A quick document of what equipment I have, and what status it’s in, as of today. Monitors 2 x SVideo capable flatscreen monitos. Both support Composite, VGA, Component and SVideo. I use these for a lot of my older 8 Bit systems. They’re generic off brand. ACER-V226HQL. These are capable of syncing right down toContinue reading “The Collection (As of 27/04/2021)”
So I have been mostly busy getting ready for SwanCon, but I have managed to squeeze some Archimedes work in. Firstly I attended a meetup of the local Amiga Users Group, which was awesome fun, and while there talked to a couple of other Archimedes collectors. One individual, Steve, offered for me to drop overContinue reading “More Archimedes work”
Swapped out the switch. Now it turns on fine 🙂 Yay! I have a Mac again. Now to install all the software / hardware needed to bootstrap it into horrible, terrible life! Where did I put my FloppyEmu?
So for the last week I’ve mostly been concentrating on something else but I have spent some time on the new Archimedes. It’s an Archimedes 440, one of the original family, but it has some upgrades installed. Most noticable is the CPU has been upgraded to an ARM 3 processor, and the OS ROMs hadContinue reading “I’ve been working on the Archimedes”
Hi All,The schematic I recently downloaded from the StarDot mirror of BBC Docs was split into two pages, which made reading somewhat challenging. I’ve combined the two pages, having deskewed and scaled the two halves to match. EDIT: This is only Page 2 of the Schematic. Looking for Page 1. EDIT 2: Much better onesContinue reading “If anyone needs an Archimedes 440 Schematic…”
So on Monday night (after my last post no less) I was feeling enthusiastic, so I stripped down the Mac and gutted out the PSU. I then removed the switch. Let me tell you that it’s not as easy as I make it sound with such a simple statement. Firstly to get to the switchContinue reading “What a difference a week makes”
So, dear readers, I have been keeping myself amused. Firstly, Mac SE/30 is still dead. I completely stripped it and thought I had fixed it with some deoxit in the power switch, but it still arcs once it gets warm. General consensus on the Australian Apple II users board is that the PSU switch isContinue reading “Long Weekend Updates”
About that… Well, I’m the “proud owner” of an Acorn Archimedes 440 in a non working state. Looking forward trying to diagnose THAT one. This was an eBay auction. I didn’t expect to win. Imagine my surprise… I also got two Atari STᴇ computers! Presumed working, but I haven’t had a chance to test them.Continue reading “You know how I said I wouldn’t be getting any new Computers this year?”
I had a bit of spare time yesterday and I wanted to do something, anything to distract myself from all sorts of “stuff” going on at the moment. I figured I was well overdue to recap my VIC 20. The picture from it was pretty awful, so I was hoping it would fix it. ThankfullyContinue reading “Recapping the VIC 20, plus bonus SVideo.”
Bid on an Archimedes. Was winning for 6 days. Got “sniped” with 3 seconds to go. Sigh.