Search found 106 matches

by retro_collector
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL gets HOT
Replies: 5
Views: 725

QL gets HOT

OK I have rebuilt my QL and now looks and works like NEW! I can format and read and write in MDV1 and MDV2! I have replaced the Heatsink and the power regulator with Tetroids QL power module now that part doesn't even get warm. But I noticed when I lifted my QL the the bottom was very HOT Is this no...
by retro_collector
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MDV1 and MDV2
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: MDV1 and MDV2

My drives have the diode. I installed the new Map and installed new MDV1 and MDV2 and everything is working. So now I have a brand new QL! :D
by retro_collector
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MDV1 and MDV2
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: MDV1 and MDV2

Thanks Andrew.

What diode to use and where does it get connected on the drive?

Thanks

Bill
by retro_collector
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MDV1 and MDV2
Replies: 9
Views: 976

MDV1 and MDV2

I removed my 2 MDV drives from my QL to test my Vdrive

I want to reinstall them. How do I know which is MDV1 and which is MDV2? Or are they interchangeable and it doesn't matter which drive install where?

Cheers!

Bill
by retro_collector
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: vDrive QL Menu
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: vDrive QL Menu

Me three! I was just starting to write the same program.

So thanks I can just use yours :D
by retro_collector
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reset Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Reset Switch

Before

IMG_4020.jpg


After

Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 4.30.24 PM.png
by retro_collector
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reset Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Reset Switch

Ok Folks mystery solved,

Once I took apart the reset switch I knew immediately what the problem was.

Anyone want to venture a guess?

I put in a new switch and now its working. So now the only thing left is to wait for my new MDV1 and 2 to arrive and I will have a brand new QL :)
by retro_collector
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Hey it works!
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Hey it works!

Nice!

Here is My VdriveQL

Vdrive.jpg
by retro_collector
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Microdrives dont spin or do anything
Replies: 15
Views: 1863

Re: Microdrives dont spin or do anything

Yup I have 3 broken pins and Charlie was kind enough to ship me another. So while I wait for that to arrive I will solder new pins on the VMAP I have and see if it works.
by retro_collector
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reset Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Reset Switch

Charles,

Yews I tried pressing the switch back together and all I do is flex the QL board. I wish there was a YouTube video on how to remove and install the reset switch,

Cheers

Bill