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by 1024MAK
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 25
Views: 741

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Sorry :oops: #-o

Of course, thank you TopBanana =D> 8) =D> 8) =D> 8) =D>

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by 1024MAK
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Test ROM
Replies: 27
Views: 802

Re: Test ROM

Hello GadgetUK164 Why not introduce yourself in the introduce yourself section :wink: Your machine may have a fault in the video circuitry side. Hence a running program would not suffer from corruption of the RAM contents. Is the problem present when the machine is cold (after being off for two or m...
by 1024MAK
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Test ROM
Replies: 27
Views: 802

Re: Test ROM

There are various BASIC memory test programs in the Fault finding thread ;-)

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by 1024MAK
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 1434

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

@Richard, @Rob and @Duncan, good to hear some positive news :D

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by 1024MAK
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: (Yet another) Memory Question
Replies: 63
Views: 813

Re: (Yet another) Memory Question

Info on link S26 in this thread :wink:

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by 1024MAK
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Moving House - Items to go
Replies: 25
Views: 741

Re: Moving House - Items to go

Elminster wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:08 pm
2 x a500 and a keyboard collected. Very competitive storage rates are available. Will calculate for September. :)
:lol: =D>

Thanks :D

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by 1024MAK
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: (Yet another) Memory Question
Replies: 63
Views: 813

Re: (Yet another) Memory Question

S26 on or off depends on which version of the VideoULA/Video Poccessor you have fitted. It affects teletext mode.

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by 1024MAK
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: (Yet another) Memory Question
Replies: 63
Views: 813

Re: (Yet another) Memory Question

As far as I'm aware, the type of 6845 CRTC fitted in one BBC Micro should work in any BBC Micro. But not having had any failures, I've only ever tested spare 6845 chips that have come my way in a Beeb.

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by 1024MAK
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 1434

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

That's the mistake that adults often make, to teach one thing at a time. Nature does not work that way. Hence why IMHO, modern tools (that is computers with word processing) should be used in English lessons. Of course, a good understanding of the language, good grammar, spelling and handwriting are...
by 1024MAK
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: (Yet another) Memory Question
Replies: 63
Views: 813

Re: (Yet another) Memory Question

How often do do you guys find the CRT controller (IC2) failing? The 6845 CRTC chips are fairly reliable. I'm surprised you've had so many fail. Are they all the same make/type? Did all these Beebs come from the same place? Get used with the same CRT monitor maybe? Although there's other circuitry b...
by 1024MAK
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 1434

Re: Using BBC BASIC to teach programming concepts in 2017

So although there are many times good points in this thread, I have a few thoughts to add. Everything in a computer can be broken down to simple logical steps. Humans don't normally realise it, but our own decision making process is also a series of small steps. It's just that like everything else w...
by 1024MAK
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master 6522 VIA
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: BBC Master 6522 VIA

See also this thread Testing the Beebs User Port :wink:

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by 1024MAK
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC Master 6522 VIA
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: BBC Master 6522 VIA

Use a turned pin socket :wink:

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by 1024MAK
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 repair and the origins of ctrl-g
Replies: 24
Views: 1610

Re: A5000 repair and the origins of ctrl-g

Thanks =D>

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by 1024MAK
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Newbie PSU recap questions
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Newbie PSU recap questions

I presume you mean the coloured "paint" that has been applied over the top of the machine screw and on the sides of it. I normally use a thin flat bladed screwdriver to chip it away. Then once most of it is off, it's normally possible to get a Philips (size PH2) bit / screwdriver ( not a pozi drive ...
by 1024MAK
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312895

Re: Today I received.....

Water is a solvent. IPA is a solvent. Different "dirt" dissolves in different solvents... See this Wikipedia article.
So probably you need both! Start with the distilled water and unscented ordinary soap, wash with distilled water, then after dry, clean with IPA :wink:

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by 1024MAK
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 38
Views: 1584

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

I prefer chisel tips. On my soldering irons, I use a small one for use on SMD and small through hole pads (1mm). A medium size for general work (2.3mm 3mm), and a 4mm or 5mm where there is a lot of copper or metal that needs heating up. The larger tip is good for soldering/desoldering things like th...
by 1024MAK
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout
Replies: 44
Views: 1127

Re: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout

Elminster wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:09 am
Shame was looking forward to the jumping electrons
Cue me banging the table while watching an Elk jump along it :lol:

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by 1024MAK
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout
Replies: 44
Views: 1127

Re: Acorn Master and Electron cartridge breakout

Mine has arrived - has been built and is now waiting for connectors from RS . . . Cable will have to be in two pieces, but not an issue! Do you have extra excited protons and electrons (not Acorn) that are going to jump between the two bits of cable? I think he means that he is going to use two bit...
by 1024MAK
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312895

Re: Today I received.....

Oh yeah, those STFM mouse / joystick connectors under the keyboard. What a poor design. From what I can see they used to be where the disc drive ended up being put when they started fitting them internally. Shame they didn’t put a but more effort into finding a better home for them. The original At...
by 1024MAK
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 4275

Re: https certificates?

Yep, nobody on an iOS device would be able to see the flash versions, even if the https thing was resolved. Um, that's not true. I actually composed that post on an Apple iPad mini2 running Safari on iOS 10. Only the second embedded video does not work (expected as it's link is http not https). Scr...
by 1024MAK
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312895

Re: Today I received.....

An Atari 520STFM! Also the mouse, leads and some games. Is there anything I need to check before switching this on? No sources of magic smoke etc.? Magic smoke, not normally, no. Typical faults are:- Faulty PSU on/off switch, non-functional or crackles when operated (either clean the contacts or re...
by 1024MAK
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 4275

Re: https certificates? - ‪Embedding YouTube videos‬

So there is no form that works for everyone :(

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by 1024MAK
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Newbie PSU recap questions
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Newbie PSU recap questions

For use on retro / old electronics, or for building your own projects that are not for commercial sale, use 0.7mm /22 swg 60/40 tin/lead solder with cored rosin-activated flux. If you are in the U.K. this solder from Rapid is good stuff. Multicore is a brand name that is also trusted. Tip temperatur...
by 1024MAK
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 36
Views: 853

Re: Post Edits

This is where the improved draft facility comes in helpful. As now it is a lot easier to save your draft post. Then go do something else. Then come back and proof read it with a clearer (hopefully) mind. Then post it. Still not going to get every typo etc. But at least it's an additional tool to hel...
by 1024MAK
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: https certificates?
Replies: 86
Views: 4275

Re: https certificates? - ‪Embedding YouTube videos‬

‪Embedding YouTube videos‬ Yeah, I noticed a problem with you tube videos. Was on my list of things to investigate further, but had not got around to it... Now (after update) this works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HLX2weZfkA [flash=425,344]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HLX2weZfkA[/flash] W...
by 1024MAK
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn factory friday special B+
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Acorn factory friday special B+

When Amstrad moved all manufacturing for the Spectrum to the Far East with Orion (who did the CPC, PCW and would be doing the soon to be launched PC's), Sugar threw the Timex factory the bone of assembling his DMP2000 printers. By the way, do you know who Amstrad used to assemble the U.K. made vers...
by 1024MAK
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4658
Views: 312895

Re: Today I received.....

I presume the keyboard fits okay when EPROMs are installed all along the bottom row?

If so, nice design :D

And a nice find =D>

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by 1024MAK
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post Edits
Replies: 36
Views: 853

Re: Post Edits

Just so you are all aware, only moderators and administrators get the box where a reason can be entered when editing a post. So my recommendation is for members to add a line similar to this at the bottom of their post: Edited due to <reason> You can of course expand on this if you wish. However, if...
by 1024MAK
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: stardot.org.uk
Topic: Post editing
Replies: 59
Views: 706

Re: Post editing

OK - you can choose a theme, or style, in the UCP that only shows you the edit line when someone's entered a reason for their edit: new-board-style.png Just so you are all aware, only moderators and administrators get the box where a reason can be entered when editing a post. So my recommendation i...