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by daveejhitchins
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: I2C 4 U
Replies: 263
Views: 15386

Re: I2C 4 U

Leaving for Newcastle airport in 30 min. I'll have a ponder and get back about all the questions ASAP.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Problems with ADI2
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Problems with ADI2

CMcDougall wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:56 pm
as you know, I always used this, but version 1.21 (needs to be write protected / burned to 16k eprom),
on my original iss4 B 1770FDC DFS2.26 & opus double 40/80T switchable drives.

never had any problems!
Or loaded into an ABR :wink:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: I2C 4 U
Replies: 263
Views: 15386

Re: I2C 4 U

Martin . . . Just something to think about while I on holiday (yes, yet another week in the sun :roll: ) - I'm coming to the end of the first batch of AP6s and I'm starting to think about any enhancements I could add - Reading your thread and as I'm in the throws of reverse engineering a Cumana Disc...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Poorly Master
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Poorly Master

mattdy4 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:09 pm
Yeah they're soldered on. I'll have to get hold of some 40-pin DIL sockets first as I've only got up to 32.

Can anyone recommend a supplier of 6522 VIA's?
I can do both the 40 pin IC socket and the 6522. But you'll have to be quick, as I go to Spain on Monday. I'll PM you.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: I got a Freebeeb! Help needed…
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: I got a Freebeeb! Help needed…

Welcome to the Forum, VMSZealot . . . Enjoy . . .

Nice gift, by the way =D>

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi my friends!
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Hi my friends!

Welcome to the Forum, Rafael . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Poly 1 Computer
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Poly 1 Computer

Welcome to the Forum, dreamseal . . . Enjoy . . .

Interesting to hear about the Poly.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free: monitor & teletext adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Free: monitor & teletext adapter

cmorley wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:23 pm
All the other disks I got in the same lot are mouldy too. Most were "backups" :wink: or data disks but there are the original Master 512 GEM disks... mouldy :(
If the discs are important (?) they do clean-up and usually work OK . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Atomwide A5000 8MB
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Atomwide A5000 8MB

lcww1 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:14 pm
Thanks for the kind offer Dave!
I’ll take you up on that, if I may?
There’s no hurry from my point of view, so I’ll just post the chips to you next month, if that’s ok with you.
I'll PM you my address . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Elk disc controllers

MartinB wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Yes, but Windows won’t run on an Electron.... [-(
Working on it . . . :mrgreen:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Elk disc controllers

MartinB wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Fair comment Dave, I'll re-phrase it.....

The Peg can be DFS =D> :D 8) or ADFS :x :roll: =; ](*,) [-X - just fit the appropriate FS rom..... :)
=D> :lol: :lol: :lol: =D>

Dave H :lol:
by daveejhitchins
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AP3-4 - Redesign - First Thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: AP3-4 - Redesign - First Thoughts

Thanks, Daniel and Mark - PM sent, Phill

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Elk disc controllers

MartinB wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:33 pm
ADFS (spit)
Martin - You're turning into a footballer - shame on you :lol:
by daveejhitchins
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AP3-4 - Redesign - First Thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: AP3-4 - Redesign - First Thoughts

The gotek uses USB by default, but it can use a very small one! (e.g. a Sandisk Ultrafit) :) Thanks, Daniel - List updated - Don't suppose there's a schematic that's black-on-white? This is probably a better cut-to-the-chase link for the HD mod.... Thanks, Martin - Replaced the link Micro Gotek by ...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: AP3-4 - Redesign - First Thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: AP3-4 - Redesign - First Thoughts

Well, here we are 5 years later with an idea from Daniel (danielj) here . So first lets get down just what we need: (1) Target: New AP3/4 (2) Using the New Pegasus metal case (I have them already!) . (3) In-built Gotec (4) External Disc interface (5) Provision to use 2nd drive (6) Provision to isola...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Elk disc controllers

Excellent . . . I have the whole of October free \o/ so that along with the IdeA interface is on the list of jobs.

New thread?

Dave H :D

Edit: Link to continuation of old thread.
by daveejhitchins
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Elk disc controllers

@dave - I was just this moment pondering whether or not the redesigned ap3/4 could have a gotek integrated into it, alongside rotary-encoder and OLED display, and then having the option to swap the internal and connected drives... I'd imagine moving a few components to SMD would yield the necessary...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk disc controllers
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Elk disc controllers

Yes, Pegasus Interfaces ARE still available - It's just a case of getting them built. I'll drop sixxdog_uk (Alex) a line to remind him the stock he has needs completing. In the meantime you may want to find yourself a drive. You can chose a 'real' disc drive or go the Gotec route - search the Forum ...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Repairing a dead A310 power supply
Replies: 44
Views: 2804

Re: Repairing a dead A310 power supply

I would think the first job would be to find out where the 'smoke' came from and work from there. Switch-Mode PSUs are no more difficult than any other type of circuit to repair - However, like all circuits, you need to understand how they work - with the added PSU caveat: Once the fault has been lo...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Yet another hello... with wallabies!
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Yet another hello... with wallabies!

Welcome to the Forum, Bworp . . . Enjoy . . .

You'll HAVE to start a thread, once you've received your Beeb - looking forward to it.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Atomwide A5000 8MB
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Atomwide A5000 8MB

Both my programmers list these parts. I won't be in a position to assist until October, however. So if someone else pops-up before then . . .

Let me know - Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Do we need more ABug meets? If so, where should they be?
Replies: 24
Views: 518

Re: Do we need more ABug meets? If so, where should they be?

Elminster wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:31 am
Hmmm. What is the compensation package. £250k a year with free travel and a pension?
No . . . No . . . No . . . You get that warm feeling for doing something for your fellow Star-Dotters - worth far more than money :mrgreen:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: software: classic games
Topic: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC
Replies: 463
Views: 45085

Re: Mega Games Cartridge for the Electron MGC

Thanks, Dave! Just arrived in Canada, this will be heading into school soon for students to experience old school computing! Best wishes, Paul :D Wow! . . . That was posted on the 16th July :shock: And I claimed compensation for a lost package - the tracking says it's just leaving the UK :lol: I th...
by daveejhitchins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Electron Joystick Interface - Identification? - Sorted
Replies: 21
Views: 471

Re: Electron Joystick Interface - Identification? - Sorted

Thanks for all the info, Col . . . Appreciated.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 203
Views: 7033

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Well that just about covers everything, apart from the many interesting conversations . . . You forgot to mention the fun you had disassembling the Briefcase Communicator =D> So I did . . . I've always wanted one, as I think they're a bit Electron'ish (e.g. single, smallish, keyboard) :lol: I had t...
by daveejhitchins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Lancs, UK
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: Hello from Lancs, UK

Welcome to the Forum, Chad . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD
Replies: 203
Views: 7033

Re: ABUG Cambridge Sept 7th-9th 2018 BOOKING THREAD

Well . . . Here we are, on holiday, again - with a follow-up trip to Spain a week on Monday to see an old pal who's just been diagnosed with the onset of Alzheimer's :cry: - I've known Richard for over 40 years! Although he remembers when we met - his short term memory is getting very bad - he's on ...
by daveejhitchins
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Cleaning PCBs
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Cleaning PCBs

Elminster wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Do you put dishwasher tablets in with the MB, for that lemon fresh smell?
Why . . . Of course. Every little helps :wink:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Cleaning PCBs
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Cleaning PCBs

How many seconds/minutes/hours before someone says "dishwasher"? :lol: Sorry to let you down, Mark . . . On holiday without WiFi access. Linked to my 'phone, at the moment. So here goes . . . Dishwasher - Why is everyone afraid of putting something that went through around 260 deg C into a dishwash...