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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #15 on: 2007.November.19. 22:53:54 »
I won! 8-)   Happy me!!!
Congratulations!
Do you have a page about the disk controller card? I am intrigued!
This is one original card. (many other clones exist)
User manual in html format.

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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #16 on: 2007.November.19. 23:48:48 »
Definately recommend a disk controller card (EXDOS) - much easier than trying to use tapes (and quicker :) ) - especially since you can pretty much use a PC (or unix box) to download the files and then write them to a 3.5" disk and just stick it in the Enterprise.

The disk controller card allows you to plug in any Shugart 410 compatible floppy (meaning pretty much anything for a BBC model B or 720K PC floppy disk drive) Only thing you will need on top of that (as you can use a PC floppy cable) is a 5v power supply for the disk drive. It's not the neatest solution - would of been better if the EXDOS could of powered the floppy drive but 5v PSU's are easy enough to find even if its just an old PC PSU.

The standard Enterprise cards are just floppy controllers - whereas some modified cards have extra system memory, roms, etc. built into them.


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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #17 on: 2007.November.23. 12:29:59 »
Tricky writes:
> Definately recommend a disk controller card (EXDOS) - much easier than trying to use tapes (and quicker :) )
> - especially since you can pretty much use a PC (or unix box) to download the files and then write them to a
> 3.5" disk and just stick it in the Enterprise.

Thanks for that! Yes, sounds like a plan. So would the drives used with Ataris/Amigas be ok?


> Only thing you will need on top of that (as you can use a PC floppy cable) is a 5v power supply for the disk drive.

Not a proble, I'm swimming in PSUs. Should have a 5V unit somewhere.

What's a typical price for a controller card?

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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #18 on: 2007.November.23. 18:51:14 »

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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #19 on: 2007.December.05. 19:24:39 »
Arabic EP64 on the UK eBay.
And now the UK eBay is full of with Enterprise items from hungarian sellers. 128K machines, tapes and etc.

EP64 on the spanish eBay, started at 1 euro.
The previously linked boxed EP64 is still available on the spanish eBay.

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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #20 on: 2007.December.08. 10:36:41 »
What's a typical price for a controller card?
Now one available on the eBay.
For use it, also needed the the system bus bridge.

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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #21 on: 2008.January.21. 21:17:15 »

Happy new year one and all!!

Zozosoft writes:
> For use it, also needed the the system bus bridge.

Thanks! I did manage to obtain both the card and the bus bridge just after Christmas (eBay items 230201032730 and
230201028468). They cost me rather a lot, but I decided what the hell, they are not going to appear very often,
so I will treat myself for xmas. :D

I have just been testing the card and bridge with a dual-drive unit from a BBC-Master system, everything
seems to work fine! Thankyou for your help! 8)

So that's the storage system sorted out. The next thing I want to do is construct a proper RGB monitor
connection as the RF picture quality is very bad. Has anyone written a clear page on how to do this?


To Tricky: I haven't forgotten about you! I will scan the docs as soon as I can, just been very busy after new
year with work.

Cheers! :)

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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #22 on: 2008.April.03. 21:24:51 »
Great EP64 configuration on the eBay.
It is a very early machine, serial number: 000906!!!
I hope one of our member will be win this nice machine!

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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #23 on: 2008.April.03. 22:02:54 »
here's an ep128:
ebay

The above 64 is very interesting, but I'd only be interested in the exdos module. I have 3 enterprise computers already ;-)

also:
lots of stuff from the same seller, including private enterprise magazines

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« Reply #24 on: 2008.April.04. 01:11:36 »

Hehe, yes, I'll be bidding for sure, unless the price levels go totally mad.

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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #25 on: 2008.April.04. 07:30:12 »
lots of stuff from the same seller, including private enterprise magazines
I will bid for the magazines, because not I won the latest magazine auction. (mapesdhs won :-) )

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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #26 on: 2008.April.04. 12:29:40 »
Is someone on here bidding for the 3.5 inch floppy disk drive? I need one but I dont want to bid against someone here??

I also want the EP64 thats appeared  - got 2 EP128's but no 64 !!

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Re: Ebay auctions
« Reply #27 on: 2008.April.04. 13:39:06 »

Tricky writes:
> Is someone on here bidding for the 3.5 inch floppy disk drive? I need one but I dont want to bid against someone here??

Yes, I was going to, but I wasn't going to bid that high since I have already obtained a working 5.25" setup, so
don't worry about me.

I was more interested in the peripheral items. Only going to bother with the main system if the bidding hadn't gone
sky high already.


> I also want the EP64 thats appeared  - got 2 EP128's but no 64 !!

Way over my budget. :D  On the other hand, I did spend quite a lot to get the EXDOS card and bridge...


Btw, here is a good book I would recommend:

  http://www.digitalretro.co.uk/

Alas it does not include the Enterprise. I spoke with the author; he said the Enterpise isn't covered because
he couldn't find anyone who had a system he could take pictures of, etc. I said if he ever did a future revision
then he would be welcome to come and take pictures of the EP128 I have; he said sure, that would be great,
though he's not certain yet that he will do a newer edition (he would like to, but has other commitments).

But anyway, it's a very nice book. Excellent pictures. I bought two: one for me, one for my brother for xmas/07.

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« Reply #28 on: 2008.April.04. 13:58:53 »
Ian,

DigitalRetro is an excellent book - but the absence of the Enterprise was always a weakness - so hopefully if he does a revision and includes it - that would be cool. There are quite a few other machines missing from it that could do with inclusion - one of those books where I would love to take the time to expand it by including more !!

Thanks for the info - I will bid for the 3.5" disk drive - just handy as it includes a PSU! and is a sealed unit as opposed to the current setup which is less than cat proof  ;-)

The EP64 I (we as Zozo wants half of it ;-) ) is the one with 6 days to go at the moment and includes empty cartridges - so its still at reasonable money !!

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« Reply #29 on: 2008.April.17. 10:52:52 »
Hello Ian!Thanks! In the meantime Tricky asked the seller, and he do photocopies to we :-)See the Shockwav3's auction previously.
Or the EP64 on spanish Ebay.
Or offer a good price to me for a EP128+disk controller card :-)



Hello. I have a loved EP128, only used with tape and few Basic programs writen by me. I want to buy a disk controller and maybe the future IDE controller or other proyects. I don't know the actual value of that item but if  you can shell me it.....