Re: VIC-20 and 6502 question

From: Groepaz (
Date: 2004-06-29 23:10:36

On Tuesday 29 June 2004 22:25, Marko Mäkelä wrote:

> Please have a look at the message
> and the
> discussions around that time (April 1999).  Do you have first-hand
> experience of the "smoke poke" in action?

first 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)


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