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by daveejhitchins
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Electron fan, just joined
Replies: 17
Views: 161

Re: Acorn Electron fan, just joined

I'm not interested in all you whining! Get up in that loft and find your best PAL - You've got 'till the end of the week or you'll meet my boys (they're on stand by) - NO excuses! [-X [-( Oh! By the way: Welcome to the Forum, 0xC0DE . . . Enjoy . . . :wink: :lol: Dave H :D YES SIR! :wink: Good man ...
by daveejhitchins
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello I am new :-)
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: Hello I am new :-)

Welcome to the Forum, James . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 97

Re: Hello

Welcome to the Forum, Tom . . . Hope you find something to keep you interested in your newly found Beeb . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"
Replies: 287
Views: 18915

Re: Proposed: "The Ultimate Electron Upgrade"

myelin wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:12 am
Time to start wiring it up... only 109 IOs to worry about :P
Hardware on standby . . . :mrgreen:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Electron fan, just joined
Replies: 17
Views: 161

Re: Acorn Electron fan, just joined

I'm not interested in all you whining! Get up in that loft and find your best PAL - You've got 'till the end of the week or you'll meet my boys (they're on stand by) - NO excuses! [-X [-( Oh! By the way: Welcome to the Forum, 0xC0DE . . . Enjoy . . . :wink: :lol:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: software
Topic: Help with a forlorn A3010 please
Replies: 32
Views: 355

Re: Help with a forlorn A3010 please

I've not read the full thread, however, Xavier has sent a message saying "everything needed can be found here" along with this text: The formatter to use isn't HFORM - Everything is here (documentation including the settings and formatter) and yes it is for the minipodule version he owns too. Hope t...
by daveejhitchins
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 woes
Replies: 26
Views: 1498

Re: A5000 woes

With something like this problematic VY86C020, do you ever find yourself needing to actually desolder the chip, touch up the pads, then solder it down again, or is it pretty much always sufficient to just apply flux and heat without actually removing the chip? Solder, over time, changes its structu...
by daveejhitchins
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Battery backup !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Battery backup !!!

I suppose the saving grace here is that the cells are in what look like a 'container' that would hold all the goo!

My main concern is if anyone using that battery pack were to put the computer away for any length of time! Upside down . . . <shudder>

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: 3.5" drive for Slogger Pegasus
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: 3.5" drive for Slogger Pegasus

thecellartroll wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:40 pm
Quick question about a suitable 3.5" disk drive for the Slogger Pegasus board. I'm intending to use the drive extracted from a dead RiscPC. Will that work?
Got your answer OK - But - No such thing as a "dead RicPC" It's just hibernating :lol: Like all the 'dead' Electrons . . . :wink:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Battery backup !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Battery backup !!!

I'm worried about this eBay sale item:

Apart from being a give-away price - why would you want to put a Zinc battery anywhere near your computer?

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 woes
Replies: 26
Views: 1498

Re: A5000 woes

One thing to remember, with flux . . . it needs 'activating'! - I find, with stubborn joints: apply the flux and heat, allowing it do its job. Then apply soldering iron. This also helps to reduce thermal shock to the part being worked on.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a new A3010 owner
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Hello from a new A3010 owner

Welcome to the Forum, Courtney . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Storing & Protecting hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Storing & Protecting hardware

I also liked a previous suggestion on here that applies to any computers containing batteries... storing them upside down long term might be beneficial so that if they leak it's less likely the board would be damaged since gravity would instead direct the nastiness towards the underside of the top ...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Storing & Protecting hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Storing & Protecting hardware

If you nip down to your local Wilco's or similar store, you can pick-up some of those plastic storage bags that you can Vacuum Seal. Before doing that, as Mark has suggested, put some bags of silica gel in there. These can be bought via eBay. Then follow Mark's other instructions. Or, just send them...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Somewhat belated hello
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Somewhat belated hello

Better late than never, as the saying goes - So: Welcome to the Forum, Rich . . . Sound like you're enjoying it?

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 woes
Replies: 26
Views: 1498

Re: A5000 woes

Managed to get rid of quite a bit of verdigris, at least. Looks like quite a few address lines are disconnected, although the ARM3 is running — I see A3 and LA3 toggling; next step is to try reflowing the pins on the ARM3 to see if that brings any more back to life. Lots and lots of flux and a hot ...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the Forum, Roger . . . Enjoy . . .

And good luck with your A5000.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free Book: An Expert Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Free Book: An Expert Guide

I know of one of these books: The BBC Micro, And Expert Guide, by Mike James is available for free (just pay postage, I guess) by a friend of mine in Manchester, UK. He is not in this forum (he was a Spectrum guy). If anyone wants it, just let me know asap - else it goes to a charity shop. Pics sho...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Acorn Art Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 44314

Re: Acorn Art Thread

pixelblip wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:11 pm
The Red Planet
Where is that LIKE button that everyone wants? - It's can't be rocket science?

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New elk and master
Replies: 24
Views: 461

Re: New elk and master

It's usually the case that faulty keys just have dirty contacts, and can be cleaned by repeated pressing of the problematic key for a few minutes. If that doesn't work, this page has some guidance on where to go next. I've made a few 'short' videos of how to remove and clean Electron keys (the clea...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: community projects
Topic: Earliest examples of each machine?
Replies: 41
Views: 5632

Re: Earliest examples of each machine?

07-ALA-01 - 000333 - Not sure how significant the 07 is?

Have a close look at the expansion connector :shock: it looks quit pitted, which may indicate poor storage!

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the Forum, Colin . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FS: SLOGGER PEGASUS Electron Disk Interfaces *NEW*
Replies: 225
Views: 32714

Re: FS: SLOGGER PEGASUS Electron Disk Interfaces *NEW*

Contact me via PM . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: A440/1 3.5" Floppy Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: A440/1 3.5" Floppy Drive

They usually just need a good clean/service . . . Have you tried that? There's lots on information the the Forum of how to do this? It may be easier than trying to replace your drive!

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: My electron doesn't look well...
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: My electron doesn't look well...

stuslayer wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:28 pm
OK. It might be easier if someone who knows what they are doing looks at it. Is it considered good etiquette to DM one of the acknowledged experts on here for that purpose?
PM sent . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Wakefield RISC OS show 27/4/19
Replies: 68
Views: 1822

Re: Wakefield RISC OS show 27/4/19

I should think so, I'll get all the books out I'm bringing at the weekend, and give you a rough idea of how many there are. If need be, we can always just put them on the table a few at a time and rotate them as the day goes on. There'll be a few tables with a 'spare' corner for books, I'm sure . ....
by daveejhitchins
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Wanted - Banana branded 5.25” floppy discs

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:39 am
Finally happened across a box of these on eBay which were sold as unused. They look to be in pretty good condition so it may be the case.

Even got the box. 8)
Here's a link to a photo of how they used to be advertised at Acorn Shows around the country!

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: New elk and master
Replies: 24
Views: 461

Re: New elk and master

danielj wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:09 am
daveejhitchins wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:43 am
JGH is working on a solution for this . . .
Now you tell us :D
:-#

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A5000 woes
Replies: 26
Views: 1498

Re: A5000 woes

As you're going to have a good cleaning/patching job :shock: I'd try some WD40. Spray liberally and leave to soak-in.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: New elk and master
Replies: 24
Views: 461

Re: New elk and master

mr-macrisc wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Guess D and F at the eproms dave popped in for me so can load any rom images to them that I wish.
That's correct :D

Dave H :D