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Your experiences with bbc master 128?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:53 pm
by mds_vcf
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?

Cheers, Matt.

Re: Your experiences with bbc master 128?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:39 pm
by LS120
take i pic of plug i think i may have one..

Re: Your experiences with bbc master 128?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:18 pm
by mds_vcf
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Re: Your experiences with bbc master 128?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:43 pm
by tezza
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..

Re: Your experiences with bbc master 128?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:31 pm
by mds_vcf
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:-)