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A > ACORN COMPUTER  > Archimedes A5000


This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Acorn Computer  Archimedes A5000 computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message!

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Sunday 8th February 2015
PVT (Worcesttershire)

I have a pristine A5000 full spec DVD with manuals and loads of software. Does anyone want to buy it?

Friday 12th October 2012
J C (UK)

Hi everyone, I wonder if any of you could help us out. We have a A5000 in great condition (plus printer) which we are hoping to sell to pay the bills!

Is the price listed on this page (1000-1800 pounds) a realistic asking price for selling it today? It seems rather high $ (it''s surely not listing the original price by any chance is it?)

Wednesday 11th March 2009
Michael Lorenz (USA)

Just some additions - Econet was optional, my A5000 came without. Then, the highest standard resolution was 800x600. Maximum colour depth was 8 bit - 16 colours and the other four bits were used for hue and saturation IIRC. Also, with 3rd party upgrades RAM could be expanded to 8MB. Finally, the keyboard may have some superficial resemblance with PS/2 keyboards but it really isn''t. Not even close. Some keys are labeled differently, there''s a standard bus mouse port and a hardware reset button in the back of the keyboard. The mouse that came with mine was made by Logitech no less. And the connector is actually a serial port, reset line and power supply for the mouse controller in the keyboard. Plugging a PS/2 keyboard in would blow some fuses. Mouse events are merged into the keyboard data stream, there is no separate line for mouse data,
The mainboard of at least some revisions was actually prepared for PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports. There''s a jumper to switch between acorn and PS/2 mode but no PS/2 connectors are fitted and there are no holes in the case.

Friday 21st March 2008
Tony Salvidge (Radstock, nr Bath)

I have an Archimedes A3000 computer which has gone faulty. I have some software on the hard-drive which I require, but I am unable to access the hardrive for some reason. Can anyone help

Friday 1st June 2007
mrdalliard (UK)
Mr Dalliard's Ramblings

The rumour about monitors going up in smoke was true. I had a couple repairs to my monitor during it's lifespan - and Acorn even extended the warranty by several years - bless 'em.

I've still got my A5000 and it still works just fine.

Sunday 4th May 2003
Nigel (uk)

I remeber being one of the first to get an A5000 I think I had to wait 6 or 7 weeks after ordering it at the show when they were released. My machine has a serial no ending with a number just over 100 (102 or 105) I think. Still works fine but I haven't used it for a while now...

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