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NEW MEMBERS - SIGN IN HERE PLEASE / Re: New member but very old BBC Master!
« Last post by Diane Davies on February 18, 2020, 02:18:54 PM »
Thanks for the welcome Andy
Not a lot to report but now the holiday season is over I start to look again at my over stuffed garage. Much as I loved using the BBC computers with my classes I don't think I have much use for it. I was given it by the school when they went  PC, and I thought I could use it and the copious software packages to do home tutoring, not just games but adventure writing, maths problems, nature, lots of datahandling for kids.  That didn't happen because the need to look out for aging parents took over.  I was hoping to find like minded BBC lovers, and have found someone who only wants the hardware, just to play adult games programs.

I'm reluctant to split the kit if someone out there wants the software and all the hardware. Are there any retro lovers who would love my BBC Master, still pretty much perfect not having been maltreated or stored in damp conditions, especially for its educational value? otherwise I can offer the bits and pieces separately, concept keyboard, printer, double disk drive..... as well as the monitor, and computer itself. Any ideas on  next steps?
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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: Amstrad Keyboard Capers
« Last post by MiniMort on February 17, 2020, 09:42:35 PM »
Hello Jack,
Never heard of this mate - we have several 6128s but never noticed this problem on those? Not good as I don't think anywhere does spares ... yet?

Andy
Hi Andy. No I don’t think spares and reproduction membranes have been produced yet, or if they have they’re no longer for sale. From what I gather this seems to be a rare issue - probably as my family’s 6128 was used for 10 years as the main computer for letters, essays, coursework and Daley Thompsons Decathlon. My grandad’s looked and he still has some conducting paint so I’ll have to give that a go soon. Until then at least all of the keys that allow me to load cassettes still work so I can play stuff with a joystick.
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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: Amstrad Keyboard Capers
« Last post by AndyRCM on February 17, 2020, 05:05:40 PM »
Hello Jack,
Never heard of this mate - we have several 6128s but never noticed this problem on those? Not good as I don't think anywhere does spares ... yet?

Andy
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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Amstrad Keyboard Capers
« Last post by MiniMort on February 16, 2020, 08:14:48 PM »
Hi everyone. I’ve got an Amstrad 6128 and yesterday, during a session of coding, a column of the keys stopped working. I opened it up and gave the membrane a light clean, but of course that wasn’t the issue.

I’ve read that the most likely cause is the carbon circuit waring off from the membrane and that it can be fixed by using conducting paint (that stuff you could get for repairing headed rear windscreens on old cars) but I also read that the 6128 in particular used two membrane sheets stuck together so that might be an issue.

Has anyone had any experiences with repairing keyboard membranes on old Amstrads?

Many thanks,
Jack
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GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2020 / Re: Minor Nascom gathering - 29th Feb 2020
« Last post by shyman on February 15, 2020, 10:21:05 PM »
I told the gentleman who run the nascom.info site  about the meeting, unfortunately he cannot make it :(
Poor public transport on a Sunday!
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GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2020 / Re: Minor Nascom gathering - 29th Feb 2020
« Last post by DC The Juggler on February 03, 2020, 10:19:18 AM »
I'm a volunteer at the Retro Computer Museum that will be there on the 29th, I am also the curator of the magazine collection.  I'm sorry to report that we currently do not have any Nascom magazines in our collection. I have a very cheeky request to all the members of the Nascom community that will be coming to visit us on the 29th. If anybody was feeling particularly generous and wanted to donate some to us knowing they would be on permanent display to the public and would allow us to represent another British computer manufacturer that risks been forgotten, that would be absolutely brilliant.

David
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GAMING EVENTS - OPEN DAYS 2020 / Minor Nascom gathering - 29th Feb 2020
« Last post by andyc on January 30, 2020, 08:27:00 PM »
On Saturday 29th of FEB the RCM will be playing host to a Minor Gathering of Nascom computer enthusiasts from around the country.

The Minor Gatherings are small events focused on a particular machine or family of machines that perhaps aren't as well known as the other machines we are all familiar with.

They are an opportunity for owners and enthusiasts to get together and work on projects, share information and experiences and get things done.

We will be filling the back room with tables and taking it over.

The museum will be open as normal and will have the usual soft drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Attendees to the Gathering will get access to the whole museum and normal entry prices will apply.

If you just want to come along and see what's going on, you will be most welcome.

If you want to bring some Nascom equipment you will met with open arms and a table but you must let us know in advance so we can make sure we have space for you.

Either PM me here or email andyminor@randomorbit.co.uk if you want to bring some kit.

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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / Re: help about a jupiter ace 4000
« Last post by AndyRCM on January 30, 2020, 04:11:29 PM »
Our Jupiter Ace 4000 at the museum and from what I have 'read' - ours is pretty much the same as yours - towards the end of the company being around they had cases lying around for the 4000 but only had 'normal' Ace motherboards? Ours is even boxed in a 4000 box but inside it is still only a normal Ace.
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HARDWARE/SYSTEMS DISCUSSION / help about a jupiter ace 4000
« Last post by andy6384 on January 28, 2020, 02:51:52 PM »
I'm from UK. I have what appears to be a jupiter ace 4000. From a bit of googling, the 4000 was intended for the US market, and has a video out in addition to the TV out. Mine has a UK TV out but no video connection and inside it has a series 2 ACE PCB. There is a hole where the video RCA would be but it's part blocked by the TV modulator.

I have seen a 4000 on UK ebay and zooming in on the photo's it looks the same as mine.

Can anyone help with identifying this? Is is a UK 4000, a series 2 inside a 4000 case intentionally created by cantab for the UK market or has someone just put an ACE pcb into a 4000 case?

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