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by Adders
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

I got my Beeb PSU refurbished and I would just like to say a massive thanks to all on here for your advice and incredible knowledge. It's good to be surrounded by like-minded folks (but who actually KNOW what they are doing unlike me :lol: ) Anyway, I would like to say a special word of thanks to Ma...
by Adders
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

1024MAK wrote:Don't be so sure, these Rifa caps are found in lots of items, not just retro computers and printers...

Mark
What is their (usual) lifespan?
by Adders
Thu May 28, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

george.h wrote:Looks as if that one has "blew" in a relatively civilised fashion! Some I've know literally do an "Alien" :-& all over the insides of your PSU.
I was surprised to see it as clean as it was. When I removed the PSU I was expecting to find a mess.
by Adders
Thu May 28, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

ukretrogamer wrote:That's one of the culprits.

C1 and C2 tend to blister, crack and eventually go fizzle but C9 (an electrolytic) is normally replaced at the same time whenever I service my PSUs as documented here.

...you might as well, while you're in there!
Cheers :D
by Adders
Thu May 28, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

I decided to get the PSU repaired because it would be criminal of me to neglect this (very good condition) Beeb, issue 7 board from 1984.
Here is the offending cap I believe:
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by Adders
Wed May 27, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

1024 thanks a lot mate. I'm actually 'babysitting' it right now. Nothing running, just in idle mode. I need to be sure it's not going to blow up on me
by Adders
Tue May 26, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

^ no damage whatsoever to beeb :wink: they are ONLY for to reduce noise /interference on old UHF TV's (which is now turned off, as got DigiBoxes etc now), and on the radio FM dial (which nobody listens to now, as got digital pirate radio stations with no fekin pointless adverts! 8) ) Brilliant. Tha...
by Adders
Tue May 26, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

I'm going to sound very stupid now but it's something I have never experienced and have zero knowledge of, but if it's safe to continue using the Beeb with blown capaciotor/s, why is it important to actually have them in the first place? What I mean to ask is, will it cause the computer any damage i...
by Adders
Tue May 26, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

bprosman wrote:
and the smoke was a sweet kind of a smell.
Was it a Dutch PSU smuggled trough customs ? :wink: :wink:
Haha, I could have been :lol:
by Adders
Tue May 26, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

Thanks guys.
I'm assuming it's blown caps. Hopefully it's nothing more serious. It was a pop followed by white smoke and and the smoke was a sweet kind of a smell.
by Adders
Tue May 26, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Picked up a BBC model B
Replies: 57
Views: 4156

Re: Picked up a BBC model B

Hi guys I recently bought a Beeb model B and today it made a pop and I got the smelly smoke out of the PSU. I am looking into either attempting to repair it myself or seeing if I can get the PSU repaired. In the meantime, is it safe to switch on and use the computer, or should I leave it well alone ...
by Adders
Thu May 21, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Storage solution for a Beeb
Replies: 18
Views: 1823

Re: Storage solution for a Beeb

Sorry for the thread title Richard, I didn't know what else to call it.
I like the sound of the data centre but at this moment in time I can only afford one option.
I think I will go with what I know, the GoSDC.
I'm just curious to know the comparisons between the 2 packages
by Adders
Thu May 21, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Storage solution for a Beeb
Replies: 18
Views: 1823

Storage solution for a Beeb

Hi all I've just purchased a BBC B on eBay (probably from someone on here?) I was wondering which storage solution to go for. For my Elk I purchased John Kortink's GoSDC and it's working perfectly. So for the Beeb I was going to purchase the same, but then I noticed the RetroClinic Data Centre. I'm ...
by Adders
Sat May 09, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

richardtoohey wrote:I've attached the zip with the SSD with LOADROM and STARMON on it, so you can at least have a play with that.
Thanks a million Richard :D
by Adders
Sat May 09, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

@Adders - did you know the GoSDC also has sideways RAM? So you can load ROM images e.g. StarMon. They don't survive reboot, but still good to have. So I have an SSD with the PRES ABR tools on, and I can do: *SDCDISC STARMON *LOADROM STARMON 3 *STARMON Hey Richard, no I didn't know that. So that's m...
by Adders
Fri May 08, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

The DVD was worth every penny. I think it cost less than a tenner, with free postage and is actually 2 DVDs in one case.
I spent a few hours yesterday day just browsing through the collection.
Best 10 quid I've spent in a long time.
by Adders
Fri May 08, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

I also got a copy of the Acorn Electron World Books collection DVD and it's absolutely brilliant! There's a few book I remember either owning or borrowing from the library all those years ago. Are these extra books on top of what is downloadable on the Interweb like those found on 8bs.com ? I'm not...
by Adders
Thu May 07, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

Hi all, I finally got a 2GB SD card and a copy of Acorn Electron World DVD so I was able to copy all the programs from the DVD onto my SD card using GoMMC on a Windows computer. I've been using *SDCTOOL SDCMENU to search/browse the contents of the SD card, but I decided to print out the filenames so...
by Adders
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 38
Views: 2584

Re: Hello from Ireland

My wife asked me why I didn't just stick with ElectrEm on my iMac. She doesn't understand. :lol: Welcome to the forums Matt - yes, my wife also didn't understand when I unearthed my 'new' BBC a little over a year ago. I'm a lucky guy, my wife understands why I like the Atom and not use Atomulator: ...
by Adders
Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 38
Views: 2584

Re: Hello from Ireland

Richard and Dan..
Wow guys, I'm impressed (and a little envious).

Hey Dan, I'm in Cavan. We're only a stones-throw away from each other.

Great to meet like-minded fellow retro enthusiasts.

Matt
by Adders
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 38
Views: 2584

Re: Hello from Ireland

Cheers KarateEd
Wow, that's a nice collection you have there. 3 Beebs? That's dedication
by Adders
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

The Mac solution would have been preferable to me, for convenience, and thanks to you and others on here I can use my Mac with GoSDC. But having a version with a GUI for Windows is so straight forward that it's worth dusting off my old Windows XP laptop just to use GoMMC Explorer.
by Adders
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

All my problems have been sorted. Mr Kortink kindly pointed out to me that GoMMC Explorer does the same thing for GoSDC, which I didn't know about. So I'm running GoMMC Explorer on a PC http://www.deqit.com/GoMMC.html I'm sure everyone on here except me knew about this user friendly tool. Now all I ...
by Adders
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

Elminster wrote:Run out of ideas now, so dont intend to do much else with it unless someone asks.
gosdcio.sh.1.3.zip
Thanks so much Duncan. Really appreciate your work on this =D>
Matt
by Adders
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

...and I have it.
Brilliant! Thanks so much Duncan, I've added disc, deleted a disc and also renamed a disc with ease.
Excellent stuff
by Adders
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

Ah, ok, that's more straightforward than I first thought.
I'll give that a go.
Thanks a lot :D
by Adders
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

I think I will probably end up copying all those files over to the SD card manually, one after the other. I will probably use sudo ./GoSDCio -d/dev/disk1 -c "ADD DFS DISC N and just type the filenames in one by one.
by Adders
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

I'm trying to keep up with all of this :lol: Scripts is something I've never attempted to use, although I know what they do, it's way over my head. Funny that I aquired my Elk again after 30-odd years to maybe learn some more BASIC programming as I did in the mid eighties, but my journey back to the...
by Adders
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

Actually, Elminster. I double checked what you said and indeed you were correct, it's now disk2. You bloody genius!!

It's working now. I'm learning new stuff all the time here.
Thanks a million :D
by Adders
Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: software & utilities for the pc, mac or unix
Topic: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac
Replies: 88
Views: 10499

Re: Required: Dummies Guide for GoSDCio -> Mac

Hi Elminster, yes it's still the same /dev/disk1

As I have only got a handful of programs on the SD card at the moment, I might format it and start again from the beginning using SDCFO.
At least it will give me a chance to learn the process all over again