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by stevendt
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Key switch for a Master/Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: Key switch for a Master/Electron

Found this, people might find it useful......

http://deskthority.net/wiki/Futaba_low-profile_linear

Good description of the key-switches, disassembly, reassembly and some good photos of the parts

regards
Dave

p.s., I bought the Electron !
by stevendt
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Restoring Master/Electron keyswitches
Replies: 9
Views: 2073

Re: Restoring Master/Electron keyswitches

OK, this is an old thread, but, people might find this useful......

http://deskthority.net/wiki/Futaba_low-profile_linear

Good description of the key-switches, disassembly, reassembly and some good photos of the parts

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Key switch for a Master/Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: Key switch for a Master/Electron

Hi, Thanks for the tip, I'll check the thread. The reason that I need a few, is that they are the same keyswitches as used in MTX computers. I have a couple of my own machines that have a couple of problematic keys - more than just sticky switches. I have also just got a machine to fix for a mate an...
by stevendt
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Key switch for a Master/Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: Key switch for a Master/Electron

Hi,

Thanks a lot, I'll check it out

Regards
Dave
richardtoohey wrote:Might be worth a bid?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acorn-Electro ... 1754539625
by stevendt
Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Key switch for a Master/Electron
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: Key switch for a Master/Electron

Hi, Looking for a few of these too, yes, I know Mark is selling them at £1 + P&P, but as I need a few, the cost will probably get to the point where I could buy a working Electron off ebay and have lots of keys for not too much more money. It's obviously not a great idea to buy a working machine to ...
by stevendt
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Amiga MicroVitec Monitor not quite as new
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Amiga MicroVitec Monitor not quite as new

Well, even if it does what it says on the tin, I bet you're not supposed to turn the stuff on after you've put the fire out. Saved from frying, then condemned to a watery grave :-) Get a grip man - turn off that hose pipe! Don't you know that electricity and water don't mix :lol: Edit: Nine hour soa...
by stevendt
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Amiga MicroVitec Monitor not quite as new
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Amiga MicroVitec Monitor not quite as new

Get a grip man - turn off that hose pipe!

Don't you know that electricity and water don't mix :lol:

Elminster wrote:
Edit: Nine hour soak test today, and monitor not exploded yet.
by stevendt
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Amiga MicroVitec Monitor not quite as new
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Amiga MicroVitec Monitor not quite as new

Great, thanks a lot.

Any discount for my taxes that were supporting your student loan at the time?

:D
by stevendt
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Amiga MicroVitec Monitor not quite as new
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Amiga MicroVitec Monitor not quite as new

Hi Again,

OK, thanks a lot for the info, let me know when you've finished with it (no rush) and we can discuss.

Don't go scratching the screen with that light pen :-)

Regards
Dave

P.s., did you find a model number on it?
by stevendt
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Atari ST ramblings
Replies: 22
Views: 3580

Re: Atari ST ramblings

Hi,

Thanks a lot, I have replied in the non-Atari thread :-)

Regards
Dave
by stevendt
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Amiga MicroVitec Monitor not quite as new
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Amiga MicroVitec Monitor not quite as new

Hi, Thanks a lot for the photos, it looks nice and I am very interested, though, perhaps not at eBay prices, you would likely get more if you sell it there. On the other hand, if you don't want to go that way, have a think about it, and let me know what you think is a fair price and we can take it f...
by stevendt
Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Atari ST ramblings
Replies: 22
Views: 3580

Re: Atari ST ramblings

Not quite New Zealand, but would you consider shipping to Scotland? Should be a fraction of the price :-) Just bought an Amiga, so interested in a monitor, do you have any details about it please? Regards Dave I still have my Microvitec monitor from the Amiga, not sure if that is useful for Atari's....
by stevendt
Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 603
Views: 84561

Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Hi again,

I have my fingers firmly crossed that batch 2 will happen.......

I already have my name on the list, but I see that I didn't let you know which one and how many, so .....

I'd like a big one please :lol:

Regards
Dave
by stevendt
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro
Replies: 603
Views: 84561

Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Hi,

This looks great, hopefully, I have not missed the boat?

Can I put my name down for one please?

Regards
Dave
by stevendt
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Memotech MTX Software Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 909

Memotech MTX Software Wanted

Hi, I maintain a small website dedicated to the Memotech MTX series of home computers from the 1980s. One of the things that I am trying to do is to make the complete software catalogue for the MTX available for download. The titles that are currently available can be found and downloaded from this ...
by stevendt
Wed May 07, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FREE - Green screen monitor for Beeb
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: FREE - Green screen monitor for Beeb

Now received - thanks a lot Rob!

I am now able to run CP/M on my Z80 second processor without trying to run the 80 column display on a TV and screwing my eyes up!

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Thu May 01, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Commodore PET disk drive cable?
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Re: Commodore PET disk drive cable?

Just in case anyone else is ever needing one....... I got a useful pointer from Heather on Amibay . . . . "Jim at Retro Innovations has some: http://store.go4retro.com/ieee-488-3-cable/ He also sells the adapter to use standard ieee-488 cables on certain model pets: http://store.go4retro.com/ieee-ca...
by stevendt
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: CBM/PET 8096 LOS96 Disk Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: CBM/PET 8096 LOS96 Disk Wanted

Omniflop only seems to support the Commodore 1541 format
by stevendt
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: CBM/PET 8096 LOS96 Disk Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 980

CBM/PET 8096 LOS96 Disk Wanted

Hi, I have got an IEEE cable on order for my PET 8096 8052 disk drives. The next problem is that I don't have a copy of the LOS96 disk - does anyone out there have a PET 8096 and a copy of the LOS96 disk that they could share please? I know there is a compressed file available on line, but I don't h...
by stevendt
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Commodore PET disk drive cable?
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Commodore PET disk drive cable?

I have just re-homed an unloved "pet", the poor thing has been sadly neglected and is now showing its age. It's memory is starting to go (only ~16k reported on start-up), but I will get to that in a while. It's not quite as active as it once was but still shows some life (the 16k that is showing see...
by stevendt
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: FREE - Green screen monitor for Beeb
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: FREE - Green screen monitor for Beeb

Hi,

PM sent :-)

Regards
Dave
by stevendt
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: A very very VERY long shot ...... (Memotech RS128)
Replies: 0
Views: 848

A very very VERY long shot ...... (Memotech RS128)

Hi folks, this is an extreme long shot I admit, but here goes . . . . I mantain a small website dedicated to a vintage home computer from the UK - the Memotech MTX. http://www.primrosebank.net/computers/mtx/mtx512.htm I would like to collect an example of all of the (very small) range of Memotech co...
by stevendt
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: mostek 4116 dram 200ns X 8
Replies: 17
Views: 2152

Re: mostek 4116 dram 200ns X 8

IC this thread just won't die!
by stevendt
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: mostek 4116 dram 200ns X 8
Replies: 17
Views: 2152

Re: mostek 4116 dram 200ns X 8

Please don't RAS this issue again !
by stevendt
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: mostek 4116 dram 200ns X 8
Replies: 17
Views: 2152

Re: mostek 4116 dram 200ns X 8

It was a valid observation though, I should have double checked my link before I posted it - ooooops
by stevendt
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: mostek 4116 dram 200ns X 8
Replies: 17
Views: 2152

Re: mostek 4116 dram 200ns X 8

jonb wrote:Um, hijacking my for sale thread with another advert, naughty... [-X

Mine are cheaper though... :lol:
Hi Jon, sorry, that was an error - I meant to post a link to my 64K RAMs, not the 4116s - corrected the link now

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: mostek 4116 dram 200ns X 8
Replies: 17
Views: 2152

Re: mostek 4116 dram 200ns X 8

OK, really daft question and very much in the wrong place (for which I apologise) but are these RAMs the same as the ones that a Williams Defender uses ? OK, with an answer in the wrong place too :-) Yes, the Defender used 4116 RAMs, I was told that by someone who has a Defender but wanted to get r...
by stevendt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: other vintage hardware, software and languages
Topic: Fixing a PET up
Replies: 24
Views: 3590

Re: Fixing a PET up

jonb wrote:Well, I have it, and it's been scrubbed and the chips pressed down. Guess what? It only bloody works! Ha ha ha!
Wow ! - lucky you.

That's an odd looking dual floppy drive unit on the left of the photo though :-)

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Additional fora for non Acorn machines?
Replies: 36
Views: 4717

Re: Additional fora for non Acorn machines?

sweh wrote:Maybe a post in the announcements forum which lets people know where other fora may be found?
Sounds like a good idea - but I guess that would need a moderator to do?

Please Mr Mods - is it something that you'd be happy to do?

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Additional fora for non Acorn machines?
Replies: 36
Views: 4717

Re: Additional fora for non Acorn machines?

On a more serious note... I would worry that sticking a sub-forum in here where there is already one in existence is the sort of thing that would split the community and kill it even further. When there are few people interested in a platform having one unambiguous place for them to discuss it is r...

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