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by -B-
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 1285

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

Ah okay you mean you built the EUP (Electron User Port) board so you do have one. That was the missing piece of information. You called it UPURS instead of EUP, hence my confusion or you would have been connecting upurs cable to air. Ahh yes, sorry, I got the EUP last year for the UPURS function, s...
by -B-
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 1285

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

I’ve just finished building a UPURS, now I just need to fix my PC so I can make the serial connection.
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Neil
by -B-
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 1285

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

Sooooo....., if you are able to lose the AP5 and/or the SCSII then that would be good because it’s really looking more like a conflict of some kind :-k . I’ve been thinking about trying UPURS instead of AP5 to prove the smallymouse works but I will have to make a real disk too. I will try it tomorr...
by -B-
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 1285

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

The Elk-modified AMX rom that I prepared for Stuart and that he posted earlier in this thread, (' AMX ' on side 2 of the posted dsd image), has a Checksum-32 of $2CF656 . If you get the V4 EEPROM utilities from here , you can use the EEP16 tool to calculate and display the checksum of any installed...
by -B-
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 1285

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

When you get gobbled gook it is often a corrupt image. I had that several times. Did you use the dsd or ssd version of the package? Not sure on beebscsi but on the gosdc you have to manual tell it the dsd file you are putting on is interleaved or you get garbage. Doing a directory seems to work but...
by -B-
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 1285

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

I've now also got a vanilla Elk, Plus 3 and Plus 1 with the AP5, BeebSCSI and SmallyMouse2 installed. The PC I use to make disks from images doesn't want to boot today - typical, as I've just paid for a ADFS explorer key for it. *MOUSE ON <Return> ok *POINTER ON <Return> ok *E.ART <Return> I briefly...
by -B-
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 1285

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

I’ve removed AP3/4 and put MRB into normal mode with no difference.
I am trying to load from BeebSCSI, has anyone else tried it this way?

Unplug SmallyMouse2, switch on Elk.

*MOUSE ON
CTRL-BREAK
*DIR UTILITIES
CH.”RUN-ART” or *EXEC !BOOT

Hangs
by -B-
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 1285

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

What error do you get when you try to start it? My config was the same except I ran it from gosdc and a data centre (and no ap3/4). Beebscsi not built yet, but think others used them okay. It doesn’t work with pitubedirect but you don’t mention having one of them connected. No errors, it just hangs...
by -B-
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing
Replies: 75
Views: 1285

Re: Broken New AP5 Fixed & Electron Mouse testing

Hi All, Another one here having problems. I downloaded Stuart's .dsd image, extracted the ROM file and made an EPROM. This appears to work as I can turn the AMX mouse on and off. I have installed it in ROM slot 3 (AP5), in case that makes a difference. I then copied the files from the .dsd image to ...
by -B-
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Dutch Atomic Techsat on Saturday June 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 1381

Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on Saturday June 2nd

What a day! I was very impressed with what can be done with an Atom and now, I need one in my life. The few photos I took are just like the ones already posted and show the machines brought to the venue (to remind me of what I need to buy). So, if anyone can help me, I am now looking for an Atom (Wi...
by -B-
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Dutch Atomic Techsat on Saturday June 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 1381

Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on Saturday June 2nd

Just found out that I’m free that weekend so add me to the list.

Do I bring something?

Neil.
by -B-
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 288
Views: 22330

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

Hi Dave, I was just saying to someone the other day that I was sure I asked you about a New AP5 and I should get on StarDot more often. Well here I am and I see my name is on the list at the beginning of this thread (#18). I am still very interested in buying one, either built or kit, its up to you,...
by -B-
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: IBM PC XT
Replies: 20
Views: 2112

Re: IBM PC XT

Hello, I made a CGA to RGB SCART converter for use with my XT clones (Sinclair PC200 and Olivetti PC1) based on the first of the circuits on this site.... http://www.geeksden.info/Sinclair/PC200/CGA2SCART.html I then have a SCART to HDMI and VGA converter so I can use the many spare VGA monitors I h...
by -B-
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June
Replies: 21
Views: 2346

Re: Dutch Atomic Techsat on 10th June

Hi All,
I don't have an Atom (yet) but would like to join you and learn more about them.
I live in the Netherlands but work in an English speaking environment so my Dutch is not good.
So, can I tentatively say I will join you but won't know for sure until nearer the time.

Mvg,
Neil.
by -B-
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED: Big Box titles from UPTG for BBC B
Replies: 0
Views: 521

WANTED: Big Box titles from UPTG for BBC B

Hi All,
I'm looking for the bix box versions of the following Ultimate Play The Game titles (as opposed to the normal cassette sized box on Ricochet label)...

Cosmic Battlezones (compilation)
Atic Atac
Alien 8
Nightshade

Thanks,

Neil
by -B-
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Just secured a Model B
Replies: 15
Views: 1595

Just secured a Model B

Just got a model B but can't pick it up for 2 weeks :(
Oh well it will give me time to get things ready for its arrival, caps for PSU, RGB lead, etc.
A big brother for my Electrons :D
by -B-
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: External 3,5" floppy drive case
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: External 3,5" floppy drive case

Hi guys,
DaveH brought this thread to my attention and thought you might be interested in the double 3.5" drives I have bought from bytedelight.com for £52

http://www.bytedelight.com/?product=dua ... ydrive-set

Working well on both DFS and ADFS.

Neil
by -B-
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Pijnacker, NL
Replies: 18
Views: 1907

Re: Hi from Pijnacker, NL

Welcom uit Naaldwijk :D

Sorry my Dutch isn't that good.
by -B-
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: 3.5' Shugart DS/DD 720K double drive set.
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: 3.5' Shugart DS/DD 720K double drive set.

I have had a few things from Ben too. Always top quality and quick delivery.

The dual drive he makes works well with the PRES AP3/4
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And many thanks to Dave H for upgrading my AP3 to an AP3/4.
by -B-
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd
Replies: 290
Views: 47032

Re: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd

Electron: 07-GLA01-1008453
Plus 1: 12-ALA11-1019706
Plus3: 04-ALA13-0106086
by -B-
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: community projects
Topic: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd
Replies: 290
Views: 47032

Re: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd

I bought these from eBay, in a way I hope they have already been registered here as it would indicate that they once belonged to an enthusiast...

Electron: 21-ALA01-0003620
Plus 1: 12-ALA11-1029391

I have another Elk, Plus1 and Plus3 coming tomorrow.
Will post serial numbers in due course.
by -B-
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 2357

Re: Wanted: Disk Drive for Electron

UPDATE: seller has honoured my bid that he accepted and I pick it up tomorrow night :)
by -B-
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 2357

Re: Wanted: Disk Drive for Electron

Wait - ive been gazumped. That's the problem with Marktplaats.nl if the seller gets a better offer, he can change his mind.
by -B-
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 2357

Re: Wanted: Disk Drive for Electron

OK guys, how do I close a Wanted thread? I picked up a PRES AP3 off eBay on Christmas Day and I have just today had my offer accepted for an Elk, Acorn Plus 1, Acorn Plus 3, amber monitor, tape deck, tapes, cartridges and books for €40!!! It looks a bit discoloured but I have a full set of what I wa...
by -B-
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 2357

Re: Wanted: Disk Drive for Electron

It is the one that is also on eBay, which I have already enquired about. They are selling a collection of stuff on someone's behalf due to what I can only assume is a death. They have limited access to the place where all the items are stored. I asked them to check if the PSU was there next time the...
by -B-
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Found: Disk Drive for Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 2357

Re: Wanted: Disk Drive for Electron

Thanks guys, I've asked the seller if it is still available. I'll keep you posted.
by -B-
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2669
Views: 220718

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Electron with Plus 1 and Plus 3, untested and local pickup only. Theres no way I could get there otherwise I may have taken a chance for the Plus 3. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Electron-vintage-computer-Plus-1-and-Plus-3-modules-Manuals-and-Programs-/321610815322?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=...
by -B-
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2669
Views: 220718

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Electron with Plus 1 and Plus 3, untested and local pickup only. Theres no way I could get there otherwise I may have taken a chance for the Plus 3. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Electron-vintage-computer-Plus-1-and-Plus-3-modules-Manuals-and-Programs-/321610815322?pt=UK_VintageComputing_RL&hash=i...
by -B-
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from The Netherlands
Replies: 25
Views: 2108

Re: Hello from The Netherlands

Thanks for the warm welcome from everybody, Dave M said it would be so.

I'm leaving work now for the first of my Christmas socials, will check in again before bed.

Cheers.