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by tomlinson
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: new projects in development: games
Topic: Unnamed Elk/Beeb robot game
Replies: 25
Views: 1088

Re: Unnamed Elk/Beeb robot game

Absolutely amazing work, I can barely believe it's possible!... Wish I could code games like this. =D>

I've just ordered Elementum.
by tomlinson
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Never use Hermes!
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Never use Hermes!

Recently purchased this bundle. I think the Optima title is a rare one for the Electron??

Unfortunately Hermes lost the parcel. Doh! :cry:

Only trust a decent courier with your packages!
by tomlinson
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Electron Keyboard Cable
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Electron Keyboard Cable [Found]

Received this last week but only just got round to opening - just what I needed!

Thanks again for your help Stuart! :D
by tomlinson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk Ram board
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Elk Ram board

Thought so!

Thanks for the link
by tomlinson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Elk Ram board
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Elk Ram board

Just wondering what this Ram board is? Does it make any difference?
by tomlinson
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Electron Keyboard Cable
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Electron Keyboard Cable

Hi Stuart,

That would be fantastic. Of course I’m more than happy to cover all time and expenses involved.

Have you managed to fix your Elk?.. Are there any parts you need?
by tomlinson
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Electron Keyboard Cable
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Electron Keyboard Cable

Hi,

Does anyone have a spare Electron keyboard ribbon cable with connector? If so please let me know.

Else, can those blue connectors be purchased anywhere?

Thanks,
Ian
by tomlinson
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron Solidisk EFS
Replies: 18
Views: 1962

Re: Electron Solidisk EFS

Hi Dave, thanks very much for this!... Ideal as I did acquire a BBC this year.

Actually this Winchester was one of yours and it's been incredibly reliable until recently - I think the head is jamming in the parked position. I guess I'll have to replace the drive at some point.
by tomlinson
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Electron Solidisk EFS
Replies: 18
Views: 1962

Re: Electron Solidisk EFS

Hi all, I'm trying to format my Winchester but not quite sure how - I'm using the Electron Solidisk Interface connected to the Solidisk host adaptor & WD1002-SHD Electron User states... On the Electron ADFS side, the 2.1 ROM also has some very nice features: Extensive Disc formatting facilities....
by tomlinson
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges
Replies: 54
Views: 3565

Re: For sale: Acorn Electron WiFi cartridges

Hi Roland,

Looks fantastic! Please also put me down for one of these Electron WIFI Cartridges.

I agree there should be an online software archive for this device.

Thanks,
Ian
by tomlinson
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Looking for a keyboard cable
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Looking for a keyboard cable

Anyone happen to have a 25 core curly cable lying around?
by tomlinson
Sat May 16, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help with my first Beeb!
Replies: 17
Views: 1400

Re: Help with my first Beeb!

Hi guys, That’s fantastic, many thanks... it’s now up and running! \:D/ Replacing IC60 was considerably harder than IC56 but got there in the end. I couldn’t reuse IC56 as I destroyed it taking it out. :oops: Luckily I did originally order two sockets and Ram chips as I expected I made might need th...
by tomlinson
Wed May 13, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help with my first Beeb!
Replies: 17
Views: 1400

Re: Help with my first Beeb!

I’ve double checked the S25 positions and yes that’s all correct. I’m pretty sure I’ve replaced IC56... photo is attached. Ok so it’s possible the trendy monochrome monitor was hiding some important information - the corrupt pixels are yellow unless overwriting an existing white pixel (in which case...
by tomlinson
Tue May 12, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help with my first Beeb!
Replies: 17
Views: 1400

Re: Help with my first Beeb!

Finally got round to performing the operation! - Replaced IC56 with a new socket and Ram chip. Also put new caps in the PSU. Never done this sort of thing before but it went well and the system booted but up afterwards! :D But unfortunately the fault is still persistent :( Any ideas of what to check...
by tomlinson
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help with my first Beeb!
Replies: 17
Views: 1400

Re: Help with my first Beeb!

It’s incredible you can diagnose a faulty component just from those screen shots. =D> Thanks for your time on this Kazzie - Fantastic detective work! I’ve ordered some Ram and sockets from Retroclinic and I’ll have a go at replacing the chip myself. I’ve done some soldering in the past so fairly con...
by tomlinson
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help with my first Beeb!
Replies: 17
Views: 1400

Re: Help with my first Beeb!

Hi guys, many thanks for your advice! So just to confirm regarding S25 all the previous images were taken with it in North position. When it's South it won't boot up (just flickering on the screen). It didn't occur to me that you can also remove it... When removed it boots up into 16k and will only ...
by tomlinson
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help with my first Beeb!
Replies: 17
Views: 1400

Help with my first Beeb!

Hi all, I recently acquired my first ever Beeb - Initially an impulse purchase purely for it's 'PC style' aesthetic beauty - there weren't many bids so I guess nobody else saw the beauty :lol: Anyhow, I'm now quite excited about getting this up and running however it's not working correctly. I'm gue...
by tomlinson
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek on Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 2301

Re: Gotek on Electron

That simple... sounds great, not sure why I hadn’t done it sooner.

It is worth paying extra for the better led and dial options? Also is it possible to power it from the Electron or does it need a separate supply?

Thanks for the help !
by tomlinson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Gotek on Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 2301

Gotek on Electron

I'm guessing this is already explained somewhere but I can't seem to find it...

How simple is it to set up and install a Gotek on an Electron with an AP3? I can find how to examples for Amiga etc but not for an Acorn machine

:oops:
by tomlinson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Rom image burning...
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Rom image burning...

Thats amazing, thanks very much Dave. I'll send you an email :D
by tomlinson
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Rom image burning...
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Rom image burning...

Hi all,

I have a nice rom image for my Electron of which I would love to have a hardcopy. Would anybody here be able and willing to burn me a couple of copies? I'd be very happy to cover all costs plus a bit extra.

Kind regards,
Ian
by tomlinson
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: German? Electron
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: German? Electron

This is the Elk with copper metal lining I'm looking for...
by tomlinson
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: German? Electron
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

German? Electron

Hi, I'm looking for an Electron with the metal internal lining... I think it's a German version???

Does anybody have one that they would be happy to part with?
by tomlinson
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Anyone seen one of these before?
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Re: Anyone seen one of these before?

Such a small advert, I wonder how many they sold.

From the ad the RAM is actually 16k and the switch attached to the top write protects the contents.

This came with a Speech ROM fitted. Though this doesn't actually work on the Electron
by tomlinson
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Anyone seen one of these before?
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Re: Anyone seen one of these before?

Thanks for this.

So looking at the magazine dates this came out just before the AP6?
by tomlinson
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Anyone seen one of these before?
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Anyone seen one of these before?

An interesting upgrade for the Electron Plus 1. Similar to the AP6 but not an AP6. Provides ROM sockets and 32k sideways RAM.

It's the first one I've ever seen.
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by tomlinson
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Some Electron related repairs and upgrades for gebes
Replies: 24
Views: 3039

Re: Some Electron related repairs and upgrades for gebes

What are the colour and sound mods?
by tomlinson
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Electron Jafa Mode 7
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Electron Jafa Mode 7

It's a mark 1

I thought at first it's a loose connection somewhere but can't find anything obvious.
by tomlinson
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Electron Jafa Mode 7
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Electron Jafa Mode 7

Hi all, I recently purchased a mode 7 unit for the Electron. Unfortunately and predictably it's not working correctly. Was wondering if anybody can offer any advice as to why and whether it could be fixed?... When outputting through the uhf connector the black is shown as blue and there is no red. W...

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