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ROMDISQ WANTED

Postby lowrybt » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:17 am

Willing to pay $500 USD


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Re: ROMDISQ WANTED

Postby bwinkel67 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:35 am

Wow, I wish I had one to sell for that much. However, there is an SD equivalent, QL-SD, that plugs in internally and I think uses the ROM interface. It may not quite do all the things as the ROMDISQ.

https://www.kilgus.net/ql/ql-sd/

The developer shared in March that he had been working on a QL-SD ROM version. You might want to contact him to see where it is in development. Offer him $500 and he might get it done faster :D

https://www.kilgus.net/2020/03/28/ql-sd-rom-the-early-days/


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Re: ROMDISQ WANTED

Postby Derek_Stewart » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:52 am

lowrybt wrote:Willing to pay $500 USD

Hi,

I have a Romdisq that is not working, I will send it to Tony Firshman for repair and contact you when I have received it back.

I think $500 USD is too much.


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Re: ROMDISQ WANTED

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:06 am

I didn't know Tony was still doing repairs?


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Re: ROMDISQ WANTED

Postby Derek_Stewart » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:45 am

NormanDunbar wrote:I didn't know Tony was still doing repairs?

Only one-off repairs I think...


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Re: ROMDISQ WANTED

Postby mk79 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:59 pm

Yeah, for 500$ you can definitely get one of my prototypes or I solder you another internal one :-D

ql-sd-rom-prototype.png


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Re: ROMDISQ WANTED

Postby Chr$ » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:44 pm

lowrybt wrote:Willing to pay $500 USD

That's interesting from a QL collector's point of view. Do you want an original, simply as a collector's item to keep, or is it to actually use? They do seem hard to find, I'd like one too if one ever comes my way.


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Re: ROMDISQ WANTED

Postby bwinkel67 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:25 pm

mk79 wrote:Yeah, for 500$ you can definitely get one of my prototypes or I solder you another internal one :-D

ql-sd-rom-prototype.png


Oh cool, this one has a smaller footprint...


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Re: ROMDISQ WANTED

Postby mk79 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:50 pm

bwinkel67 wrote:
mk79 wrote:Yeah, for 500$ you can definitely get one of my prototypes or I solder you another internal one :-D

ql-sd-rom-prototype.png


Oh cool, this one has a smaller footprint...
Yeah, that was mainly due to the two SD slots and I found it too big for my taste, too. So my new variant can host one SD or two MicroSD. But I'm still tinkering with the design.


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Re: ROMDISQ WANTED

Postby bwinkel67 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:55 pm

mk79 wrote:Yeah, that was mainly due to the two SD slots and I found it too big for my taste, too. So my new variant can host one SD or two MicroSD. But I'm still tinkering with the design.


Two microSD's might work. All the SD cards I have just seem to be the converters that house the microSD. Maybe post a forum topic to see which is the more desirable. Other than the QL I don't use them as much so I don't know if the industry is going predominately microSD now.



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