From: Groepaz (groepaz_at_gmx.net)
Date: 2004-06-29 23:10:36
On Tuesday 29 June 2004 22:25, Marko Mäkelä wrote: > Please have a look at the message > http://www.softwolves.pp.se/misc/arkiv/cbm-hackers/1/1520.html and the > discussions around that time (April 1999). Do you have first-hand > experience of the "smoke poke" in action? first hand...no. i was told in school (were we had a bunch of 8032's and simelar gear) that a certain program they bought killed one of the older modells while it worked great on the others. ofcourse that might just have happened coincedential, however i remember reading a lot of warnings related to that in magazines.... i think i also stumbled about some references to it when looking for pet (or to be more precise, 8032) info on the web recently. having that said - could be this only works for machines with a certain 3rd party modification (we had lots of that stuff at school). > Remember, on the PET, the horizontal and vertical sync rates are fixed. > On the VDC (C128) or the TED (264 series), you could probably fry some > monitor or TV by modifying the timings. My 14" Sony is still alive even > after some torturing with NTSC signals. (It whistled a little but showed > a black&white picture.) i have first hand experience with killing a phillips monitor (1084 "clone" if i am not mistaken) by accidently using screwed timings on a psx for that matter :o) gpz Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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