Today I received.....

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Commie_User » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:59 am

I got this laptop the other week too, from the same junk shop. I'll boost the RAM and have another old reliable for web work, a bit of music making and allsorts.


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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Elminster » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:33 pm

Are you doing some solder reflow in the oven?

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Commie_User » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:09 pm

No but I did recrust some bread in it for its maiden voyage.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by anightin » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:43 am

Now the Electron us up and running again, time to have a play when I get a spare weekend:
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Thanks Dave!


I have a spare Terasic DE0 Nano so once I get a TubeSilencer will give this a try:
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by anightin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:22 am

... permission to attend ABUG in Cambridge in June :D

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by vanekp » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:24 am

anightin wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:22 am
... permission to attend ABUG in Cambridge in June :D
LOL
Peter.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by markjw » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:17 pm

well been bad and spent money again - got myself an Apple IIe - European model with the 80 column and disk controller cards fitted plus a Disk II floppy drive. Bit grubby and yellowed, but apart from one scratch the case is in good condition - everything inside looks untouched, very dusty and dirty so needs a good cleaning.
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Good points - powers up (though I suspect the RIFA cap is not going to last, heard a crack from the PSU so think it is about to blow) - gives the Apple ][ message on screen and can be forced to boot BASIC (responds to keyboard in BASIC as well).

Bad points - Booting to diags give the message 'RAM: F13 F12 F11 F10 F9 F8 F7 F6' and halts there so it thinks something is wrong with the RAM - also no response at all from the floppy drive on power up, no LED and no motor so either the drive is bad or the controller.

Unfortunately, never owned an 8-bit Apple machine before so have a complete lack of knowledge about them - always fancied one back in the 80s but never got one until now

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by danielj » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:09 am

Great thing! I've done a bit of poking around in them, as has Prime, so do start another thread in the other computers group :D

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by 1024MAK » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:39 am

anightin wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:22 am
... permission to attend ABUG in Cambridge in June :D
Best go and post in the relevant booking thread super quick, as it’s filling up fast...

Mark

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