Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

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Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

Post by IanS » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:13 am

mr-macrisc wrote:
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IanS wrote:
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mr-macrisc wrote:
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Nope, a310 as it takes full size podules. a3000 and similar need smaller cards.
An A3000 can take a full-size podule externally on the rear. The A3010/A3020/A4000 can't.
Yeah but surely you don't want a big full size podule just hanging off back of it
Ideally, no. But there were external cases produced. e.g. http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org ... IDisc.html
I ran an Oak SCSI card on an A3000 for many years. When the A3000 was first released, there wern't many mini-podules available.

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Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

Post by soviet » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:08 am

Ok pushed in a couple of ebay auctions.

One is a RISCPC that was for me conveniently located in the US but lost it the price was to high.

But ended up winning an auction in uk for a a3000 4 megs ram that have the battery redone having pictures from the inside and is tested and seem to be en very good condition including mouse for a great price 160 GBP :D
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Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

Post by myelin » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:06 am

soviet wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:08 am
But ended up winning an auction in uk for a a3000 4 megs ram that have the battery redone having pictures from the inside and is tested and seem to be en very good condition including mouse for a great price 160 GBP :D
Congratulations! Sounds like a nice machine :)
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Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

Post by soviet » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:21 pm

Purchased this ide podule:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Acorn-A300 ... 3404212927
It's quite expensive for only an ide interface but i don't whan't to miss out on it and have to live a floppy only life.

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Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

Post by zeem » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:01 pm

myelin wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:06 am
soviet wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:08 am
But ended up winning an auction in uk for a a3000 4 megs ram that have the battery redone having pictures from the inside and is tested and seem to be en very good condition including mouse for a great price 160 GBP :D
Congratulations! Sounds like a nice machine :)
I think it's a nice machine - I'm the one who sold it :-)

The motherboard came from a collection that was given to me years ago after being vandalised in a school. I removed the battery at the time, so it escaped any noticeable damage. I put the motherboard into a nicer case* and put it on eBay, as my loft is packed full of computers and thought I'd better start doing something about it.

* The case came from an ex-primary school computer with a faulty motherboard - that's a project for another day!

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Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

Post by soviet » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:52 pm

zeem wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:01 pm
myelin wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:06 am
soviet wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:08 am
But ended up winning an auction in uk for a a3000 4 megs ram that have the battery redone having pictures from the inside and is tested and seem to be en very good condition including mouse for a great price 160 GBP :D
Congratulations! Sounds like a nice machine :)
I think it's a nice machine - I'm the one who sold it :-)

The motherboard came from a collection that was given to me years ago after being vandalised in a school. I removed the battery at the time, so it escaped any noticeable damage. I put the motherboard into a nicer case* and put it on eBay, as my loft is packed full of computers and thought I'd better start doing something about it.

* The case came from an ex-primary school computer with a faulty motherboard - that's a project for another day!
Thank you ZEEM i have been looking for a working acorn for a long time now.
You made a great work saving it, the case look pristine just a little yellowing.

It arrived today :D
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Re: Should i get an A3000 or a RISCPC ?

Post by zeem » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:15 pm

Thanks for letting me know, and thanks for the photo. I'm glad that you like it!

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