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by Pr0f
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 262
Views: 25458

Re: Today I Received...

These are the hardware addresses from SMSQ source: glc_base equ $1c000 hardware base glo_pdat equ $70 PAR port data reg glo_pstb equ $78 PAR port strobe ST to set, TST to clear glo_prdy equ $e0 PAR port msb set if ready No idea which pins on the CPLD these correspond to - the parallel port itself is...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QLers with Retro Motor cars
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

Re: QLers with Retro Motor cars

love the modified mini !! the problem is that i can not weld …………… That's what I thought too - but after picking up a cheap gas-less welder that can also use gas bottles, I played about with a couple of pieces of scrap and - low and behold it's not dissimilar to soldering on a larger scale! Cleanin...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 262
Views: 25458

Re: Today I Received...

Good find on that printer though - we never see these in mainstream outlets here, as USB has largely taken over as the connection of choice for the masses, and indeed I would think so many more people now even use WiFi. I can remember when you could print from latptops and some phones using IR ports...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: All RAM chips destroyed??
Replies: 95
Views: 14970

Re: All RAM chips destroyed??

Chips getting warmer than usual is often a sign of "loading" somewhere on the pins - solder bridges, failed components like capacitors - some of these are not mechanically strong, and if stressed or bent can cause a short or low resistance - not what you want from a capacitor, resistors te...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QLers with Retro Motor cars
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

Re: QLers with Retro Motor cars

I bet it sounded lovely too! 8-) It sounded best with the racing beat exhaust - when the back boxes failed at a weld, to get it through an MOT I put a single exit 'drain pipe' with a strange bung thing that could be easily remove - with that on it sounded like an angry draggon, but this exaust kill...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 262
Views: 25458

Re: Today I Received...

[...because finding a suitable printer is almost impossible nowdays. Not really. Epson FX-80 compatible printers (the most suitable printers for a QL) with serial and parallel interfaces are still built and sold new . I have one of these (can be had for as low as 160€ new) and my QLs are happy with...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QLers with Retro Motor cars
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

Re: QLers with Retro Motor cars

the old girl was a lovely drive - was running close to 300BHP at the wheels, but the front bearing sleeve spun blocking the oil way there, and the engine ate itself at the front rotor, a sad day. Lesson learned though - when doing an engine rebuilt - replace EVERYTHING tha is involved in rotation! A...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QLers with Retro Motor cars
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

Re: QLers with Retro Motor cars

My Gen 2 RX7 convertible is in several pieces in the garage, loft and some bits in the house. The old shell had rusted through, so I found another carcass in good shape and made the decision to take every bit off her and refurbish - it's a daunting project and it ebbs and flows - life gets in the wa...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Today I Received...
Replies: 262
Views: 25458

Re: Today I Received...

RalfR wrote:I do not understand the meaning of the missing PAR port.


The new Super Gold Card clone was re-made without the Parallel Printer port - presumably because finding a suitable printer is almost impossible nowdays.
by Pr0f
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Is QUANTA stil alive / accepting members?
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: Is QUANTA stil alive / accepting members?

@Pr0f, whereabouts dif you find the sign up page ? I was just thinking over the weekend that I should rejoin (having been an on-off member over the years, mainly because I kept forgetting to renew!). Do I just use the Contact Us page? Also, it says tht membership is free - is that correct? I had no...