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by Nutter
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: A3010 mains transformer
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Wanted: A3010 mains transformer

If anyone has a scrap A3010, I need a quiet mains transformer. Mine works fine but hums quite a lot; too much for me to use it it regularly.

So if you've got a damaged A3010, gimme a shout please.
by Nutter
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules - Nov 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules - Nov 2018

Ian can I have an 8 bit podule for an A3000/A3010? Thanks.
by Nutter
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Could someone explain how to use ADFimager?
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Could someone explain how to use ADFimager?

I have a floppy image which is 819.2k (unzipped) in size. I want to write it to a blank floppy. Do I need to get the zip file to my A3000 and use SparkFS ? I'm a bit confused :oops:
by Nutter
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Bought Crystal Maze from ebay but Disc 1 faulty
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Bought Crystal Maze from ebay but Disc 1 faulty

As in the title, I bought Crystal Maze on ebay but I find disc 1 (i.e. the second disc as they're numbered from zero!) cannot be read by my A3000 (Disc error 10 at :0/00000000) and my A3010 says it is not formatted. I noticed that all 3 discs had the Write Protect tab in the "enable" position :( so ...
by Nutter
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 with a noisy transformer.
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: A3010 with a noisy transformer.

I'm not sure what you mean by "spacers". Mine has the transformer attached to the mainboard by 2 screws from underneath. They screw into 2 diagonally opposite hex pillars - I suppose you could call them spacers. Wonder would it help trying to brace the other 2 corners of the transformer? Pity it's s...
by Nutter
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 with a noisy transformer.
Replies: 3
Views: 255

A3010 with a noisy transformer.

I recently bought an A3010. I've had it powered on a few times with the motherboard out of the case and it was pretty much silent. Now that I have it back in the case (both transformer case screws in) it makes an irritating hum. Is this usual for an A3010? I have two A3000s and they're both silent i...
by Nutter
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Transferring floppies to HD / IDE device
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: Transferring floppies to HD / IDE device

!ADFFS needs 4MB of RAM doesn't it? I've only 2MB unfortunately.

BTW what does Bad Drive mean? I see this when trying to start Ibex the Viking from floppy.
by Nutter
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Transferring floppies to HD / IDE device
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Transferring floppies to HD / IDE device

I have a few original floppy games which I'm trying to move to my ZIDEFS device. Some appear to work whereas others either still look for the floppy during boot, or just display an error. As an example, Ibix the Viking just shows "Bad Drive" when I try to open the floppy disk. What does that mean? P...
by Nutter
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 not booting - memory problem
Replies: 0
Views: 197

A3010 not booting - memory problem

I have an A3010 with both: RAM control line failure and CMOS RAM checksum error There was a very minor battery leak in this machine but only R60 seems to have been affected (although it still seems to be good). I'm assuming the CMOS fault will clear when I can get the machine to boot with DELETE hel...
by Nutter
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: New A3000 4MB memory
Replies: 38
Views: 2805

Re: New A3000 4MB memory

If it helps others, I will happily reduce my request from 2 boards to one. That way someone from batch 2 might get a board.

If this causes any problems or messes with the figures, then I'm still happy to take 2 boards as originally requested.
by Nutter
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

Just get a standard one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232081793751 We can walk you through flashing it and pimping it! You'll also need a USB A-A cable: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261435344163 @danielj for some weird reason that seller doesn't post to N Ireland from China :shock: so I've found one fr...
by Nutter
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

Some excellent information there hubersn! I am in a queue for an upcoming 4MB board on the buy/sell forum here but I'm not sure how long that will be in production / testing. Using omniflop and a real floppy will probably be my 1st choice. The RPi would be my 2nd choice as I'd have to set it up with...
by Nutter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

I think I might well go down that route danielj.

I'll check out ebay etc to see if any for sale. For the time being I'll struggle on... every day's a school day as the man says.
by Nutter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

I only downloaded it after searching on these forums for something to extract from adf files. Thought I was doing my bit... searching instead of asking questions all the time :?

So if BeebArc is not suitable, I'll have to get looking for something else.
by Nutter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

If all you want to do is play games from adf files, then a gotek may be a better option, as I understand it it will read adf's directly from a USB stick. I had considered a Gotek but I what I should've said was "All I want to do for now is download games and play them". So I'm sure I will need a fl...
by Nutter
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

sirbod wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:24 am
If you have 4MB RAM, use ADFFS to mount the floppy images.

Download officially released games from JASPP as well, of which Nebulus is one JASPP own the rights too.
Only got 2 MB RAM unfortunately but thanks.
by Nutter
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

Thanks Ian. All I want to do is download games and play them, but it's proving a bit difficult. Not being knowledgeable on this platform doesn't really help :?

I'm willing to give it a go - but finding a step-by-step process is near impossible.
by Nutter
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

Hi Ian, I downloaded Nebulus and Paradroid2000 (attached) from http://acorn.revivalteam.de/?site=Downloads I am using a DS/DD floppy I had from my Commodore computers formatted as DOS 720K on the A3000. Your link to BeebArc is the one I used. Additional info: When I copy the game.adf file from the "...
by Nutter
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

I'm having no end of difficulties trying to get software on to my A3000 (with IDE). Just a reminder that I'm new to Acorn stuff so explain stuff in simple terms please. I've downloaded some games from the internet in zip format. I copied them to a floppy disk on a PC and transferred them to the A300...
by Nutter
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Copying files from PC to IDE DOM - advice needed.
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Copying files from PC to IDE DOM - advice needed.

Sorry this was already answered above.
by Nutter
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Copying files from PC to IDE DOM - advice needed.
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Copying files from PC to IDE DOM - advice needed.

I've recently bought an IDE card from IanS with an included DOM. Can anyone advise me of the easiest way of copying downloaded files from my Linux PC to the DOM? Is it as easy as mounting the DOM on the PC and copying the files across? What sort of files formats are supported and are there any onlin...
by Nutter
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 keyboard flexi repair
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: A3000 keyboard flexi repair

Exactly what I was looking for for my damaged keyboard. Pity it wasn't more hard-wearing but I guess it's better than a partially working keyboard. Thanks for this.
by Nutter
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules again
Replies: 22
Views: 1145

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules again

IanS could you PM your details please? I am unable to send PMs as I'm a noob here :shock:
by Nutter
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules again
Replies: 22
Views: 1145

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules again

It looks like the only thing left is one 8-bit IDE V2 x 5 @ £20 each

If this is suitable for the A3000, I'll take one + DOM
by Nutter
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 54
Views: 4028

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

@IanS thank you for the explanation. So the 8 bit fits internally to an A3000 but has half the data rate of an (external) 16 bit one - is this a correct interpretation? Say I later bought an A3010, would I be able to use the A3000 unit in that? Finally, is there a noticeable difference in the 2 data...
by Nutter
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on

This is how the underside looks. Like a rat's nest!
by Nutter
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on

In my first post I said "I am 95% sure I've found all PCB damage and repaired it". Well this was almost accurate. More like 70% sure. I repaired some more tracks on the keyboard circuit and that allowed me to press DEL while booting. That sorted the rolling screen and booted into RISC OS. Then some ...
by Nutter
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions
Replies: 54
Views: 4028

Re: IDE podules - 8 and 16 bit versions

I would be interested in whichever is most suitable for an A3000. As a newcomer to the whole Acorn scene, I don't understand the difference (benefits) between an 8 / 16 bit version (hardware-wise). Also what is a DOM? Sorry for the numpty questions but anything that allows mass storage on an A3000, ...
by Nutter
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Fixed: A3000 black screen on power on
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: A3000 black screen on power on

They are new connectors. Not exactly the same but the cable fits

https://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDetail/571-7-520355-0