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Mr Tony

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  1. Mr Tony

    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    I'm actually in Ambleside today. The weather isn't like Forza. Nor are the roads as wide!
  2. Mr Tony

    Mr Tonys Apple IIe Restoring Adventure

    I did see that. Going to drop them an email. Could be handy since the CPU pins look bad too.
  3. Mr Tony

    Mr Tonys Apple IIe Restoring Adventure

    Found at least one of the issues: 341-0273A - It's the video rom I think. Struggling to find a replacement, seems PAL & NTSC versions are different.
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    Mr Tonys Apple IIe Restoring Adventure

    Might be a few extra problems with this than just a dirty output. Not getting a system beep on powerup at all.
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    Mr Tonys Apple IIe Restoring Adventure

    Had take a day off from this and wait for some new cleaning materials. The cards were jammed into the board, took a huge amount of patience and almost 45 minutes to get them out. All done though, no damaged slots from what I can see. The main board is looking lovely. Dusted the worst stuff off, gently scrubbed some of the big bits of corrosion then went to town with a paintbrush and some 99.9% Alcohol. I still have to sort out the IO ports at the top, that's a job for tomorrow with some rust remover.
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    Mr Tonys Apple IIe Restoring Adventure

    If I can't get it working at all, I'm going to convert the case into a standard PC case. So I think I'll order those anyway, thanks.
  7. Mr Tony

    Mr Tonys Apple IIe Restoring Adventure

    Opening it up and getting out the main board I can see it's an old unit, date stamped March 1985. This thing is 2 years older than me. It's also clear this has been left to rot: It doesn't look like any capacitors are popped, bulgine or leaking, but many pins on chips are rusted. I'll have to have an attempt at cleaning each of them if possible. The board itself is also in a bad state but I have som 99.9% rubbing alcohol to sort that. The main issue is the outputs on the back of the board: They're in shit condition. I'm thinking clean them up with some rust remover and iron wool, if that doesn't sort it, order replacements and solder them onto the board.
  8. I recently picked up a rough looking Apple IIe. Base unit, two drives & monitor. After a quick check, I think the monitor is done. I can't get a clear display from the base unit or other devices. I'll try cleaing the contacts before I write it off completely. First up on the restoring journey, the base unit: It's a bit filthy. I'm also not sure what to do with that logo. It's corroded a fair bit, if anyone knows anywhere that sells replacements I can order one.
  9. Looks Like the Apple 2e won! That was a close vote
  10. Currently 13-11! It's like Brexit all over again! Maybe even more important.
  11. I picked up some new (old) toys today! And Apple 2e with monitor and two floppy drives, and an Apricot VS550 Windows95 Pentium1 based system. I'm going to attempt to refurbish them both, but I can only do one at a time! You lovely mukkers can vote for the one I start on first! Apple 2e: Pros - It's an Apple 2e I've never used one before, it will be cool to get running. Did I say it's an Apple 2e? Cons - It's in a manky condition. There's corrosion on some pins & sockets Need to buy some cables for it Apricot VS550 Pros - It looks relatively easy to put back together It's not filthy I can play some of my favourite childhood games Cons - Need to buy a PS2 Mouse It's a bog standard Pentium based system So Rllmuk. Vote vote vote! Poll closes Sunday at 23:59
  12. Mr Tony

    Xbox One Console Thread

    Yeah it will be, their cheap stuff usually is. I bought a load last week to pre-order red dead.
  13. Mr Tony

    Xbox One Console Thread

    No idea, never tried. Especially since some people were copping bans for that.
  14. Mr Tony

    Xbox One Console Thread

    If you are after Xbox credit, now is the time. £16.79 for £20:
  15. Mr Tony

    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    There needs to be more! The offroad stuff is my favourite. In fact, Turn 10 should expand the Forza series to a 3 year cycle. Forza Motorsport Forza Horizon Forza Rallysport
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