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  1. You can get a keycap puller from Amazon for a few bucks. 1. Pull the keycaps and wash them as you like. Note that some of the larger keys have metal stabilizing clips that are held in place by tiny plastic inserts. Take care not to lose any of the clips or inserts. 2. Flip the keyboard over and remove the tiny screws holding the circuit board in place and then remove the circuit board. 3. Capture and store all of the rubber domes. Don't lose any. 4. Capture and store all of the key plungers. Wash them as you'd like. 5. Now wash the bare keyboard cover. Note where the domes and plungers are located at time of disassembly. The return key has locations for two domes and plungers, but atari only used one dome. I think the left shift key is the same on some keyboards. Reassemble in reverse order. A small bit of white lithium grease on the ends of the metal stabilizing clips is a nice touch. This is all generalities, but is basically the procedure I use. GL!
  2. This looks very interesting. Hopefully TBA will put them up for sale eventually. Nice work!
  3. It's all good. Mr. Robot is helping me out.
  4. I do, thank you. I'm in Florida, not Germany. I'll send you a PM.
  5. Anyone have a good part number or a link to where I can buy one of these?
  6. The only thing I can think is that he bought it from someone in US and the UK PSU board had already been swapped out with a US PSU board? I don't see how you could plug 110v into a circuit designed for 220v and get the desired output voltages. Switching power supplies don't like to be run without a load attached either, something to keep in mind.
  7. As bfollowell said, you'll need a US PSU. I bought a UK STE and put a US PSU in it, works like a champ. There are 3 choices for the PSU that I know of: 1. An old US ST PSU. I don't see too many on ebay. 2. A new PSU from Exxos. They're nice, but expensive. I have one and like it. 3. A Mean Well RD-50A. You can get them from DigiKey or Amazon, among other places. DigiKey has them in stock. I have one of these installed in my Mega ST2, works very well and is an easy install. Good luck!
  8. Thanks for the help everyone. I got the necessary parts in this past weekend and have modded both of my STF machines. Both now work with my composite SCART cable via my OSSC, whereas both had no display with the same cable/OSSC combo before the mod was done.
  9. I would like 5 please, if it isn't too late.
  10. I would like 1 please. Thanks!
  11. I hate to bump a dead thread, but this thread was so helpful to me. I bought a working Megafile 60 (in great shape) recently that was chock full of old software. I know that sooner or later the old mechanical platter drive is going to die, so I wanted to get the data off and transferred to an SD card based HDD ASAP. I ordered a Netusbee from TBA last week and received it today. I had hoped to transfer the files over the network connection, but it seems to be designed more towards putting data onto the ST HDD than getting it off efficiently. Reading the documentation I saw that it could act as a storage device, with a thumb drive installed in one of the USB ports, so I searched around and found this thread. Using the info I found here I partitioned a thumb drive using the HDDRIVER HDUTIL program and was able to access the partitions while the Megafile was attached and working. An hour later everything was copied off the Megafile onto the thumb drive, and shortly thereafter was copied onto a partition on my US and backed up on my PC. Wonderful, really nice. I'm very pleased with the result. Thanks for the great info!
  12. Yes, I used the old analogue multimeters in the early 80's when I was first in the USAF. They were replaced by digital units pretty quickly though.
  13. I had the same issue with a SanDisk Ultra 16GB CF card. That card just does not work with the Side2 cart.
  14. I bought my 800 and 810 at the BX on Ramstein AB, Germany in 1983.
  15. For non-rf modulator equipped STs I currently use an RGB vga cable from cool-novelties and an OSSC. For rf modulator equipped STs I use a scart cable from cool-novelties and the OSSC. Many people use a cheap scart->hdmi upscaler from amazon with good result, but I'm pretty sure it only works for rf modulator equipped STs. This thread has some great information that might help you. I'm adding a pic of the same mod done on an ST without the composite sync circuitry on the motherboard as well. I think that if you do this mod you'd be able to use one of the cheap scart->hdmi upscalers. Connecting an ST to a modern display can be difficult and frustrating. GL!
  16. Thank you. tf_hh had filled me in on this on facebook, but this was a more in-depth explanation. I have the parts on order. Going to give it a try on my STF with a scart cable and OSSC.
  17. I know I'm being ignorant and am begging your forbearance. From what I can find there is no such thing as composite synch? Just a composite signal generated by the RF Modulator. Am I at least right in thinking that the resistor values are (left to right): 100 ohm, 150 ohm, and 10K ohm? Thanks!
  18. I feel you. I recently counted up the number of Atari computers, disk drives, hard drives, etc... that I currently own and I have to say that I'm slightly appalled. I still want more though.
  19. It really helps for games that were written to take advantage of a blitter, and it will make TOS windows and menus open and move faster/smoother.
  20. I recently saw someone on facebook mention that he'd added something called a compsynch signal to his ST (I'm assuming it was an STF). I'm including the pic he posted below. What exactly does this do? I have a silkscreen outline for these components on my STF. Not sure what the resistor values should be though? Pretty sure the transistor is a 2N3904 and the crystal diodes are IN914. So idf I add these components to my STF will I have composite video output?
  21. No, but if you add a blitter to one of the STFM boards with the empty socket you'll have a snappier performing machine. You can get both the chip and the socket at the Exxos web store.
  22. Very nice, can't wait to get a few of them.
  23. Either of these will work: https://www.amazon.com/XD-990-Multi-System-Digital-Audio-Converter/dp/B0062BS09O/ref=sr_1_2 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UNYX9M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00
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