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by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites
Replies: 47
Views: 8023

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Podd - ASK - Acornsoft the one in STH is different : http://www.stairwaytohell.com/filesearch.php?title=podd&beebdisk=1&beebtape=1&electape=1&Search=Search and says by "softech Services" :? softech Services PODD ldr.jpg I got the tape only, and says for Beeb & Elk : pod...
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 29
Views: 796

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

bought this for a laugh eBay "40W Electric Soldering Sucker Iron Guns Temperatures Welding Soldering Iron TH" -'forcetuen' for £2.82 inc P&P :shock: sol.jpg cut off foreign plug, put on UK 3A plug, it heated up , soldered & fixed solar light switch for garden, then 3 pins on M128, ...
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: Different idea for highscore season
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Different idea for highscore season

If its not a Beeb, Elk or Atom I ain't interested in the slightest.
At high school I only had Outrun & Xenon2 on cabinets in the fish & chip shop, so other 'things' /machines don't have any flashbacks of the good times when did not have a care in the world 8)
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites
Replies: 47
Views: 8023

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Image
beeb version on sideA, elk on sideB:
:? will update when I re-find Elk version CSW , must of deleted in err... #-o
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New guy
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: New guy

welcome Felis :)

if the X2 caps have blown, you can still use it without trouble, unless you are listening to analogue radio!
so, get it fired up & check all keys work, etc

Have Fun 8)
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Acorn Electron modern storage solutions question
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Acorn Electron modern storage solutions question

also the easy Printer port option, & with MMFS 1.2+ you get basic programs (IDTOM & IMTOD) on disc that does from MMC<>DFS 8) http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12737#p163755 @Dave /hoglet, if reading, can you put the link in the MMFS support opening thread, as took a w...
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOL DESCRIPTION
Replies: 598
Views: 58149

Re: LOL DESCRIPTION

description: "They don't make cassette recorders any more but we found this player that will load data tapes into a BBC Microcomputer..."3 are those not the cheap rubbish ones from Lidl / Aldi , I think they where £9 brand new about a year ago :lol: if anything, use a Sony walkman with he...
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Restoring Beeb #5
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: Restoring Beeb #5

looks like the earlier rougher case Ed 8)

but my Iss3 with rougher case wins on the dust! :lol:
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Electron Power Supply
Replies: 49
Views: 3503

Re: Electron Power Supply

found another source for original cream 19v AC adaptors
use the scalextric car newer wallbrick >1997, as these are 18.58AC volt output :) , yellow sticker says C.912 on it.
don't use the big blue circle ones from 1976, as they are 19V DC, and the black brick C922 >1980 are 16V DC
by CMcDougall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Stickers on PCB
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Stickers on PCB

they are also hiding under things too, found 3 under one of my beebs UHF TV modulator
and also 2 under my naughty master128 UHF TV modulator :shock:
by CMcDougall
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 29
Views: 796

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

Just got & had a go of the Xtreme built in desolder pump, just got 4 rams out a M128 in record time, with no broken chips either :D ok, one track ripped up, so would also recommend using braid on components side to poke against legs with still too much solder on. Negatives, the yellow button onl...
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: MMC card interface
Replies: 691
Views: 77620

Re: MMC card interface

^weird, been using my AData MMC 256 since start of this thread! :mrgreen:
Proof : download/file.php?id=36845&mode=view
Also use Sandisk 2gb to 32 micro , had no problems at all, have you written to it 2,000+ times? If so bucket!! :lol:
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk advice
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Elk advice

As my previous post Yes!
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 17
Views: 453

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

^ pity does not give you invisable walls :x

another few goes got me to level 2 :D
then it all went pair shaped! #-o

wonder how my highscore was better not even leaving level1 :-k [-(
5,735 8)
by CMcDougall
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Elk advice
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Elk advice

don't do the colour mod for link4 it is utter awful, get a £11 scart lead!! plus1 rom does not very much, just controls joystick. try putting the VSheet cart in & out a few times, try in both slots, as front is 2&3 , back is 0&1 it should show with a *HELP then yes *SHEET if the eprom / ...
by CMcDougall
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: software: games - high scores
Topic: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity
Replies: 17
Views: 453

Re: High Score Challenge S9 - R5 - Perplexity

had a copy of this on disc BITD 8-[ , music is good, so is the game!
don't have instructions for this one :(
what do the other items do, like the timer thing, something else, & I know what the 4arrows do :x :lol:
a quick go got me 4,610 8)
by CMcDougall
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: A new member
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: A new member

welcome Erik :)

have fun, especially with the elk & Plus1 8)
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Upgrading my BBC B+ 64K
Replies: 57
Views: 5129

Re: Upgrading my BBC B+ 64K

just wanted to say Thanks MichaelF , I also found your site a while back when I first got my B+64k in June2014 :D I got the 256 rams from : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CY62256L-70PC-High-performance-CMOS-static-RAM-organized-as-32K-words-by-8-bits/183148600642?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksi...
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Something for sale on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Something for sale on Ebay

why not sell to the forum first, so they get for less as no PayPal / eBay fees?? :roll:

also eBay links are banned, as utter pointless on here [-X

so, looks like this is just going into a buyers loft :evil:
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 29
Views: 796

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

^ cheers Dave's 8) pity did not buy your spare, as it would of saved me lots of time and broken chips! not that I would use it everyday, but it was great & easy when you gave me a shot for something on my elk :D EDIT: just found this for only £27 on eBay from china, might do the job? as only use...
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Soldering and Hotair station options
Replies: 29
Views: 796

Re: Soldering and Hotair station options

DaveH had a cool old desolderer that done a pin at a time with sucker build in (with wool filter). Anybody know if they are still sold & name of it??
This would save me 1/4 of time and less broke chips!
by CMcDougall
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: Maker Faire UK, Newcastle, 28 and 29 April 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: Maker Faire UK, Newcastle, 28 and 29 April 2018

Are folks still up for this?
will try to get that weekend off, but if not Sunday!
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Howdy!

welcome M :)
by CMcDougall
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Running a beeb with no keyboard plugged in
Replies: 31
Views: 634

Re: Running a beeb with no keyboard plugged in

did the rom sockets work ok 6yr ago.. If so may be the IC76 LS163 is pooped... & check S12 &13 are still open...
by CMcDougall
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10 (and 8) and Laptops
Replies: 21
Views: 448

Re: Windows 10 (and 8) and Laptops

^ probably is why. I noticed also if it fails after download, it downloads whole lot again, not where you left off , or run from a download folder to try again :evil: I bet your wife turns it off at 99.9% of download, then it just starts at 0% when next on. When it gets it all & installs, then w...
by CMcDougall
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Strange Laptop Keyboard Fault
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Strange Laptop Keyboard Fault

utter pain in ass to fix & half the screws are under keys, which idiot thought of that :roll:

easy fix buy USB keyboard for £5 , job done :D
by CMcDougall
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Windows 10 (and 8) and Laptops
Replies: 21
Views: 448

Re: Windows 10 (and 8) and Laptops

Least it's not as pants as winVista :lol: my 5 laptops are all good with Win10 it's just the first Tuesday of month that updates come out, so if Internet is slow, look in win updates , & you find its downloading 5gb in background without your say so. Least winXP you decided when to do it not it ...
by CMcDougall
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Running a beeb with no keyboard plugged in
Replies: 31
Views: 634

Re: Running a beeb with no keyboard plugged in

Try putting your roms in a carrier socket, then into beeb : s-l300.jpeg this sometimes works as slightly bigger/ different surface contact. 6 year's no tinkering, really should stop fixing your 205GTI every 2nd day like I did ! :mrgreen: I had to get rid, or wife would leave me, wish kept the car in...
by CMcDougall
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Running a beeb with no keyboard plugged in
Replies: 31
Views: 634

Re: Running a beed with no keyboard plugged in

working iss4 to compare:
iss4.jpg
issue4 worker

if need larger for better zoom, ie 1.76mb, just shout....
by CMcDougall
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Running a beeb with no keyboard plugged in
Replies: 31
Views: 634

Re: Running a beed with no keyboard plugged in

jumpers on right above Basic2 rom is correct, being set West (to left)

a beeb will 'run' without a keyboard, it just shows a blinking _ top right of screen.

a M128 will also work, but shows the start up message, but can't press anykeys.... :lol:
take 1024 rom MOS out, hangs with beep.