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by Cutter
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: 35 Years yesterday?
Replies: 2
Views: 334

35 Years yesterday?

I can't believe there's been nothing on these forums about this! :shock:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/27/35_years_arm/

Who else is raising a (belated) glass?
by Cutter
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Building a monster A3000
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: Building a monster A3000

Couldn't resist resurrecting this one too! Any new pics? [-o<
by Cutter
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: "Arcflash" A3000/A3xx/A4xx/A5xx/A5000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?
Replies: 137
Views: 11659

Re: "Arcflash" A3000/A3xx/A4xx/A5xx/A5000 in-system programmable ROM -- any interest?

Following Myelin's resurrection of older threads, is there any update on this one, or do I need to go to specsavers having missed something obvious? :lol:
by Cutter
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3000 post-battery-leak-repair
Replies: 16
Views: 5258

Re: A3000 post-battery-leak-repair

Mark Did you see my earlier thread on serial port connections from PC to A3000 here: https://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17713 ? In particular the link to the pinout for the cabling you need to follow? I made my own cable up as none of the pre-made null modem cables you can buy seemed...
by Cutter
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: In case it helps anyone - Serial Null Modem Cable - PC to A3000 file transfer
Replies: 1
Views: 448

In case it helps anyone - Serial Null Modem Cable - PC to A3000 file transfer

Been meaning to post this for a bit in case it helps anyone else out who is looking for a way to transfer files from a PC to an A3000, where (a) you don't have, or don't want to pay the cost of, or don't have the free internal podule/external connector for an ethernet podule, (b) your A3000 doesn't ...
by Cutter
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Replacement 20mm mouse balls
Replies: 33
Views: 3849

Re: Replacement 20mm mouse balls

Bump on this thread - I mentioned above that my mouse appeared to have a broken tactile momentary push button. After real life had got in the way for a few months, I finally got the chance to fire up the soldering iron yesterday and replace the defective switch with a new one. The new switch works f...
by Cutter
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Building a monster A3000
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: Building a monster A3000

Econet module? :D
by Cutter
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Building a monster A3000
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: Building a monster A3000

Looking good!

Interested in the HD disc interface! :)
by Cutter
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Replacement 20mm mouse balls
Replies: 33
Views: 3849

Re: Replacement 20mm mouse balls

Bit of a bump to this thread - I've had an issue with the ball in my "Type 1" mouse. Basically looks like the rubber has hardened and acquired a "mottled" surface as you can see from the pics. This also seems to have caused it to shrink a little and it's not quite engaging the rollers properly any m...
by Cutter
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?
Replies: 58
Views: 4140

Re: Retro upgrades, value for money, eBay & why bother?

Debugging projects takes time and sometimes extra equipment that cost money. Don't I know it. A3000 RAM :( I spent days getting to the bottom of that. And that sort of effort doesn't go unnoticed. For me personally, it gives me confidence to buy from people on a forum I'd otherwise not know from Ad...
by Cutter
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn A3000 ARM 3
Replies: 23
Views: 1605

Re: Acorn A3000 ARM 3

SarahWalker wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:04 pm

Surprisingly, they do currently claim to have one, if you have £250 burning a hole in your pocket :shock:

They also list A3000 ARM3 upgrades, at a typical CJE price.
Typical! :lol:
by Cutter
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn A3000 ARM 3
Replies: 23
Views: 1605

Re: Acorn A3000 ARM 3

Hi Joka80 If you're after an (original) ARM3 upgrade for an A3000, your options are basically:- 1. religiously check a certain well known auction site on the off-chance that a machine which already has an ARM3 upgrade fitted comes up for sale, which you can cannibalise (and provided it's not so phys...
by Cutter
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Nevryon
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Nevryon

I think I also managed to report Jon's post by accident instead of reply to it. Ffs! Sorry!

Stronger coffee needed! :roll: :oops: #-o
by Cutter
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Nevryon
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Nevryon

Thanks for the patience guys!

Still fumbling around a bit with an OS I last used in anger about 3 decades ago. :oops:

Yes, I have 4MB so will give ADFFS a try Jon. Next joy is getting that onto my Arc but that I can manage!
by Cutter
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Nevryon
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Nevryon

Smack me with that noob stick again! How do I do that (can get command line / task window up, but what's the syntax to use and what file are you wanting listed) ?
by Cutter
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: Nevryon
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Nevryon

Bit of background - this was the first game I played on the A3000 my family had BITD - bought retail from the Computer Depot on Buchanan Street in Glasgow (shop is long gone). During a recent house move, I re-discovered this game and Enter the Realm which I'd held onto as "keepsakes" when we sold th...
by Cutter
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5902
Views: 554500

Re: Today I received.....

A rather nice looking 4MB RAM expansion board from cmoreley which has found a nice home in my A3000! =D> :D
by Cutter
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 75
Views: 6289

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

Let me know if you want another tester - happy to help.
by Cutter
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 75
Views: 6289

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

Probably a dumb question, but would it make any difference if you were using an internal or external podule? (Asking as I'm using an IanS ide podule on my A3000, but the 16bit version plugged into the external expansion port on the back, instead of an internal 8bit ide minipodule (as I want to retai...
by Cutter
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5902
Views: 554500

Re: Today I received.....

Another one with his IanS IDE podules. Nothing like the smell of fresh circuit boards! :D
by Cutter
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5902
Views: 554500

Re: Today I received.....

I'll be the n00b to ask what ABR stands for? :oops:
by Cutter
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules again
Replies: 31
Views: 3351

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules again

One of each for me please (1x 8bit v2, 1x 8bit v3 and 1x 16bit v2)!

Plus 1x 4GB DOM and 1x 128MB DOM.

Thanks!
by Cutter
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 75
Views: 6289

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

:D

Thank you. Just lost my 1MB cumana RAM upgrade board due to having an Arm 3 fitted to my A3000, so your RAM board looks great!
by Cutter
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 75
Views: 6289

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

Slightly dumb question, but is this board one which will fit perpendicular to, or parallel with, the motherboard?

I ask because if the former (and it looks from your schematic that it is), that's great, but if the latter, it will foul a recently fitted Arm3 on my motherboard...
by Cutter
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 54
Views: 5887

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

I'd be interested in one 8bit and one 16bit if any are left after the meet.
by Cutter
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Sold: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 46
Views: 5326

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

One for me too please! :D
by Cutter
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: IDE interfaces - hardware details
Replies: 120
Views: 11350

Re: IDE interfaces - hardware details

Do these work on a3000, and support biggish hds ? Both would work on an A3000 (the only machine with an 8-bit internal podule slot and an external 16-bit podule connector) This sounds great. Reason being I have the internal podule slot and backplane on my A3000 filled with a user port / analogue po...
by Cutter
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 54
Views: 5887

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

If there are any available, I'd like an 8bit one (for an A3000) by post.

Thank you!
by Cutter
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: ARM3 processor suitable for A3000
Replies: 0
Views: 612

Wanted: ARM3 processor suitable for A3000

On the off-chance, does anyone have a working Arm3 processor and socket suitable for an A3000 they'd be willing to sell?

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