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by ianSmalls
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn emulators
Topic: BBC Domesday Emulator
Replies: 28
Views: 1173

Re: BBC Domesday Emulator

Great piece of work! One of the things that a lot of people dont know is that there are multiple pressings. Between Simon and Myself we have about 8 copies of the discs but are across the different pressings. Im currently duplicating another set of discs and this will make the disc stacking more com...
by ianSmalls
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: past all-day virtual ABugs
Topic: All-day 'Virtual' Acorn session #5, Saturday 4th July 2020, 9am - 10pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4480

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

I would like to be there but unsure how much of the day I could make due to having the kids while other half at work!
I could do the morning until about 12:00 - 13:00
by ianSmalls
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events
Topic: ABUG Cambridge May 2020: NOW A 1-DAY VIRTUAL "ZOOM" EVENT ON SAT 16 MAY
Replies: 36
Views: 3687

Re: ABUG Cambridge Booking Thread - May 15-17th 2020

I dont think I can make it but..... Is there anyone from the west midlands area that I could persuade to take a Full Domesday Duplicator setup and get some LD images. Happy to supply Laptop + Calibrated Laserdisc Player and all of the hardware needed + Time to show how to use the system. I will even...
by ianSmalls
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Do you have Domesday LaserDiscs?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Do you have Domesday LaserDiscs?

Hi and thanks for getting back to me.

I will drop you a PM.
by ianSmalls
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: other
Topic: Do you have Domesday LaserDiscs?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Do you have Domesday LaserDiscs?

The Domesday86 project needs you! Do you have a copy of the Domesday LaserDiscs (or any of the AIV titles?). Would you like a perfect digital copy and, at the same time, help the preservation project? I’m based just west of Birmingham M5-J2/3 and have a fully calibrated duplication system. If you wa...
by ianSmalls
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 13542

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

I was hoping danielj would help read the discs I don't want to put in my disc drive. Anyone else willing to take a punt on some slightly dodgy looking discs? I'm happy to bring my KryoFlux if it will help but don't have a drive that I can bring easily and it will be the bare board and PSU (You woul...
by ianSmalls
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: past physical ABug events
Topic: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD
Replies: 117
Views: 13542

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Im not going to be able to make the whole weekend (Sat Only) but can I ask that Anyone that is going that owns any Domesday / AIV laserdiscs please bring them as I am bringing a Domesday Duplicator and a big hard disc. https://www.domesday86.com/?page_id=978 We are hoping to get as many samples as p...
by ianSmalls
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Baildon Electronics IDE Interfaces - Replication
Replies: 170
Views: 26638

Re: Baildon Electronics IDE Interfaces - Replication

Looks like ive just found another version of the card...

V6 - without the B or C
by ianSmalls
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Watford A3000 IDE Interface.
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Watford A3000 IDE Interface.

the CO. IDEFSDiscs dosnt exist....

Managed to do it now.... Was a silly problem of the middle mouse button was not working so could not get access to the menu on the WE !IDEForm to set the number of discs...

After changing the Microswitch it is now all working!

Thanks anyway!
by ianSmalls
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Watford A3000 IDE Interface.
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Watford A3000 IDE Interface.

Ive tried the CO. IDEDiscs but that sets the number of IDE attached to ADFS and not IDEFS. Ive found the IDE Utilities disc which cant find any drives attached to the card. and Ive just pulled a known working HDD one out of my A4 to test as I know it is formatted and works on this A3000 as have done...
by ianSmalls
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Watford A3000 IDE Interface.
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Watford A3000 IDE Interface.

Hi All,

Trying to resurrect my A3000 and cant get the Watford A3000 IDE interface to recognize that any discs are installed.

Just wondered if anyone knew how to tell the watford card how many discs were attached. I am also looking for the software for the card to format the discs

Thanks

Ian
by ianSmalls
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd
Replies: 308
Views: 102084

Re: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd

Hope these help... Sorry its a bit late A3000 01-AKB01-1033575 A310 27-AKB15-1011811 A540 01-AKB50-0000924 65C102 Co-Pro Internal 01-ADC06-1002864 From Master AIV 65C102 Co-Pro Internal 09-ADC06-1000007 ;-) From Acorn Employee 65C102 Co-Pro Internal 01-ADC06-0106187 Dual Floppy Monitor Stand Master ...
by ianSmalls
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Acorn A4 - Compact Flash
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Acorn A4 - Compact Flash

Hi All, Just looking at my A4 again for the first time in a while as I check all the hardware with batteries every 6-8 months.. Everything is OK apart from the hard disc has finally given up the ghost! :-( I have a compact flash adapter but cant get the only card I have to detect and format using !H...
by ianSmalls
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Beeb@30-30th Anniversary / 25-03-2012 / Cambridge
Replies: 40
Views: 8400

Re: Beeb@30-30th Anniversary / 25-03-2012 / Cambridge

Great day and ive just got home. Ill post some pics wben I have time over the next few days.

Nice too actually meet people for first time.
by ianSmalls
Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3000 scart lead
Replies: 7
Views: 3087

Re: A3000 scart lead

Cheers mark, Ill let you know if its working or i just have a fussy TV! It is working on my AKF12 fine but that is for another machine! now to find a 1n4001 and a cap! Damn I need to sort my components out - kids knocked over the component draws and they went everywhere about 2 months ago and I have...
by ianSmalls
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: A3000 scart lead
Replies: 7
Views: 3087

A3000 scart lead

I require connecting an A3000 to a modern flat panel TV via the SCART RGB pins. After a bit of searching I found this snippet of information http://acorn.riscos.com/documents/appnotes/246-260/249.ps The A3000 PSU is unable to provide the +12V required to switch during blanking (line flyback) under t...
by ianSmalls
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: past events & exhibitions
Topic: Beeb@30-30th Anniversary / 25-03-2012 / Cambridge
Replies: 40
Views: 8400

Re: Beeb@30-30th Anniversary / 25-03-2012 / Cambridge

Just got my ticket! Looking forward to it but would like to know what parking is like as I have to do 150miles each way on my bike! Hope the weather is good. On a slightly different note I have just got my 2nd Domesday system fully working! Only a few more bits of Acorn hardware to collect to finish...
by ianSmalls
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Domesday Reloaded
Replies: 71
Views: 16063

Re: Domesday Reloaded

Cheers for the tip... I dont mind taking things apart if I am confident that I can fix it at a later date. Its how I learnt just about everything I know about computers and electronics and started with a BBC B and the Mike Cook Body Building course... If I ever get stuck then I have friends who will...
by ianSmalls
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: general
Topic: Domesday Reloaded
Replies: 71
Views: 16063

Re: Domesday Reloaded

Both of my meters are at my girlfriends house as the kids manage to break something once every few weeks. Also I know that testing with the ICs in place can sometimes show a false positive. Ive been thinking about getting a hot air soldering station but i don't do enough soldering to warrant the cos...
by ianSmalls
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: general
Topic: Domesday Reloaded
Replies: 71
Views: 16063

Re: Domesday Reloaded

Would this help...... DSC00558.JPG 1am and leaded solder..... Memories... Pin 14 VIA to 0V :-) If anyone wants me to I am willing to remove ALL components and do a High Res scan of both sides of the board. I will borrow the right kit for that though rather than remove all the IC's and 50 pin IDC hea...
by ianSmalls
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: general
Topic: Domesday Reloaded
Replies: 71
Views: 16063

Re: Domesday Reloaded

I have been meaning to investigate this further myself to see if there is a neater fix but I dont want to break what works right now. I also have an original card that I am willing to remove IC8 and others if needed if you want to see where the tracks go! on a photo. If I get time at the weekend I w...
by ianSmalls
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Domesday Reloaded
Replies: 71
Views: 16063

Re: Domesday Reloaded

Hi, Ive had a quick look at the modification that I made to the one here and its something to do with IC8 being used as an inverter. Pin 4 and Pin 13 on IC8 were disconnected (Output pin from the gates) Then FETs were fitted to invert the input line Please note : these are the photo's that exile sen...
by ianSmalls
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: general
Topic: Domesday Reloaded
Replies: 71
Views: 16063

Re: Domesday Reloaded

I know you already have one as I spoke to you about 8 weeks ago about buying one form you but its been a hectic Christmas break with .... Full time work Uni 5 kids (1 in hospital for 8 weeks) Final year dissertation needs to be handed in And just to top it off about to move house! When things have s...
by ianSmalls
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Domesday Reloaded
Replies: 71
Views: 16063

Re: Domesday Reloaded

Hi All, I bought one of exile's prototype non tested SCSI cards for my Domesday system a few months ago and we could not get it to work initially. With some communication and determination and trying multiple configurations of the Master and Co-Pro etc we both had identical faults which pointed to a...
by ianSmalls
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Domesday Software
Replies: 0
Views: 736

Domesday Software

Hi All, I have now managed to get two working Master AIV machines working, One with an original AIV SCSI thanks to mark at retro clinic and one with a new SCSI board thanks to Giles on here that did a run of a few. There were a few problems to begin with but now working well and reliable apart from ...
by ianSmalls
Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Possible run of SCSI boards for Master AIV wannabe
Replies: 12
Views: 2167

Re: Possible run of SCSI boards for Master AIV wannabe

Any up to date news on these...

I could really do with an alternate SCSI board to test.
by ianSmalls
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Domesday AIV SCSI hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Re: Domesday AIV SCSI hardware

Slight update....... Just repaired VP415 No2 with some parts from No3 and it acts exactly the same as the original one. Also managed to find the *HELP MOUSE and *HELP VIDEO commands. thanks to beebmasters website and test the RB2 trackball and that also works.... Its been a while and forgot about HE...
by ianSmalls
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Domesday AIV SCSI hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Domesday AIV SCSI hardware

Hi All, I am currently trying out a test run of an AIV SCSI board and having problems! After fighting and trying to remember how to enable the sideways ram and various other things I finally got the VP415 player to catalog all of my AIV discs and partially boot all of them but the machine seems to l...
by ianSmalls
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2884
Views: 346789

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

nOmArch wrote: Another Doomsday LD Player

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BBC-Domesday- ... 2313ee84c8
went for £415.20.... Wonder if they used the model number as the price!

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