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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #25 on: 09:07, 29 October 18 »
Shipping to Romania would cost £2.60 for the built board or £1.25 for the bare board.

You can have the bare board for £3.50 and the fully built unit for £10. I doubt you could build one for less.

I haven't tested it by the way, so I'll need to do that before sending.

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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #26 on: 10:03, 29 October 18 »
And so...

 

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It's alive!

 

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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #27 on: 10:14, 29 October 18 »
So, in the first picture we see it working.

The second picture shows how the board fits directly onto the blue video connector on the PCW's main board.

The third picture shows the connections from the video board to:
  • The +5v line on the second floppy power cable (the ORANGE wire)
  • The video connection to the monitor (the white adapter plugged into a standard phono plug that goes into the TV's composite video input)

Regarding the video adapter, I'll send you one for an extra £2. You then need a phono - phono plug and (maybe) a SCART/Euroconnector as is shown here: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/File:PCW_composite_video_cable.JPG.

For the avoidance of doubt, the video adapter I am offering you looks like this:


 

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The other parts you need are shown on the linked to picture (phono-phono cable and Euroconnector adapter, if your TV/monitor does not have a "composite video" input).

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JonB
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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #28 on: 10:57, 01 November 18 »
Wouldn't this deserve its own thread?

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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #29 on: 19:32, 01 November 18 »
Maybe, but it is all in reply to the OP's problem. I've designed, built and tested this mixer board for Radu and as he is not confident with electronics I have tried to explain with pictures how to fit it to his PCW.

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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #30 on: 10:13, 02 November 18 »
Makes sense, but I thought that the answer here was more important than the question (if that even makes sense) :D

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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #31 on: 12:48, 04 November 18 »
What, you mean a wiki page entitled "What to do if your PCW PSU fails"?

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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #32 on: 13:15, 05 November 18 »
No, (though yes, it wouldn't be a bad idea), I meant a thread about the little board :)

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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #33 on: 19:09, 05 November 18 »
It's nothing much to shout about, Gryzor. I mean we're not talking about a "Habi Special" here...    :D

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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #34 on: 21:20, 05 November 18 »
wow, sure i would also suggest to open an extra thread.
The PCW seems to have a lot of potentials when comes to expansion topic.


Did you check what possiblities we have to connect it to a standard VGA monitor ?




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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #35 on: 00:11, 06 November 18 »
What, you don't have a small TV with a SCART plug?

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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #36 on: 00:12, 06 November 18 »
Maybe, but it is all in reply to the OP's problem. I've designed, built and tested this mixer board for Radu and as he is not confident with electronics I have tried to explain with pictures how to fit it to his PCW.

...and it looks like I wasted my time.

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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #37 on: 07:42, 06 November 18 »
no it's not a waste of time.
i will order one as it is, and try to get a monitor with scart.


it will be my Christmas gift :)




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Re: pcw wont start anymore
« Reply #38 on: 20:56, 07 November 18 »
You don't need a scart connector any tv or monitor that have simple composite input (yellow RCA jack) will do the job