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by stevendt
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: NEC FD-1057 Drive Jumper Settings
Replies: 19
Views: 3086

Re: NEC FD-1057 Drive Jumper Settings

Hi, thanks for the reply

here's the jumper block . . .

Sorry - just noticed that I'd make a typo in the post title, the drive is a NEC FD-1057
Cumana Drive_red.jpg
Jumper Block on NEC FD-1057
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regards
Dave
by stevendt
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: NEC FD-1057 Drive Jumper Settings
Replies: 19
Views: 3086

NEC FD-1057 Drive Jumper Settings

Hi, I have a NEC FD-1057 drive in a Cumana drive case. I think it is a 1.2MB 96TPI drive, it has loads of jumpers on it but I can't find a manual on the web for this drive. I would like to know if it is possible to switch the drive to DS/DD 48TPI? It's not for use on a Beeb, it is to replace a faile...
by stevendt
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted, 5.25" H/H Drive - 360K or 1.2MB
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Wanted, 5.25" H/H Drive - 360K or 1.2MB

Hi,

Looking for a couple of 5.25", 360k or 1.2MB, H/H floppy drives.

Ideally, either Epson SD-521, or Qume QumeTrak 142, with black facia, but anything considered as long as it's working.

I was originally looking for 360K, but 1.2MB drives would do too

Regards
Dave
by stevendt
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: 5.25", 360k, H/H floppy drive
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Wanted: 5.25", 360k, H/H floppy drive

Hi, they are for a Memotech FDX system. It originally used the same drives as the IBM PC Portable - Qume, QumeTrack 142. DS/DD, 40T. PC Drives (apart from the very very earliest) were DS/DD. The capacity depends on the formatting - IBM : 9 Sectors per track, 512 bytes per sector, 40 Tracks, 2 sides,...
by stevendt
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: 5.25", 360k, H/H floppy drive
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Wanted: 5.25", 360k, H/H floppy drive

Hi,

Looking for a couple of 5.25", 360k, H/H floppy drives.

Ideally, either Epson SD-521, or Qume QumeTrak 142, with black facia, but anything considered as long as it's working

Regards
Dave
by stevendt
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: UV EPROM Eraser
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: Wanted: UV EPROM Eraser

Hi,

thanks all for the replies.

I had seen those ones on ebay but wasn't sure about them. They seem to be popular here though, so I guess that's the way I'll go

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted: UV EPROM Eraser
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Wanted: UV EPROM Eraser

Hi,

looking for a (cheap) EPROM eraser

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

You're right, not as common as Toado, but that might be because Toado was one of the "free" games given away with the machine - from your " review", maybe we can tell why it was free :-) It wasn't brilliant, but I wouldn't have said "dreadful", but I suppose many of the Memotech games were not that ...
by stevendt
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

Hi John, thanks for doing the survey. I saw it before I saw your post here, so have sent you a private e-mail with answers to your questions/comments. I hope you find the RS128 PSU, but I think you'll find that it is the same as the MTX512. Alice and Backgammon are amongst the more common games, may...
by stevendt
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

Hi Jon,

thanks a lot for doing the survey - I noticed you flaunting your copy of The Source on there :-)

I guess I'll just have to keep looking - and hoping!

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Z80 Co-processor - boot from B drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Z80 Co-processor - boot from B drive?

Hi,

Thanks for the info, I can just about make out the switches in the photo (the link to the high res image seems to be broken).

The HD idea looks interesting - do you have much "more work on it" to complete it?

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Z80 Co-processor - boot from B drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Z80 Co-processor - boot from B drive?

Thanks,

I will take a look at it then. I'll verify the cable pin-out and then see if I can convince myself to try :-)

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Z80 Co-processor - boot from B drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Z80 Co-processor - boot from B drive?

Hi,

thanks for the tip.

I do have a 5.25" and a 3.5", so it's a good idea. I've just bought the disks, so don't fancy damaging them already, but I will keep that idea in mind,

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Z80 Co-processor - boot from B drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Z80 Co-processor - boot from B drive?

Hi,

sorry, yes, it's the Acorn "cheese wedge"

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: Z80 Co-processor - boot from B drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Z80 Co-processor - boot from B drive?

Hi,

I have a Z80 co-processor, it is working fine, but the BIOS is hard-coded to boot from the disk in the A drive. Does anyone know if there's a way to boot fom the B drive please? - Perhaps changing a register in memory before booting the disk might do it. Has anyone tried?

regards
Dave
by stevendt
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

Hi,

It's a shame you dropped off the Facebook site, but there is a small dedicated MTX forum at http://www.mtxworld.dk/memorum/index.php that you might want to join.

Hopefully, you've seen my site which may be of interest.

Regards
Dave

P.s., if you ever copy/scan The Source ..........
by stevendt
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Warning - Free BBC Micros are NOT free
Replies: 21
Views: 2420

Re: Warning - Free BBC Micros are NOT free

look on the bright side, your still in 'profit' beeb £400 1983, today with RPI calc = 400/82.61 x 245.6 = £1,189.20 :shock: lol Tell you what then, I'll do it for half price £1189.20 / 2 = £594.60, and just for you, I'll include the disk interface and let you have it for £550 :lol: :lol: :lol:
by stevendt
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Warning - Free BBC Micros are NOT free
Replies: 21
Views: 2420

Re: Warning - Free BBC Micros are NOT free

Oh No - I really do need that RCA (Retro Collectors Anonymous) number !

I could be out on the streets at this rate :-(

Regards
Dave

An afterthought - maybe I could do you a favour and take some Econet kit off your hands for free, just think how much you'd benefit from the extra space at home :-)
by stevendt
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Warning - Free BBC Micros are NOT free
Replies: 21
Views: 2420

Re: Warning - Free BBC Micros are NOT free

Those Hi-Res graphics in the video look pretty good!

- and by the way, the Car Racing game looks not bad too :-)
by stevendt
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Warning - Free BBC Micros are NOT free
Replies: 21
Views: 2420

Re: Warning - Free BBC Micros are NOT free

Phil, It's OK for me, I am secure in the knowledge that I am not actually a retro computer collector. I am really keen on the Memotech MTX Series, but as I bought it new in 1983, I think that makes me an experienced user, rather than a collector. It was just while I was trying to source spare parts ...
by stevendt
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Warning - Free BBC Micros are NOT free
Replies: 21
Views: 2420

Warning - Free BBC Micros are NOT free

Warning - Free BBC Micros can seriously damage your wallet! Please read this dire warning if you are tempted by the offer of a "free" computer - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED ! I never used a BBC Micro back in the day - I had left school a few years before they were introduced into schools and I opted for t...
by stevendt
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: How do I make my Beeb talk to me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: How do I make my Beeb talk to me?

Thanks Mark,

Some interesting reading there, I will have to listen to the examples at a more sociable hour, so I'll do that tomorrow.

I quite liked the idea of the Kenneth Kendal voice, but it seems like that is not the best solution.

I'll need to do more reading!

Regards
Dave
by stevendt
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: 8-bit acorn hardware
Topic: How do I make my Beeb talk to me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

How do I make my Beeb talk to me?

Hi, I have recently picked up a model B and have seen the speech option mentioned in various places. Can someone please tell me if there is any other hardware required, apart from the Speech ROM? It sounds too easy to just plug in single EPROM! Apart from additional hardware, is they any new softwar...
by stevendt
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

Hi John, The MTX doesn't have a huge following, more a die-hard group who are trying to keep it alive. The fact that it wasn't very popular makes it less common than the spectrums and the like, but they do come up from time to time on eBay. I have a couple of MTX512s, but haven't managed to pick up ...
by stevendt
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

Hi Phill, Shame you "lost" your MTX & FDX :-( As you say, cloning the MTX would be straightforward as the schematics are available and the logic is simple. You could also use Andy Key's REMEMOTECH ..... http://www.nyangau.org/rememotech/rememotech.htm It recreates an MTX with FDX/SDX using an Altera...
by stevendt
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

Yes, the original Memotech Company went bust in '85 after the "great computer crash" over the winter of '84/85. They were reborn as Memotech Computers Limited and continued to make computers without much success before they moved the business away from pure computers and into the Video wall market. ...
by stevendt
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Re: Any Memotech MTX Users?

Mark,

You can be second in the queue ! :lol:
by stevendt
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Any Memotech MTX Users?
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Any Memotech MTX Users?

Hi, I know that this board is pretty much Acorn centric, but someone suggested that boards like this might be a good place to let folks know what is happening in the Memotech world ...... For those of you who don't know, Memotech was a UK Company that produced (briefly) a small, but quality, range o...
by stevendt
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Wanted, 5.25" DS/DD disks
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Wanted, 5.25" DS/DD disks

PM sent to "the dark", awaiting reply

Regards
Dave
by stevendt
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: stardot FORUM
Topic: Private Messages, delay in sending?
Replies: 10
Views: 2537

Re: Private Messages, delay in sending?

Hi Sam,

Thanks for the info, I wondered if that was the case, but it seemed very odd, so thanks a lot for the clarification,

Regards
Dave

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