Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by @username@ » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:20 pm

Jarkko_p wrote:I´m happy if i can help, but i don´t have powersupplies for these Salora Manager and Floppydrive.
(I see there is other user in Finland who have Manager, but floppydrive need powersupply too...)
Having read up on the Apple FD100 (sounds similar eh?), the design of the original controller is, well, damn close to what you have in the picture.
Apples' design also used the 6309 8x256 PROM to store the drive and loader code.

I would speculate further that this page is mapped into memory at $2F00 - as the Salora and Laser BIOS' both jump to ($2FFE), if the value $A2 is found at address $1200.

I would also hazard that the drive employed GRC encoding, either the Apple 5/3 variant, which is most likely, or a variant of the Commodore 5/3.

Hopefully, we only need power to the controller long enough to read the 6309 out.

Please - someone lend him a PSU!!
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by MADrigal » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:03 pm

I have just came to know that the VTech FD100 floppy disk drive uses the same power supply as the Salora Manager/Laser 2001.

So, just in case Jarkko has 2 Salora Manager computers, he could use the spare PSU to power the FD100 unit.
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by @username@ » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:08 pm

Could someone post a picture of the Laser 2001 keyboard please.

I am trying to locate which keys the extra characters are mapped to.

Thanks.
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by Scouter3d » Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:17 pm

Hi, here is a picture of the Laser 2001 Keyboard...

Greetings, TOM:0)
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by @username@ » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:19 pm

Thanks Tom!

Once more the CSL cart does more. The extra characters are not available from the original keyboard.
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by Jarkko_p » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:42 am

Yes, i have 2 Salora machines, but my another powersupply is dead (tryed), so i need to ask my friend if he can fix it. :p
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by carlsson » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:14 am

If you have another power supply with -5V, +5V and +12V (i.e. an old PC AT supply), you probably could wire up a make-shift power supply given the pinouts. I suppose if you add a circuit to generate those 50 mA of -5V from a +5V source, you could based it on a cheap £2 hard drive power supply. Those are rated to deliver 5V @ 2A + 12V @ 2A, and just the other week I managed to power a Sinclair PC-200 for a whole day on a such supply. But as mentioned, you'd probably need that -5V.
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by MADrigal » Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:14 am

Just got pictures of those Finnish items from the guys at the Pelikotietokoni webmuseum.

Very cool items, especially the floppy disk of the "word processor" program, it even has instructions manual!

Unfortunately I don't have much information about these items, but hopefully the Finnish friends will provide us with more information on them soon.
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by Cosmoz » Mon May 11, 2015 1:54 pm

I obtained an Salora Manager and floppy drive recently, but as usual, both are without powersupplies (and also, the floppy drive adapter is missing). How to get an suitable power supply to the computer itself, i am not capable of making one - it's just something i'm not confortable making myself.

Is there any other solution or somebody who could custom make one?
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Re: Laser 2001 & Salora Manager - official thread

Post by Scouter3d » Mon May 11, 2015 5:04 pm

Hi Cosmoz,
Welcome to the board!

You can use a PC AT or ATX powersupply, all you Need is the +5, +12V and -5V. And a DIN Plug for the Salora-side...
the pinout is printed on the PSU (find Pictures of it in the Hardware-section)...
PS: I think the Floppy uses the same PSU??? but i am not sure... but without the Interface it is no use...

Greetings TOM:0)
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