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by danielj
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: WANTED
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: WANTED Concepts ColourCard Gold for A440 A310

johnkenyon wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:25 pm
A gentle hint - use "Wanted: <name of item>" as a title for wanted posts
That way people like me who don't have a ColourCard Gold don't need to read your post only to find out that they can't help...

/john
Come on, admit it was exciting :D
by danielj
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Difference between perspex panels?
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Difference between perspex panels?

The BBC Microcomputer ones were earlier. BBC was trademarked in the US so later ones which were also to be used on ones shipped overseas used the spelled out version.
by danielj
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Double sided, double density 5.25” PC disc drives
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Double sided, double density 5.25” PC disc drives

Single 360k drive. Almost all but the very first PC drives were double sided 40 track.
by danielj
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: MIDI to Music 4000 converters
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: MIDI to Music 4000 converters

Just a wee bump as there's still one of these available :)

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by danielj
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Adding CF or SD to an A3000
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Adding CF or SD to an A3000

25 posts :) - I'll activate yours.

d.
by danielj
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Adding CF or SD to an A3000
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Adding CF or SD to an A3000

This thread is what you need :) viewtopic.php?p=257800#p257800
by danielj
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Replacing laptop screen
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Replacing laptop screen

That little metal bar should ping up and release the cable?
by danielj
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3020 revisions and differences
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: A3020 revisions and differences

Don't leave the vinegar sitting there too long. If you're in a soft water area, tap water should be fine. Water from the water butt... I'm not sure? Depends on what's in it? Probably? If it's clean? :S You don't need to worry about IPA, just put it somewhere warm to dry. edit: As to the differences,...
by danielj
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: A3000
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Wanted: A3000

Does it need to be an A3000? Would one of the ARM250 machines (i.e. A3010/A3020) work too?

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by danielj
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron with odd video issue
Replies: 40
Views: 726

Re: Electron with odd video issue

The only variable capacitor on the board looks to be over on the left near the modulator on the issue 6? Disk shaped thing with a little screw in the top?
(I'm going by pictures on the web here)

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by danielj
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron with odd video issue
Replies: 40
Views: 726

Re: Electron with odd video issue

I'm fairly convinced this isn't the ULA. It really needs to be hooked up to a scope. It'll be something in that video circuit :?
by danielj
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron with odd video issue
Replies: 40
Views: 726

Re: Electron with odd video issue

The only source of a ula is another Electron. Sometimes Dave Hitchins has spares. Have you tried tweaking VC1? It's part of the video timing circuit...
by danielj
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 20
Views: 433

Re: Which soldering iron?

and even buying name brand is no guarantee - how many fake Hakko units have been sold that look like the genuine thing. Just look at the youtube videos by bigclivedotcom (and others) - potential death seems to be quite the feature of some of the Chinese kit. I must also look at getting a new solder...
by danielj
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 20
Views: 433

Re: Which soldering iron?

Sorry...hijacking this a bit. I've also been looking at desoldering stations, for SMD work, and found a Duratool D01841 at CPC. The only annoyance is that I need to buy the PLCC chip (is that the correct term for ICs with pins all round the outside?) nozzles separately. You don't necessarily need t...
by danielj
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 20
Views: 433

Re: Which soldering iron?

I've got the Hakko and the Duratool desolderer. Both are excellent.
by danielj
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Buy/Sell area - Furious
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Buy/Sell area - Furious

it's also incumbent on forum users to think about how they might be coming across. I'm afraid that is, in effect, excluding from the forum anybody on the 'autistic spectrum', who often find that difficult or impossible. c.f. comment about not wishing to get into discussions here. No one is being ex...
by danielj
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Buy/Sell area - Furious
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Buy/Sell area - Furious

We can be contacted by PM as usual. We don't tend to reply at 2am. Apologies. I should say, for the record, that no one was ever specifically accused of being a reseller. I've addressed this in the thread, and by PM, but will also address it here. I'll leave the thread open for other moderators/admi...
by danielj
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC Micro (non working), other kit and mags, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: BBC Micro (non working), other kit and mags, etc.

Right. I hold my hand up here and admit I overstepped the mark, this should have been dealt with by PM. I'll remove the offending posts. For the record: No PMs are ever stopped or deleted on this forum. We can't see what's sent, we have no idea who's talking to who. Administrating sales is a pain. I...
by danielj
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC Micro (non working), other kit and mags, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: BBC Micro (non working), other kit and mags, etc.

I think getting it along to abug would be the optimum solution here :)

d.
by danielj
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft View versions
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Acornsoft View versions

Oh, goodness no. The banked thing wasn't a standard feature of the RAM on the coprocessors that were available at the time.
by danielj
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: BBC Micro (non working), other kit and mags, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: BBC Micro (non working), other kit and mags, etc.

Hi Mel - I sent you a PM, you can reply to them now. Obviously Mel is keen that this gear all goes to a user, and not someone who's going to resell everything. I'm not down in that neck of the woods myself so can't pick up to pass on as appropriate. I'll try and poke at some people who might be down...
by danielj
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft View versions
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Acornsoft View versions

The version in MOS3.5 is probably the final version. (B3.30)? Unless a later version was supplied on the welcome disc with the Master Compact? I'm fairly sure the version in MOS3.5 will copy itself over the tube and run as Hi-View. I don't know if the version in 3.2 does? There was a Hi version of v...
by danielj
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source A3020 RAM
Replies: 45
Views: 2133

Re: Open source A3020 RAM

That's pretty much ARM3 performance minus the the cache. Speedy!

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by danielj
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: Master with MMC, Turtle, drives and more
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Re: FS: Master with MMC, Turtle, drives and more

As in the forum rules, trades are at the risk of those involved. We don't ask people to declare interest in the thread (however, I would argue that it's always a good idea to). There's no contract until money changes hands, no seller is under any obligation to sell to anyone. No one is owed anything...
by danielj
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 166
Views: 16757

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

I have to say, playing devil's advocate, this does all beg the question.... "Why would you want to?" in the context of the next? :)
by danielj
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Electron Elite disk image.
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Electron Elite disk image.

It was never released for the electron on disk. Unless anyone's hacked it, I doubt it :(

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by danielj
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: BBC Master running OS 1.20
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: BBC Master running OS 1.20

It does. It can see all the slots as MOS 3.2 can.

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by danielj
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron with odd video issue
Replies: 40
Views: 726

Re: Electron with odd video issue

Was there ever a US version of the Electron ROM? I don't think there was :?
by danielj
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron with odd video issue
Replies: 40
Views: 726

Re: Electron with odd video issue

If the elk is booting then it's either ULA or something related or something around the video timing. https://www.4corn.co.uk/archive/diagrams/105,000-C%20Circuit%20Diagram%20For%20Electron%20Microcomputer%20Main%20PCB.jpg I'd check LK2 and what the deal is with IC11? If you have a scope you can at ...
by danielj
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: Master with MMC, Turtle, drives and more
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Re: FS: Master with MMC, Turtle, drives and more

As far as I'm aware this has actually been bought (not by me!), but hopefully Andy will confirm when he pops up :)

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