Posts tagged "Sharp X68000"

The X68000 is a powerful, but proprietary and very delicate series of machines that do not tolerate neglect.

thumbnail for "Call In The PROs To See Things Clearly (X68000 PRO Part 4)"

Call In The PROs To See Things Clearly (X68000 PRO Part 4)

A small update on the X68000 PRO that was saved from an inglorious death over the course of the last three articles. It’s gotten a video configuration that works properly. I know, that’s way cooler than painting the case, right?

thumbnail for "Call In The PROs When You Can't Flop (X68000 PRO Part 3)"

Call In The PROs When You Can't Flop (X68000 PRO Part 3)

With a new power supply and the entire insect population of Honshu removed from its case, the swamp-bogged X68000 PRO can finally start up, but can it boot floppy disks? In this exciting conclusion to the series, we’ll jump through a frankly ridiculous number of hoops – many of them ultimately proving to be unnecessary – in order to make some disks and find out.

thumbnail for "Call In The PROs When You Need Power (X68000 PRO Part 2)"

Call In The PROs When You Need Power (X68000 PRO Part 2)

Now that I had a reasonably clean X68000 PRO to work from, I set about restoring power. Rather than doing things the cheap way and strapping up my Meanwell four-voltage test supply, I decided to go whole hog and lay out a brand-new power supply PCB.

thumbnail for "Call In The PROs When It Gets Dirty (X68000 PRO Part 1)"

Call In The PROs When It Gets Dirty (X68000 PRO Part 1)

What happens when you bid on a Sharp X68000 PRO without looking too closely at the photos? For one thing, you win the auction. What also happens is that the computer spends a while in your garage, waiting for all of its little tenants to be vacuumed out.

thumbnail for "Unleashing the Power of the X68000 ACE"

Unleashing the Power of the X68000 ACE

You might recall that I own a Sharp X68000 ACE, the world-beating, sprite-spitting computer of everyone’s dreams. So far, though, the ownership experience hasn’t been the most fun I’ve ever had. Repairing the battery damage in mine has been challenging, as the damage goes deeper than I first thought, but I have accomplished one thing so far: installing a more reliable power supply.

thumbnail for "More Japanese exchange students arrived"

More Japanese exchange students arrived

Another postie-threatening crate arrived on my porch this week. There’s a lot of projects in this one; I’m not even sure a single one is “usable” as-is. This one sort of got away from me, but those are the fun kind!

More tags

3d-printing accelerators amiga amiga2000 amiga2500 amiga3000 amiga500 apple apple-ii appliance aquarius arcade atari atari-jaguar atari2600 atarist bandai basic-master batteries bose-wave-radio bungo calculator capacitors casio cdrom cf2700 cleaning clone coco coleco coleco-adam colecovision commodore commodore64 compile computer console corrosion cpm crt custom-chip-failure derivavision dick-smith-creativision-wizzard dumping failure famicom flashfloppy floppy fm7 forklift-mac fujitsu game-gear games gemini genesis gotek guest-post harddrive hb101 hitachi homemade-hardware homemade-software ibm ique jb-1260ma keyboard keyboard-converter kyocera lcd leako ljn-video-art macintosh macintosh-classic-ii macintosh-lc macintosh-lc520 macintosh-quadra800 macintosh-se macintosh-tv magic-smoke mark-iii master-system mattel mbc555 mini5 mod modelm mouse mr-pc msx nec neo-geo nes nintendo nintendo-ds nomad octane operating-system panasonic pc-tv151 pc60 pc6001 pc6001mkII pc6601sr pc8300 pc88 pc8801mh pc8801mkii pc8801mkiisr pc98 pc9801 pc9801nst pc9801ra2 pc9821 pc9821ap2 pickups pippin pirate-hardware pizzabox playstation power-supply pv7 ram repair retrochallenge retrochallenge-april-2018 retrochallenge-october-2021 retrochallenge-october-2022 retrochallenge-september-2018 reversing sanyo sbc6809e sc3000 sega sega-columns sg1000 sharp sharp-x1-turbo silicon-graphics sinclair snes snk soggy1000 sony sparcstation storage sun super-famicom supervision tandy tandy-102 tandy1000 tandy1000ex tandy1000sx tandy1000tx texas-instruments ti83-plus tomy tomy-pyuuta trace-repair trs80 trs80-mc10 ts1000 video vtech vtech-precomputer watara wonderswan word-processor x68000 x68000-ace x68000-pro zx81