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by Zarchos
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Amstrad Mega PC / PC7386sx
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: Amstrad Mega PC / PC7386sx

Order a few on Ebay they will cost you less than your petrol to collect the game and bring it back ;-)
by Zarchos
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Idea of Summer Fun
Replies: 79
Views: 2465

Re: My Idea of Summer Fun

Interesting to read you. My own small experience with British Uni dates from 1995. After graduating with difficulties (although I had a baccalauréat, section D (biology, physics, maths in that order) I spent 2 years afterward studying Law, at the Uni, not the best to keep one's knowledge in Mathemat...
by Zarchos
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 hard disc interface
Replies: 142
Views: 14705

Re: A3010 hard disc interface

danielj wrote:I was just talking about the on-board IDE :)

d.


Ah ok ... to me you were answering to the previous thread where the author states 'A3010' ... but then the thread is about turning A3010s into A3020s so it makes sense ;-)
by Zarchos
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 hard disc interface
Replies: 142
Views: 14705

Re: A3010 hard disc interface

I do not know what the Simtec board uses but I can guarantee I have 2 partitions about 500 Mbytes each with a 1 Gbyte CF card.
I wonder if it is not with Simtec you can get up to 8 partitions ...
by Zarchos
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Not RISC Awards
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Not RISC Awards

Elminster wrote:16+8+some more.

Slip of the tongue, just watching video about 68000, although some argue that is really 32 bit and not 16.

Not false, at the cost of additional cycles.
Link please, can be interesting if instructive.
by Zarchos
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Not RISC Awards
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Not RISC Awards

16 bits ? Where ?
by Zarchos
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3010 hard disc interface
Replies: 142
Views: 14705

Re: A3010 hard disc interface

There were 2 listed by Ifel for GBP40 each and they sold fast !
With 1 Gbyte ... brand new.
I must have missed them for 5 seconds at most ...
by Zarchos
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Dead A3010 help... PSU maybe?
Replies: 26
Views: 973

Re: Dead A3010 help... PSU maybe?

Valuable infos !

Please show us 3)
by Zarchos
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing an A3010 set of keyboard connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Replacing an A3010 set of keyboard connectors

Done.

I have now 2 A3010s with the same symptoms.
One is a normal A3010, one is equiped with an Adelaide daughterboard.
Videos of the failure uploaded on YT ...
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing an A3010 set of keyboard connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Replacing an A3010 set of keyboard connectors

Same result unfortunately.
No floppy drive on thiq machine.
I will install one in a few hours.

I mesure South West of the motherboard, where it is written -12VU 0V +5V +12VU

Thanks for your help.
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Idea of Summer Fun
Replies: 79
Views: 2465

Re: My Idea of Summer Fun

Duel tomorrow morning at dawn near the abandoned castle in the forest ... :mrgreen:
Bring your ADA95 course book and your COBOL manual.
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 - No video
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: A3000 - No video

IanS wrote:
Zarchos wrote:And your ARM3 upgrade can have a floating point unit, too !

No, that's just the socket where it fits into the motherboard.


Yes I had corrected while you were sending your message.
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 - No video
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: A3000 - No video

Excellent price, really ! You don't need any software for the ARM3 when running RO 3 : if you want to slow down your machine just press F12 and CACHE OFF then ENTER CACHE ON will set the cache on again Any DP software will do that with the mouse, it installs on the icon bar and most of the time you ...
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing an A3010 set of keyboard connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Replacing an A3010 set of keyboard connectors

I failed...
I have mesured the voltages at the 5 an 12 volts and I get 5.10 and 10.85 ... any idea what could be wrong ?
And here is what I get on screen :
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by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing an A3010 set of keyboard connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Replacing an A3010 set of keyboard connectors



That's it. And I knew it. I am much better at reading or listening than writing or speaking.
Thanks.
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Idea of Summer Fun
Replies: 79
Views: 2465

Re: My Idea of Summer Fun

Oh oh bring the pop corn and watch ...
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 223
Views: 11269

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Remind me if I don t come back here posting some details. Sthing I read on Amibay for sbdy who wanted to change a Motorola cpu for a faster one in an accelerator board : he had to change a chip acting with the memory chips because it was now too slow for the new higher frequency. I wonder if it coul...
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Risc OS 3.11 IDE disc rename problem
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Risc OS 3.11 IDE disc rename problem

Thanks for that suggestion. I have booted + R to reset CMOS. That has allowed the disc to be renamed. I have dropped the saved configuration file on the configuration utility which restored most but not all of the configuration settings and it does not run !Boot although the configuration is set to...
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Replacing an A3010 set of keyboard connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Replacing an A3010 set of keyboard connectors

In my garden, with the birds singing, step one : remove the keyboard connectors (was easy : pins were very corroded and at the factory they were soldered with a gap of a few millimeters between the bottom of the plastic bit and the motherboard : franticaly moving the connectors back and forth ended ...
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 - No video
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: A3000 - No video

I will add that with an ARM3 fitted you should not see a black screen when accessing the diskette drive when in VGA mode. This means you have RO 2 fitted : it doesn't know you have a CPU with cache, and you need a small app to turn it on. Not the case with RO 3 where by default if you have an ARM3 i...
by Zarchos
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A3000 - No video
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: A3000 - No video

No worries. xltardy Xavier Louis Tardy and I use gmail. For your mouse socket did you neutralize the leaking with vinegar ? Do it, then let it dry a whole day. Then spray a special electronic contact spray. Again let it dry (you can shake the whole machine to get rid of the excess of fluid) then see...
by Zarchos
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Risc OS 3.11 IDE disc rename problem
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Risc OS 3.11 IDE disc rename problem

No additional ROM fitted (next to the RO roms) which might contain a locker ?
Are you really sure you had a no boot and still it was greyed out ?
Could you try booting up the machine with DEL and then configure one IDE hard drive and check ?
by Zarchos
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: CMOS Battery Replacement Questions
Replies: 57
Views: 2896

Re: CMOS Battery Replacement Questions

Very good news indeed !
by Zarchos
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Risc OS 3.11 IDE disc rename problem
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Risc OS 3.11 IDE disc rename problem

I don't get it. You didn't use the onboard controller and used a podule and managed to format with Acorn software ? So it is a Castle podule you used ? Maybe in that case you need to use the specific Castle tool to change the HD name ... Have you checked on the excellent Chris' Acorn website now hos...
by Zarchos
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today ZAP museum received....
Replies: 47
Views: 2286

Re: Today ZAP museum received....

A book which I believe I will love reading because at last a link is made between promoting some people, and political propaganda, and media manipluation.
Read the back cover.
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by Zarchos
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today ZAP museum received....
Replies: 47
Views: 2286

Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Some Tilt magazines where there is an article about the Archimedes : - April 1989 about DTP : 1497700470560-1631269432.jpg 1497700408942567066943.jpg Say hello to Ashiv, the official Acorn dealer : 1497701678099764628492.jpg - December 1990 : 1497701365806274214894.jpg There is an article about tank...
by Zarchos
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today ZAP museum received....
Replies: 47
Views: 2286

Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Zarchos, I hope you go running every day? To combat all those pastries I've seen in your photos :lol: Dave H :D Bought yesterday evening after one hour biking with my neighbour's son, in the town and the surroundings (Check TransOise with Google). I still wonder why I haven't fled Paris many years ...
by Zarchos
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today ZAP museum received....
Replies: 47
Views: 2286

Re: Today ZAP museum received....

Much received this week but won t show everything, who cares about an Amiga600 with a Vampire 1 anyway ? In use the WB is still atrociously slow and unfriendly compared to an 8 Mhz Archie running RO3 14976847247191296361596.jpg 1497684872389192375767.jpg Pravetz 8D is a Bulgarian clone of the Tanger...
by Zarchos
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: My Idea of Summer Fun
Replies: 79
Views: 2465

Re: My Idea of Summer Fun

Just received ... for the museum
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