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by JonC
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: ST506 HDD woes
Replies: 25
Views: 993

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: 52
Views: 1527

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: 316

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: 533

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: 445

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: 445

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: 310

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: 113
Views: 6440

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: 113
Views: 6440

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: 2652
Views: 170646

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: 4200
Views: 223322

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: 652

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: 310

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: 324

Re: Keyboard & Monitor Stand

Looks like he's in Teeside so a fair trek from your kneck of the woods!
by JonC
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 224
Views: 11488

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

daveejhitchins wrote:
1024MAK wrote:Use fixed spaces, not tabs.
Thanks, Mark . . . Spaces it is, then.

Dave H :D


Or you could attach the list as a file? :D
Just saying! :lol:
by JonC
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 224
Views: 11488

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

Dave, could you post the current order list, not sure if I'm on it? :lol:
by JonC
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2451
Views: 166974

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Elminster wrote:Due to manufacturing demand issues they had them manufactured in 87 and shipped to 86 by time machine.


Should have done that with the Electron too!
by JonC
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 113
Views: 6440

Re: Windows 10....

I made the mistake of putting it on a touch pc we have in the kitchen, I did it right at the end of the free upgrade period and it was so slow, I have installed XP. This latest update has stopped supporting my win 8 whql gfx card in my tablet to, so I don't know what to do with that! Fortunately, o...
by JonC
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which A3010 Monitor?
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: Which A3010 Monitor?

Just baught one! :lol:
by JonC
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Virgin Hub 3.0
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Virgin Hub 3.0

Don't use VM's DNS servers, they're useless.
by JonC
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 5 pin din domino pcb mount sockets
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: 5 pin din domino pcb mount sockets

Do you mean like these?

Edit:

These may be better value if you're wanting a few.
by JonC
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A540 with possible duff floppy interface
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: A540 with possible duff floppy interface

Just a thought, the known good floppy disk you used for testing, does it still format/read ok on your known good drives?
If so that does suggest a cable/drive/if problem, however if it doesn't it could now have collected some of the accumulated crud of the other drive causing it go bad.
by JonC
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A540 with possible duff floppy interface
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: A540 with possible duff floppy interface

You say it formatted and read ok just the once? It could be accumulated crud from the past that just need cleaning off, I've had that issue with all of my A3xx and A4xx drives. I fixed it in all cases by buying an old floppy drive cleaning disk and soaking the pads on it in IPA. A couple of spins in...
by JonC
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Help repairing my Electrons
Replies: 25
Views: 824

Re: Help repairing my Electrons

Try carefully cleaning the ULA socket pins with some contact cleaner or similar. :)
by JonC
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Risc OS 3.11 IDE disc rename problem
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Risc OS 3.11 IDE disc rename problem

I may have misunderstood, but have you run a *opt 4,3 (Think this is the right one!)
by JonC
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pegasus, New AP5 and New AP3/4 Painted Metal case
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Pegasus, New AP5 and New AP3/4 Painted Metal case

Anothe vote for an AP5 case please Dave! Preferably Acorn colour matched? :D
by JonC
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which Archimedes model?
Replies: 16
Views: 535

Re: Which Archimedes model?

Sounds to me like an A5000 Alpha would be the one to go for.. Very rare. I bought the faulty one listed a few days ago. I had been looking for one for months. It's faulty, but from the picture I think it's 'just' the CMOS chip. Haha, that's what I thought about mine, must get round to getting it fi...
by JonC
Fri May 26, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A Master List for New Retro Kit
Replies: 80
Views: 3718

Re: A Master List for New Retro Kit?

Maybe use a slightly different approach, something like; Connects to: (1Mhz Bus,User Port,Internal\External Tube Port,Elk Expansion Bus, Plus1/Rombox/Master Cartridge Slot) Interfaces provided: (None/USB/IDE/Serial) Form Factor: (Rom/Cartridge/Bespoke) Should prevent confusion without (hopefully) ad...
by JonC
Sun May 21, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 35
Views: 1420

Re: Elite Dangerous

Zarchos wrote:MGC ?
I'm lost with acronyms, must be too old ;-(

Mega Games Cartridge for my Elk of course! :lol:
by JonC
Sun May 21, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Elite Dangerous
Replies: 35
Views: 1420

Re: Elite Dangerous

It is a bit of a Grind, but then so was the original... :)

I play for a few weeks and then do a bit of Mass Effect, when I'm not playing something from my MGC of course!

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