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RCM ANNOUNCEMENTS / My Donate closing
« Last post by The Twins on Today at 12:53:02 PM »
The My Donate charity site is closing in June 2019.  :(

We are going back to Virgin Money giving as we are already registered with them and currently out of all the other charity sites it seems to be the best. There are some lesser known ones that appear to offer more, but they are small by comparison and we don't want to change again if all goes wrong.

If those of your who have a regular donation set up on My Donate wish to carry on contributing please could you go to :- and set up your donation.

Thank you to everyone who has donated in the past and to everyone who will donate in the future.
RCM ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Fundraise for RCM by recyling
« Last post by The Twins on Today at 09:14:56 AM »
We are also now collectiong Pringles tubes, plus the lid and the foil seal. Must be pringles, no other brands.
Thank you
FOR SALE / WANTED / Macintosh SE/30 bundle incl. accessories on ebay
« Last post by StephenPowley on Yesterday at 05:35:30 PM »
Fantastic Macintosh SE/30 bundle incl. accessories

Auction on ebay
Full set of photos at

Macintosh SE/30 in full original working order, very good used condition with accessories (all accessories working except external floppy drive).

  • Macintosh SE/30, Model Number M5119, full original working order (not refurb.) With no floppy in the drive it boots automatically to AppleShare server (admin password not known). With the System Start floppy disk in the drive it boots to standard desktop. Bought by my uncle from Edinburgh University where he was a lecturer, has sticker from original vendor Scotbyte + old PAT test sticker. I think this was originally used as a training server for students.
  • Cobra 210e (Rodime Systems, made in USA). 200,000 kB disk. Full working order, reformatted ready for sale. Has an Edinburgh University fault reporting card attached (possible historical interest) + old PAT test sticker.
  • Apple Desktop Bus Mouse, Family Number G5431 E89826T LR66731. Full working order.
  • Apple Keyboard, Model Number MO116. Full working order.
  • Apple 800K External Drive, Model Number MO131a. NOT WORKING - disk drive loads/ejects disks and is recognised by the computer, but known good disks cannot be read giving error "This disk is unreadable: Do you want to initialize it?"
  • System Startup disk in original packaging. Computer can read disk and display folder contents.
  • Welcome disk in original packaging. Computer can read disk (displays as Macintosh Basics) and display folder contents.
  • System Additions disk in original packaging. Computer can read disk and display folder contents.
  • HyperCard disk in original packaging. Computer can read disk and display folder contents.
  • Install 1 disk, no packaging. Found in floppy drive when acquired computer. Computer can read disk and display folder contents, but I don't think this is a useful disk.This may be Disk 1 of a set for installing an operating system, but I don't have any of the other disks.
Collect from Matlock, Derbyshire. Will ship for £20. Shipplng quoted on basis of DPD Door 2 Door - Next Day service with standard insurance cover (£50 only). Optional additional insurance available at buyers expense at 5% of value above £50 (estimator at - package will weigh approx 16 kg)

FOR SALE / WANTED / Wanted: Oric Atmos.
« Last post by andyc on January 20, 2019, 02:52:33 PM »
Hi Folks,

A very good old friend of mine is on the lookout for an Oric Atmos in tidy/working condition.

Does anyone have one they would be willing to sell.


HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: Oric 1 power supply output
« Last post by Womble on January 07, 2019, 05:11:15 AM »
That's normal for linear power supplies when you are measuring without any load connected. When the Oric is connected it will drag the voltage down to around 9V, even then it isn't critical as it goes straight into a voltage regulator that converts it to 5V and dumps the rest of the energy as heat.

I'd take a look at the solder joints on the power input jack, they have often cracked over the years so the slightest movement can cause issues.
NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Last post by Broton on January 05, 2019, 03:12:24 PM »

just joined today, my main retro interest is BBC Micro, Spectrum and C64

I live in Derby and intend to visit the museum sometime soon!

ARCADE / Re: Yet another TMNT Repair Log
« Last post by InsertCoins on January 02, 2019, 03:49:02 AM »

Nice work Womble!

I always enjoy and learn so much from these posts!
NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Last post by andyc on December 17, 2018, 07:46:11 PM »
Welcome aboard Folks.

NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: Introduction . . . to yourselves!
« Last post by Morgan on December 12, 2018, 08:14:11 AM »
I am from Washington, nice  to join you.
HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Oric 1 power supply output
« Last post by traindriver69 on December 11, 2018, 05:43:14 PM »
Hi all
I have just purchased a oric 1 computer but when I plug it in I get a multicoloured screen for a few seconds then it boots up to the normal screen then sometimes it locks up so have to power off and on again to get it to work again then while testing the keyboard sometimes I get a coloured line across some of the text so the first thing I have done is test the power supply which is the correct oric one but it says 9v output but when I test it with a multimeter it is outputting 12v is this correct if it is then I can start investigating further.
Many thanks
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