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by bagpuss22
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Microdrive felt pads...
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

Re: Microdrive felt pads...

I am using 8 track cassette felt from the US, fantastic results and low friction. :D
by bagpuss22
Tue May 30, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: CST Thor 1
Replies: 75
Views: 22617

Re: CST Thor 1

Does anyone know where there are a decent set of manuals for the Thor 8?

User manuals etc. in PDF format?

Thanks

Russ
by bagpuss22
Tue May 30, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Sam Coupé
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Re: Sam Coupé

Nice looking expansion! :geek:
by bagpuss22
Sun May 28, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: CST Thor 1
Replies: 75
Views: 22617

Re: CST Thor 1

I've no experience of the Thor. But looking at your photo's, It looks like a fairly standard QL motherboard. Could you extract it and test it separately. It would at least tell you if the problem is on the QL, or the THOR side. You say you get the checksum error after the CST Thor line. Which on yo...
by bagpuss22
Sat May 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: CST Thor 1
Replies: 75
Views: 22617

Re: CST Thor 1

OK, todays unhappy update.

Yesterday a new PSU and a pair of NOS ZX8301's arrived.

To start with, there are no bent pins on the expansion connector.
Neither the new PSU or the replacing of the ZX8301 helped :(

The issue remained the same...

BP
by bagpuss22
Fri May 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: CST Thor 1
Replies: 75
Views: 22617

Re: CST Thor 1

Do you have a copy of the Thor manual around there somewhere? I know it says something about this. It could also be a problem decoding addresses so the ROM content is valid but the ROM addressing is faulty, so it reads mush? @Dave, I don't have a manual unfortunately. I am not sure as it seems to r...
by bagpuss22
Thu May 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Still possible to get Minerva ROM
Replies: 18
Views: 4356

Re: Still possible to get Minerva ROM

Really I need to check what version of mainboard is in my QLs are.

I know my CST Thor 8 is an Issue 5 board.

BP
by bagpuss22
Wed May 24, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Still possible to get Minerva ROM
Replies: 18
Views: 4356

Still possible to get Minerva ROM

HI there,

Is it still possible to get the Minerva ROM? I noticed that it was normally housed on an
adaptor, so wondered if this is possible to still purchase anywhere.

Thanks

BP
by bagpuss22
Tue May 23, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: CST Thor 1
Replies: 75
Views: 22617

Re: CST Thor 1

@Dave.... Just a quick thought, from your comment! Could my issues be caused by a faulty ZX8301? RAM management. I know they can be damaged by plugging in a RGB monitor. I am seeing the test pattern on boot up but then I have issues displaying the ROM info and also the ROM checksum fails and I know ...
by bagpuss22
Mon May 22, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: CST Thor 1
Replies: 75
Views: 22617

Re: CST Thor 1

HI Dilwyn,

It is attached here