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by paulv
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.

A VIDC Enhancer does change the timings of the VIDC yes, in so much as it makes an A3000 the same as an A3010, A3020, A4000 or A5000. As different Arc's have different standards in this respect, a VIDC Enhancer makes the older ones the same as the later ones so in effect "standardises" th...
by paulv
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: general
Topic: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.

A VIDC Enhancer does change the timings of the VIDC yes, in so much as it makes an A3000 the same as an A3010, A3020, A4000 or A5000. As different Arc's have different standards in this respect, a VIDC Enhancer makes the older ones the same as the later ones so in effect "standardises" the...
by paulv
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: general
Topic: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.

It could well be the difference between the TV's in France and the UK. Although I'm not entirely sure these days about support for different standards being built into TV's but in the UK we have PAL, in France you have SECAM which is similar to PAL but not quite the same and sends colour information...
by paulv
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: general
Topic: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.

No, it's plug and play. Which is easier than installing a VIDC Enhancer to get proper refresh rates but you don't get quite as good a display as a VIDC Enhancer because the GBS82xx is effectively sampling and upscaling the signals so you can have jitter and artefacts as Daniel has observed. With a V...
by paulv
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: general
Topic: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.

You don't need a power supply in a SCART cable for the A3000. That's only for "auto" detection purposes. Most TV's have manual input and aspect ratio selection capabilities.

Paul
by paulv
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 41
Views: 1644

Re: https certificates?

I should qualify my statement by saying I've not had contact with Let's Encrypt certs for several months so browser support may well have been improved through addition of the CA to the accepted browser lists. As a software developer, I encountered even more issues with Let's Encrypt users because o...
by paulv
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: general
Topic: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: CJE dual VGA output upscaler. Questions.

Pretty sure it's an overpriced GBS8220 in a box.

Paul
by paulv
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 41
Views: 1644

Re: https certificates?

I have several clients that have tried the Let's Encrypt route and all but one has gone back to a more traditional certificate because they've found that many browsers simply aren't happy with the Let's Encrypt certs. I'd be quite happy to chip in to an SSL certificate fund if there was such a thing...
by paulv
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: What to do with a Grundy Newbrain?
Replies: 22
Views: 1643

Re: What to do with a Grundy Newbrain?

Just a quick update. Dave sent me his spare key cap last week which arrived last Saturday, I've finally got around to fitting it so here's a before and after shot... Before: NewBrain-NoKey.jpg After: NewBrain-NewKey.jpg It might not be the correct key cap for the key in question but any key cap is b...
by paulv
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 579
Views: 50002

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

Sorry, but CJE should know better... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Cheese-Wedge-Case-Design-Prestel-or-Teletext-Adaptor-Refurbished/182507848953 Acorn "Cheese Wedge" Case Design Prestel or Teletext Adaptor (Refurbished) The PSU is guaranteed to work but not the Prestel or Teletext interf...
by paulv
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: I laughed considering I was 20
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: I laughed considering I was 20

Before anyone watches it....

Be warned... High flicker :-o

Paul
by paulv
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Repairing a broken Archimedes A3000 ... Update 14.05.17 - mouse progress - the mouse fully works too! I think, it's done
Replies: 159
Views: 5744

Re: Repairing a broken Archimedes A3000 ...

I had the same problem with mine. I don't think it is possible to buy a new keyboard socket, but I would be delighted if someone was able to source an equivalent. The best thing to do is use a multimeter to check continuity of all the tracks in the area, and then repair the bad ones with Kynar wire...
by paulv
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 Adelaide PCB troubleshooting
Replies: 163
Views: 8209

Re: A3010 Adelaide PCB troubleshooting

Really? The rare becomes even rarer then with two variants of A3010 with an Adelaide board. I've seen plenty of Adelaide boards with the taller legs and only the one pictured above (and now yours it seems) with the shorter legs...

Paul
by paulv
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Ample and Music 5000 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Ample and Music 5000 questions

It may well have been on disc later but I'm pretty sure it was on cassette originally like the Music 500. I'm on the hunt for the box with all the Hybrid stuff in so when I find it, I'll be busy with stuff for the 3000 and the 87 I think. EDIT: The owner who I bought it from upgraded to the Hybrid s...
by paulv
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Ample and Music 5000 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Ample and Music 5000 questions

I may well have the Music 87 software in storage. It came on tape only IIRC :shock:

Paul
by paulv
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Show us your retro computers
Replies: 69
Views: 4155

Re: Show us your retro computers

My newly acquired Grundy Newbrain which appears to be a tad faulty but I'm optimistic that it can be fixed easily :D

Newbrain-720p.jpg


Paul
by paulv
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: What to do with a Grundy Newbrain?
Replies: 22
Views: 1643

Re: What to do with a Grundy Newbrain?

Wow, what a great response :D Thank you all =D> =D> The NewBrain I have is an AD model with the VFD display on the front of the machine and it's currently displaying junk in a very similar fashion to the ones described here: http://www.8bit-homecomputermuseum.at/repair/newbrain/newbrain_ad_repair.ht...
by paulv
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: What to do with a Grundy Newbrain?
Replies: 22
Views: 1643

Re: What to do with a Grundy Newbrain?

I wasn't planning on selling it, I want to restore it and have a play because the machine has a bit part in the story of the BBC Micro in that it could well have been the BBC Micro and what we now call the BBC Micro would have simply been the Acorn Proton. I've checked the PSU and the X2 cap was in ...
by paulv
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Quarndon Electronics
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Quarndon Electronics

Best retro related news I've heard all week :D =D>

Paul
by paulv
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: What to do with a Grundy Newbrain?
Replies: 22
Views: 1643

What to do with a Grundy Newbrain?

Hi Guys, Today I received a Grundy Newbrain from my stepson's father in law as he found it in their loft and has no use for it. Clearly I have a reputation for collecting old computers and so it has found it's way to me.... The machine itself looks good but it's missing one key cap (The graphics key...
by paulv
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: general
Topic: Who's got the most souped-up BBC?
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Who's got the most souped-up BBC?

I'm not sure about it being the most souped up but this one is my most "complete" and most "connected" Beeb... http://www.retro-kit.co.uk/page.cfm/content/Acorn-BBC-Micro-Model-B/ It has Econet, Disc and Speech fitted along with an ATPL ROM/RAM board and a Datacentre fitted inter...
by paulv
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4321
Views: 252349

Re: Today I received.....

IanS wrote:
IanS wrote:Untested PCB. Just need to order a few more parts to build it up.
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Tested.
IMG_20170318_155505007.jpg
IMG_20170318_155544769.jpg


Yay, that's very cool :D

Paul
by paulv
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 1748

Re: M3000 vs M5000

So, a few months ago, I bought a Tacx trainer for my bike to mount it for use as an exercise bike... I was told by my surgeon that it would be highly unlikely that I'd ever be able to get on a bike again. Last night, I got on my bike! Two and a half years since I last rode a bike so I'm feeling pret...
by paulv
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4321
Views: 252349

Re: Today I received.....

Guys, ever thought about searching the forum for mice/mouse/track ball connection info?... Mark Unfortunately, the search barely ever returns the things I want. I know for a fact the indexes are faulty too as there are posts in the system that never get returned in the search that should. The index...
by paulv
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4321
Views: 252349

Re: Today I received.....

As I see your picture my tracker ball connector to my Master 512 is indeed wired differently then your pic... :o But I also got a mouse which was connected to my Master 512 which has exactly the same wiring as you pic... :-k Greetings, Wim... :-) That's interesting, I assume your mouse is an "...
by paulv
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4321
Views: 252349

Re: Today I received.....

It's got a 20-way connector on it but reading the manual and looking at the connector, I'm not sure it's wired for the Beeb just yet but that is a minor issue. Paul Hi, I'll hope this will do? :D Greetings, Wim... :-) Kind of. It confirms that my suspicions about it not being for a Beeb are right i...
by paulv
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4321
Views: 252349

Re: Today I received.....

It seems they come along like buses! WP_20170313_13_34_25_Rich.jpg It's got a 20-way connector on it but reading the manual and looking at the connector, I'm not sure it's wired for the Beeb just yet but that is a minor issue. Since I took the photo yesterday, I cleaned it up with some Dettol wipes ...
by paulv
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2486
Views: 181678

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

This beeb may or may not be worth a look.... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311816243294?ul_noapp=true Says untested but one of the photo's shows the LED's are on so the caps probably blew whilst having it's photo shoot for Ebay. :roll: Still, three switches on the left hand side would indicate more than...
by paulv
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 1748

Re: M3000 vs M5000

So my recovery was basically a patch of numb skin on my arm where the nerves have been cut and a scar under the shoulder where lymph nodes were extracted for testing. Absolutely nowhere near the PITA that you're going through. Cancer sucks. Indeed it does! You have to concentrate on the positives t...
by paulv
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: M3000 vs M5000
Replies: 44
Views: 1748

Re: M3000 vs M5000

Indeed, I hope you are up those stairs soon Paul, I too am a cancer survivor but it cost me a lot less bother. I am in remission for 8 years now. Good luck. Thanks. That's great to hear. My main goal at the moment is to reach 2 years free and move to 6 monthly checkups, having to trek to London and...

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