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by danielj
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: kryoflux for the BBC
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: kryoflux for the BBC

Best drive is a 1.2MB PC one, that will deal with pretty much anything you throw at it. Mine's in use I'm afraid :(

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by danielj
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: New member from Corby, Northants
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: New member from Corby, Northants

Hullo Simon!
:)

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by danielj
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4142
Views: 215373

Re: Today I received.....

Yesterday I received Trixter's GBS8200.

It no longer does sparklies:
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Weeeee!

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by danielj
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: My First BBC
Replies: 14
Views: 120

Re: My First BBC

Welcome! Type *FX 0 and it'll tell you the OS version. You're rather likely to have 1.2 - most people upgraded to it. It's possible you have basic version 1 though. If you type REPORT it'll report a year - 1981 is BASIC 1, I think 82 is BASIC 2.

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by danielj
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: ELECTRON User Port & ROM/RAM Board with UPURS - NOW AVAILABLE
Replies: 101
Views: 3705

Re: ELECTRON User Port & ROM/RAM Board with UPURS - NOW AVAILABLE

Reminiscent of such. Unfortunately benozyl peroxide or antibiotics don't seem to help.

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by danielj
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: ELECTRON User Port & ROM/RAM Board with UPURS - NOW AVAILABLE
Replies: 101
Views: 3705

Re: ELECTRON User Port & ROM/RAM Board with UPURS - NOW AVAILABLE

He is on the facebook group. I did mention this to him earlier. He said he has some left - best thing is to nab him over there I suspect.

"Acorn and BBC Micro Enthusiasts".

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by danielj
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Resurrecting A5000
Replies: 41
Views: 1033

Re: Resurrecting A5000

Age is the real enemy in the end, but flat batteries are more likely to leak, everything else being equal. A 30ish year old nicad is basically a time bomb whatever though :?

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by danielj
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Resurrecting A5000
Replies: 41
Views: 1033

Re: Resurrecting A5000

:D

Apologies for mis-pluralisation. ;) They can leak whilst still holding charge. Certainly in my MDFS it had done a fair amount of damage :( And in beebmaster's :(

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by danielj
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Resurrecting A5000
Replies: 41
Views: 1033

Re: Resurrecting A5000

Jonathan - have you taken the batteries out of your MDFS? (before anything else gets zapped!)

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by danielj
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2450
Views: 163716

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

Time will tell. Over a grand if it's working :)

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by danielj
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Supreme Team - Touchline Computers 1987 3.5"ADFS80M
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Supreme Team - Touchline Computers 1987 3.5"ADFS80M

Best clean the drive heads, Col - that will have gunked them something chronic...

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by danielj
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC SD Card on Ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 422

Re: BBC SD Card on Ebay

Yes duikkie said he was happy for people to do whatever with SMARTSPI - although I'd hope that he was asked. In so far as the bridge board between the SD and user port, that's public domain. The price isn't outrageous so I doubt anyone's going to be making enough to live on from selling them :D

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by danielj
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Essex UK.
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Hello from Essex UK.

Hullo there :)

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by danielj
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Troubleshooting my latest BBC B
Replies: 70
Views: 886

Re: Troubleshooting my latest BBC B

RS components don't have a minimum order size for free shipping, and CPC is only a fiver iirc?

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by danielj
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: VideoNuLA boards
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: VideoNuLA boards

That's fine, they'll invariably register and ask here :D
by danielj
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: VideoNuLA boards
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: VideoNuLA boards

Rob, are you happy for me to point the Facebook group at this thread?

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by danielj
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale also BBC IO Relay Board and now Raspberry Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: Acorn Electron Bundle for Sale

Bryce, you can get a mega games cartridge direct from Dave filled with the games of your choice!
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8246

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by danielj
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Coming Back
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Coming Back

Welcome back :D your website is excellent! If I were you I'd swap the PC for a laptop and get the Master out ;) :)

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by danielj
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4142
Views: 215373

Re: Today I received.....

Another element in my collection of ancient test equipment (that is actually useful) :)

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Thank you for the sig-gen Chris :)

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by danielj
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Some question about my A3010. Adelaide & IDEtoCF
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Some question about my A3010. Adelaide & IDEtoCF

It will indeed be the card. IDE-CF converter is a straight through connection more or less. The CF card itself is what implements the IDE interface, so that's the bit that's incompatible. If you have some cards lying about you should try them, but starting to buy lots of cards to test can get expens...
by danielj
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Some question about my A3010. Adelaide & IDEtoCF
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Some question about my A3010. Adelaide & IDEtoCF

Try formatting it smaller to start with - choose 3 from the menu?

Many CF cards just don't get on with the IDE interface :( I've had success with a no-brand 1GB, but nothing else unfortunately :(

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by danielj
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Desoldering components
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Desoldering components

The other thing is, if you've got a replacement IC ready to go and you're not fussed about losing the original, just snip it off then remove the legs separately, it's much easier than trying to get the whole thing out in one go! I use a combination of soldamop, flexible nozzled pump and hot air depe...
by danielj
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: First word plus to PC
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: First word plus to PC

Col, if it's omniflop, you're looking at ADFS800k or ADFS1.6MB if it does those?

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by danielj
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 223
Views: 10934

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

(I got tied up fixing ADFS 1.35 to work on the Master under OS1.2, and have never managed to get it to work with floppies :( )
by danielj
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 223
Views: 10934

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

The E00 elk ADFS had the SCSI code whipped out of it and needs two banks of RAM. I suspect the easiest thing would be to pull that apart and add the IDE code back in? (not that I'm volunteering at the moment!)

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by danielj
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: First word plus to PC
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: First word plus to PC

Where about are you, I'm sure someone can help by imaging the disks?
by danielj
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: First word plus to PC
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: First word plus to PC

Hi there - have you got a PC with the floppy drive built in, or are you using a USB floppy drive?

If built in, you can use Omniflop to make a disc image, which we can then extract the files from :) Happy to talk you through that process!

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by danielj
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Fine Ales
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: Fine Ales

"Black and Tan"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_and_Tan

Although not quite. A long history of mixing beers :D - Ram and Special is a particular London favourite. Lager plus Old Peculiar is a new one on me, mind :)

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by danielj
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: archive submissions
Topic: Fileserver software
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Fileserver software

The SJ stuff, no - the level 2 discs seem to be on 8BS? http://www.8bs.com/econet.htm

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by danielj
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: 3D printing services
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: 3D printing services

I need to get out more...

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