Hi Guys

Introduce yourself. Tell people why you are interested in vintage computers and what (if anything) you've got.

Hi Guys

Postby Gurner on Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:47 am

I've been lurking on here occasionally for a year of so, asking the odd question.
Great to have an NZ-based forum!

I collect 8-bit primarily, but other stuff too:

Kit I have:

- Commodore 64 (With SD2IEC SD Reader)
- Commodore Amiga (With HxC Slim)
- ZX Spectrum 48k (With DivMMC EnJOY! SD Reader)
- Apple ][e (In progress!)
- Atari 2600 (With Harmony Cart)
- Sega Master System
- NES (With CF Reader)
- SNES (With SD Reader)
- N64
- Fountain Programmable Video System
- Playstation (With Mod Chips x2)
- Playstation 2 (With Soft Mod Free McBoot)
- Xbox Original
- Bunch of Gameboys and Nintendo Game & Watches.

My skills are limited, but in the case of most of the above, I've had to pull most apart to get them to work. I can't solder, but anything that plugs, twists, etc. I give a go. (Eg: ZX Spectrum video mod: just snipped, then twisted the new (speaker!) wire on! HxC Slimcard : twisted and taped wires.)

Once each one is going, I stick each one in a clear Warehouse stackable 60Ltr container too keep the dust etc off.
http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catal ... KU=1205994
I always keep a couple out and running through one large and one smaller (desktop) Wega CRT TV.

Currently sorting an Apple ][e with the help from you all here and especially Ron Turner.
Quite like cleaning-up old, dirty plastics as best as possible, will post pics once ][e is all going.

Very keen to sort this one out, as apart from the Fountain, it was the only one I actually had as a kid.

Cheers.
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Re: Hi Guys

Postby tezza on Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:19 am

Hi Gurner,

Great to see what you've got and what your interests are.

Re: soldering. You might want to consider learning the skill. It's not hard to do, you don't need to pay much and it's invaluable when fixing or modding this old gear!
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Re: Hi Guys

Postby Gurner on Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:48 am

Hi Tezza,
Cheers. Yeah, I have had a friend try and teach me for a few hours, I did find it a bit tricky. I might give it another go one day.
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Re: Hi Guys

Postby tezza on Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:52 am

Yea, just try it out on some old junk gear first. You'll soon get the hang of it.
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Re: Hi Guys

Postby kevman3d on Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:08 am

tezza wrote:Yea, just try it out on some old junk gear first. You'll soon get the hang of it.


As tezza says, give it a bash. Take it from a complete noob - its a lot easier then it looks. Just don't stick your finger on the hot end (I learnt that the hard way (accidentally, mind you)) :roll:
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Re: Hi Guys

Postby Gibsaw on Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:29 pm

... and heatsink clips are your friends. and one of these.
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Re: Hi Guys

Postby Gurner on Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:59 pm

Ahhh, do the IIes need heatsinks?
I use them on my C64.

Which IIe chips overheat?
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Re: Hi Guys

Postby lizardb0y on Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:21 pm

Gurner wrote:Ahhh, do the IIes need heatsinks?
I use them on my C64.

Which IIe chips overheat?


Heatsink clips are used to protect components while you solder them by clipping onto the component leg between the soldering iron and the component body.

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Re: Hi Guys

Postby RonTurner on Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:24 pm

Gurner wrote:Ahhh, do the IIes need heatsinks?
I use them on my C64.

Which IIe chips overheat?


They dont.
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Re: Hi Guys

Postby Gurner on Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:13 pm

Sorry, I read it as chips, not clips. :roll:
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