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growntree
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Hello from lancashire

Postby growntree » Thu May 04, 2017 10:57 pm

Hi all,

I've recovered two bbc masters and four A3000s and two cub monitors from my parents which I'm hoping to get up and running again.

Graham

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby davidb » Thu May 04, 2017 11:21 pm

Welcome! :D

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby Multiwizard » Fri May 05, 2017 5:24 am

Hi Graham,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim...:-)

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby Zarchos » Fri May 05, 2017 6:12 am

Hey great !

Welcome to this forum !

Hurry ! Remove the A3000s' batteries or you'll lose your commies.

Xavier.

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby growntree » Fri May 05, 2017 6:43 am

I've already removed the batteries out of all of them just to be in the safe side, although one of the A3000 batteries has already leaked rather badly and turned quite a lot of the board green. :(

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby Zarchos » Fri May 05, 2017 7:02 am

growntree wrote:I've already removed the batteries out of all of them just to be in the safe side, although one of the A3000 batteries has already leaked rather badly and turned quite a lot of the board green. :(


There are some specialists here to resurrect wounded Archies, don't worry ;-)

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby daveejhitchins » Fri May 05, 2017 7:09 am

Welcome to the Forum, Graham . . . Enjoy . . .

Good luck with you various kit - Hope you document how you get on, here on the Forum =D>

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby flaxcottage » Fri May 05, 2017 8:10 am

Welcome, Graham. :D
- John

Currently running Level 4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby growntree » Fri May 05, 2017 8:42 am

Thank you for the welcome everyone.

I'll be sure to post some pictures up Dave, especially as I'm curious about the A3000 with the green function keys and the metallic looking coating on the inside of the lid and the different coloured circuit board. :wink:

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby Elminster » Fri May 05, 2017 8:46 am

Welcome.

Warning they take over any spare time (and then some) in your life. Only the other day I was soldering at 4am (on a school night!)

6 machines will keep you busy for a while.

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby growntree » Fri May 05, 2017 8:56 am

They take up quite a lot of space as well, especially the cub monitors. I could get away without the bbc one as I can just use a TV, but I've nothing else for the Archies. :wink:

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby Elminster » Fri May 05, 2017 1:48 pm

I have a network KVM and the display appears on my imac (much easier than continually swapping cables about). And I also someitme use my 3.5 inch CCTV installtion LCD set.

No requirements for any extra monitors then.

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby DutchAcorn » Fri May 05, 2017 6:50 pm

Welcome Graham! :D

Enjoy the forum. It sounds like a nice collection to keep you occupied for a while. I hope you get your computers sorted!

Please note that removing the battery is will not stabilize affected computers. They need to be cleaned using vinegar to stop the already leaked acid eating the tracks and chips away.
Paul

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby growntree » Sat May 06, 2017 4:01 pm

Hi Paul, only one has actually leaked, but I thought I'd remove all of them just as a matter of course. I was thinking of using ketchup rather than just neat vinegar as it's better at staying where it is while it does it's work. I'm planning on going the AA battery route with the Archies that have the battery compartment on the bottom, but might go for a bios battery for the A3000 that hasn't got the battery compartment.

Graham

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby CMcDougall » Sat May 06, 2017 5:37 pm

welcome Graham :)
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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby DutchAcorn » Sat May 06, 2017 5:54 pm

growntree wrote:Hi Paul, only one has actually leaked, but I thought I'd remove all of them just as a matter of course. I was thinking of using ketchup rather than just neat vinegar as it's better at staying where it is while it does it's work. I'm planning on going the AA battery route with the Archies that have the battery compartment on the bottom, but might go for a bios battery for the A3000 that hasn't got the battery compartment.

Graham

I don't know about ketchup, I thought people from the UK preferred vinegar on their chips. :D
Paul

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby danielj » Sat May 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Hi Graham :D
Assuming-non-joke, ketchup's probably best left for potato-based chips 8). Neutralising the hydroxide will take seconds rather than minutes so white vinegar really is the way forward. It really doesn't need to be there that long at all - just make sure it comes into contact with all the battery gunk and give it a wiggle with an old toothbrush :)

d.

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby tricky » Sat May 06, 2017 6:22 pm

Welcome, enjoy your visits and good luck with the acorns.

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Re: Hello from lancashire

Postby growntree » Sun May 07, 2017 9:45 pm

Lol, ok, looks like vinegar is the way to go then. Any help is always appreciated. :D


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