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by Dave
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Q68 Case
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: New Q68 Case

What sort of expansion would you want to fit? How would this affect the case end plates? If an expansion bus card is above the Q68 it is constrained within the connectors. This forces out-facing connectors on the card to be up or to the sides or front. If the card is below, the connectors can align...
by Dave
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New Q68 Case
Replies: 17
Views: 540

Re: New Q68 Case

My only thought on this is it would be nicer to have a taller case, with the Q68 mounted in the top of the case. This way, an expansion can sit under the Q68 instead of cramming in above it.
by Dave
Sat May 21, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 536
Views: 101382

Re: Today I Received...

Is it integrated with QDOS?

It is a thing of beauty, Sir!
by Dave
Thu May 12, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Andy Pennell's books.
Replies: 90
Views: 6660

Re: Andy Pennell's books.

I love that this has sparked something super productive.
by Dave
Sat May 07, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Next Gen QL…
Replies: 14
Views: 951

Next Gen QL…

Today I am picking up two 68040 based black computers. One is a Next Cube and the other is a Next slab. Pics and deets will follow. They both have a similar design language to the QL, which makes me wonder if Steve Jobs saw one?
by Dave
Sat May 07, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sandy SuperQ Board question
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Sandy SuperQ Board question

This is an official mod at Sandy to make the regulator less noisy. Any small ceramic capacitor will do as long as it has the rated voltage. It can be added either side of the board.
by Dave
Mon May 02, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Help needed!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Help needed!!!

Vacuum production is a level of production where you really need to get professional help for the purchase decision and the install. It's not simple kit and the set-up requires a lot of tuning. The ESD safe part just comes along free for the ride with this type of equipment. Asking random people on ...
by Dave
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HELP again- GOLD CARD
Replies: 26
Views: 1987

Re: HELP again- GOLD CARD

I don't want to bother Nasta with it as he's so very busy these days. Also, I'll be out of town for two weeks road tripping to Seattle to pick up a NeXT Cube and slab.
by Dave
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HELP again- GOLD CARD
Replies: 26
Views: 1987

Re: HELP again- GOLD CARD

I'm currently reverse engineering the layout of the SGC. If there isn't a published schematic I'll put mine up when it's done.
by Dave
Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HELP again- GOLD CARD
Replies: 26
Views: 1987

Re: HELP again- GOLD CARD

Sounds like time to hit that whole board with some contact cleaner, and to wiggle/reseat all the ICs.