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THX II38
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BBCX experts, I need help identifying this machine........

Postby THX II38 » Mon Jul 05, 2004 2:03 pm

Pulled from a skip by Mrs.THX yesterday. It had been sat in the rain..... <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :( --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":("><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> and some water was inside. I've dried it off completely now, nut have yet to attempt to plug it in.<br>
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It's a 5.25" disc drive by the way<br>
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<!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://homepage.ntlworld.com/thx1138/bbcv.jpg"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br>
<!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://homepage.ntlworld.com/thx1138/bbcva.jpg"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br>
<!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://homepage.ntlworld.com/thx1138/bbcvb.jpg"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br>
<!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://homepage.ntlworld.com/thx1138/bbcvd.jpg"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br>
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melchett
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Re: BBCX experts...

Postby melchett » Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:28 pm

Looks like a standard BBC Micro Model B to me that's been put into a Viglen case. You could buy replacement cases for the BBC Micro to make your Beeb look more like a "three piece" PC i.e. separate keyboard from the main computer unit with the monitor stuck on top.<br>
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About half way up the motherboard, just underneath the ribbon cable that goes front to back in your last picture, there's some white writing on the board (just to the left of the ROM/RAM chip extension board) - it'd be helpful to know what's printed there to be more definite. At the risk of sounding like a complete anorak, I'd guess it's a Issue 7 motherboard for a BBC B as I'm fairly sure the white writing was green in earlier versions - plus the rom back banks in the bottom left hand corner look like Model B ones.<br>
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There's a pretty good picture of an Issue 7 BBC B motherboard on the 8BS website here and it looks the same to me:<br>
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<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://8bs.com/see/BBC_B_iss7.jpg">8bs.com/see/BBC_B_iss7.jpg</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br>
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No idea what make that ROM/RAM chip extension board is - do you have a bigger photo of just that board so we can read the writing? <p></p><i></i>

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Re: BBCX experts...

Postby melchett » Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:10 pm

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- plus the rom back banks in the bottom left hand corner look like Model B ones.<br>
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Obviously I meant the ROM banks in the bottom RIGHT hand corner of the motherboard. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

THX II38
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Re: BBCX experts...

Postby THX II38 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:30 pm

Thanks. This was left to dry, water poured out of it when I salvaged it.<br>
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IT worked! I was astounded! I left it a long, long time before I plugged it in though <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: BBCX experts...

Postby SHAUN FOREVER » Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:51 pm

whats it like? <p><i><b>Me and the boys have been drinking, feeling like this, there's no time for thinking, so all I can say is, I'm feeling fine! just me and my wine!</b></i></p><i></i>


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