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Old 29 April 2010, 15:54   #1301
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I used an Acorn at Primary School, but I never owned one. What am I missing out on

I'm tempted to buy a HXC SD Floppy Emulator for my A600

edit LOL @ Alexh

edit2 I bought the HXC SD Floppy Emulator for my A600 YAY

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Old 30 April 2010, 08:08   #1302
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I used an Acorn at Primary School, but I never owned one. What am I missing out on
I can't really remember using Acorns at school but i do remember those old horrible RM Nimbus computers with a whopping 10 or 20mb hard drive I'm pretty sure we had computers manufactured by Apricot too (what is it with names like Apple, Apricot and Acorn ).

Anyway i bought some of this for lubing my old PS2 drive: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WHITE-GREASE-L...item4aa04823f5

Brilliant stuff and ideal for greasing optical drives etc...

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Old 01 May 2010, 00:29   #1303
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Damn good price.

You live locally? I wonder how much postage would be?

Glasgow isnt that local to Argyll & bute - A&B Being an island "up a bit and over there somewhere" Postage is £15 total £61, but even still.... when I think of what they cost when they were new
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Old 01 May 2010, 00:35   #1304
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NES clone for 13 EUR:


electronic pinball Space Hero for 13 EUR:


electronic pinball Transformers for 13 EUR:
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Old 01 May 2010, 09:52   #1305
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Bought Rock Challenge from Readysoft from DJ Mike

Extended ADF or ADF to come soon
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Old 01 May 2010, 16:17   #1306
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Old 01 May 2010, 18:03   #1307
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Bought Rock Challenge from Readysoft from DJ Mike

Extended ADF or ADF to come soon
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Old 01 May 2010, 19:25   #1308
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Yes, since even the ADF present in TOSEC is knackered, i will check at first the kind of shit it's using, physical protection or anything related.
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Old 01 May 2010, 21:21   #1309
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bare with me on this one....


13 years ago i worked in a small privately owned game shop, i worked there for 7 years...

when i got new games in from suppliers and the public i opened the case and stuck a sticker on the barcode which advertised the shop...

yesterday, i bought micromachine v3 on psone from a charity shop, across the barcode was a sticker...



strange huh?

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Old 01 May 2010, 21:42   #1310
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Bought a XBox 360 for £10. It's broken but I hope I can fix it.
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Old 01 May 2010, 23:58   #1311
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Djay - that's amazing - keep this game for ever - it was meant to be yours!
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Old 02 May 2010, 00:31   #1312
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Barbarian 2 - Dungeons of Drax - in wonderful condition, complete with poster.
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Djay - that's amazing - keep this game for ever - it was meant to be yours!
it cost 99p, i already have it on platinum edition, but this version is in better condition and of course is part of own personal history

i have wipeout 2097, which i bought from my own shop, i have never sold it, even when i sold my original psx, i kept it and a memory card (with my save game)

i went to ECTS (computer show like e3 but much smaller) in London when it was released, i entered a wipeout 2097 compo, they used the demo level from official playstation magazine (which i had played a bit), i came 2nd across all 3 days, the guy that came first was a "friend" of one of the developers, which i later found out!

i got a lousy t-shirt instead of a limited edition psx, custom wipeout machine
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Bought a XBox 360 for £10. It's broken but I hope I can fix it.
Let us know how it goes. I've been considering doing this too. Did £10 include the PSU, cables & a pad?
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13 years ago i worked in a small privately owned game shop, i worked there for 7 years... [...]
[...]yesterday, i bought micromachine v3 on psone from a charity shop, across the barcode was a sticker...[...]
[...]strange huh?
Strange and amazing and... what to say? Life is a circle!!
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Let us know how it goes. I've been considering doing this too.
Alexh, have you some experience in repairing Xbox 360s?
Some days ago my brother's Xbox died after his 2-years old son "played" with it: he repeatedly (and quickly) switched it on and off and so on SEVERAL times. After that, the Xbox shows the 3 red lights (the red circle of death) .
Is there something he can do?

P.S. The Xbox doesn't display anything at all on the attached TV, and the error code (obtained by pressing the buttons in a certain order and seeing how the lights behave) is 0-1-0-2 ("Unknown problem").

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Let us know how it goes. I've been considering doing this too. Did £10 include the PSU, cables & a pad?
I will keep you up-to-date. It came with PSU,AV cables but no pads.
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Alexh, have you some experience in repairing Xbox 360s?
Some days ago my brother's Xbox died after his 2-years old son "played" with it: he repeatedly (and quickly) switched it on and off and so on SEVERAL times. After that, the Xbox shows the 3 red lights (the red circle of death) .
Is there something he can do?

P.S. The Xbox doesn't display anything at all on the attached TV, and the error code (obtained by pressing the buttons in a certain order and seeing how the lights behave) is 0-1-0-2 ("Unknown problem").
a friend works for M$, apparently if you can prove you bought the xbox360, then they will always fix the 3 red ring problem... give em a call and try your luck!
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a friend works for M$, apparently if you can prove you bought the xbox360, then they will always fix the 3 red ring problem... give em a call and try your luck!
Even (many years) outside of the warranty period??
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The warranty period was extended to 3 years after purchase date for all xbox 360's and they are known to repair for free 360's outside that date which have confirmed 3-light RRD.

Try to get it fixed for free. I think you've got a 100% chance if it was manufactured after 2007. Less than 10% if it was 2005.

I have no experience fixing them but I have knowledge of the XCLAMP addon and I have access to a BGA re-work station to reflow the solder on the main chip.
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