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by CMcDougall
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Convert master psu to bench psu
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Convert master psu to bench psu

still think its a bit of a waste & curfuffle 8) unless you took the broken M128 apart & used the key switches for an electron! =D> If it's in good condition , ie Not rusted to bits as they usually are, Retro clinic /MarkH was after them a while ago, so must be scarce compared to B Micro. :shock:
by CMcDougall
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Convert master psu to bench psu
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Convert master psu to bench psu

plus why anciently touch the wrong colours?? unless colour blind :shock:
by CMcDougall
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Convert master psu to bench psu
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Convert master psu to bench psu

/\ he wanted -5 & -3.3 so hence use a ATX :roll:

they only throw out .5amp'ish so perfect for other stuff to attach.

New ones don't have -v anymore :evil:
by CMcDougall
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hey!
Replies: 12
Views: 107

Re: Hey!

welcome Chris :)
by CMcDougall
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Convert master psu to bench psu
Replies: 14
Views: 159

Re: Convert master psu to bench psu

Just use a PC desktop ATX PSU.
Depending on age, it has -5 & -3.3 already.
plenty YouTube vids on how to do it, but it's a no brainer anyways .
by CMcDougall
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 36
Views: 857

Re: Post Edits

^ usually Dup when on mobile, as when I press Submit , nothing happens , so I press again... again ... again, Not forum software fault , just cap mobile phones or cap (cap? I wrote Crap !$#@) fibre bband :lol: that's just me though, very impatient with new technology, it's 2018 :roll: & things shoul...
by CMcDougall
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 36
Views: 857

Re: Post Edits

See someone else has read the boring Who moved my cheese book! I like the way it is, being can change silently before someone posts after it. Also with stupid predicted text on useless Mobile phones nowaays (<nowadays :roll: ) that don't know retro slang , then have to edit it as never noticed it ch...
by CMcDougall
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron key colours
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Electron key colours

Always keep your electron together , they get lonely apart! There is three versions of motherboard being Iss2 (the best) Iss4, & Iss6 (crap as lead sockets don't line up) The keyboards are same on all Iss2s, & iss4&6 are same, but as you notice different 2 v 4/6. Don't know how it wobbles, have you ...
by CMcDougall
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs

Coeus wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:05 pm
Presumably two extra holes - an extra index hole and an extra write protect notch
yip :
by CMcDougall
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Plus3 + ROM/RAM board problem
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Electron Plus3 + ROM/RAM board problem

rharper wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:05 pm
OK with DFS discs
well, well I never :lol:
by CMcDougall
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Charlottesville, VA, USA!
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: Hello from Charlottesville, VA, USA!

welcome Robin :)
by CMcDougall
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Back to Acorn
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Back to Acorn

welcome Paul :)
by CMcDougall
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs

Coeus wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:05 pm
1) Was anything else special about them? 2)Yellow plastic sleeve maybe?
1. no
2. just a yellow case, & it did not smell of Bananas either :lol:

will get a pic of mine on Saturday , unless someone already has a pic....
... just checked google pics, & none :shock:
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: What is a good PSU for a 5V modded Atom?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: What is a good PSU for a 5V modded Atom?

go into your old mobile / tablet 5v Adaptor drawer, pick out something 1AMP for a non modded Atom.
if new mods, or old ram mod boards, use >1AMP

I use these, easy as pie 8)
by CMcDougall
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Well Hello!!
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Well Hello!!

welcome James :)

agree on electrons, but need a plus1 to open it to full potential!
by CMcDougall
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cassette player maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: Cassette player maintenance

or could it have been the tape itself having become fragile? ^This never use old tape decks from 1982~ [-X use a new Sony HiFi Walkman ONLY :wink: if auto stop always kicks in, copy it on a Hi-Fi to a good TDK D90, then play that. this way, you don't kill the last copy in the universe :mrgreen:
by CMcDougall
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello fellow Microites
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: Hello fellow Microites

welcome Hail :)

it's nappies not diapers ! #-o

think adult movies are rated 18 (not worth watching) X (again pointless or fake), XX (over 21 not fake but no close ups) XXX ( i was never told those things at school, thought that was for a jobby) :lol:
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy
Replies: 59
Views: 839

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R9 - Frenzy

^ :shock:

my first go only got me 15,572
frenzy15572.jpg
15,572
I prefer the electron tape version... :^o
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Plus 3, some questions.
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: Electron Plus 3, some questions.

^ no problem Erik 8) as per my pic, being from above here is new photo showing the numbers, as the ribbon cable hid the numbers 1 & 2 on my older pic pins3.jpg you can also take out the ADFS1.00 rom (as it's buggy as hell, to say the least..) & just put in DFS in it's place, so PAGE is set to &1900 ...
by CMcDougall
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Plus 3, some questions.
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: Electron Plus 3, some questions.

1, pic below: pls3 right.jpg on the header pin1 is on left, and gold finger drive2 connector is pin1 on bottom right, use an old 51/4" PC drive connector for this 2, never seen one either, will make no diff 3, same 4, the 2x drives could run off the plus3 IF you have the black brick PSU, & extend th...
by CMcDougall
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: P.R.E.S./ACP Advance File Manager - Anyone have a copy?
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: P.R.E.S. Advance File Manager - Anyone have a copy?

daveejhitchins wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:39 pm
With many thanks to ....Elk Towers..
more like DaveE who scanned the original /typed in & put on his AcornWorld DVD =D>
(last pg 31 bottom right)
thought I had seen this manual before 8)
by CMcDougall
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs

I had a few of these BITD too :) just a word of warning, copy everything off them quick, as the 'side2' goes backwards to the cotton cloth cleaner inside the 51/4" case, so basically all the crap caught in it then end up coming out when playing other flip side :( i copied all mine to normal, can min...
by CMcDougall
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 26
Views: 792

Re: Moving House - Items to go

^ hi TB, any chance you could just post the M128 mother board?
I have a Very naughty one, so don't need case or PSU & I have a working keyboard!

should be a £5.01 post, if you can be bothered to put in a big jiffy bag [-o<

let me know, Thanks 8)
by CMcDougall
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Early BBC Micro's (ICL)
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Early BBC Micro's (ICL)

beats my Beeb B Issue 3 (sandpaper top/bottom case)
ICL 028236 , so only 28,105 diff :shock:
here is how I got mine before I cleaned it up
dated 7th April 1983
by CMcDougall
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10....
Replies: 158
Views: 12315

Re: Windows 10....

just noticed one of my other laptop speed on Speedtest.net over wifi is only 6:1 :roll: put in LAN, and full 37:7 :roll: so they now have knackered the sound card driver on one laptop, & Ralink WiFi driver on the other FFS! :evil: only one today : 2018-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 180...
by CMcDougall
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted Model B issue 7 motherboard
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Wanted Model B issue 7 motherboard

Just follow the broken tracks (bet only 3), & use small jumper wire to re make the same path.
I've done it on a few electrons & they now work fine! 8)
by CMcDougall
Thu May 31, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: general
Topic: How far gone must a BBC be to be unfixable?
Replies: 23
Views: 786

Re: How far gone must a BBC be to be unfixable?

Probably when they have been is salt water or when a old battery has leaked it's guts.

then the PCB is beyond fixing, unless your want to sit for hours re making tracks with jumper wire....
by CMcDougall
Wed May 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master 128 -- black screen
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: BBC Master 128 -- black screen

^nothing to do with R-Break, batterys, as would get a screen but in wrong mode / settings.

try on another Scart TV, or try your lead with a known working elk / beeb :?
by CMcDougall
Wed May 30, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello fellow Acorn users
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Hello fellow Acorn users

welcome G :)

weird someone borrowing a £199 elk, then having to move house, hope he now lives in a bedsit! :lol: