From: D3W (PETER D.WATERS) Subject: 5.25" DISK DRIVES
THE MASTER 128 WITH A WORDWISE PLUS
CHIP, IS A FIRST CLASS WORD PROCESSOR,
AND DOES EVERYTHING I WOULD WANT. WHAT
A PITY IT IS THAT I COULD BE WRITTEN
OFF DUE TO LACK OF DISK DRIVE.
I THOUGHT I HAD LOOKED AHEAD AND PUT
ASIDE HARDWARE SPARES, BUT I AM NOW
DOWN TO ONE WORKING 80 T, AND IF THIS
PACKS IN I AM FINISHED.
AN 80 T OPUS WENT CRUNCH. OPUS DIDN'T
WANT TO KNOW, AND BEEBUG CAN'T FIX IT.
THREE OF THE SPARES I THOUGHT I HAD
WERE 1.2M HIGH DENSITY TYPES, WHICH
WON'T WORK WITH OUR DFS OR ADFS.
NEITHER ARE THEY GOOD FOR SPARES, EVERY
SINGLE COMPONENT BEING DIFFERENT IN
WITHOUT A DISK DRIVE, THIS MACHINE IS
JUST A PILE OF USELESS JUNK AS FAR AS
WORD PROCESSING IS CONCERNED.
THOUSANDS OF BEEBS AND ASSOCIATED HARD
AND SOFTWARE WERE SOLD, ONLY TEN YEARS
OR SO AGO. WHERE HAVE THEY ALL GONE? I
NEVER SEE THEM AT CAR BOOT SALES. THERE
SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT SPARES OUT THERE
TO KEEP ALL US ECCENTRICS GOING FOR
YEARS TO COME.
I CAN BE CONTACTED ON TEL/FAX 01904
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