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by danielj
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acquired an A3010 today - help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 228

Re: Acquired an A3010 today - help needed

Yeah, I probably wouldn't want to put the transformer through the dishwasher lest it delaminated/went rusty :)

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by danielj
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: 27C400/800/160/320 emulator/ROM switcher
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: 27C400/800/160/320 emulator/ROM switcher

It's fine in practice. It really does require a long press to flip images, you won't do it by mistake. It can be set to remember the last used image on switch-on, which is very handy.
by danielj
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greets fellow Acorn enthusiasts
Replies: 13
Views: 115

Re: Greets fellow Acorn enthusiasts

Welcome! :)

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by danielj
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: 27C400/800/160/320 emulator/ROM switcher
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: 27C400/800/160/320 emulator/ROM switcher

So, this thing is bloody brilliant. 8 configurations on the Master, ctrl-break to switch. Remembers last setting. No knobs, switches or holes. :) Upload images over USB from a serial terminal with minimal fuss. What's not to love?

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by danielj
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acquired an A3010 today - help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 228

Re: Acquired an A3010 today - help needed

Gently lever alternating ends up with a small screwdriver a little bit at a time so they don't ping out and bend the legs. Circuit diagrams are just showing you what should be connected to what. Match up the components on the board with the ones on the diagram, then you're going to use a multimeter ...
by danielj
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acquired an A3010 today - help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 228

Re: Acquired an A3010 today - help needed

Avoid the PSU, remove the ROMs. If the underside isn't corroded don't worry about it. Tilting away from the PSU should avoid things going where you don't want them! Once the vinegar has come into contact with the battery leak, any dribbles should be neutral or acid, but just make sure they're well w...
by danielj
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acquired an A3010 today - help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 228

Re: Acquired an A3010 today - help needed

Really no need to dilute (this is a common Internet myth that sprung up over the last couple years...) . Use neat white vinegar. I'd really advise not to use lemon juice, it's full of sugar and other rubbish. No need to add other contaminants to the board :D If you have citric acid powder by all mea...
by danielj
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: Acornsoft termulator
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Acornsoft termulator

by danielj
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: connected BBC B to Internet no Hardware Modem
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: connected BBC B to Internet success

I use commstar with DFS quite happily - it should be fine with any. How does the clash manifest itself?

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by danielj
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: connected BBC B to Internet no Hardware Modem
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: connected BBC B to Internet success

I think you want to get that in viewdata mode - it'll look rather better. Any comms ROM should do the trick?

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by danielj
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1232

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

I've merged the topics.
by danielj
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5410
Views: 417673

Re: Today I received.....

It's a radio, no?

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by danielj
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Atom key posts / ] key
Replies: 26
Views: 623

Re: Wanted: Atom key posts / ] key

balford wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Afraid not. Would you mind dropping me a mail at:



- as I'd also like to arrange an AtoMMC if you have the stock :)

Cheers,
B
I've enabled PMs for you :)

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by danielj
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: "Start Programming with the Electron" book. Free for postage
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: "Start Programming with the Electron" book. Free for postage

I expect everyone with an Electron has a copy!
by danielj
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn A3010 / A3020 Compact Flash IDE Podule Backplane
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Acorn A3010 / A3020 Compact Flash IDE Podule Backplane

It's quite simple - just offer here and state price allowing people to buy directly, saving yourself ebay fees :)
by danielj
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30027

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Pleased it's working for you. As I said, the boards weren't designed for sockets... :? Re. Open circuit, if the lines all buzz out then they should be fine. The gerbers are OK (I've built a few of these) so if there was an open circuit the manufacturer's QC must not have been very good - AFAIK almos...
by danielj
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Femto Flash Floppy
Replies: 28
Views: 1019

Re: Femto Flash Floppy

After some thought I've removed the marketing posts from this thread. They're off topic.
by danielj
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn A3010 / A3020 Compact Flash IDE Podule Backplane
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Acorn A3010 / A3020 Compact Flash IDE Podule Backplane

Are you offering them for sale here directly?

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by danielj
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: high density disks
Replies: 164
Views: 27713

Re: high density disks

As per the beginning of this discussion, I think it goes back to whether or not they were completely blank from the start. Trying to format DD over something originally formatted HD appears to be the source of most issues. But basically, YMMV without modifying the controller.
by danielj
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 Econet
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: A3010 Econet

cmj6502 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:26 am
Can put Econet on the network connector and Ethernet on a mini podule.
This is what I have in my A3020.

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by danielj
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released
Replies: 179
Views: 18709

Re: Open source firmware for Gotek floppy emulator released

You can set the behaviour of pins 2 and 34 in the ff.cfg file if it's not doing what you want:
https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wi ... ation-File

However, it should work out of the box pretty much - I know Simoni is happily using one on an original Arc.

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by danielj
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1232

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

sydney wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:52 am
What commands did you try?
This. We can't tell you what you did wrong if you don't tell us what you did!
by danielj
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1232

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

Excellent. What does it say in the manual? I can't read it on my phone.
by danielj
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1232

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

The ROM image is probably corrupted, the fix is to reinstall. If that doesn't work its time to try other things. That's the one and only thing you need to try to do at this point.

(and to prevent it in the future, make sure you've backed up what's on the ABR as originally suggested :))
by danielj
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1232

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

Specifically:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17187&p=238402#p238158

If you didn't do as suggested then a way needs to be found of making the relevant tape...
by danielj
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1232

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

It's more likely to be the card than the plus one. Easy things first. Get that reinstalled and go from there. I'm afraid I can't help with that bit, as I don't have one up and running - user guide here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5672#p66117
by danielj
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1232

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

Reload it all from the backup?
by danielj
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1232

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

Or the ROM is corrupted in the ABR?
by danielj
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Tape - MMSD CARD/ABR reprogramming
Replies: 69
Views: 1232

Re: Tape - MMSD CARD

beeb.mmb is a single file containing 512 disc images. You need to use different software to add/remove images from that file. If you've saved something to a disk image on the elk then it will be saved to an image which is stored in the beeb.mmb file.

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