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Old 01 April 2017, 07:00   #581
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Angry waiting game.

Gahhh....I'm frustrated because I've got every part except for the CPLD's (well, and the '882's but those aren't important). There's just this big box of parts sitting here looking at me like
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Old 01 April 2017, 11:15   #582
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I think I'm about to throw the towel in on this and admit defeat before I throw any more money into this. I thought I could do the soldering but I just dont have the skill required to solder at this level.

I have wasted 3 boards and plenty of cpld's It seems some of the cpld's that I purchased were used items so without knowing if they really work or not just wastes time (and boards and components) lol

Hopefully I can still get a working board by offering parts or cash to someone that is able to test and solder at this level. (something I will have to think about)

I'm very frustrated with myself that I cannot do this, but I have to draw a line somewhere.
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Old 01 April 2017, 11:47   #583
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Hit me up in PM - I am sure I can help and it won't cost you ... well maybe postage and a beer at a retro-meet in the future =D
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Old 01 April 2017, 11:58   #584
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I think I'm about to throw the towel in on this and admit defeat before I throw any more money into this. I thought I could do the soldering but I just dont have the skill required to solder at this level.

I have wasted 3 boards and plenty of cpld's It seems some of the cpld's that I purchased were used items so without knowing if they really work or not just wastes time (and boards and components) lol

Hopefully I can still get a working board by offering parts or cash to someone that is able to test and solder at this level. (something I will have to think about)

I'm very frustrated with myself that I cannot do this, but I have to draw a line somewhere.

I keep saying you absolutely need a microscope for this job. If you have that then the whole thing becomes straightforward. It's borderline impossible without even for a "professional"

Also unsure why anyone would risk eBay for anything they can get from the main suppliers.. For the 030 you havent got much choice but for the Xilinx chips Digikey charges ~3 quid for them

https://www.digikey.co.uk/product-de...1266-ND/406983

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Old 01 April 2017, 15:13   #585
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Also when I designed the board a lot of people asked why I didn't use a single bigger cpld... this is why.... so folk had a chance of soldering it. A tqfp144 would be much much harder


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Old 01 April 2017, 15:46   #586
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I keep saying you absolutely need a microscope for this job. If you have that then the whole thing becomes straightforward. It's borderline impossible without even for a "professional"

Also unsure why anyone would risk eBay for anything they can get from the main suppliers.. For the 030 you havent got much choice but for the Xilinx chips Digikey charges ~3 quid for them

https://www.digikey.co.uk/product-de...1266-ND/406983
Yes mate, Digikey was the first place I looked for the cpld's since you first said about them, unfortunately they have been out of stock since, hence why I went Ebay and Ali-express.

Although, my new scope also turned out to be a dud I used my old optical lens that I used to chip ps2's with. I could see "enough" but It's just beyond my ability, nothing else to blame
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Ok. Once you have it aligned it's easy!


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Old 01 April 2017, 19:09   #588
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I'm slowly accumulating bits, still got a week or two before the boards arrive, still waiting on the 030's to get here though.
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Its been one of my funny videos that i've wanted to shoot for a while.... needed me to dig out the STE from the loft to do it.
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@plasmab: Both computers running TT530?
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arrived sockets from poland, adaptated for 68030 pinout

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Plasmab, you've won the internet with that music video. Respect!
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now they'll just fight over which one is the hick...
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