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by blackwitch
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers

Hey!

Lookin' great.

Thanks for posting πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ
by blackwitch
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers

Hey!

Lookin' great.

Thanks for posting πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ
by blackwitch
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers

Hey guys.

All stickers have now been sent. Hope you like them. :)
by blackwitch
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Finding an Acorn Winchester Hard drive
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Finding an Acorn Winchester Hard drive

It is, yes. Thanks for that.

Its unfortunate that its on ebay. I don't like buying off there.

I was hoping someone on here might have one?
by blackwitch
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Finding an Acorn Winchester Hard drive
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Finding an Acorn Winchester Hard drive

Hi all.

Does anyone here know if anywhere I can find an Acorn Winchester Hard drive for the BBC?

I've been looking for one but alas, nothing has turned up.

Many thanks
BW
by blackwitch
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers

Great!... I'll be in touch, guys :)
by blackwitch
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers

Sure.

I've had them made. I reproduced all the artwork.

I've got a limited amount of these. If I can get Β£5.50 inc. post per set, I'd make back some of the outlay. Being dye-cut they cost quite a bit.
by blackwitch
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers
Replies: 10
Views: 306

New! Opus Challenger floppy drive stickers

Hi. Just wanted to show this. I've refurbished my Challenger floppy drive cases and I've also accurately re-made the decals. Each sheet has: Main front Challenger Logo Back Opus Logo 256K Memory installed sticker 512K Memory installed sticker Printed on high-quality transparent vinyl stock and a ver...
by blackwitch
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: BBC B Black keyboard surround
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Wanted: BBC B Black keyboard surround

Hi all.

Does anyone have a black keyboard surround spare? Must be in nice condition but don't mind if the left-hand slot has been opened as I have a sideways ROM to fit.

Please send me a message if you can help.

Many thanks
Jo
by blackwitch
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WTD: Opus disk drive front slot
Replies: 0
Views: 44

WTD: Opus disk drive front slot

Hi all.

I have an OPUS disk drive but the slot has some damage. It's the left-hand lever down type, so I'm looking for the front slot section with the OPUS logo to the bottom right.

Please message me if you can help.

Thanks
by blackwitch
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: WTD: FIRETRACK on disk
Replies: 13
Views: 1670

Re: WTD: FIRETRACK on disk

Will do, Bill.

Thanks. No problem.

A backup would be good anyway.
by blackwitch
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WTD: FIRETRACK on disk
Replies: 13
Views: 1670

Re: WTD: FIRETRACK on disk

The disk didn't work on my drive, unfortunately. :( I still have the disk and box but the disk has a problem. Age I guess.
by blackwitch
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: A duplicate of Firetrack on disk?
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: A duplicate of Firetrack on disk?

To play really.

I want to use my disk drive and would like a duplicate copy of the disk.
by blackwitch
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: A duplicate of Firetrack on disk?
Replies: 7
Views: 707

A duplicate of Firetrack on disk?

Hi.

Is anyone here able to make me a duplicate of Firetrack on disk?

I've been trying to find a copy of this game but nobody seems to have one. So, a direct copy of an original disk would be most welcome.

Can anyone help? Maybe a copy of the ssd image to disk?

Thanks
by blackwitch
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: WTD: FIRETRACK on disk
Replies: 13
Views: 1670

Re: WTD: FIRETRACK on disk

Hi all.

Just wanted to reboot this thread.

I'm still looking for Firetrack, if anyone has an orginal copy please send me a message.

Many thanks
by blackwitch
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Opus Challenger question
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Opus Challenger question

Hi, thanks.

It is the 256k version but I'm lucky enough to have the RetroClinc memory upgrade so that needs doing.

I just need some advice on cleaning the heads, I'm sure they would need doing.
by blackwitch
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Opus Challenger question
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Opus Challenger question

Many thanks for that.

I've solved it, Mark at Retroclinic suggested to plug and unplug the lead a few times and it's sprung into life.

So, yep, Lardo... it was exactly that :)

Thanks to everyone for your help.
by blackwitch
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Opus Challenger question
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Opus Challenger question

Hi guys.

Thanks.

Just connected to the 1mhz plug but still no dice.

Its still saying 'inactive'

My beeb is a series 7. Just been looking at a manual and it says something about a connection but it think it's only for boards below 7?

And other advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
by blackwitch
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Opus Challenger question
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Opus Challenger question

Hi. Thanks for that. Okay... Just installed the challenger Rom into the furthest right slot. Switched it on and it says OPUS CHALLENGER inactive A *Help comes up with OPUS CHALLENGER 1.03 inactive (C) SLOGGER 1987 CHAL DFS UTILS I cant seem to make the drive work. The drive is plugged in an inserted...
by blackwitch
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Disk drive head cleaning and alignment
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Disk drive head cleaning and alignment

Hi all.

Does anyone know what to use to clean the heads on a disk drive? Also, I heard that disk drives were never properly aligned at the factory, so is this an issue with vintage drives today?

Thanks
by blackwitch
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: OPUS Challenger casing
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Wanted: OPUS Challenger casing

Hi all.

I have a challenger drive but the casing has some marks. Does anyone have a bust challenger drive that has a decent case?

Please message me if you do.

Thanks
by blackwitch
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Opus Challenger question
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Opus Challenger question

Hi.
Thanks for that.

I still can't find if the ADFS rom needs to be removed if the challenger Rom is fitted.

Would you be able to look at yours and find out?

Many thanks
by blackwitch
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Opus Challenger question
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Opus Challenger question

Hi all.

Does anyone know if I need to remove the ADFS rom in the beeb when I fit the Challenger from? I used to have this drive back in the 80s but I can't remember what to do.

Also, is there a manual available?

Thanks
by blackwitch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Hard drive case respray request
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Hard drive case respray request

Hi all.

I have an Opus Challenger disk drive which could do with a bit of TLC.

Can anyone here do me a respray of the case, please?

Many thanks
by blackwitch
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Does anyone have this computer desk?
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: Does anyone have this computer desk?

Still looking... Let me know if anyone has one. Thanks
by blackwitch
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Opus Challenger disk drive + Rom
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: Wanted: Opus Challenger disk drive + Rom

Can anyone help?

Thanks
by blackwitch
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Opus Challenger disk drive + Rom
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Wanted: Opus Challenger disk drive + Rom

Hi.

I'm looking for an Opus challenger disk drive with its Rom.

Must be in nice condition and working.

Please get in touch with me if you can help.

Many thanks
by blackwitch
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Repton 1 on disk
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Wanted: Repton 1 on disk

Hi.

Does anyone have Repton 1 on disk? Must be in wallet with cover sleeve.

Please message me if you do.

Thanks
by blackwitch
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Acorn Computers Winchester Hard Drive
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Wanted: Acorn Computers Winchester Hard Drive

Hi all.

Does anyone have a spare 'Acorn Computers' branded Winchester Hard drive they wouldn't mind moving on?

Must be in nice condition and fully working.

Please message me if you do.

Thanks
by blackwitch
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Does anyone have this computer desk?
Replies: 13
Views: 1597

Re: Does anyone have this computer desk?

Wish you'd replied sooner... my mate cut one up in December. Mentioned you were interested but I said i hadn't got a reply. Oh dear. Reminds me, what is the importance of that particular desk? As I said had one some time ago as well but no more, and while it was okay, there are better desks about. ...

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