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by danielj
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISC PC motherboard refurbish
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: RISC PC motherboard refurbish

Can you put up a list of replacements for this and the a3020? It'll save reinventing the wheel?
by danielj
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish

Have you a different power supply to me? The one I have is this: IMG_0665.jpg No X caps and no PFC caps! I've got an almost complete list that I'll post in the morning. Most caps are up-close-and-personal so I've had to take care in choosing! Dave H :D Mine says "Issue 4" on the label. I'm going to...
by danielj
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish

sP1d3r wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:56 am
They all disintegrated when I removed them.
Leaky? :?
by danielj
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish

sP1d3r wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:43 am
I've refurbished an A3020, mostly thru' hole with a few SMD.
Were any of the SMDs on their way out?

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by danielj
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish

Are there parts list's for all the Arch's out there for the normal Electrolytics' and SMC's?, and do we need to start re-capping these machines now for their future survival?. There are a few machines that genuinely need their motherboards recapping - the leaky amiga A600s/A1200s, and ZX Spectrums ...
by danielj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Mounting a floppy drive in an A310
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: Mounting a floppy drive in an A310

You need to have a word with SimonI who's mounted a gotek in his old arc!

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by danielj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: configuration A3010
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: configuration A3010

You'd have to make a new cable and power extender. I think drive 1 is tracked out on the 3010? Yes, it is possible to swap drives around in software (steve3000 put some code together to do it). More seriously though, why an 3010? You should consider everything from A3x0/4x0/2x0/5x0 through A30x0, A4...
by danielj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: configuration A3010
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: configuration A3010

Gotek is easiest. You could use a parallel zip drive too. It will also read PC format disks, but you need to ensure that the files are ZIPed on a RISC OS system as there is additional filetype information that will be lost if it's just done on a PC. Beyond that you can use ethernet if you can get ho...
by danielj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish

anightin wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:21 pm
BTW, does anyone know if there are RiscPC electrolytic cap kits available for the Motherboard variants? Most of my machines are recapped now except the RISC PCs
No, but doing a list of replacements is somewhere on my list of to-dos. Have you ever done the A3020?
by danielj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: configuration A3010
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: configuration A3010

drfloyd wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:07 pm
CJE, yes... they reply me that they have a A3010 for £500 ! My god.
Unfortunately the days of the £35 A3010 are long gone :(
by danielj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish

Kazzie wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:11 am
CJE lists 70W, 103W, and 150W models for sale.
That 150W is a bodge-job.

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by danielj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish

The standard was a lower wattage - P/N 0196,110/T - 70W, and the 103W was P/N 0197,010/T

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by danielj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: RISCPC Power Supply Refurbish

Dave, quite possibly if you're getting the parts for the 103watt one?

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by danielj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: configuration A3010
Replies: 20
Views: 297

Re: configuration A3010

thecellartroll wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:02 am
A3010 lacks on-board IDE, but it does have joystick sockets. If it were a choice between A3010 and A3020 I'd take whichever had less green gunge dripping out.
This.

Also worth noting that 4MB upgrades for the A3010 are often more expensive than for the A3020.
by danielj
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: BBC Master BIOS
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: BBC Master BIOS

Best bet is probably to get a multios from retroclinic unless you have a desire to use the original without y2k fix etc? That'll do as mentioned above, letting you switch between different OS versions.
by danielj
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Gotek/Flash Floppy/Mangle Wurzel etc
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Gotek/Flash Floppy/Mangle Wurzel etc

It would genuinely just say "look at the wiki" - there seems little point in repeating the information here? If someone wishes to write something I'll happily pin it though.

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by danielj
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Upgrading a BBC Master power supply with a modern 60W supply
Replies: 34
Views: 4112

Re: Upgrading a BBC Master power supply with a modern 60W supply

There is someone selling whole shebang on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313130818883 , but no one's selling the parts AFAIK. You'll just have to find the bits and make. All are available from RS/Farnell/eBay?

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by danielj
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn software: other
Topic: A3010 Universal Boot
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: A3010 Universal Boot

You generally end up with "new look" that gives you 3d window title bars.
by danielj
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A5000 Mounting a 2nd Floppy Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: A5000 Mounting a 2nd Floppy Drive

I've used these in mine, work perfectly (I have a gotek as the second drive). I'll try and print a set today - no cost! Although I fear postage might be a bit steep?

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by danielj
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: programming
Topic: About BBC Basic 4
Replies: 93
Views: 2103

Re: About BBC Basic 4

I think you'll find people here would prefer to have the challenge of completing the game rather than worry about reading the code :)
by danielj
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Devon
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Hi from Devon

Welcome Bill!
Change the X2 capacitors in the PSU not because it's not working, but because they'll just randomly explode and stink the place out. I can't recommend doing this enough if it hasn't been done already.

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by danielj
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Upgrading VRAM 1MB->2MB
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Upgrading VRAM 1MB->2MB

IanS wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:03 pm
That listing pre-dates this dicussion. I mentioned it on the 1st June.
Indeed you did - just goes to show how much attention I pay (or more, how poor my memory is!). I, of course, didn't re-read the top of the thread before posting.

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by danielj
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Upgrading VRAM 1MB->2MB
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Upgrading VRAM 1MB->2MB

Evidently this discussion has been monetised... Not convinced by the soldering job, mind...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303577253501
by danielj
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: Choosing a copyright license for DFS image tool / BBC BASIC de-tokenizer
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Choosing a copyright license for DFS image tool / BBC BASIC de-tokenizer

Depends how the contributions come in I guess, it doesn't happen that often. Depends on whether you want to strongly encourage people to share their code too?
by danielj
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Help with Extron 7SC
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Help with Extron 7SC

Mode should be RGBS for these, and according to page 17 of the manual pdf: https://media.extron.com/public/downloa ... 052009.pdf

It's the "H" BNC connector for composite sync. If still not working start playing around with sync polarity etc.

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by danielj
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: R260 - missing CPU card?
Replies: 25
Views: 719

Re: R260 - missing CPU card?

Well, different stickers is as good a reason as any to split the lots and make more ££s :)

Looks to be the same physical model as the A5000 keyboard too...

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by danielj
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: VIDEONULA questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1196

Re: VIDEONULA questions

If it's not in a socket it definitely needs to be desoldered and a socket needs to be fitted :)

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by danielj
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: acorn & bbc micro user group (abug) events
Topic: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #5, Saturday 4th July 2020, 9am - 10pm
Replies: 63
Views: 2232

Re: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #5, Saturday 4th July 2020, 9am - 10pm

Chris, unfortunately I didn't get to see your talk but just skimmed the slides and watched the demo video - that is brilliant :)

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by danielj
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Rapid not selling 60/40 to general punters anymore?
Replies: 17
Views: 520

Re: Rapid not selling 60/40 to general punters anymore?

Rapid told me to get knotted a year ago, CPC were fine :)
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