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by moijk
Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn A3020 welcome, User and app guide + disk
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Acorn A3020 welcome, User and app guide + disk

I want the manuals and discs that came with the a3020, if there were variations i'd like a set within the same variation.

I like to study how the different 80s and 90s computers I got was presented for the owners when they bought them.
by moijk
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Acorn A3020 welcome, User and app guide + disk
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Acorn A3020 welcome, User and app guide + disk

I'm looking for mainly the user and application guide that came with the machine. I'm also after the Applications and support discs that came with the machine, and a better version of the welcome guide than the one i got. (water damaged) If they aren't mint it's no problem. I'm going to read them. J...
by moijk
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Midi and archimedes
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Midi and archimedes

I got a midi interface for my Amiga, can I use that? Or what is a suggested external one?
by moijk
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: bbc micro keep going back to "bad"
Replies: 1
Views: 417

bbc micro keep going back to "bad"

Well my bbc micro was not showing stuff correctly, pressed down every chip and after that it got back to working. however today when i tried it, it was back to "bad" again. so before i push down everything again hoping that fixes it this time too i'd love to know which chip and its placement that ca...
by moijk
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: keys not working (BBC Micro B)
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: keys not working (BBC Micro B)

Normally, "sticky" keys areresovled by being very forceful with them :shock: Try giving the sticky keys 15-20 good hard pokes ! :shock: I'm glad nobody saw me because now i'm hammered around on the keyboard like someone posessed.. no result.. then i grabbed a can of rubbing alchohol and blasted it ...
by moijk
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: keys not working (BBC Micro B)
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: keys not working (BBC Micro B)

I googled it and found somebody talking about cut traces so i got the idea of trying to get the contact the keys ought to get when pushed. so i shorted the keys that wasn't responding and it printed B and moved down. so apparently the switch itself isn't working. so how should i properly clean / fix...
by moijk
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: keys not working (BBC Micro B)
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

keys not working (BBC Micro B)

Well given i've been trying out my Beeb a bit I have an odd problem. First it displayed garbage so i pressed down the chips and then it reacted. But I still have a problem with the keyboard. Down and B of all letters doesn't work. the rest does. I could take the socketed chips out and set them in ag...
by moijk
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: what kind of cable is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

what kind of cable is this?

I got this with my beeb, I can't really understand its purpose:

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It seems to only fit the cassette port, but the plugs doesn't make sense.
by moijk
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is the average age on here??
Replies: 284
Views: 37182

Re: What is the average age on here??

Damn, am I the youngest kid here with my 35 years? ;)
by moijk
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Dust cover for Acorn a3020 and BBC Micro
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Dust cover for Acorn a3020 and BBC Micro

I want one of each, if available. hard or soft doesn't matter.
by moijk
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Manual and org discs for a3020
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Manual and org discs for a3020

I want the stuff that came with the machine. As stated
by moijk
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Interfacing and Robotics on the BBC Micro
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Interfacing and Robotics on the BBC Micro

moijk wrote:i want this book. and other interface-related bbc books
got it
by moijk
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Interfacing and Robotics on the BBC Micro
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Interfacing and Robotics on the BBC Micro

i want this book. and other interface-related bbc books
by moijk
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Custom keyboard designer...
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

Re: Custom keyboard designer...

A way to create totally custom USB keyboards.... I'm thinking of this for a Raspberry Pi... :-k http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/wasd-v1-custom-keyboard.html?kt=1&k=1&s=09e5e3e94f1a12843eb46581b1e8a881 Although $163.99 is a tad steep for a keyboard... Even if it is Cherry with real key switch...
by moijk
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Too many devices
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Too many devices

So now my Beeb is working nicely with my monitor I looked at other stuff I have. Getting the girlfriends Atari 600XL working was pretty easy, although I'm not sure if the floppy drive works. My Timex Sinclar 1000 seems to have a fault; it works OK when I start up but after a few minutes most of the...
by moijk
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 2012 editor holy war
Replies: 15
Views: 2476

Re: 2012 editor holy war

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:lol:
by moijk
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: a3020 on a Commodore 1084s
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: a3020 on a Commodore 1084s

TomWalker wrote:The 1084S won't do 640x480 without interlacing. No Arc supports interlaced modes so you'll be stuck with TV-res modes. Which is fine for games.
I see. i thought the monitor had just the same resolution as the acorn monitor the a3020 was supplied with.
by moijk
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: a3020 on a Commodore 1084s
Replies: 3
Views: 816

a3020 on a Commodore 1084s

the Commodore 1084s does 640x480 - I could get a VGA to DB9 cable to connect it to. but will it work? or does the a3020 prefer a higher specs monitor?
by moijk
Sat May 26, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Return of Acorn
Replies: 35
Views: 5195

Re: Return of Acorn

However, one of our beliefs is that an Acorn computer should contain an ARM Core Processor & be RISC OS compatible. We are not a re-branding outfit and have no interest in x86. When someone comes in and want to cash in off the success of earlier companies by using the same trademark - I'm sceptical...
by moijk
Mon May 21, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2995
Views: 321873

Re: LOLPRICE

TopBanana wrote: If it doesn't have the desired effect I just whack them over the head with it. It's less angular than a PS3 and lighter too, so it doesn't hurt so much :lol:

If you don't want all 3 of yours, wanna flog me a working one ? :o
Now I'm not suprised anymore that "supernanny" originated in UK ;)
by moijk
Thu May 17, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: EBay idiots (or thick, dishonest, lying thieves ?)
Replies: 21
Views: 2853

Re: EBay idiots (or thick, dishonest, lying thieves ?)

I wont ever send anything outside the uk ever again this goes for ireland too, b'strds always do things like that and it usually goes sour no matter how tempting it is or what they promise to pay Thats a shame, the market in Norway is so little the prices are extreme. I want a BBC Micro B. In Norwa...
by moijk
Wed May 16, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: My small collection of classic British computers
Replies: 165
Views: 23833

Re: My small collection of classic British computers

Nice collection. I've actually been in sao paulo.. for.. a hour.. remember it was cold. I was on route to joão pessoa in the paraiba district. Which was absolutly the opposite of cold in my norwegian eyes. (it was winter there, so i had the beaches all by myself.. well.. and one of your beautiful wo...
by moijk
Wed May 16, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: EBay idiots (or thick, dishonest, lying thieves ?)
Replies: 21
Views: 2853

Re: EBay idiots (or thick, dishonest, lying thieves ?)

In the past month I've sold a fab laptop for £60 that the purchaser left me bad feedback for because they didn't find the PSU when they opened the box - they found it later after I told them to check again, but still left bad feedback and were too thick or lazy to amend it :shock: :shock: [-X #-o T...
by moijk
Sat May 12, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New A3020 Owner, what next
Replies: 22
Views: 4013

Re: New A3020 Owner, what next

TopBanana wrote:So, does Linux natively read ADFS disks then ??
You can make linux do everything you know,

http://www.adsb.co.uk/bbc/linux/
by moijk
Fri May 11, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: New A3020 Owner, what next
Replies: 22
Views: 4013

Re: New A3020 Owner, what next

By the way, the a3020 has a uk plug (shocker!), and I want a euro plug. I see the uk plug has a fuse? Is this a particular important piece of security measurements or can i just chop it off and replace it with a euro plug? I've been using a adapter until now, but that is such a kludge.
by moijk
Mon May 07, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Econet nwebie
Replies: 35
Views: 5724

Re: Econet nwebie

The negativity is to the real cost of setting up a network. But that goes for any network including a modern one. My home network is full 1Gbps CAT5e and CAT6 cabled, has custom surface mounted wall ports and runs throughout the house. [/quote] So your comparing the trivial task of connecting an ar...
by moijk
Mon May 07, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Econet nwebie
Replies: 35
Views: 5724

Re: Econet nwebie

The very first Acorn clock design needed active terminators, newer iterations only use passive ones. Have a gander at CJE's pages and I think you'll suddenly be a lot less negative about the prices people offer here. Nothing negative with the prices people offer here, they are apparently reasonable...
by moijk
Mon May 07, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Econet nwebie
Replies: 35
Views: 5724

Re: Econet nwebie

...thanks to high volume. This. But a completly different question, how come there are some econet terminators that are active? I see that those are only suitable with acorn clocks. So my question is how come? Beside the obvious cost, this is why i like retro stuff. you'll always find things that b...
by moijk
Mon May 07, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Econet nwebie
Replies: 35
Views: 5724

Re: Econet nwebie

To be honest I think £40 for a clock box that is considerably better than the original Acorn clock box is a pretty good price. So far I've understood that the clock box is a box that place clock pulses (MARK) in a regular fashion on the clock lines on the network cable. Based on the clock signal pl...
by moijk
Sun May 06, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Econet nwebie
Replies: 35
Views: 5724

Re: Econet nwebie

Looking at the prices on clock box and the other stuff the total is going to be around bloddy hell. :evil:

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