If there's anyone in West Yorkshire with a working BBC Master and disc drive,

John Honniball coredump at gifford.co.uk
Tue Aug 5 16:01:21 CDT 2008

listmailgoeshere at gmail.com wrote:
> please could you get in touch? I've a disk I need to read, and I've
> just discovered that my Master no longer feels like working :(

I have two working BBC Masters, but I'm in north Bristol.

> ObCCTalk: symptoms are just the message "Acorn MOS, Acorn ADFS" and
> then a flashing cursor upon switch-on. The drive does click as if it's
> being selected, and the light comes on, but there are never any
> head-movement sounds, and nothing further happens onscreen.

As others have said, this could be a dead battery in the
machine.  Well worth trying to fix!  Some hints that worked
for me:


John Honniball
coredump at gifford.co.uk

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