luckey http://www.nightfallcrew.com/23/10/2016/texas-instruments-ti-994a-f18a-installation/comment-page-1/#comment-147996 James Luckey Mon, 29 May 2017 04:18:00 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=12710#comment-147996 Hello, I purchased and installed a F18A in my TI-99/4a.Now I have no audio.I am in need of a RCA 2 DIN Homebrew Adapter. Can you please let me know where I can purchase one. Thank You In Advance Hello, I purchased and installed a F18A in my TI-99/4a.Now I have no audio.I am in need of a RCA 2 DIN Homebrew Adapter. Can you please let me know where I can purchase one. Thank You In Advance

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Comment on Dick Smith System 80 MK I (aka Video Genie and PMC-80/81) by xAD / nIGHTFALL http://www.nightfallcrew.com/28/12/2014/dick-smith-system-80-mk-i-aka-video-genie-and-pmc-8081/comment-page-1/#comment-147987 xAD / nIGHTFALL Thu, 25 May 2017 22:16:19 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=11425#comment-147987 <a href="#comment-147982" rel="nofollow">@Dusty Miller </a> Yes of course, Regards, Dave. @Dusty Miller

Yes of course,

Regards,

Dave.

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Comment on Dick Smith System 80 MK I (aka Video Genie and PMC-80/81) by Dusty Miller http://www.nightfallcrew.com/28/12/2014/dick-smith-system-80-mk-i-aka-video-genie-and-pmc-8081/comment-page-1/#comment-147982 Dusty Miller Thu, 25 May 2017 06:41:03 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=11425#comment-147982 Hi Guys Please may I use your image of the System-80 Mk1 in my June edition of the TRS8BIT newsletter? (with (c) of course) Regards Dusty Hi Guys
Please may I use your image of the System-80 Mk1 in my June edition of the TRS8BIT newsletter?
(with (c) of course)
Regards
Dusty

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Comment on Commodore 64 Datel EX64 Cartridge Expander by Mike Lee http://www.nightfallcrew.com/14/12/2009/commodore-64-datel-ex64-cartridge-expander/comment-page-1/#comment-147968 Mike Lee Sat, 20 May 2017 17:26:58 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=2792#comment-147968 So far I have tried 2 of the Datel SX64 and they DO NOT work. What I have done so far.... The one I tried I used 3 game carts and the end slot is OK, the first slot is OK but the second does not seen to want to play ball. I have tried in various slots all carts same result. I have tried a KCS power cartridge in slot 3 at the end works perfeclty BUT as soon as I try an Action Replay Mk6.0 it wont work I have tried all the carts I have in all slots and nothing works. KCS Power Cartridge Action Replay Mk6.0 FreezeFrame Mk3.b Freezemachine And no matter in what slot I use them ni nope it just will not have it. Its OK for 1 cart but no more than 2 or even 3 at any time. I can ise 2 Game carts and they work well but never 3, and same again no matter in what slot I use them it iwll not work with 3 game carts in. So I got another one just in case the one I had was faulty and same problem yet again. So come on Datel what gives? So far I have tried 2 of the Datel SX64 and they DO NOT work.
What I have done so far….
The one I tried I used 3 game carts and the end slot is OK, the first slot is OK but the second does not seen to want to play ball.
I have tried in various slots all carts same result.
I have tried a KCS power cartridge in slot 3 at the end works perfeclty BUT as soon as I try an Action Replay Mk6.0 it wont work I have tried all the carts I have in all slots and nothing works.

KCS Power Cartridge
Action Replay Mk6.0
FreezeFrame Mk3.b
Freezemachine

And no matter in what slot I use them ni nope it just will not have it.
Its OK for 1 cart but no more than 2 or even 3 at any time.

I can ise 2 Game carts and they work well but never 3, and same again no matter in what slot I use them it iwll not work with 3 game carts in.

So I got another one just in case the one I had was faulty and same problem yet again.
So come on Datel what gives?

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Comment on C64 Pixel Art by Digital Sounds System *updated* by cs.livepoker188 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/27/02/2009/c64-pixel-art-by-digital-sounds-systemc64-pixel-art-di-digital-sounds-system/comment-page-1/#comment-147964 cs.livepoker188 Thu, 18 May 2017 07:56:23 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=1044#comment-147964 Good blog. My blog : <a>Texas Holdem Poker</a> Good blog.

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