Last night I acquired a new toy: a BBC Micro Domesday system, complete with laserdiscs (LVROMs), trackball, monitor, trackball and manuals. It’s been sat in a cupboard in a school for years, but almost works.
What needs doing:
- The laser needs re-tracking on the LVD player itself – apparently it has issues reading from the disks. This isn’t a big job I don’t think unless the servo itself is gone, but I’m sure I can source parts.
- The power switch on the monitor needs fixing – looks like the catch on it has either bust or come off. Not a big job.
The ROMs themselves appear in good state, as does the Beeb. I shall attempt to power it up over the weekend and get it going properly.