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Posted Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:52 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...s-/271790658396

 

A nice set of user manuals for the US edition BBC Micro, first time I have ever seen them in the UK.



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Posted Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:06 AM

http://www.ebay.co.u...533&pid=100022

 

Nice piece of hardware here, maybe a little on the pricey side for my liking.



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Posted Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:52 PM

Hm, Beeb stuff for the people with Nintendo money.



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Posted Thu Oct 8, 2015 10:19 AM

 

The link << HERE >> 

 

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I'd love to give one of these BBC Master Systems a good home, it's a bummer they are so expensive to obtain over here in the U.S.



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Posted Thu Oct 8, 2015 12:43 PM

The master is a great machine but sometimes you have to start small and this is where this comes in,

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Also easily expanded,

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Basically a BBC micro without the bells and whistles, it does have what is arguably the best version of BASIC to feature on any early system, it is also one of the least demanding machines in terms of expense when it comes to assembly, no disk unit, memory expansion or additional software is required, assembly is available straight from BASIC and is easily incorporated into BASIC programs.

Graphics resolution is the same as the BBC (maximum 640 x 256), the only minor gripe is that the machine only has one sound channel (which still has full envelope programmability).

The stock unit is also compatible with modern TV's.



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Posted Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:12 PM

Just had some fun going through this thread after so long...



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Posted Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:23 AM

I can report that the replacement of the Model B PSU (unknown error, possibly completely shorted) with a modern switching MeanWell PT-65A PSU went well. I had to splice the cables a bit, and some creative solutions to line up the screw holes in the casing with the power board but once I got that sorted, it fits well and stays in place. From the outside, you can't tell the difference.

 

I thought I had some pics on the process, but alas I don't. Perhaps I'll open it up and take some pics at a later point.



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Posted Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:39 PM

I can report that the replacement of the Model B PSU (unknown error, possibly completely shorted) with a modern switching MeanWell PT-65A PSU went well. I had to splice the cables a bit, and some creative solutions to line up the screw holes in the casing with the power board but once I got that sorted, it fits well and stays in place. From the outside, you can't tell the difference.

 

I thought I had some pics on the process, but alas I don't. Perhaps I'll open it up and take some pics at a later point.

If it is completely dead I would have to assume that it is not the X2 caps, they are the most prone to blowing over time, the machine usually still works to a degree when these blow.



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Posted Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:47 PM

To be honest, I had replaced the larger of the two X2 caps. Then when I plugged in the cables again, I connected the spades to the wrong positions of the power switch, so basically I think I short circuited the supply with 230VAC... Fortunately the computer didn't take any damage. Possibly the PSU would be possible to fix, but since I had three PT-65A bought at discount, without any particular use for them, I decided to use one in the Beeb.



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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:18 AM

For the man who has everything,

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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:42 PM

Is it from the James Bond movie "The Man With the Golden Beeb"?



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Posted Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:43 PM

Nice to see Retroclinic have another nice model B for sale,

http://www.ebay.co.u...LcAAOSwzaJX6tYx



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Posted Tue Oct 4, 2016 10:27 PM

I wonder what the error was?  I was so tempted to pull the trigger.

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Posted Thu Oct 6, 2016 7:36 AM

They were great machines and it's a real shame that they didn't have much market penetration here in the US. Same with the Archimedes.



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Posted Thu Oct 6, 2016 1:58 PM

https://s-media-cach...7ea74e22d41.jpg

Just a little pic of my Master 128.



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Posted Thu Oct 6, 2016 2:02 PM

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Cheating a bit by sticking in a pic of my Electron (well-it's related) ;)



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Posted Thu Oct 6, 2016 7:22 PM

https://s-media-cach...7ea74e22d41.jpg

Just a little pic of my Master 128.

 

Hey... if you run out of room to put stuff, send this one my way!  ;)



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Posted Thu Oct 6, 2016 7:40 PM

I never had a BBC but a couple of friends had the Model B, loved Elite and Escape From Moonbase Alpha on it.

 

I also remember the Telesoftware on Ceefax, which allowed people to download BBC programmes via the TV. The archives of which are still available. :)






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