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by robsoft
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Intermittent floppy disk drive problems
Replies: 31
Views: 6959

Re: Intermittent floppy disk drive problems

Hi Georgeo - I haven't seen anything exactly like this with mine. Are you using DD or HD disks? Is there anything that might be interfering with the Trump card - yours is unshielded and basically unprotected like mine, isn't it? I got away from using the RF cable very quickly, I bought a QL-to-Scart...
by robsoft
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card
Replies: 21
Views: 5568

Re: Suitable floppy drive(s) for a Trump-compatible card

As the floppy thread is a little active again, I thought I'd complete my end of it. I stuck the drives into an old aluminium 'JBOD' type disk enclosure. The enclosure used to drive a pair of 3.5" SATA drives, I looked at the PSU and it was providing plenty of grunt to drive the 2 floppies. I gu...
by robsoft
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Midlothian
Replies: 5
Views: 2380

Re: Hello from Midlothian

Welcome! And in terms of where you're at with it, and what you have got and what you have done - we have an awful lot in common! I've recently got a modern Trump card clone (from the same Russian supplier no doubt), I've got it running with 2 external 3.5" drives, I've picked up a few books and...
by robsoft
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: QL-SD, 512kRAM & GCBatteryreplacement available on SMR
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Re: QL-SD, 512kRAM & GCBatteryreplacement available on SMR

Oooh, the SDHD card went fast.

Paul, if you ever come across another one of these, do let me know - I'd have had that in a heartbeat if I'd seen it (bad timing to be away with work!)

Cheers, Rob
by robsoft
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Flopper
Replies: 37
Views: 13344

Re: Flopper

Brilliant, I'll give that a try tomorrow - thank you!

Here's the link. It took about a week to come (ordered from the UK, the goodies are in China of course).

5V SFRM72-TU100K 3.5 USB 720KB Floppy Drive Emulator For Industrial Equipment

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/131630329721?roken=cUgayN
by robsoft
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Flopper
Replies: 37
Views: 13344

Re: Flopper

OK, I got one of those GoTek drives, the 720kB one, from China. It was cheap on eBay, I can provide a link if anyone is interested. I format the USB key using the ipcas software that everyone says you should use. I tell it I want 100x 720Kb floppies, and it appears to make them. Note that I understa...
by robsoft
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Redirect/reprogram a keypress?
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: Redirect/reprogram a keypress?

Thanks Dilwyn, that's great, I appreciate your time keying all that in :-) For single keypresses you could reprogram F1 to F5 but these are commonly used in programs like Quill. As a matter of interest, how would I program a function key? I thought there might be an obvious SuperBASIC way of doing t...
by robsoft
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Redirect/reprogram a keypress?
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: Redirect/reprogram a keypress?

Yeah, you're probably both right. I just hate the thought of opening it up again!
by robsoft
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Implement command history
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Implement command history

Ah, thanks guys - not only does that confirm that it can be done, but that it might already have been done - cheers :-)
by robsoft
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Implement command history
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Implement command history

(Though in true fashion, I was in the TK2 manual a little while ago looking for something else and discovered the ALT-ENTER function; while not exactly giving me a scrollable command history, it's certainly useful to be able to get the last command 'back' like that).