Brought to life

2015-05-05

So, here are my initial impressions on powering up 06-ALA01-0003584:

I suspect (i.e. hope) that much of the video problems will be resolved using a composite-video-to-VGA converter I have on order. Obviously, the Acorn Electron is a UK machine and there might be some mismatch between the composite video output of the computer and the expectations of my made-for-the-US-market TV set (50 Hz vs. 60 Hz, PAL vs. NTSC etc. As for the lack of sound, I’m hoping that the seller forgot to reconnect the speaker cable or it came out in transit. We shall see!

It’s getting late and I don’t have time to get my tools out and open up the case yet.

Tags: Acorn Electron, 06-ALA01-0003584

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