Microbee-MSPP Photo Gallery

Photos of Microbee and other vintage Australian microcomputers


Microbee Premium Plus+


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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
Album viewed 1801 times

MegaBee


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4 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2014
Album viewed 1497 times

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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Closeup of monochrome CGA mod108 viewsAn extra IC is installed to provide the CGA output. This is a 74LS08 quad 2 input AND gate, configured to buffer 5 video signals (R,G,B, Vsync, Hsync). These signals are wired to a 9 pin D connector with pinouts as per the Premium CGA connector
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Power supply after restoration64 views
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Standard coreboard347 viewsAs supplied
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Baseboard assembly - stage 3333 viewsPower supply and minimal keyboard installed
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Booting from the new Gotek floppy emulator84 views
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A closeup of the Gotek88 views
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Power supply before restoration65 viewsThe power supply, as received. The yellow tantalum capacitor on the left is half missing and somewhat charred inside.
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Leaky battery50 viewsZooming in on the battery, it has clearly leaked at some point in the past leaving a surrounding zone of green coloured corrosion and faded or absent IC labels. Oh dear :-(

Last additions - wizged's Gallery
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CoreLift Installed8 viewsInstalled in my Microbee 32KMar 11, 2017
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CoreLift PCBs6 viewsFront and back views of each board and finally with connectors fittedMar 11, 2017
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New Personality Plugs30 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 Upgrade27 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 Programmer32 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 drive40 viewsNov 19, 2016
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Broken floppy drive head48 viewsNov 19, 2016
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48 viewsNov 12, 2016