I recently inherited my father's old BBC Master. It was originally a 128, but was upgraded to a 512, I think. I played games on it as a kid, so it has some nostalgia factor for me, but I don't have the space keep it. As such I'm not looking to keep it, but would like to get it into full working order before selling it on. It may be fine as it is, but I'm seeing some odd behaviour when attempting to load some old games.
I've replaced the PSU, since the original one went pop (literally) when I turned it on for the first time a few weeks ago. Having sorted that ... it looks like I have problems with CMOS battery. That seems to be just a set of 3xAA batteries. I replaced them (although the sticker on that says not to, but to replace the whole unit), but I still seem to lose the config regularly. Once I've run all the config options (following this guide), things look reasonable, though I am having to regularly do "insert x" commands and/or resets with Power-On+R
I've little idea how to use the on-board utilities, so I'm mostly testing using game disks. In addition to the above, here's what I'm seeing so far ...
- Some things load and play fine.
- Some titles just hang.
- Elite complains that I have missing ram in slot #6.
- Some discs seem to be corrupted.
P.S. I'm new here, so please be gentle!