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by CanonMan
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5354
Views: 410258

Re: Today I received.....

jonb wrote:One of these beauties..

Vignale.jpg
I like the colour. It always reminds me of smokey bacon crisps :D
by CanonMan
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 2 guessing games
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: 2 guessing games

The top diode just to the left of the transformer looks like it's dry jointed at the lower lead.
by CanonMan
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 2 guessing games
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: 2 guessing games

Was it the blue tantalum capacitor in the power supply? Evil little buggers at the best of times!
by CanonMan
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: EPROM Programmer collectors roll call
Replies: 49
Views: 7800

Re: EPROM Programmer collectors roll call

Hi Dave (CanonMan), Sorry, I have only just checked back. The EPP-1 I have worked as an EPP-1F under later software. It IS a serial programmer and is VERY slow with larger EPROM's. I used it mostly with Win9x but did succeed in using it with WinXP. I see no reason why it wouldn't work in XP compati...
by CanonMan
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Faulty BBC Micro Series 7
Replies: 19
Views: 1923

Re: Faulty BBC Micro Series 7

If the connection between the keyboard and main board isn't perfect then it can stop the computer from booting up.

Try reseating the cable at both ends and see what happens!
by CanonMan
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: What to do with a Grundy Newbrain?
Replies: 22
Views: 3713

Re: What to do with a Grundy Newbrain?

I could be wrong, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that Newbrains were notorious for being full of poor quality electrolytic capacitors, which cause all kinds of weird behaviour. If that is the case, you might want to think about doing a blanket replacement of all the electrolytics to see if...
by CanonMan
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2933
Views: 264521

Re: LOLPRICE

JonC wrote:
CanonMan wrote:
flaxcottage wrote:
It sold for £499. All power to their elbow! :shock:
There's some right effing mugs about, that's all I can say!
http://www.marksandspencer.com/letter-m ... dpredirect
I like that :lol:
by CanonMan
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: BBC/Master TurboMMC solid state interface
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: FS: BBC/Master TurboMMC solid state interface

Could I express an interest in this please?
by CanonMan
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2933
Views: 264521

Re: LOLPRICE

flaxcottage wrote:
lazarusr wrote:I know it's supposedly new in box, but still!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401273786016
It sold for £499. All power to their elbow! :shock:
There's some right effing mugs about, that's all I can say!
by CanonMan
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2778
Views: 260608

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

1024MAK wrote: What is it with some people "I don't have a battery to test". It uses two standard AA cells! Available in every supermarket and pound store.... :?

Mark
It saves them writing "It's knackered and I know it" :lol:
by CanonMan
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2933
Views: 264521

Re: LOLPRICE

Maybe at £1.79 but not at the asking price...... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262666461570 I mean one of the drives has a broken lever and the other has a rusty case, and they want £179 for them spares and repairs......Someone is living in cloud cookoo land. T Cheers. Phill. I've just made the first o...
by CanonMan
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: EPROM Programmer collectors roll call
Replies: 49
Views: 7800

Re: EPROM Programmer collectors roll call

UPDATE: I no longer have the MQP model 200, it has unfortunately met it's maker :( I still have a few adaptors for it though, and they're now redundant, so if anyone out there is looking for any MQP device adaptors please get in touch. I'm still looking for software for the Art EPP-1 too. It has to ...
by CanonMan
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2933
Views: 264521

Re: LOLPRICE

Isn't it funny that this ULTRA RARE ROM pops up so frequently! Do we think it's actually the same ROM each outing :?: Dave H :D Oh, It's That Tosser Who Starts Every Word Of His Item Descriptions With A Capital Letter And Charges Silly Prices For Items That He Bought On Ebay For A Pittance The Week...
by CanonMan
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: My first BBC and it's... BEEEEEPing
Replies: 33
Views: 3053

Re: My first BBC and it's... BEEEEEPing

First step would be to reseat the keyboard cable at both ends. Next step after that would be to check the soldering on the headers it plugs into.
by CanonMan
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Other computers through the CUB?
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: Other computers through the CUB?

Series 3 Cub monitors could be changed from TTL RGB to analogue RGB by moving jumpers on the PCB. Versions with composite video inputs had an extra PCB with a PAL decoder chip, and usually an audio amplifier chip as well.
by CanonMan
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: EPROM Programmer collectors roll call
Replies: 49
Views: 7800

Re: EPROM Programmer collectors roll call

... ART EPP-1 EPROM Programmer with documentation and software. ... Hi Terry I've recently found an ART EPP-1 programmer hiding away in a cupboard at work, but unfortunately there is no software with it and the software that ART provides on its website only works with the later EPP-1F and EPP-2 :( ...
by CanonMan
Sun May 29, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: DC power connector help
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: DC power connector help

I am building a project (Nixie clock) in a wooden box (for aesthetic reasons). It will be supplied by an external 5V regulated DC power supply. The original plan was to use a 2.1mm socket to connect to the power supply. Unfortunately, the walls of the box are 14mm thick and no panel socket I can fi...
by CanonMan
Mon May 16, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: BBC Master Compact
Replies: 17
Views: 1976

Re: BBC Master Compact

jamesclephanecameron wrote: I had been wondering about that actually (so far been outbid on three Compacts on eBay BTW) ... does the Compact take its power down the disc data cable or is there a seperate port on the back?
It's a separate cable, with standard DC power connectors.
by CanonMan
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn 28-AKF17 Monitor
Replies: 12
Views: 1773

Re: Acorn 28-AKF17 Monitor

Please post a photo or two of the switch you need a replacement for.

I still have a few NOS switches in my stash and may well have the one you need.
by CanonMan
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: CUB 452 connection to a BBC-B
Replies: 19
Views: 2325

Re: CUB 452 connection to a BBC-B

The extra board that's been bodged-in as an audio amplifier looks suspiciously like the PCB from a children's Frisco Disco record player! The rotary switch was used as the Off/33 RPM/45 RPM control, and the two preset pots next to it were for setting the motor speeds in 33 RPM and 45 RPM modes indep...
by CanonMan
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2778
Views: 260608

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Here's a rather nice looking piece ... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Acorn-Computer-Data-Cassette-Recorder-Model-no-ANF-03-w-Leads-Working-/181882012438?hash=item2a59034316:g:wP4AAOSwQPlV9xb8 Shame they use Hermes. Too expensive for the shabby, untested condition that it's in, IMHO. You're righ...
by CanonMan
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Technomatic
Replies: 16
Views: 1730

Re: Technomatic

That's a little bit steep, but it could have been a lot worse, you could have bought one from that t*sser with the motorbike (Hi Trevor! )
by CanonMan
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2933
Views: 264521

Re: LOLPRICE

Prime wrote:Expensive Acorn disk drive :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221869656157

£175 for a SS40 seems a little steep to me.

Cheers.

Phill.
Not even tested, an the top is damaged.

What a chancer! :lol:
by CanonMan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: software
Topic: Arthur and RiscOS 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Arthur and RiscOS 2

jamesclephanecameron wrote:
CanonMan wrote:I know where there's an A5000 that might be up for sale soon, once I've fixed the mouse on it.
Ooh, that could work nicely too. Could you let me know when it's ready? :)
Will do!

It might be a few weeks away yet though, snowed under with 'proper' work at the moment :(
by CanonMan
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Arthur and RiscOS 2
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Arthur and RiscOS 2

I know where there's an A5000 that might be up for sale soon, once I've fixed the mouse on it.
by CanonMan
Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2933
Views: 264521

Re: LOLPRICE

Prime wrote:I think this PET is deffo LOLPRICE

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281769365916

I mean I know the ones with the poxy keyboard and the built in cassette deck are more sought after but still!

Cheers.

Phill.
Some of his other items are priced even more rediculously!
by CanonMan
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Philips CM8833 won't sync - worth fixing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: Philips CM8833 won't sync - worth fixing?

The SCART sockets themselves can get a bit of abuse and I've had to re-solder them to the monitor PCB in the past so I'd check that first. Good point Paul, I've checked the cable and tried a spare, but hadn't thought about investigating the socket - seems like a good place to start! That's odd, I s...
by CanonMan
Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Philips CM8833 won't sync - worth fixing?
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: Philips CM8833 won't sync - worth fixing?

The first thing I'd do is reflow all the solder joints on the input sockets on the back. They're prone to cracking and causing all kinds of intermittent faults.
by CanonMan
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rennovating 5.25" floppy drives
Replies: 19
Views: 2328

Re: Rennovating 5.25" floppy drives

george.h wrote:
1024MAK wrote:I blame the auto correct/auto prediction system on the iPad... :oops:

Mark
Ah but titanium dioxide IS used as a dielectric in certain ceramic capacitors.... :wink:
I've learned at least one thing today then :lol:
by CanonMan
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rennovating 5.25" floppy drives
Replies: 19
Views: 2328

Re: Rennovating 5.25" floppy drives

Titanium? Surely you mean tantalum? #-o