Kludge fix ZX81 up for adoption!

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Lardo Boffin
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Kludge fix ZX81 up for adoption!

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:22 pm

I recently bought what turned out to be a kludge fix ZX81 (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2153&start=150#p26265).

If anyone wants it pm me for more details - it's the unit only for £25 including p&p.

I normally refurb zeddys I buy and put them on eBay but don't want to touch this one as it is a bit of a special one.

It's only been superficially tested - with the plugged in keyboard I got all letters to work and tried a small program. The output is as expected for one of these - dark!

Lardo
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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Re: Kludge fix ZX81 up for adoption!

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:10 am

Hello all

Thought I would post some pics in case anyone is interested. The manual is included (put 'unit only' earlier - not sure why...), it's a first edition. The back cover is a bit yellowed. I will check each page at some point - certainly before passing it on.

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Lardo
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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1024MAK
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Re: Kludge fix ZX81 up for adoption!

Post by 1024MAK » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:45 pm

Well, if you insist on wetting my appetite by including more bits, I may be tempted to bite instead of passing it... :shock: :lol:

Not ready to quite accept any parcels this week, as there is a row of four parcels still awaiting unwrapping that I have not found time to look at yet... :shock: :roll:

Wait for the bombardment of photos across three forums this week... (as there are some smaller items that did get a visit from the cutting knife :lol: ).

In your Zeddy travels, do you have any non-working boards that just don't want to be fixed?

Mark

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Re: Kludge fix ZX81 up for adoption!

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:50 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:45 pm
Well, if you insist on wetting my appetite by including more bits, I may be tempted to bite instead of passing it... :shock: :lol:

Not ready to quite accept any parcels this week, as there is a row of four parcels still awaiting unwrapping that I have not found time to look at yet... :shock: :roll:

Wait for the bombardment of photos across three forums this week... (as there are some smaller items that did get a visit from the cutting knife :lol: ).

In your Zeddy travels, do you have any non-working boards that just don't want to be fixed?

Mark
I have two broken zeddys but both are just waiting on ULAs. So far I've not had any zeddys that are difficult to fix (the sparkly pixel one aside)! Resilient little things.

If more bits are of interest there is still an unclaimed cassette cable (unopened) from this post:-

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2431

I'm also sure I can chuck in an age appropriate RF cable as well - last count I had about 10 of them lying around...
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Kludge fix ZX81 up for adoption!

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:55 pm

It's alive!

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ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Kludge fix ZX81 up for adoption!

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:19 pm

Finally...

These cables came with a recent zeddy - not sure they are anything to do with zeddys! Also free to a good home (p&p aside if not take with the kludge fix).

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ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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1024MAK
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Re: Kludge fix ZX81 up for adoption!

Post by 1024MAK » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:54 pm

Just be aware that RF cables are routinely sacrificed when they stray too close to my workshop...
They get castrated and get transformed into composite phono - phono cables :lol:

Mark

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Re: Kludge fix ZX81 up for adoption!

Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:17 pm

This has now been adopted. :D
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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