Original video 2011-09-21: Part 1: can you fix a 1980s computer?
I own a BBC Microsystem from circa 1981 and it was working until this week. The request for help is in the second video, but here’s a little background.
“I feel like Clive Sinclair doing this.
“Well, kids. This is what computers used to look like, big beige boxes with imposing red buttons on them. I brought this out after an online discussion yesterday with the intention of hooking it up to the TV, tapping a few things in and filming it as I went along and posting a video blog.
“But as I was setting up, I knocked the unit slightly and the power cable started making a slight fizzing sound that I didn’t really like. So I turned it off, unplugged it and you can still ac…, yeah you can still actually faintly smell burnt components back there.”
An appeal for help in the next video.