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Hi from Simon

Post by sfdNut » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:39 am

Hi All
Original BBC Micro owner (18th birthday present in 1983) and still have it (albeit safe in its original box in the loft).
Got an Acorn A3010 when our kids were young (early 90's) and still have it (with the aforementioned BBC)
Also acquired RiscPC 600 from a school selling them off about 15 years ago, and still have it...

Obviously I have trouble letting the past go, which, I'm guessing, afflicts the majority here ;)

Simon FD
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Post by martinw » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:51 pm

Welcome Simon, guilty as charged :)

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Post by Multiwizard » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:59 pm

Hi Simon,

welcome to this great Forum... :-D

Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Post by Dethmunk » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:15 pm

Hey fella, welcome... All us Acorns know what the best machine was in the 80's oh yeah.... I had an Acorn Electron as a kid, wasn't in a well off family, but mom and pop got me it and I've never looked back. :D
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Post by Zarchos » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:20 pm

Hi and welcome to the *. forum, from the very afflicted me ;-)

Xavier.

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Post by tricky » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:41 pm

Welcome, i prefer to think of it as success keeping the past alive ;)

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Post by CMcDougall » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:08 pm

welcome Simon :)
now get that beeb out the loft!!
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Post by sfdNut » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:19 pm

Thanks for the welcome messages.
I think there's going to have to be an unboxing event :-D (preceded by an un-lofting obvs.)

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Post by DutchAcorn » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:20 pm

Welcome Simon! More importantly, get the A3010 out of the loft and replace the battery!
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Post by roland » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:51 pm

Hi,

Welcome to this forum, enjoy your visits here.

Greetings from the south of the Netherlands,
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Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:03 am

Welcome to the Forum, Simon . . . Enjoy . . .

Dave H :D

p.s. No good in the loft :shock: :lol:
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Post by topcat96 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:36 pm

Hi Simon and welcome.

Don't forget to get that BBC B power supply looked at since it's been in storage for a while!
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Post by flaxcottage » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:58 pm

Welcome Simon. :D
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Post by davidb » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:29 pm

Welcome! :D

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Post by sfdNut » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:21 am

topcat96 wrote:Hi Simon and welcome.

Don't forget to get that BBC B power supply looked at since it's been in storage for a while!
I believe there are concerns over exploding capacitors?!

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Post by sorvad » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:58 am

Welcome :)

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Post by johnnyrockets » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:10 pm

Welcome!

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Post by 1024MAK » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:35 pm

Welcome on board Simon!

:D :D :D

You can put yourself on the map by sticking a pin in it at this link :P
Confessions are taken here :mrgreen:

Now, go and get those poor lonely machines out of that dark loft, then you can list your Acorn machine vitals here :D

Next, some maintenance is recommended:
BBC Micro: in the power supply, capacitors C1, C2 and C9 should be renewed. Capacitors C1 and C2 don't actually explode like in a Hollywood movie, but instead rupture, let out smoke, gunk and stink the house / room out :(
Acorn A3010: the internal CMOS memory & RTC back-up cell (battery) is only designed to last five years, after that it may leak. The leaking fluid will then damage PCB tracks and metal component parts :(. So at least cut the cell out and service (clean) the PCB in the machine.
RiscPC 600: again, check the cell, same problem as the A3010.

Good luck, and once you have them operational, remember to keep them happy by using them :wink:
sfdNut wrote:Obviously I have trouble letting the past go, which, I'm guessing, afflicts the majority here ;)
What! :shock: Never :lol:

Mark

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Post by sfdNut » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:21 am

1024MAK wrote:Welcome on board Simon!

:D :D :D

You can put yourself on the map by sticking a pin in it at this link :P
Confessions are taken here :mrgreen:

Now, go and get those poor lonely machines out of that dark loft, then you can list your Acorn machine vitals here :D

Next, some maintenance is recommended:
BBC Micro: in the power supply, capacitors C1, C2 and C9 should be renewed. Capacitors C1 and C2 don't actually explode like in a Hollywood movie, but instead rupture, let out smoke, gunk and stink the house / room out :(
Acorn A3010: the internal CMOS memory & RTC back-up cell (battery) is only designed to last five years, after that it may leak. The leaking fluid will then damage PCB tracks and metal component parts :(. So at least cut the cell out and service (clean) the PCB in the machine.
RiscPC 600: again, check the cell, same problem as the A3010.

Good luck, and once you have them operational, remember to keep them happy by using them :wink:
sfdNut wrote:Obviously I have trouble letting the past go, which, I'm guessing, afflicts the majority here ;)
What! :shock: Never :lol:

Mark
I thank you :)

Beeb is out of the loft and working (caps replaced)
RGB to Scart cable created and working
I have a 5 1/4 floppy drive for which I'm waiting for an IDC socket

I had the RiscPC out a few years ago and replaced the leaky battery but something else must have broken as it doesn't retain any settings.
Also had the '3010 out which worked perfectly without having to replace anything, but I'll be more careful next time...

Confession added
Pin added

Next up: DNFS ROM waiting to go in so I can hook up my RasPi as 2nd Processor.

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Re: Hi from Simon

Post by 1024MAK » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:37 am

Well, if you need help, open a new thread in the appropriate hardware sub-forum :wink:

Mark

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