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by JonC
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Need help with BBC just picked up please
Replies: 169
Views: 3014

Re: Need help with BBC just picked up please

Hi all Its finally beaten I have tried to repair any damage IMG_20181127_202016.jpg also a couple of the pads on the otherside won't solder anymore I have spent a lot of time on it and it is now beyond my limited knowledge so if anyone would like to take this project on for themselves pm me with an...
by JonC
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Cleaning PCBs
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

Re: Cleaning PCBs

daveejhitchins wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:41 pm
1024MAK wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Trickle, flood, storm surge...??? :lol:
snip.. well . . .

Dave H :D
Deep subject those. :roll: :lol:
by JonC
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Cleaning PCBs
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

Re: Cleaning PCBs

I see your point, but plates and most cutlery don't have annoying little crevices for stuff to get stuck in, just saying! :shock: :lol:
by JonC
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Cleaning PCBs
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

Re: Cleaning PCBs

I have to ask, don't you get food residue stuck under the components if it's been through a Dishwasher? :lol:
It just seems vaguely unhygenic for some reason! :wink:
by JonC
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacement fan for A310
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Replacement fan for A310

To be honest, unless you're fitting something that chucks out a bit of heat (like a mechanical HDD), there's probably not much point as long as the box is well ventilated.
by JonC
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?
Replies: 32
Views: 787

Re: A3000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?

I'll update my numbers seeing as everyone's getting their orders in! :lol:

1 x A3000
1 x A3020
2 x A5000 (1's an Alpha)
1 x A440
2 x A310
1 x RISCPC

So when's the factory opening? :wink:
by JonC
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?
Replies: 32
Views: 787

Re: A3000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?

Very interested in 1 or more of these please! :)
by JonC
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: How much of this is just rose-tinted specs?
Replies: 21
Views: 578

Re: How much of this is just rose-tinted specs?

This pretty much sums current technology in society for me;
https://cdn.geckoandfly.com/wp-content/ ... idiots.jpg

30 Years ago we ran computers, now they run us.
by JonC
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Big Box Archimedes Battery holders
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Big Box Archimedes Battery holders

My A310 has battery leakage and I'll need to replace the holder. I'm OK with soldering, but I'm wondering about the push rivets, as I'm not familiar with those. What exact type do I need? Or could I instead replace with a screw? I just used 3M style Velcro. It's not actually Velcro but hold much be...
by JonC
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Re: Bounties

I don't know how we would make it work, but I'd be happy to invest some newer Econet/Ethernet/RiscOS hardware. Same here. Maybe a central donations pot (or the ABug pot) would be the right way to go? Set up a 'Donate' paypal account, and then we could have votes on how those funds are spent. Even g...
by JonC
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Re: Bounties

If the prevailing sentiment is that this isn't wanted/needed, that's fine. Just think a trick is being missed here and there may be some missed opportunities.

edited for typos
by JonC
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Re: Bounties

The idea I had was to promote the most wanted things by listing them and letting people bid on them. That way if people really want them, the 'reward' price will go up and up. If money is a motivator for someone, then they claim it. At the end of the day if time is a commodity you don't have (I know...
by JonC
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Bounties
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Bounties

Not sure if this has been discussed before here, so if so my apologies. There are a lot of greate developments going on at the moment by a few people, and to support them (as I do not have the skillsets myself), I think it could help productivity to be able to contribute a bit of cash for their effo...
by JonC
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New hardware suggestion - Pi econet server
Replies: 49
Views: 1831

Re: New hardware suggestion - Pi econet server

If it's a question of funds, I'm more than happy to contribute to something like this which helps everyone. But if it's skills as others have said, I'm out of my depth there.
by JonC
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4926
Views: 348255

Re: Today I received.....

.... Econet and IDE goodies from IanS.

Thankyou kindly!
by JonC
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Desktop protection for electronics work
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Desktop protection for electronics work

I've just ordered one of these . Interesting description> The pad may have dust or other appearance minor defect.It does not affect the function. Please make sure that you don't care that.Thank you. I shall report back. Seems a bit small for a lot of Acorn mainboards (especially the Archies), maybe...
by JonC
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2707
Views: 232475

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Econet in 'several' boxes: aka old skool econet! ;
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/An-Acorn-Eco ... Swbehbp-qP
by JonC
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: Econet bits
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: For Sale: Econet bits

Hi

Could I have a podule and 5 x T peices please?

Cheers!
by JonC
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules again
Replies: 22
Views: 889

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules again

8 bit IDE with DOM if poss please! (V3)

Cheers!
by JonC
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cumana SCI
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Cumana SCI

I think the way the terminators work is that you leave them in place if you're not using the external connector and then terminate the end of the internal chain. I don't think you can toggle termination in software with these as you can with some podules (e.g. Powertec). The terminators will act as...
by JonC
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: A3000 black screen on power on

Do any of the keyboard lights work? Caps Lock etc? Do they flash on power up?

If not, it suggests there's an issue with the connection somewhere along the way. Maybe double check the traces from the connectors as they are pretty close to the horrible green gunk! :)
by JonC
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: A3000 black screen on power on

Might be worth trying to clean the keyboard connector first, probably just dirty?
by JonC
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: A3000 black screen on power on

Try plugging in the floppy drive. :D

The drive will flash diagnostic fault codes via LED which may help you track down issues.
by JonC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 551

Re: Elk disc controllers

rmbrowngr wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:07 pm
No, but isn’t the ‘A’ in ADFS for “Advanced”? :lol:
Depends who you ask! :lol:
by JonC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AP3-4 - Redesign - First Thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 1043

Re: AP3-4 - Redesign - First Thoughts

If we are looking at throwing in everything and the kitchen sink. Could you squeeze in the MGC like functionality onto the board. I guess would require some clever ROM switching between MGC and DFS, but one assumes you dont need them at the same time. Only because I once the AP3/4 and AP5 plugged i...
by JonC
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2707
Views: 232475

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Might be worth a look for spares and upgrades?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-3000-M ... SwSvFbcuWS
by JonC
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 keyboard connectors needed please.
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: A3000 keyboard connectors needed please.

Just go to the mouser website and search for the part number 7-520355-0. :D
by JonC
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Desktop protection for electronics work
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Desktop protection for electronics work

No idea if its any good, but its somewhat cheaper;
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0719TQLHY/ ... B0719TQLHY

Also somewhat smaller....
by JonC
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 54
Views: 3300

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

IanS wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:29 pm
If I sell some more, would people be interested in buying a board with an included DOM (probably 4GB, ony 2GB usable on RO 3.11)?
I'd certainly be interested in an 8bit one for my A3000.
by JonC
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

One for me please! :)