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Re: Extra ports...

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:29 pm

We still might have to give you a ducking down on the river, if only out of common courtesy :D


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Pr0f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:33 pm

Brad wrote:I'll get some pics this afternoon, if only to put a halt to the witch trials!


If nothing else - I think we are all intrigued now anyway :-)


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Pr0f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:36 pm

vanpeebles wrote:We still might have to give you a ducking down on the river, if only out of common courtesy :D


Can I wear a wetsuit ?


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:41 pm

I think that would be cheating :lol:


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Brad » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:58 pm

Pr0f wrote:
Brad wrote:I'll get some pics this afternoon, if only to put a halt to the witch trials!


If nothing else - I think we are all intrigued now anyway :-)

Being new to the machine I initially thought wow, this thing shipped with a ton of ports. Looking more closely I realised that even Sir Clive’s penny pinching ways probably didn’t extend to cutting holes in the back with a Stanley knife


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Pr0f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:30 pm

Normally on the back you get 2 network ports, a power port, 8 pin video output (RGB and composite available), 2 serial ports, 2 control ports (joystick) and a ROM port. A microdrive extenstion on the right hand side as you look from the front, and the large 64 pin expansion connector inside on the left - there would have been port covers over this, the rom port and the microdrive extention.

US and German versions had 9 pin D connectors rather than the BT style sockets on the UK model.


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Brad » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:07 pm

A QIMI and a Minerva. So mouse interface and a replacement rom?

Hermes chip in there too. I pulled out the keyboard ribbons. Yeah, they’re not going back in lol. Guess I’ll need a new membrane anyway. They feel like they’re made of paper, all delaminated.


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:27 pm

Thats a good machine for a starter!!


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Re: Extra ports...

Postby Pr0f » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:23 pm

You may still be ok with the keyboard tails - they do come apart eventually, but as long as they are not folded (gentle bend is ok), or the contact strips at the ends rubbed bare or tarnished badly it should still work.

Good find :-)
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