Date : Mon, 16 Feb 1998 15:17:33 +0100
From : "Mark Usher" <marku@...>
Subject: Fw: BBC computer help requested
Forwarding a plea for help. I've informed the poor soul that I've forwarded
the message and that he should subscribe.
Can anyone suss this ?
From: Andrew Davie <adavie@...>
Date: Samstag, 14. Februar 1998 06:30
Subject: BBC computer help requested
>I have just retreived a BBC computer.
>Seems to work fine, and I have managed to get directories of several of the
>(rather warped) 5.25 disks. I'm extremely surprised any data is readable
>all - nice looking tandem dual floppy.
>However, onscreen I see there's a problem with the machine.
>I see perhaps 1/5th of the screen and then it repeats. Furthermore, the
>width of the screen isn't correct... that is, I see 20 or so character wide
>lines displaying and thus staircaising. I suspect its a hardware problem
>(almost 100% certain here, I've tried software mode changes - same in every
>mode), but have nil hardware expertise.
>So, when (occasionally) i see a > prompt, and type, i see what I type
>perhaps 20 times in varying places on the screen, each line offset from the
>Can anyone suggest my first steps to playing with it - what sort of chips
>should I be looking for, perhaps?
>I know, I'm behind the 8-ball, but you're all such brilliant guys at
>Any help much appreciated.