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by stuslayer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello I am new :-)
Replies: 12
Views: 1267

Re: Hello I am new :-)

Welcome James! I'm 38 so almost as young as you!
by stuslayer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: Hello

Welcome!
by stuslayer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Acorn Electron fan, just joined
Replies: 29
Views: 2285

Re: Acorn Electron fan, just joined

Hiya, welcome from another newbie!
by stuslayer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Earliest examples of each machine?
Replies: 50
Views: 11033

Re: Earliest examples of each machine?

Currently on eBay with serial number ALA-01 - 000333, Electron: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACORN-ELECTR ... 4902.l9144
by stuslayer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: My electron doesn't look well...
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

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

All fixed! I was able to take my Elk to RetroClinic, which happens to be very close to where I live, and Mark diagnosed a faulty RAM chip (good spot Daniel!), replaced it and all is well! A faulty keyswitch was also replaced at the same time, and my Electron is now working! Big thanks to Mark at Ret...
by stuslayer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: My electron doesn't look well...
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

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

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?
by stuslayer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: My electron doesn't look well...
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

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

Thanks. I have had the ULA out and given it a quick wipe with a suitable material, to no effect, however I am a complete novice at this. Having read a previous thread, I suspect a broken ULA as the symptoms are very similar. I hope to hear from Dave H, and perhaps I can cross his palm with silver fo...
by stuslayer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: My electron doesn't look well...
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

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

Thanks, I have already tried this. Inspected the contacts on the ULA socket and appears sound to my eye. Anything else I can try here?
by stuslayer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: My electron doesn't look well...
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

My electron doesn't look well...

Hi all, I have just got my new power lead for an eBay Electron I got, and managed to find a TV in the house with RF input while I wait for my RGB to SCART lead to arrive. What I see doesn't fill me with joy however. No Beep from the Electron, just a 'click', no light on the keyboard, and this screen...
by stuslayer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: What is the average age on here??
Replies: 284
Views: 43998

Re: What is the average age on here??

I'm 38. My first intro to computers was playing on my sister's C128, Who Dares Wins II, loved that game! My first computer was a CPC464, on which I played Dizzy games and Chuckie Egg, and an awful but addictive racing game called Grand Prix Simulator. This computer gave me the 'buy all the upgrades'...
by stuslayer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Very preliminary help needed post
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Very preliminary help needed post

Hi Dave, I would love to come to Wakefield but I'm working in Whitby all that weekend, so unfortunately that won't work out for me :( I have to get a PSU and a cassette player in the meantime, so once I've confirmed the working or otherwise condition, I'll be back with more questions! I hope to even...
by stuslayer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic
Replies: 137
Views: 56141

Re: Where is everyone? An information gathering topic

Added myself, there's a few of us in Yorkshire :)
by stuslayer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Archimedes A3000 - Mouse Fault
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Archimedes A3000 - Mouse Fault

I'm no expert, but there appears to be a broken trace near L7/+MOUSE on your first picture...
by stuslayer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Very preliminary help needed post
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Very preliminary help needed post

It sound to me like you need to take a look at the upcoming and recent events & exhibitions forum. Note that the RISC OS shows, despite being focused on the 32-bit machines, also have a number of 8-bit Acorn people attending too*. *or so I'm led to believe. I haven't made it to any meetups myse...
by stuslayer
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Very preliminary help needed post
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Very preliminary help needed post

Hi Dave, Thanks for the link - I'll pick one of those up :D I will most likely get the display cable from retroclinic, I definitely want to support you guys who are keeping this platform going and introducing all this cool new hardware too! I think Mark isn't far away from me - I live near Selby, N....
by stuslayer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Hello!

haha, no... it was cheep cheep so I took the opportunity. Some of the prices of Acorn kit are unbelievable... :shock:
by stuslayer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Very preliminary help needed post
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Very preliminary help needed post

Hi all, I've recently said hello on the intro thread, and just today taken delivery of my new to me Electron from eBay. It was sold to me as untested and is just the machine and some cassettes (looks like the original Elk plus 5 games package that was sold at the time it was current), along with the...
by stuslayer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Hello!

Thanks for the welcome everyone! Well, over the last few days I've been reading an awful lot of forum threads, particularly on the hardware section, and I've found myself yearning for an old Acorn machine to fill the hole in my life I didn't realise I had! So, to the wife's disgust, I've picked up a...
by stuslayer
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Declutter Sale (BBC B, A3010, Monitors, Printer)***ALL SOLD***
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

Re: Declutter Sale (BBC B, A3010, Monitors, Printer)

Hi TeeBuoy,

As I can't answer via PM yet as I haven't posted enough times on the forum, just a quick message to say thanks for your message, unfortunately the missus has put the kibosh on it for now anyway. I hope you find someone to take the Beeb as it deserves a good home. Best regards, Stu
by stuslayer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Declutter Sale (BBC B, A3010, Monitors, Printer)***ALL SOLD***
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

Re: Declutter Sale (BBC B, A3010, Monitors, Printer)

Hey, just registered as I saw you were likely skipping the unsold items on your list. Is that what you'll be doing with that BBC Micro? I can't afford the asking price, but if you're just going to bin it I could give it a home, what would you accept to save it from the bin?
by stuslayer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Hello!

Hi, I'm Stu, long ago (1992-97) Acorn user, here for nostalgia and learning, maybe to pick up an old machine to play with. Nice to see so many Acorn enthusiasts still around! I had an A3010 while I was in high school, still the most fun computer I've ever had.

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