Microbee-MSPP Photo Gallery

Photos of Microbee and other vintage Australian microcomputers


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13 files, last one added on Jan 06, 2013
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Microbee 64K CIAB (Computer in a Book)


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6 files, last one added on Oct 31, 2015
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MegaBee


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4 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2014
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Microbee 256TC


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Steps along the way to restoring a 256TC

22 files, last one added on Nov 19, 2016
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ETI-668 EPROM Programmer


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3 files, last one added on Jan 08, 2017
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Microbee CoreLift


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2 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2017
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Random files - wizged's Gallery
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Baseboard assembly - stage 2355 viewsPassives complete, all IC sockets installed, all current ECOs applied. I decided to install a complete set of IC sockets to enable any future inspirational tinkering :-)
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Booting from the new Gotek floppy emulator93 views
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The power connector53 viewsSomething has obviously gone wrong here in the past too. Could this damage be related to the blown tantalum capacitor in the power supply? This Main board connector is not polarised so perhaps this is what happens when it's plugged in the wrong way around? The red wire contact is almost completely missing inside.
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MegaBee Mk2240 viewsAttached to the BeeBoard and emulating a floppy drive. Successful boot to CP/M
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Baseboard assembly - stage 1321 viewsMost of the passive components installed
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First powerup74 views
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Battery removed61 viewsLooks even worse with the battery removed. Bringing this machine back to life won't be easy or quick.

Last additions - wizged's Gallery
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CoreLift Installed13 viewsInstalled in my Microbee 32KMar 11, 2017
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CoreLift PCBs10 viewsFront and back views of each board and finally with connectors fittedMar 11, 2017
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New Personality Plugs36 viewsThe personality socket on my upgraded programmer now has some amended pin mappings. These are the new personality plugs needed to suit those mappings.Jan 08, 2017
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Address Generator Upgrade34 viewsThis module now replaces the original CMOS 4040B address generator IC, increasing the programmer's address range from 12 to 14 bits.Jan 08, 2017
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Upgraded ETI-668 EPROM Programmer38 viewsMy programmer has now been upgraded to add support for additional EPROM types and extend the maximum EPROM address range from 4KB (12 bits) to 16KB (14 bits).Jan 08, 2017
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Gotek drive47 viewsNov 19, 2016
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Broken floppy drive head53 viewsNov 19, 2016
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55 viewsNov 12, 2016