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Old 12th May 2021, 1:34 pm   #1
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Default Black Star Orion video signal generator manuals

Hi,

Does anyone happen to have a copy of the operators or service manuals for the Black Star Orion PAL test pattern generator?

I've managed to fix mine with careful use of contact cleaner and glue (damaged in transit...) but the documentation has gone walkies. I'd like to know what the pinout of the DB9 on the back is, and the adjustment range of the "video level" pot.

A service manual or schematic would be nice too, though I expect it's a fairly simple affair.

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Old 12th May 2021, 6:44 pm   #2
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Operators manual here: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/blacks...nerator_r.html
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Default Re: Black Star Orion video signal generator manuals

Might be worth mentioning there are 2 version of the generator, the first with a DIN plug output for RGBHV and the second with the 9-pin DSUB connector you mentioned. There are also differences in how the front switches work.

I say this in case you expend effort for the manual and then find out it's the wrong version!
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Old 16th May 2021, 2:29 am   #4
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Unfortunately that seems to require a membership to download anything, and has a lot of requirements attached to it... I'm not keen on taking the obligations of joining a community just to download one manual.


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Might be worth mentioning there are 2 version of the generator, the first with a DIN plug output for RGBHV and the second with the 9-pin DSUB connector you mentioned. There are also differences in how the front switches work.

I say this in case you expend effort for the manual and then find out it's the wrong version!
Oh lovely! I had no idea there were two versions... good old Black Star!

I wouldn't be surprised if the DIN version had the same pinout as the BBC Micro monitors!
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