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by martinw
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My BBC Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 2428

Re: My BBC Collection

The Priceless thing is so true, to my mind it's worth however much it brings you pleasure and as BBCs got me into what I do now they deserve a place in my life and fiddling around with them brings me lots of pleasure, win win, even though the missus doesn't see it that way :) I've had a few ups and ...
by martinw
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My BBC Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 2428

Re: My BBC Collection

I thought you guys might guess low initially. I don't personally think I've been ripped off but it's considerably (relatively) higher than that. These things are commanding higher and higher prices at the moment. Who knows what your collections might be worth :?: A few things in there probably aren'...
by martinw
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My BBC Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 2428

My BBC Collection

I thought this might be interesting, here are my EBay purchases relating to my BBC Micro collection over the past year (I only started collecting BBC stuff a year ago). All you BBC experts out there may be interested in putting a figure on what you think it all cost me. Unfortunately Mark at Retro C...
by martinw
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3006
Views: 344559

Re: LOLPRICE

by martinw
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Building a new BBC "B"?
Replies: 4
Views: 1514

Re: Building a new BBC "B"?

by martinw
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3006
Views: 344559

Re: LOLPRICE

Fishy :shock: :?:
by martinw
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Fixed one beeb, part solved another
Replies: 21
Views: 3184

Re: Fixed one beeb, part solved another

If not I'll be saving my pennies for one of these: http://www.picotech.com/picoscope2000.html ., I'm thinking that for most applications I'll be using a scope for, the 25MHz model will be more than enough... Here's something that may be of interest. Understand that today's signals are no longer pur...
by martinw
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: I need help with this cable.
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

Re: I need help with this cable.

I have one of these and it works a treat, I would definitely recommend it, especially at the price, although the retro clinic datacentre is another good option too (if you have a few more pennies) so I'm lead to believe.
by martinw
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: EPROM 27128-21V
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: EPROM 27128-21V

Thanks guys, this is a very useful forum :)
by martinw
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: EPROM 27128-21V
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: EPROM 27128-21V

Thank you Guddler, I've just had a look at your website, nice, please don't scrap anything pretty or possibly useable on my account though. It always makes me sad when you have to scrap a game PCB or computer when it could bring joy to someone with a bit of TLC. It does sound like it's more than TLC...
by martinw
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: EPROM 27128-21V
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: EPROM 27128-21V

Wouldn't want more than 10, or some number in between, depending on how many you get?
by martinw
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: EPROM 27128-21V
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

EPROM 27128-21V

Does anybody know where I can get hold of some 21V eproms, preferably 27128?

Thanks.
by martinw
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Dead BBC B - repair ideas
Replies: 61
Views: 7351

Re: Dead BBC B - repair ideas

I don't think I've ever come across anything called "flush cut dykes" (unless they appeared in that 1976 film with Robin Askwith and Cherry Blair's dad), what could I use instead, which could be found lying around the average BeebMaster home? :D I think I picked the phrase up whilst working in Hous...
by martinw
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Dead BBC B - repair ideas
Replies: 61
Views: 7351

Re: Dead BBC B - repair ideas

Yes it is. 14 pin I think. But as I say, I'm now fairly sure this was a red herring. It was just you were saying it's difficult to desolder, DIP packages are quite easy to desolder if you take your time, just FYI for next time. This is how I do it, firstly take some flush cut dykes (snips) and snip...
by martinw
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Dead BBC B - repair ideas
Replies: 61
Views: 7351

Re: Dead BBC B - repair ideas

Is IC27 a dip package?
by martinw
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 3006
Views: 344559

Re: LOLPRICE

Ditto on the high prices from this Ebay seller, before I really knew much about BBC Micros and how much they went for I spent quite a bit of money (over £100) on one, but luckily it wasn't working properly, so I got my money back ............. close call :oops:
by martinw
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Acorn Atom for sale on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 2141

Re: Acorn Atom for sale on Ebay

My wife saw on Ebay that I'd put a watch on it, thought I was bidding on it and phoned me at work to tell me off, of course innocent me wasn't bidding on it I was just interested to see what it would go for :wink:

She apologised =D>
by martinw
Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Acorn Atom for sale on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 2141

Re: Acorn Atom for sale on Ebay

Ooocha £205 :)
by martinw
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: acorn atom and acorn system series
Topic: Acorn Atom for sale on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 2141

Re: Acorn Atom for sale on Ebay

Just under three hours to go, things are hotting up :!:
by martinw
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Starting over with the Beeb
Replies: 19
Views: 3332

Re: Starting over with the Beeb

Very nice .......... 8)
by martinw
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: BBCsA (BBCs Anonymous)
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: BBCsA (BBCs Anonymous)

Guilty as charged :oops:
by martinw
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: BBCsA (BBCs Anonymous)
Replies: 2
Views: 725

BBCsA (BBCs Anonymous)

My name is Martin and I'm a BBC Micro EBay Addict, is there anybody else out there who would like to step forward and become a member of BBCs Anonymous? :lol:
by martinw
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Interesting startup problem
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: Interesting startup problem

That's now two BBC Micros I've fixed by replacing the 6522 that connects to the keyboard etc. :)

Thank you for the pointer ...........
by martinw
Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn software: classic games
Topic: 25 years at least
Replies: 9
Views: 2273

25 years at least

I've just loaded Chuckie Egg, for the first time in 25 years, from a tape onto a BBC micro. At the same time I'm desoldering a 6522 from a BBC B+ that isn't working properly and waiting for a DIP socket to solder in its place to come in the post (I have a couple of new chips in my possession). Life ...
by martinw
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Aberdeenshire
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

Re: Hi from Aberdeenshire

Thank you, great to be among like minded individuals 8)
by martinw
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Aberdeenshire
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

Hi from Aberdeenshire

I have the BBC, that my mum and dad bought for me as a teenager, to thank for the fact I'm a chartered electronic engineer now. I have a vivid memory of opening it up and wondering how all those black rectangular things made it do what it did ...... I still wonder :wink: Having spent a small fortune...

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