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by JonC
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: WinPC + Avast help
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: WinPC + Avast help

I'd just use Windows Defender, it's built in and just as good as any of the others.
by JonC
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 119
Views: 2982

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Not sure how useful CDFS would be, but ZIP Drive parrallel port support for Arcs with bi-directional printer ports would be useful for large file transfer. (I.e. The RO boot sequence for starters!) :D Edit: On further thought, support for removeable media such as SD/SDHC cards would probably be more...
by JonC
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Switchable/dynamic/expanded RISC OS
Replies: 25
Views: 634

Re: Switchable/dynamic/expanded RISC OS

Well, £2.88+VAT for the eproms would be £13.50, programming is free(ish, I certainly don't charge if I program eproms for people), postage is a couple of quid, so it'd be less than £20 to do a new set. In truth you could do it for even less with reprogrammable eeproms: https://www.mouser.co.uk/Prod...
by JonC
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Switchable/dynamic/expanded RISC OS
Replies: 25
Views: 634

Re: Switchable/dynamic/expanded RISC OS

I suppose if someone could work out a basic set of parts that you'd need to build either, that would put the costs in perspective?
Then you could gauge the level of interest. :D
by JonC
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mouse/Keyboard solutions for the Arc/RISC PC
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Mouse/Keyboard solutions for the Arc/RISC PC

What would be really nice is something that converts keyboards as well as mice.
Plug it into a mouse or mouse/keyboard port and convert to a couple of USB HID ports. :D
by JonC
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?
Replies: 119
Views: 2982

Re: RISC OS 3.20 ROM's?

Just a thought, if you build a daughter board to repace the ROMS (a-la RO2 to RO3 daughter board for the A3x0 and A4x0), would it be better to put something modern and programable (chip wise) on the daughter board to make updates/fixes/patches easier just be reprogramming it? That way people could d...
by JonC
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron 6502 desolder / socket pics
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Electron 6502 desolder / socket pics

When I was much much younger, I wrote to Slogger to suggest that they take the Electron mainboard out of it's case and give it a bigger one (a bit like the master compact), leaving the Keyboard where it was. Maybe someone could do this as their next project giving you highrise options for your CPU b...
by JonC
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC lost network access
Replies: 34
Views: 815

Re: RiscPC lost network access

I would aim for 4.02, has a decent amount of backwards compatibilty, network support and functionality over 3.x and supports long file names.
by JonC
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Gauging Interest: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 1494

Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

I will be able to make this one!

Hopefully there's decent parking at the hotel for our boots full of kit? :lol:
by JonC
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC lost network access
Replies: 34
Views: 815

Re: RiscPC lost network access

I'm guessing the EL600 you moved to the working machine still worked? If so that rules the card out completely. Are you getting a link light on your router and/or any activity lights? Are you getting an IP address on DHCP, if so what is it? Do you have IP and MAC address binding turned on on the rou...
by JonC
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC lost network access
Replies: 34
Views: 815

Re: RiscPC lost network access

Just had a quick look at my EtherLAN600 issue. Cable is fine in another machine, swapped over the EtherH with a working one, same issue. I've tried static IP and DHCP on both RISC OS 3.71 and RISC OS 5.23 and have updated to the ROM and drivers from NICDrivers.zip EHTest reports: Interface media: 1...
by JonC
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC lost network access
Replies: 34
Views: 815

Re: RiscPC lost network access

Sounds like you have MAC address binding turned on in your router.
As long as you keep the same IP with that network card, it should be ok.
by JonC
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC lost network access
Replies: 34
Views: 815

Re: RiscPC lost network access

Router IP address is a.b.c.d, so IP address of network card configured to a.b.c.(d-1) Netmask 255.255.255.0 Routing gateway set to Router IP address Primary & secondary DNS server as given by ISP; tertiary name server as router IP address Hosts file amended with Host name and address a.b.c.(d-1...
by JonC
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC lost network access
Replies: 34
Views: 815

Re: RiscPC lost network access

Silly question maybe, but are you getting activity lights? It could be a duff network cable? :D
by JonC
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2681
Views: 187188

Re: LOLPRICE

I know it's not a bad looking A300 series keyboard that probably just needs a good clean but.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Archimedes-keyboard-/172971638895 I'm pretty sure I've seen entire systems sell for less than this keyboard alone :-o Paul Wow, I have 3 in a drawer. Time to give 'em a ...
by JonC
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 31
Views: 1343

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

You need to solder in a header first: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pcb-headers/2518086/ Yup, this works. Flashed mine using some soldered on jumpers and a creatively bodged serial cable. Worked like a charm :) Unfortunately, never got it to work properly on my Archie's so probably get a config set...
by JonC
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ST506 HDD woes
Replies: 37
Views: 1786

Re: ST506 HDD woes

It's a shame there's no ST506 to CF Card converter out there, breath new life into those factory fit ST506 controllers in the A4x0's :mrgreen:
by JonC
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 139
Views: 5673

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Winter Warmer) 17-19 November 2017 (Leicestershire) BOOKING THREAD

Unfortunatley I can't go to this now Alex. :(
My place can be freed up for the next person in the queue.
by JonC
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: NuLA - A 'softer' palette for games

Just had a thought (shocking I know! :lol: ), but how about creating colour 'profiles' for different games?
Not just softer colours but completely different pallette sets for alternative looks.
by JonC
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC SD Card on Ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: BBC SD Card on Ebay

I think it's a great idea. :) Pulling together a solution for the less technical that works pretty much out of the box and isn't stupidly over-priced. :D Edit: Just to be clear, I wasn't implying that others should feel obliged to do this, or anyone else that does do this should feel slighted. :shock:
by JonC
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another A5000
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Another A5000

danielj wrote:
JonC wrote:That would be me! :lol:


Ah, there we go.. Remind me - did it work in the end? :D


No, still not working unfortunatly, and haven't found the time to have another look. :roll: :lol:
by JonC
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another A5000
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Another A5000

danielj wrote:Sorry, recollection of someone who did soak it and it possibly caused more damage... :D

d.


That would be me! :lol:
by JonC
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 2nd SATA hard drive??
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: 2nd SATA hard drive??

It sounds like it could be a faulty device.
If you have it in as the only drive and try a fresh Windows install on it, does it recognise the drive?

Edit: The drive could be factory partitioned to GPT, which means XP won't see it in Disk Management
by JonC
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 116
Views: 8124

Re: Windows 10....

AV is all pretty much of a muchness these days in the home market. Personally I'd stick with Defender as it's as good as most other free (and some paid) home AV solutions. That is to say that the biggest threats these days stem from Zero Day exploit related infections, which many of these won't catc...
by JonC
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 116
Views: 8124

Re: Windows 10....

Ah yes, 1703: the wonderful Fall Creators Update which most people having been tryong to avoid! :lol:
by JonC
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2681
Views: 187188

Re: LOLPRICE

I ... just... can't. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-computer-/182707649701?hash=item2a8a397ca5:g:Ik4AAOSwhIFZiN4p They have an Apple too... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-apple-computer/182707654975 Could be worse... Here's a pretty (b)eaten up vintage apple http://assets.bonappetit.com/photo...
by JonC
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4322
Views: 252747

Re: Today I received.....

danielj wrote:One of these:
http://www.benq.com/product/monitor/BL912

Which can do this:
DSC_2773.jpg

And also this:
DSC_2774.jpg

With no additional jiggery pokery necessary :)

d.


It's a great monitor, glad I bought one. Not yet come across a game mode it won't display. :D
by JonC
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: how is it called metal box for 3,5 or 5,25
Replies: 21
Views: 1429

Re: how is it called metal box for 3,5 or 5,25

I could do with one of these as well, but after amazon and ebay searches I couldn't find any. :(
by JonC
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 2nd SATA hard drive??
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: 2nd SATA hard drive??

Also, while your CD/DVD Drive may have worked, cheap SATA cables can be fickle, so try changing it.
Also try plugging in to a SATA mobo connector that your current HDD sits on to see if it detects. :D
by JonC
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Keyboard & Monitor Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Keyboard & Monitor Stand

Looks like he's in Teeside so a fair trek from your kneck of the woods!

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