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by Andy1979
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Resurrecting an early A3010
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: Resurrecting an early A3010

A nice and rare working early machine. I've been looking for the applications (in particular the formatter) for the exact same IDE minipodule in your machine. http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11342&p=141240&hilit=alsystems#p141240 Have you got them on diskettes ? Or maybe there is a...
by Andy1979
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Essex
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Hello from Essex

Welcome! Note that the Master Compact PSU has the infamous X2 capacitors that are likely to blow and can best be replaced asap. Iirc it only has one of them. Thanks for the tip, I suspected that might be the case. My wife is unhappy enough with me bringing more "junk" home, so I can do without stin...
by Andy1979
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Essex
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Hello from Essex

Welcome to the Forum, Andy . . . Enjoy . . . First job - Get the battery out of your A3010 :shock: Dave H :D That's my job for Saturday morning. Had a quick peek and it doesn't look too bad compared to some of the photos I've seen - especially considering this machine dates from 1992 when they firs...
by Andy1979
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Resurrecting an early A3010
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: Resurrecting an early A3010

IanS wrote:None of the pictures you posted work. Do they work for anyone else?

Just upload them to the site as attachments, no need to host them elsewhere.
Sorry, fixed it. According to Google Photos those were external links, but evidently not.
by Andy1979
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Resurrecting an early A3010
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Resurrecting an early A3010

Alongside my old Master Compact I retrieved my A3010 learning curve and AKF30 monitor from my parents' loft this weekend. Going to have to wait until the weekend before I can do much with it, but this evening I opened the box, fearing the worst of the CMOS battery. 69CEAC02-757D-4723-A47C-BDD4BBEA89...
by Andy1979
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Master Compact
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Master Compact

I retrieved this from my parents' loft at the weekend. Also have the base unit which has dual 3.5 inch drives. Will probably replace the usual capacitors in the power supply before powering it up. Does the Master Compact suffer the same issue as the B in that regard? (Guess after 31yrs most things d...
by Andy1979
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Essex
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Hello from Essex

Evening all Just collected my old Acorn 3010 and BBC Master Compact from my parents' loft. Look forward to getting them up and running again hopefully, thanks to the wealth of knowledge on this site. Recently set up Risc OS and ArcEm on the Raspberry Pi to reacquaint myself - hoping I can at least t...