Your experiences with bbc master 128?

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Your experiences with bbc master 128?

Postby mds_vcf on Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:53 pm

Just bought a bbc master 128 on tm. Hadn't expected to win it - the "must pick up" in Dunedin may have worked in my favour.

Like to hear any and all experiences with these machines. If you used one at George St Normal in Dunedin this might be it.

Has anyone had the power and caps-lock leds flash when you switch on, and a loud clicking noise? Mine has done this twice now on cold mornings then come right later in the day.

Anyone know where to get domino type 5 pin din plugs?

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Re: Your experiences with bbc master 128?

Postby LS120 on Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:39 pm

take i pic of plug i think i may have one..
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Re: Your experiences with bbc master 128?

Postby mds_vcf on Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:18 pm

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Re: Your experiences with bbc master 128?

Postby tezza on Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:43 pm

mds_vcf wrote:Has anyone had the power and caps-lock leds flash when you switch on, and a loud clicking noise? Mine has done this twice now on cold mornings then come right later in the day.


I haven't but it sounds like a problem I once had with an Apple IIe. I can't recall now what it was but I think it was PSU related..
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Re: Your experiences with bbc master 128?

Postby mds_vcf on Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:31 pm

Yep I reckon PSU is a good bet. I'll ask on comp.sys.acorn.hardware or the stardot forums. Always wanted a 2e but the bbc still has a good following online and is very much a contemporary machine. The "scene" is mainly in the uk but that hardly matters these days with the inter-web thingy:-)
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Re: Your experiences with bbc master 128?

Postby Carcenomy on Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:12 pm

Recap yer PSU - the 128's supply is a bit more finnicky than the Compact, can cause some pretty whacky errata.
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