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By W76NearDark

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11-07-2013, 22:08

A while ago Meits and me were talking about MSX. Nothing fancy there... this just happens once in a while. This very discussion lead to some old hardware I have lying around at the attic. A turbo-R in particular... Today I started digging in the huge pile of hardware and made some pictures of the object of choice.

Pictures first, questions later...

Some loose bits and pieces

Just got to love those nice cubic LEDs!

Once it gave some "Turbo"

Operation Bodenplatte...

Nice, but it takes only half the Volts I want to give it!

One for the great serial number thread

The actual reason why I have this lying around

As you might have noticed I still need some parts here ;(

Cap-forest

Looks like something went on a holiday there...

Please don't feel harassed by this pictures. You better might consider it as an "ultimum respectibus " to a faithfull piece of hardware which gave it's best.

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By msd

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11-07-2013, 22:11

The horror Tongue. What did you do with al the chips?

By SkyeWelse

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11-07-2013, 22:28

W76NearDark, If you still happen to have the R800 chip, I know that sd-snatcher was hoping to see if someone might donate theirs from a broken TurboR to be dissected by the Visual6502 preservation project to extract some very detailed information from the chip. There was a thread opened about it here:

http://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/hardware/dissecting-msx-tu...

sd-snatcher said that if the chip were to be extracted, there would be a good possibility of these chips possibly being able to be reverse engineered to assist in future MSX hardware projects, and better R800 emulation.

Anyhow, this is just food for thought in case you still had the chip and it was just sitting in a drawer somewhere.

Thanks for reading. : )

-Thomas

By Meits

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11-07-2013, 22:27

Ah, there's the machine you told me about (@ msd: he bought it like this because the former owner thought he could do something with the parts... Dunno if he succeeded though Tongue)

@W: Where's the disk drive I promised Ro (fuzz) to ask you to look for and see if you could surprise him with it to complete his ST? He looks like he vanished in to nasty particles O_o

By W76NearDark

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11-07-2013, 22:29

It's previous owner cannibalized it to keep a Panasonic MSX2+ running. Quite odd... I know.

By W76NearDark

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11-07-2013, 22:33

Meits wrote:

@W: Where's the disk drive I promised Ro (fuzz) to ask you to look for and see if you could surprise him with it to complete his ST? He looks like he vanished in to nasty particles O_o

It still might be in huge pile at the attic. In the near future I plan to show some more wrecked/crashed/cannibalized hardware so I might recover it then Smile

By Meits

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12-07-2013, 06:25

W76NearDark wrote:

It's previous owner cannibalized it to keep a Panasonic MSX2+ running. Quite odd... I know.

Ah yes I remember... I like the idea... Smile

By W76NearDark

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12-07-2013, 12:44

SkyeWelse wrote:

W76NearDark, If you still happen to have the R800 chip, I know that sd-snatcher was hoping to see if someone might donate theirs from a broken TurboR to be dissected by the Visual6502 preservation project to extract some very detailed information from the chip. There was a thread opened about it here:

http://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/hardware/dissecting-msx-tu...

sd-snatcher said that if the chip were to be extracted, there would be a good possibility of these chips possibly being able to be reverse engineered to assist in future MSX hardware projects, and better R800 emulation.

Anyhow, this is just food for thought in case you still had the chip and it was just sitting in a drawer somewhere.

Thanks for reading. : )

-Thomas

I'm sorry but I don't have any of the removed chips. I just bought the machine in this sorry state because of the keyboard.

By SkyeWelse

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12-07-2013, 17:31

Oh well, thanks for the reply. Figured it might be worth a shot at least! : )

-Thomas

By Gradius2

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12-07-2013, 17:39

It would be much cheaper to just buying another MSX2+ instead. This was a trully no brain case.

By Retrofan

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12-07-2013, 18:32

@W76NearDark: I would be interested in the Turbo-R case if you still have it undamaged. You don't need it for your 2+ and you could earn some money Wink

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