Misc. Acorn Archimedes A3000 Pictures

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An Acorn A3000 RISC OS Machine with Welcome Guide.

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A view of an ARM 3 Processor Upgrade inside an A3000 (The A3000 shipped with ARM 2).

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Another view of the ARM 3 Upgrade, there is also a IDE Podule with 3.5" Hard Disc.

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A Castle Technology IDE Interface.

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This case allowed the use of Archimedes style 'long' podules to be fitted to the rear of an A3000

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A view of an A3000 with a SJ Research NEXUS Network Podule fitted..

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A nice clean A3000 system. ( some yellowing to brand logo's )

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A brochure cover I believe for the BBC A3000
The A3000 still retained the BBC corporate logo and BBC Owl image.
It was the last Acorn machine to do so I believe.

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the underside of the A3000 always fascinated me in that you can see a location in the
recessed pocket by the power supply that I believe was for an auxillary power output
Like the one on the BBC Micro for powering external Floyy Disc Drives etc.
There is also a compartment for 2 x AA style batteries for the CMOS RAM
This was not used and the motherboard had a battery soldered directly to it.

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An image of the BBC A3000 Learning Curve Promotional Box.

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Another inage of the A3000 Learning Curve box.

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A general view of the A3000 in its polystyrene inserts.

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The standard design A3000 box.

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Polystyrene packaging similar in design and execution to the BBC Master Machine.

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The documentation and software manuals issued with an A3000

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A shot of a relatively clean and un-yellowed BBC A3000.

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inside the machine we see a IDE Hard Drive Upgrade, a Main Memory expansion 1-2Mb
Also of note a metal cover for the Power Supply. Early machine had a Cardboard Cover !

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A view of the left hand side of the machine showing power switch.

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The A3000 Welcome Guide and RISC OS USer guide ( RISC OS 2 originally )

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A view of an A3000 Learning Curve package.

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A view of the rear of an A3000 with User Port / Midi Port podule fitted.
I do not know the other ribbon cable. External Floppy Drive maybe?

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A view of a clean, un-expanded A3000. Note the Econet Not Fitted sticker covering the socket.

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A view of the right hand side of the A3000 showing Floppy Disc Drive and Reset Switch.

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A view of the Software packages that come with the A3000.

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A top-down view of the Acorn A3000. Quite a good looking machine in its day.

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This is another view of the standard A3000 packing box.

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A view of the other side, showing the Learning Curve pack graphics.

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this box contained the Learning Curve Software packages.

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So a basic Word Processing Package, A software PC Emulator with Digital Research DR DOS 5.0
Introduction audio cassette's and the machines disc software and support disc's

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A top-down view showing how the learning curve pack fitted below the A3000 in its box filling a space.

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