Today I received.....

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Post by sydney » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:38 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:A very interestng read!

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Ooh! Where did you find that? Any plans to scan it?

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:03 am

sydney wrote:
Lardo Boffin wrote:A very interestng read!

A1CFADAD-87F7-4D16-8B19-382A7DC1EBD7.jpeg
Ooh! Where did you find that? Any plans to scan it?
It was on https://www.sellmyretro.com

I only have a simple flat bed scanner / printer so I can give it a go but will take forever. There are a lot of pages...

Unless anyone has better facilities?
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Post by sydney » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:30 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:
sydney wrote:
Lardo Boffin wrote:A very interestng read!

A1CFADAD-87F7-4D16-8B19-382A7DC1EBD7.jpeg
Ooh! Where did you find that? Any plans to scan it?
It was on https://www.sellmyretro.com

I only have a simple flat bed scanner / printer so I can give it a go but will take forever. There are a lot of pages...

Unless anyone has better facilities?
I don't have better facilities but I'm willing to spend the time doing it.

And I promise to scan it before I read it!

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:00 am

sydney wrote:
Lardo Boffin wrote:
sydney wrote:
Ooh! Where did you find that? Any plans to scan it?
It was on https://www.sellmyretro.com

I only have a simple flat bed scanner / printer so I can give it a go but will take forever. There are a lot of pages...

Unless anyone has better facilities?
I don't have better facilities but I'm willing to spend the time doing it.

And I promise to scan it before I read it!
PM me your address and I will send it on. At the moment I am severely time constrained! :cry:
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Post by sydney » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:11 am

Lardo Boffin wrote: PM me your address and I will send it on. At the moment I am severely time constrained! :cry:
PM sent!

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Post by 1024MAK » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:17 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:At the moment I am severely time constrained! :cry:
Sounds painful :shock:

Make yourself a nice cup of BeebMaster tea, or a nice cup of hot chocolate :D

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Post by kieranhj » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:08 pm

My 6502 collection expands again...

I think a couple of those keys need some keyswitch cleaner though. Haven't dared try turning it on yet for fear of the magic smoke! :D
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Post by danielj » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:24 pm

I don't know why I have such a softspot for the IIe - I never owned one, I just really like them :)

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:48 pm

danielj wrote:I don't know why I have such a softspot for the IIe - I never owned one, I just really like them :)

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I’m with you on that! I used to play Bard’s Tale and Wizardy on a mate’s.
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:52 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Lardo Boffin wrote:At the moment I am severely time constrained! :cry:
Sounds painful :shock:

Make yourself a nice cup of BeebMaster tea, or a nice cup of hot chocolate :D

Mark
You have no idea... :cry: :cry: Coffee is the way forward. :twisted:
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Post by Multiwizard » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:34 pm

kieranhj wrote:My 6502 collection expands again...

I think a couple of those keys need some keyswitch cleaner though. Haven't dared try turning it on yet for fear of the magic smoke! :D
Hi,

this one came with the last Haul pick-up...

It's pretty dirty (cleanable) but it works... :D

danielj would you like to have it for just p&p? 8)


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Post by danielj » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:47 pm

Oh my word. That would be amazing. I just did a little wee. Shall speak to you via the private message method thing.

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Post by leenew » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:24 pm

He he he that's what Stardot is about! =D>

( :mrgreen: )

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Post by danielj » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:26 pm

leenew wrote:He he he that's what Stardot is about! =D>
Soiled undergarments?

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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:38 pm

danielj wrote:
leenew wrote:He he he that's what Stardot is about! =D>
Soiled undergarments?
To be fair you can clean a lot of underwear for the amount of money you just saved! My basic setup IIe was cheap at just over £200!
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Post by leenew » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:21 pm

The good thing is that daniel will have a jolly good go at cleaning this baby up, (as well as his undergarments :-& ), and we may even see it at a future Abug meet? :-k

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Post by danielj » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:27 pm

I'm quite sure! And I'll bring the computer.

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Post by Multiwizard » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:54 pm

danielj wrote:Oh my word. That would be amazing. I just did a little wee. Shall speak to you via the private message method thing.
Ok, I will start packing... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Post by martinw » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:26 pm

Multiwizard wrote:
danielj wrote:Oh my word. That would be amazing. I just did a little wee. Shall speak to you via the private message method thing.
Ok, I will start packing... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)
Excellent gesture =D>

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Post by Multiwizard » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:59 am

danielj wrote:Oh my word. That would be amazing. I just did a little wee. Shall speak to you via the private message method thing.
The parcel is on your way... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Post by danielj » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:23 am

Multiwizard wrote: The parcel is on your way... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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I have ordered some of this too:
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Post by trixster » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:01 am

A Vortex 486SLC bridgeboard including a trident isa vga card. These will go in my 'new' Amiga 3000!

The 486SLC is a very cool piece of hardware :)
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Post by cmorley » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:34 pm

Had this a few weeks but I recapped it because some were leaking. Thanks Commodore for putting a cap between the keyboard flexi connector and audio phono.
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Today... my first one :)
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It works... imagine my surprise.
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More surprise.
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So a battery pack replacement... I know little about Masters, is this OK? 3 AA lithiums.
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I removed the PSU and looked through the grills and there don't seem to be any paper RIFA caps. Doesn't look like it has ever been touched :)

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Post by 1024MAK » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:57 pm

Battery voltage should be between 3V and 4.5V nominal.

Some PSU fitted in some Master machines had a different make/type of X2 capacitors.

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Post by Prime » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:02 pm

Multiwizard wrote:
kieranhj wrote:My 6502 collection expands again...

I think a couple of those keys need some keyswitch cleaner though. Haven't dared try turning it on yet for fear of the magic smoke! :D
Hi,

this one came with the last Haul pick-up...

It's pretty dirty (cleanable) but it works... :D
Kieran, Wim, would it be possible to see a picture of the inside of your machines, specifically what it says on the motherboard, will either be something like "European NTSC" or "PAL", My two are both the latter, but Arcadian's is the former. Wim if you've already packed it for transport, do you remember if it produced colour when you tried it? (assuming you tried it on a colour monitor)....

Cheers.

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Post by danielj » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:14 pm

Wim :) - thank you!!!!! Just arrived :)
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Phill - it's a PAL with RAMWORKS, Printer card and diskII interface.

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Post by vanekp » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:21 pm

Must have come from down under :lol:

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Post by danielj » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:25 pm

Flippin' forum ;) :D

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:28 pm

Nice machine.

It could get expensive collecting 6502-based home computers. :wink:
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Post by danielj » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:34 pm

It's gorgeous. I'm honestly very excited about this one. My other half is ecstatic too. I better move it out of the hallway and into the cave before she gets home.

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