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  1. Good wage for UK, And if previous holders of the...

    Good wage for UK, And if previous holders of the post are anything to go by, no need for results either!
    The "Fujitsu" system as far as I know is an old ICL mainfraime (as ICL were taken over by...
  2. Possible dream job for someone in this forum...

    In spite of the title, this certainly isn't spam! The DWP are after an old computer expert to manage a sensitive modernisation program, They have many ancient machines they have to keep going, as...
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    They were lovely machines, I was always jealous...

    They were lovely machines, I was always jealous of the other man in my repair "cell" who was responsible for Apricot stuff. My first motherboard was an Apricot Xeni from him, from a machine that was...
  4. I suppose that "Silent Service" was a bit late?

    I suppose that "Silent Service" was a bit late?
  5. I have a punch for an early paper-controlled...

    I have a punch for an early paper-controlled machine tool which produces "tape" like this. Or it could be for a fairground organ!
  6. When switching between 110V and 240V the bridge...

    When switching between 110V and 240V the bridge rectifier and filter capacitors are configured either as a full wave bridge (240V) or as a voltage doubler (110V).
    The run current would normally be...
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    Looking at earlier pictures, I'd say you'd be...

    Looking at earlier pictures, I'd say you'd be incredibly lucky to get that motherboard going. The problem with water is that it likes to creep into tight spaces, many of those tight spaces being the...
  8. HP 7900 / 7905 / 7906 disc cartridge compatability

    Dear all

    Does anyone know if it's possible to use or even put a 7900 disk cartridge into a 7906 drive?

    I know that the 7900 disk is formatted at 24 sectors, and the 7906 at 48, but beyond that...
  9. The BBC licence fee applies to any household with...

    The BBC licence fee applies to any household with a device for recieving TV. It pays for 4 channels of grown-up TV, plus 2 rolling news channels, 2 channels of pretty excellent children's TV (most...
  10. Hello there from Nigel from sunny Luton. I'm...

    Hello there from Nigel from sunny Luton. I'm afraid that I'm so busy these days I mostly "lurk". but I am here.
  11. It would be best to post pictures up if possible,...

    It would be best to post pictures up if possible, a lot of ICL stuff post 1970s was just their badge applied to someone else's kit.
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    I presume you've checked that there is a reset...

    I presume you've checked that there is a reset signal. the cap on the 555 or whatever is providing it often go leaky.
    it's on U8 whatever that is!
  13. The AES plus I bought on ebay about 4 years ago....

    The AES plus I bought on ebay about 4 years ago. from a flat in the attic of an old Georgian house. It must have weighed about half a hundredweight. The stairs creaked & sloped alarmingly all the...
  14. good luck, and put a ceramic HRC fuse in instead...

    good luck, and put a ceramic HRC fuse in instead of what I presume was a glass one. Glass ones don't stop a dead short, the metal can vapourise & either form a path or cause an arc. The sand in the...
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    I'm also with "old T" and old HDD is excellent as...

    I'm also with "old T" and old HDD is excellent as a load. however they're becoming rare too!
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    The 0.22s aren't class X (judging by size) try to...

    The 0.22s aren't class X (judging by size) try to get a self-healing type (metallised film) also check the electrolytics on the output - 3 in a row, they look a bit bulgy.
    apply a load. it's a way...
  17. I stand corrected!

    I stand corrected!
  18. Almost certainly the input filter capacitors gone...

    Almost certainly the input filter capacitors gone short. If you can see something silver with "RIFA" written on the top (and a crack down it) You owe me a pint.
    Just snip them out & you'll probably...
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    I seemed to remember something about NTSC on the...

    I seemed to remember something about NTSC on the ZX80, a quick google of the circuit diagram - D11 and the Jumper around IC9 are something to do with 525 lines etc. - obviously there isn't anything...
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    Palletisation is the key, it can't be turned...

    Palletisation is the key, it can't be turned upside down or thrown around on a pallet.
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    What resistor are you using to pull down/up the...

    What resistor are you using to pull down/up the phototransistor? obviously the bigger it is the less current needs to flow to give a logic 1, so the less light is needed to make a logic 1

    I...
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    Slightly o/t, but the "Colossus" tape readers...

    Slightly o/t, but the "Colossus" tape readers have a light source behind the tape & a lens in front to project a magnified image of the tape onto the row of photomultipliers behind (obviously...
  23. I used Bonvu.com a while ago, they have bases in...

    I used Bonvu.com a while ago, they have bases in the US & Germany, and were REALLY helpful & reasonably priced. they may have changed in the past couple of years. one of my mates has used them to...
  24. Looks like the printronix boards with loads of...

    Looks like the printronix boards with loads of transistors on are probably head drivers for a band printer so not so useful - that'd link to the other boards with the 3 unequal edge connectors.
    The...
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    Our house was completely infested with mice, it...

    Our house was completely infested with mice, it cost a lot more than $70. Go for the cheap option, a $70 mouse shelf is a bargain.
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