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WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck
« on: September 26, 2008, 08:24:02 PM »
I have an Electron, PSU, rf leads and manuals. I have no software, and want to write some progs, but have no way of saving them at the moment.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2008, 10:51:35 PM by thx1138 »

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck and leads
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 08:45:54 PM »
You could make one?

All you need is a 7 pin DIN plug(with remote lead) or 5 pin (not tape remote), some cable, 2 3.5mm plug and one 2.5mm plug... Then use a normal tape player you would use on a speccy etc... Sadly, its not the same layout as the CPC cable...(so you cant have one of my spares...)

Maplin should have all the parts you need. Diagram is on page 8 - Using a cassette recorder in the electron user guide.
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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck and leads
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 11:46:08 PM »
No, I couldn't make one. I'd arse it up and have a pile of bits that don't do anything in my lap.

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck and leads
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 12:28:45 PM »
Yes, I've got an original one of these and the power supply. It's missing the pause key but believe it's all working other than that. If you're still interested then let me know & I'll dig it out & check it still works...

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck and leads
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 12:36:07 PM »
yes please :)

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck and leads
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 04:55:09 PM »
I remmy when I did coding BBC Mirco at school when I was bored and teacher told me off :P as I was suppose be doing the work...hee hee

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck and leads
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2008, 05:47:17 PM »
I did  a years GCSE coursework in  first weekend after I started at high school, on my BBC master compact, and took it in, only to be told that the school still used 5.25" floppy discs, so I reset all the EEPROMs and got thrown out.

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2008, 10:52:13 PM »
Okay, I've found some leads. Can I buy a regular tape machine still anywhere, that I can plug the wotsit into?  ???

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2008, 12:31:44 PM »
I may be able to help you out there . . . i will check to see what i have (and that it is working!!)

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2008, 08:41:33 AM »
Ive got one THX1138 - sent to you today via Royal Mail!
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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2008, 02:46:07 PM »
thanks, Royal Mail have gone right down hill since I stopped working for them though.

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2008, 03:13:08 PM »
Should be with you tomorrow! Linda posted it earlier for you.

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2008, 08:48:02 AM »
Hi Andy

2 of the three tape decks in that lot of kit will work with the Electron, I did test them. the big deck with phono connectors is the one which wont

Regards

Robby

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2008, 11:36:55 AM »
Thanks Robby - you are right - I checked one of those - and it did work - I passed that onto THX1138. It is good to share!

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Re: WANTED: Acorn Electron compatible tape deck
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2008, 05:21:59 PM »
Hope your received tape deck - received the two calculators - thanks THX1138.
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