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by SteveBagley
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Floppy drive power cable
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

Re: Wanted: Floppy drive power cable

Don't worry about it. :-)

I just need your address.

Steve
by SteveBagley
Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: Floppy drive power cable
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

Re: Wanted: Floppy drive power cable

I've one (5.25" connector) that I can send if you send me your address.

Steve
by SteveBagley
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.11 in my A310
Replies: 14
Views: 2309

Re: RISC OS 3.11 in my A310

Fortunately, the track still makes contact with the pins in the ARCRAM socket so I was able to reassemble it back together. Unfortunately, it still won't boot into RISC OS 3 --although happily it does initialise VIDC and I can (briefly) see the cursor flash on screen (for about a second). I came acr...
by SteveBagley
Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.11 in my A310
Replies: 14
Views: 2309

Re: RISC OS 3.11 in my A310

Buzzed out that connector when it was in the socket with my multimeter and it was making the connection so I reassembled the arcram back into the machine, leaving the working (with 1MB) RiscOS 3 upgrade in place. Same result as before, boots, cursor flashes and then goes black :-( Is there something...
by SteveBagley
Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: 32-bit acorn hardware
Topic: RISC OS 3.11 in my A310
Replies: 14
Views: 2309

RISC OS 3.11 in my A310

Today, I received a set of RISC OS 3.11 ROM chips and an Atomwide rom daughterboard for my A310 (which I got off eBay the other week and had a Watford ARCRAM 343 4MB upgrade and ARM3 upgrade fitted but still RISC OS 2). So this evening I soldered the necessary wires and fitted the daughter board and...
by SteveBagley
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd
Replies: 300
Views: 84178

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

I just received a (heavily upgraded) Archimedes A310 from eBay, serial: 27-AKB15-1006104.

Steve
by SteveBagley
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 5819
Views: 510352

Re: Today I received.....

A forerunner of the Apple Watch :) http://wotan.computer/a310.jpg An Archimedes A310 -- listed on eBay as not working, but now fully functional (12V line is shorted to ground, disconnect the 12V connection and the machine boots fine :) -- I need to track down and fix the cause of that, I suspect the...
by SteveBagley
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Nottingham
Replies: 13
Views: 2038

Re: Greetings from Nottingham

Thanks for he welcome, and, yes, 1024MAK, that is me over on atari-forum :-) Welcome Steve! From the tank thread it seems you made a pretty good start with your Acorn hardware. :D I got lucky a few years ago as a former student of the department (long before my time) passed away and his family donat...
by SteveBagley
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: scanning of books, magazines, ads and letters
Topic: How many sold? German tank problem:serial nums wtd
Replies: 300
Views: 84178

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

I'm new around here but have acquired a few pieces of Acorn kit, the serial numbers of which are: BBC Model B Issue 7 (technically not mine, but left by the previous owner of my previous office -- should really get it back to him): Sticker on the motherboard and the bottom lists it as an AB electron...
by SteveBagley
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Nottingham
Replies: 13
Views: 2038

Greetings from Nottingham

Hello everyone, I've just joined the forum having renewed my interest in Acorn computers (and adding a few models to my collection of old computers, mostly Atari ST variants). I'm a Computer Science lecturer at the University of Nottingham by trade, mainly teaching basic computer architecture (using...

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