[Coladam] Problems with the ADAM display, printer

Justin Salvato justin76here at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 22 21:25:58 CET 2010


So display works and it the printer (other) doesn't do the crazy start-up, 
but...

> Ok, so I opened it up.  Turns out to be a a shield in the way.  Took it 
> out since the other SmartWriter didn't have it.  So that solved that 
> problem. But I realize that when it boots, the roller does not advance one 
> line like it's supposed to.  In fact, the only thing that moves is the 
> print mechanism (daisy wheel).
>
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Joe Blenkle
> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:01 PM
> To: Justin Salvato
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Problems with the ADAM display
>
> Ouch! That's really horrible sounding when you turn it on.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Justin Salvato" <justin76here at hotmail.com>
> To: "Joe Blenkle" <jblenkle at sacnews.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Problems with the ADAM display
>
>
>> Well, here's the video of my current problem: 
>> http://www.boxing4free.com/retro/PrinterProblem2.mp4
>>
>> -----Original Message----- 
>> From: Joe Blenkle
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:43 AM
>> To: Justin Salvato
>> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Problems with the ADAM display
>>
>> I don't think you can send attachments to the list. I've tried in the 
>> past
>> and they don't go through.
>>
>> Joe B.
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Justin Salvato" <justin76here at hotmail.com>
>> To: "Geoff Oltmans" <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>; "Herman L Mason Jr"
>> <hlm001 at hlm-gmk.com>
>> Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
>> Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 6:55 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Problems with the ADAM display
>>
>>
>>> Here are screen shots.  This is the 4th time trying to send these.  Not 
>>> sure
>>> if the file size is too big.  And yes, everything screws up, game 
>>> cartridges
>>> too.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message----- 
>>> From: Geoff Oltmans
>>> Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 3:44 PM
>>> To: Herman L Mason Jr
>>> Cc: 'Justin Salvato' ; coladam at adamcon.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Problems with the ADAM display
>>>
>>> We might be able to narrow things down if it is really a problem in the
>>> boardset.
>>>
>>> Justin: Do game cartridges work properly, or are they messed up as well? 
>>> Do
>>> you have some screenshots you can send to me?
>>>
>>> On Dec 19, 2010, at 10:30 AM, Herman L Mason Jr wrote:
>>>
>>>> My mistake it was the main board, not game board. the bottom board. We
>>>> sent
>>>> them to Dan Elliott I think. Getting old I guess.
>>>>
>>>> Good Friends are FOREVER... And Thats a Long, LONG, Time.  So, PLEASE 
>>>> Stay
>>>> Intouch...
>>>>
>>>>                                                   H Mason Jr
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: coladam-bounces at adamcon.org [mailto:coladam-bounces at adamcon.org] 
>>>> On
>>>> Behalf Of Herman L Mason Jr
>>>> Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:13 AM
>>>> To: 'Justin Salvato'; coladam at adamcon.org
>>>> Subject: Re: [Coladam] Problems with the ADAM display
>>>>
>>>> "G" may be correct, I seem to think that it was the game board, (Mother
>>>> board) for the clone folks, that gave me and George that problem. We 
>>>> even
>>>> sent several out, forgot his name, but who was supposedly good at 
>>>> fixing
>>>> them, this was before Dr. D was part of the group. We would get
>>>> interference
>>>> or garbage at boot up, and it got worse as it went on, ie, Sbasic, as I
>>>> tried to load my bbs up.
>>>>                             -HM
>>>>
>>>> Good Friends are FOREVER... And Thats a Long, LONG, Time.  So, PLEASE 
>>>> Stay
>>>> Intouch...
>>>>
>>>>                                                   H Mason Jr
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: coladam-bounces at adamcon.org [mailto:coladam-bounces at adamcon.org] 
>>>> On
>>>> Behalf Of Justin Salvato
>>>> Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 8:57 AM
>>>> To: coladam at adamcon.org
>>>> Subject: [Coladam] Problems with the ADAM display
>>>>
>>>> Most of the time I start my ADAM, the display is screwy.  I have to 
>>>> reboot
>>>> it about 8 times before the display is normal.  Sometimes there are
>>>> artifacts, sometimes the cursor is missing, sometimes the color is
>>>> distorted.  Games and programs dont always appear correctly when loaded
>>>> too.
>>>> Is there a fix for this or is it time to give this ADAM, which I only 
>>>> had
>>>> in
>>>> my possession for about a year, the boot?  I have a second memory 
>>>> console
>>>> which does not appear to work at all.
>>>>
>>>> Justin
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