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I've decided that the two A5000s I have are sadly too far rotted for me to dedicate time to, so if anyone wants to see if there is anything interesting on the HDDs (if they still spin) or want any other parts then please just ask and I'll send them your way.

I've decided to dedicate the time to getting the one 'less rotten' A4000 and the 'not rotted but has MEMC errors' A3010 working.
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Any pictures of the PCB's?
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IanS wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:48 pm
Any pictures of the PCB's?
Sure, give me 5 mins to get some taken and uploaded. I'm sure that someone with more spare time than me could rewire them, but I'm very pushed for time and space so I figured I'd part these out.
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EDIT: Photos are now at the bottom of the thread...
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oof.
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danielj wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:26 pm
oof.
Yeah, not great are they... The risers and power supplies seem OK if anyone needs them, that's why I thought these would be best broken for parts.
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I reckon with patience they could be brought back to life. But it'll be a job.
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What are the cases like? My A5000 case isn't great! The drives might be useful too.

Whereabouts are you?
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I'm after an A5000 keyboard if you have one?
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pelago wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:36 pm
What are the cases like? My A5000 case isn't great! The drives might be useful too.

Whereabouts are you?
I'll take photos of the cases for you. I'm in Dorset, UK, but can ship globally without trouble.
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a1exh wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:29 pm
I'm after an A5000 keyboard if you have one?
I do, found one yesterday. Will put your name on it.
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Awesome. Many thanks.
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danielj wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:26 pm
oof.
Sounds bad... but is it just me who sees no photos?
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I can't see them either.
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steve3000 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:56 pm
danielj wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:26 pm
oof.
Sounds bad... but is it just me who sees no photos?
They did show ok, now they don't
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It would be good if you took the time to post the serials (written on the bottom of the case) here

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=10849

Someone is trying to collate serials and work out how many of each model have been sold. There are only 8 A5000's
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I would be interested in seeing the photos. I quite fancy having a go at trying to restore a dead one!
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steve3000 wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:56 pm
Sounds bad... but is it just me who sees no photos?
Hmm - they're hosted externally so seem to not be there anymore :?
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I'm guessing we don't have permissions to see the photos, or those were temporary links to preview in Google Drive rather than evergreen ones.

HughF - if you drag your image files into the text editing area when making a post or reply, it'll upload the images to Stardot and add them to the 'Attachments' section below the editing area. Clicking "Place inline" will add them to your post. Then they'll stick around as long as the post does :)

Put me in line for the A5000 motherboards... I have some history here, and am always interested in acquiring flaky hardware to test POST Box boards on; see: ABug 06: The USB POST Box ... And An Obsessive A5000 Repair (Phil Pearson) :D
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HughF wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:35 pm
I've decided that the two A5000s I have are sadly too far rotted for me to dedicate time to, so if anyone wants to see if there is anything interesting on the HDDs (if they still spin) or want any other parts then please just ask and I'll send them your way.
Oh erk eek. Poor A5000s. I have a [rotten, dead] motherboard here that I'm trying to revive, so if there's a case/PSU/etc/going begging, that would be marvellous! (Case shown in that thread has already received a different revivied boar).
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EDIT: Photo uploading fixed...
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OK, so the main boards are spoken for, the keyboard is spoken for and a case/psu is also spoken for pending me taking some photos... Gotcha...
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a1exh wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:45 pm
Awesome. Many thanks.
Alex, PM received. I will try and figure out a way to reply
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Wow those are indeed in really nasty condition. :( What a shame.
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IanJeffray wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 5:26 pm
Wow those are indeed in really nasty condition. :( What a shame.
Wow! Should be a challenge... I'm looking forward to this! Curious to see if the terrible A5000 I repaired is really as bad as it can get, or if I'll discover anything new on these ones :D
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OK, so the cases aren't actually that terrible. One has minor surface rust where the battery was, the other is a little worse but these would easily clean up and respray.

The case covers are quite tidy and although the front plastic on one has been embossed with the school details that I stole it from, the other is clean.

I think that's both cases spoken for now then?
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IanJeffray wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 5:26 pm
Wow those are indeed in really nasty condition. :( What a shame.
Indeed, a real shame. Even more of a shame was that I went into one of these (the worse one) back around 1998/99 and fixed some damaged tracks. But I was young (16) and didn't really know why the tracks had failed, or that the battery was leaking. I also didn't have anyone in the family to advise that the battery leaking had damaged the tracks already.

Big shame...
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HughF wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:36 pm
a1exh wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:29 pm
I'm after an A5000 keyboard if you have one?
I do, found one yesterday. Will put your name on it.
Thank you so much. It's arrived this morning. Such a kind thing and will make all the difference resurrecting my A5000
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a1exh wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 1:41 pm
HughF wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:36 pm
a1exh wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:29 pm
I'm after an A5000 keyboard if you have one?
I do, found one yesterday. Will put your name on it.
Thank you so much. It's arrived this morning. Such a kind thing and will make all the difference resurrecting my A5000
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Glad to see it arrived in one piece. And apologies to everyone else who I owe cases and rotten main boards to, I have been spread a bit thin this week but will endeavour to get these packed tonight/tomorrow.
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