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Beeb lid never screwed on. Just me?

Post by gidandridge » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:41 pm

Hey all,

So I never seem ready to screw the lid back on to my Beeb. Same problem with the Plus 1 on my Elk. Thing is I always seem to have a 'project' waiting in the wings. ROM's to try out, expansion board to fit, upgrade to fiddle with etc ...

I feel a bit bad with lid's always 'loose'. Really must commit to getting them all screwed back on, but ... ah .... just one more ROM to try? :lol:

So is it just me? Or do others suffer this erm ... issue?

Gavin.
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Post by MartinB » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:48 pm

The lids can be screwed on....?! :shock:

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Post by mr-macrisc » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:01 pm

There was a beeb b at school, teachers one that was crammed with so many upgrades the lid made it overheat so it was never on

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Post by cmorley » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:08 pm

Lids. Yeah I've heard of them.

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Post by sirbod » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 pm

Never had a screwed on lid, was always having to remove it to wiggle the sideways RAM, ROM extension boards etc to get the thing to boot correctly.

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Post by Prime » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:22 pm

Beebs, Atoms, Dragons, actually a couple of my QLs don't have the top half screwed on either.......Neither does the Nascom, but it didn't have any screws when I bought it so that kinda doesn't count.....

Starting to see a pattern here......

Cheers.

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Post by flaxcottage » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:30 pm

I have one BBC Master with a screwed together case. That is the one I take to shows for Joe Public to use; it has an internal network interface so everything comes through Econet. It just makes the machine more robust. :D
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Post by 1024MAK » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:44 pm

MartinB wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:48 pm
The lids can be screwed on....?! :shock:
Not when you (meaning me) have, err, safety stored the screws somewhere that you can’t currently remember...

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Post by IanS » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:19 am

The screws are just part of the packaging to hold it together during shipping. There no need for them during normal use :D

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Post by trixster » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:13 am

No screws in place in my Master, beeb or Atom, nor my big box Amigas for that matter :)
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Post by gidandridge » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:19 am

:lol: :lol: to all the replies - had a good chuckle at these.

So in answer to my original question, it's not just me then. Sounds pandemic. :lol:

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Post by dixiestoat » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:25 am

Nope. Not just you.
Get a Beeb. Remove screws.
Its like a standard thing.. :lol:
If in doubt, CTRL-BREAK thou should clout..

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Post by dixiestoat » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:28 am

Funny enough, my Electron isn't screwed together either, as every so often it needs its ULA "massaging" to get it to behave... :lol:
If in doubt, CTRL-BREAK thou should clout..

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Post by SimonSideburns » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:01 pm

Hand up in the air here too. No need for screws when the insides are just as useful, erm, readily available.

I've got a Master and two Model B machines, and I think all of them have the screws out (and as someone else mentioned, safely stored somewhere?).
I'm writing a game where you can change your character from a Wizard to a monkey to a cat.

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Post by cmorley » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:03 pm

Propper B. 8)
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edit: For those interested: issue 7 B board with a Solidisk 4Meg 256 board
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