Sunday, 13 September 2009

fungal fun

When I got back from Retro Reunited today (wish I could have stayed longer), I decided to pick out a beeb from my spares pile to fit a new DataCentre card to and take down to London as my one allowed "toy" in the flat!

But I was confronted when I pulled the machines from the shelf with something that looked like a scene from the Donald Sutherland version of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers!

I've got 4 beebs all covered in this stuff! I've started by dismantling one and giving it a very good clean with IPA but so far all I've been rewarded with is a folorn beeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

Looks like I need to get the damp sorted out!



  1. Wow - ive never seen a beeb like that before!

    Did you see my 2 beebs at the weekend? They were the 2 gaming beebs in the acorn room.

  2. Yes, though I didn't get much chance to play as I could only stop for a while. I wanted a go on Zap and the Reptony thing but after getting killed embarssingly straight away on Zap I left it. I actually wanted to buy copies too but couldn't find anyone to pay!

    Stangely enough the two moldiest beebs worked straight away, before cleaning I juts thought sod it and plugged them in. They're still working after a cycle through the dishwasher too.

    The other two I still can't get to fire up, I've tried swapping all socketed components from a good to a bad but no joy except for burnt fingers and a blown '245 that I put in upside down!

    Anyway off to play on Elite-A, these machines need soak testing!