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by Andy_S
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors

Finally got round to building one of these and giving it a try. Actually works pretty well using a ps2 as a test source. I didn't bother with the sync stripper circuit on the first board since my ps2 rgb scart cable has an integrated sync splitter so I just shorted the jumper on the board to leave t...
by Andy_S
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors

Fantastic info fellas, thanks for this. I'm going to have a go and use an old ps2 as the test source, I have an RGBs cable for it already that has a sync splitter incorporated so therefore I technically don't (think I) need to put a lot of the components on the board and can use the sync splitter by...
by Andy_S
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors

Interesting. I priced up the components per the listed BOM and without delivery from two seperate vendors (digikey and mouser) it's £8.18 and of course the boards are on top of that and no doubt there's a minimum order for the boards. So I would put it in the, "do it for the fun/experience" category...
by Andy_S
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors

Thanks Paul, yes it's a 702a so it's one of the benq monitors that syncs right down to the "tv" frequencies ie will accept mode 15 from archimedes no problem. I hear what you're saying and there is an old scart tv I can get my hands on that would do the job but my idea is to save a bit of space in m...
by Andy_S
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 454

RGB Scart adaptor for BenQ monitors

So I saw this and it got me thinking: https://twitter.com/Tinkerplunk/status/1143379469866024960?s=19 I have one of those benq multiscan monitors which works great with my A3010 but one limitation is the benq only has a VGA input so not hugely versatile for some other retro kit. There's a lot of sma...
by Andy_S
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Cambridge ABUG Giveaway
Replies: 25
Views: 1123

Re: Cambridge ABUG Giveaway

Here is my little collection of 'for sale' items :) The Electron stuff is classed as 1 item (Issue 4 so a socketed ULA, intro tape, user guide, PSU and RF lead -- I've only used an RGB scart cable) IMG_3725.jpeg Items not on the green craft mat are just 'photo-bombing' and are NOT included :wink: P...
by Andy_S
Thu May 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 with RAM Control Line Failure POST error
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: A3010 with RAM Control Line Failure POST error

Take a bow Phil, great result. Be gentle with her as she comes out of her coma, probably thinks it's 1992.

Seriously though congratulations, phenomenal effort.
by Andy_S
Sat May 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Closed/sorted!) WTD: A3010 4MB upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: WTD: A3010 4MB upgrade

Good stuff. Fingers crossed for you Phil...
by Andy_S
Wed May 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Closed/sorted!) WTD: A3010 4MB upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: WTD: A3010 4MB upgrade

On it's way to you Phil

Hope it helps sort out the issue 👍
by Andy_S
Wed May 08, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Closed/sorted!) WTD: A3010 4MB upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: WTD: A3010 4MB upgrade

Email & PM sent
by Andy_S
Fri May 03, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Closed/sorted!) WTD: A3010 4MB upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: WTD: A3010 4MB upgrade

£4 including packaging and first class uk postage

Edit: soldering these things is not for the faint hearted, and there's not a lot of room between the ICs in particular. If you have a hot air rework station to hand (and solder paste) I would imagine that would be a lot easier
by Andy_S
Wed May 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: (Closed/sorted!) WTD: A3010 4MB upgrade
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: WTD: A3010 4MB upgrade

I have a couple of ram chips going spare as I bought extras when I had a go at this... still in their packaging...
by Andy_S
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free A3010 2mb ram upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Free A3010 2mb ram upgrade

It's reserved for you Iain, just let me know when your machine arrives if it'll be useful
by Andy_S
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: software
Topic: How to write disk images for the A3000 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: How to write disk images for the A3000 ?

See here... https://forums.jaspp.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=467 Jon's site has the rights for wolfenstein 3D. This is the 32 bit version however so don't know if it'll run on an A3000. I still have my original wolfenstein disks so I imaged them to JFD format files, which work in !ADFFS as men...
by Andy_S
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 4MB Ram Build
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: A3010 4MB Ram Build

Judging by your other thread it worked?! :) Good news :D d. Well... (apologies for the monster post) I do have a 4MB A3010 yes, so mission accomplished in that regard. but... I had a bit of bother with soldering the ram ICs on the board you had sent through. The first IC went on just fine, a lot of...
by Andy_S
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free A3010 2mb ram upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Free A3010 2mb ram upgrade

I recently replaced my A3010 2MB ram upgrade with a 4MB board, so the old 2MB upgrade is in the back of a drawer. Will happy post to someone if they have use for it. Was bought back in the 90s, still have the original fitting instructions. Not enough ram to use ADFFS to full capability but still a u...
by Andy_S
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: software
Topic: ADFFS drop down menu issue
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: ADFFS drop down menu issue

The drop down box to the right of the title bar doesn't display directly (it's not very wide) so it's impossible to see the game titles or select them correctly (usually end up with zool when I click in the space). Try updating your Wimp, using the latest System Resources file from ROOL. You could ...
by Andy_S
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: software
Topic: ADFFS drop down menu issue
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: ADFFS drop down menu issue

Thanks Jon, now have new wimp in !System but unsure how to update the existing one, tried rmloading it via !boot but that doesn't work as I think existing wimp is already loaded from rom at that point but not sure. Is there another way of updating it? Typing first few letters helps as you can better...
by Andy_S
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: software
Topic: ADFFS drop down menu issue
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: ADFFS drop down menu issue

Ok, haven't been able to fix the drop down menu but a work around is loading the recording file manually by extracting it from within the adffs application and loading it manually by dragging it into the window. Disabling vprotect also helped. If anyone knows how to fix the menu thing let me know bu...
by Andy_S
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: software
Topic: ADFFS drop down menu issue
Replies: 4
Views: 374

ADFFS drop down menu issue

So I'm attempting to image a floppy via ADFFS but i've hit a snag... The drop down box to the right of the title bar doesn't display directly (it's not very wide) so it's impossible to see the game titles or select them correctly (usually end up with zool when I click in the space). I'm hoping i'm d...
by Andy_S
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A4000 back up and running again :D
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: A4000 back up and running again :D

Looking good Martin :D +1 for the bl702a too, I also took delivery of one this week and am very impressed. Was surprised how light it was too, handy for me as don't have the space to leave the arc set up permanently at the moment.
by Andy_S
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 4MB Ram Build
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: A3010 4MB Ram Build

Cheers Ian!
by Andy_S
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 4MB Ram Build
Replies: 5
Views: 453

A3010 4MB Ram Build

Thanks again to danielj for providing a kit for building my own ram upgrade for my A3010. Now finally back home from work and the ram ICs have arrived so hoping to get the iron hot and take the plunge in the coming days. I'm not nervous at all... I'm sure it'll all go fine *cough* :? 20190320_140856...
by Andy_S
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Storing & Protecting hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Storing & Protecting hardware

I also liked a previous suggestion on here that applies to any computers containing batteries... storing them upside down long term might be beneficial so that if they leak it's less likely the board would be damaged since gravity would instead direct the nastiness towards the underside of the top o...
by Andy_S
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Another A5000
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Another A5000

I used one of these as mentioned in a previous thread: https://amigakit.amiga.store/product_info.php?products_id=1093 I figured my machine could go long periods without use so a non-rechargeable option might be better for me, has a small PCB integrated with a diode to prevent the battery getting cha...
by Andy_S
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there! and thanks (already)
Replies: 19
Views: 703

Re: Hi there! and thanks (already)

Anybody got any remedies for Acorn-purchase addiction? Yep, it's called local collection (where its delivered to a local pickup point like a store) then wife doesnt know Of course... why didn't I think of that, so obvious! Not strictly a "remedy" to my recent affliction. But I love it. Well enabled...
by Andy_S
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2778
Views: 260490

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Bl702a multiscan monitor for a decent buy it now price. I just bought one 2 days ago.. for considerably more than this. Bugger #-o https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F401724775664 £48 with free delivery seems like a pretty decent price and no bidding wa...
by Andy_S
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there! and thanks (already)
Replies: 19
Views: 703

Re: Hi there! and thanks (already)

Hmm think I need to get home from work sooner rather than later. The wife has started to ask questions about the numerous strange packages arriving in the mail. Ram chips for the upcoming DIY attempt to build a a3010 ram board. A second hand BL702a monitor and some toys for the beeb. Think I'll have...
by Andy_S
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic
Replies: 117
Views: 28043

Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Just added myself too. Nearly sat on top of MartinW, sorry Martin!
by Andy_S
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2778
Views: 260490

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

May be of interest to some of you perhaps... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323704354933 Less than 30 quid, description reads: With this model is a BBC Microcomputer Keyboard (Viglen) and a twin 5.25" external floppy disc drive (Pace). Sold as not ...