Jason Reighard cocoman at gmail.com
Tue May 19 13:30:51 EDT 2020

What about just covering the auto start contact on the rompak?

On Mon, May 18, 2020, 5:25 PM Arthur Flexser <flexser at fiu.edu> wrote:

> With regard to your entry for the Canyon Climber cartridge...
> It is not a good idea to insert or remove a cartridge with the power on,
> even if you have disabled the autostart with pokes as you indicate.  (The
> pokes disable the cartridge FIRQ in the PIA.)  These pokes do nothing to
> protect against the 12V line (on the CoCo 1 only) from shorting to a line
> that wants only 5V and probably blowing the 6809 if the cartridge is
> inserted just a little crooked.  Fortunately, Tandy made one of the
> cartridge lands a little shorter than the others to make this unlikely
> with Tandy cartridges, but 3rd party cartridges are generally not so
> forgiving.  I speak from sad experience in this


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