Search found 111 matches

by markjw
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Weird CMOS issue with old Athlon XP machine
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Weird CMOS issue with old Athlon XP machine

Does this use a CR2032? These seem to be rather prone to loose contacts. yes, CR2032 - contacts are nice and clean and I've made sure they are making good contact with the battery Never seen a machine behave like it before - seen plenty of dead batteries, bad contacts and the occasional faulty CMOS...
by markjw
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Weird CMOS issue with old Athlon XP machine
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Weird CMOS issue with old Athlon XP machine

Hi All, Got an old Shuttle SN41G2 PC with an Athlon XP 2700+ CPU and updated to the latest BIOS (problem existed with old BIOS as well) and am having issues with it keeping the CMOS settings - the behaviour is most odd! Originally I thought no problem old machine, off course the CMOS battery is goin...
by markjw
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6137
Views: 702066

Re: Today I received.....

sn41g2.png Had it some time, but only just found the rest of the parts I had for it - Shuttle SN41G2 with AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton), 1GB DDR400 RAM, Hitachi 400GB IDE hard drive, nVidia nForce2 chipset - fitted with an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128GB graphics card and a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Aud...
by markjw
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: past all-day virtual ABugs
Topic: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #11, Saturday 6th February 2021, 9am - 11pm
Replies: 54
Views: 1866

Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #11, Saturday 6th February 2021, 9am - 11pm

can you add me as well - should be around most of the day if you need me to do anything
Mark
by markjw
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10 reinstall help needed
Replies: 26
Views: 881

Re: Windows 10 reinstall help needed

(a) if the machine came with Windows 7 and was upgraded to Windows 10 then when prompted for a product key click 'I do not have a key' then pick the correct version of Windows 10 (Home / Pro) - after install it will automatically activate using the hardware ID. Hopefully that also holds true for sy...
by markjw
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10 reinstall help needed
Replies: 26
Views: 881

Re: Windows 10 reinstall help needed

They were saying you have to remove/disable all network adapters to make it appear now :shock: Maybe that's it - something to do with when the WiFi card driver gets loaded during the install - if there's an active connection you have to log in, otherwise you can make a local account. Maybe. Who kno...
by markjw
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: past all-day virtual ABugs
Topic: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm
Replies: 88
Views: 5268

Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #8, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 9am - 11pm

can you add me as well - plan to be around, but might have to do another Kent run - if so I'll setup the laptop with the schedule before I leave
thanks,
Mark
by markjw
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2948
Views: 388086

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-BBC-Econet-X25-Gateway-with-4-Manuals-VERY-RARE/363018169480?hash=item548591ac88:g:aAcAAOSwyB9e4SS7 Econet to X25 Gateway. Looks like a repackaged Model B/B+ with an in built modem (just from the case anyway).... It's basically a B+ with a dual Z80 co-processor boar...
by markjw
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: TURBO MMC or GOTEK ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3074

Re: TURBO MMC or GOTEK ?

Gotek. Every time, every day. For all the reasons above. It doesn't need to be expensive, you can get started with one from China for about £12 plus the cost of a USB A-USB A cable to program it (£3?). Adding an OLED display to it as described in the Wiki is another £3, and a rotary encoder perhaps...
by markjw
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2948
Views: 388086

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Torch Z80 2nd processor board - has multiple boards: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TORCH-Z80-2nd-PROCESSOR-COMMUNICATOR-FOR-THE-BBC-MICROCOMPUTER-008/283752161281?hash=item4210f26001:g:Iq0AAOSwhQpeJzJ- I've taken a punt on one - worth it for £33 IMO. I like that they're from liquidated ex-Torch stock....
by markjw
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2948
Views: 388086

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Torch Z80 2nd processor board - has multiple boards:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TORCH-Z80-2n ... SwhQpeJzJ-
by markjw
Thu May 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 6137
Views: 702066

Re: Today I received.....

a Pi1541 - finally been able to load programs on my 64C (and good news on that machine, seems to be fully working after replacing CIA2) and I can now get my C128 out and see if it full works.
Pi1541.jpg
by markjw
Tue May 19, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: past all-day virtual ABugs
Topic: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm - NOW FULL
Replies: 119
Views: 9379

Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #4, Saturday 6th June 2020, 9am - 10pm

add me as well please - happy to run the schedule display again if you can update it for the day
by markjw
Tue May 19, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2948
Views: 388086

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

I don’t have words. crazy price - want to bet we see another auction for Elite soon - 'extremely rare £599 BIN' Crazy money indeed, but that buyer was in it from an hour after it was first listed . No messing around, they wanted it. I actually came here to mention this new-old-stock export BBC B , ...
by markjw
Mon May 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2948
Views: 388086

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:22 pm
I don’t have words.
crazy price - want to bet we see another auction for Elite soon - 'extremely rare £599 BIN'
by markjw
Mon May 18, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Successes and failures with machine repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Successes and failures with machine repairs

roland wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:44 pm
although I started to repair my harddisc video recorder. There were some bad components in the power supply but it still doesn't work after replacing those components.
shame you are not in the UK as I have a Freeview hard disc recorder that I was given and never use that I could have sent you
by markjw
Sun May 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Successes and failures with machine repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Successes and failures with machine repairs

Well seeing I've not been able to work since the lockdown started I decided it was about time I started sorting out my collection of machines and attempting to fix known issues with them or carry out mods. I have had to learn how to solder again, not having touched a soldering iron for at least 10 y...
by markjw
Tue May 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC Micro top case
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: BBC Micro top case

thanks Dave,
contacted Mark and got a very quick response from him

Edit: replacement top case sourced from Mark@Retroclinic
by markjw
Mon May 11, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC Micro top case
Replies: 2
Views: 388

BBC Micro top case

Looking for a decent condition top case for a BBC Micro - don't mind if it is yellowed. Preferably the earlier rough finish (going on an Issue 3 machine), but a later one would be fine.
thanks, Mark
by markjw
Mon May 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Model B not booting
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: BBC Model B not booting

I suggest you check the sockets for 6502 (IC1), the OS ROM (IC51), the sockets where any other ROMs are fitted (IC52, IC88, IC100, IC101) and maybe the socket for the ‘system’ 6522 (IC3). In all cases, you are looking visually for any sockets where the socket contacts have been bent, where the cont...
by markjw
Mon May 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Model B not booting
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: BBC Model B not booting

well, it has just started booting using the original 6845 - wonder if there is a bad solder joint somewhere around that area that I'm disturbing when removing / inserting the 6845 - have to pull the board and take a look Also anyone know where to get replacement power terminals and spade connectors ...

Go to advanced search