Re: [stella] Supercharger and the 7800?

Subject: Re: [stella] Supercharger and the 7800?
From: A Braunsdorf <ab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 13:34:41 -0500
In message <003a01c057c2$6e5c7980$992d6486@default>, "Eckhard Stolberg" writes:
> > I've tried my Supercharger in both the 7800s down here, and one
> > just flashes the screen green and black.  The other doesn't want
> > to turn on with it installed, but if you mess with it it comes up
> > and prompts, but never seems to load (though sometimes the message
> > will change to just "Rewind Tape").  My 2600s work fine with the
> > same setup.
> The "Rewind Tape" message usually is an indication, that the
> output volume of your tape player isn't set correctly. The
> Supercharger is very picky in that respect. If your SC works
> at all on your 7800, chances are pretty high, that loading
> data into it works as well.

That's what I thought, of course, but the volume on my SoundBlaster
is all the way up and it works fine if I put it in one of the 2600s
instead, with the same input.

I did find my other 7800 power supply and it doesn't act any
differently on either 7800.

I've only got one Supercharger, so I can't do the obvious experiment
to eliminate that as the problem, but it seems to work fine in both
the 2600s I have down here.  (I've got a couple more of those, but
no more 7800s.)

Any idea what the green-flashing screen could be a symptom of?
That unit is my spare 7800, so it could be dusty inside or something.
Seems to work OK with cartridges.


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