Telestrat failure?

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Telestrat failure?

Post by Symoon » Wed May 01, 2019 7:36 pm

Hi,

I tested my Telestrats today (2 different ones), none is working anymore.
All I get with HYPER Basic and Telematic ROMs is this, for both:
IMG_1416b.jpg
No reaction from the drive. Each Telestrat has its own set of ROMs.
Both were working 12 years ago, one was even tested and fixed by NightBird.

Any idea anyone? Could it be a power problem?
Thanks!

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Re: Telestrat failure?

Post by ibisum » Wed May 01, 2019 7:53 pm

Damnit, I just tested my Telestrat too. And alas, it is also non-functioning.

So consider me following this thread very closely along with you. :(

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Re: Telestrat failure?

Post by Symoon » Wed May 01, 2019 8:07 pm

ibisum wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Damnit, I just tested my Telestrat too. And alas, it is also non-functioning.
Ouch, what happens with yours? Same pitcure than above, or something else? (if anything!)

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Re: Telestrat failure?

Post by ibisum » Wed May 01, 2019 8:17 pm

Just junk on the screen - nothing like yours. Doesn't matter what I do, I can't get as clean a picture as your...

I'm going to try another power supply in the next few days, and I'll follow up - hopefully we can both get our Telestrats back in working order ..

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Re: Telestrat failure?

Post by Symoon » Wed May 01, 2019 8:24 pm

I'll sadly be away from my Telestrats for a few weeks. Actually I can't use them much, they're stored far from my main living/working place. That's why it took me a while to have an opportunity to plug them again :(

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ibisum wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Just junk on the screen - nothing like yours. Doesn't matter what I do, I can't get as clean a picture as your...
Beware that the SCART cable for Telestrat is different from the Oric-1/Atmos one. This is very important, I was told you could fry your Telestrat using the wrong cable.
Does your drive seem to work?

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Re: Telestrat failure?

Post by ibisum » Wed May 01, 2019 8:43 pm

SCART: oh shit, this may be the issue. I tried using the SCART cable that was in my Atmos, which is the one built by RetroComputing and has been quite reliable in the past. I hope I didn't fry my Telestrat, damnit. (Haven't tried the drive..)

But, I will need a few days to return to debugging this, as I'm now away from my collection. Have you got any references for me on the differences between SCART for Atmos and Telestrat?

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Re: Telestrat failure?

Post by Symoon » Wed May 01, 2019 8:57 pm

ibisum wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:43 pm
Have you got any references for me on the differences between SCART for Atmos and Telestrat?
Here:
http://andre.cheramy.net/trucs/peritel.htm
http://andre.cheramy.net/trucs/peritel1.pdf

It's in French but André is a reliable source.

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Re: Telestrat failure?

Post by Steve M » Fri May 17, 2019 1:36 pm

It looks similar to the Atmos/ Oric-1 boot screens that you get prior to he main screen. Typical failure to boot. Could be all sorts of things.
I'm not sure what sort of RAM is in the Telestrat but the other Orics are well known for faulty RAM.

Electronic equipment needs to be used to keep it working. If it's just sitting , it can fail. Keep your Orics running to keep them healthy !

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