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by Lardo Boffin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: Jupiter ACE (again)
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Jupiter ACE (again)

Looks impressive. Are you going to be selling kits? :D
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: ZX BASIC
Topic: BASIC drawing proggy
Replies: 14
Views: 553

Re: BASIC drawing proggy

You are welcome! :) It never ceases to amaze me how visually impressive such low resolution graphics can be when used well. I remember my O’level art teaching banging on about ‘capturing the impression’ when drawing etc. but my brain works on fine detail so I never really got that. I could do an ext...
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Chroma 81 - SCART and Colour interface for the ZX81
Replies: 146
Views: 18055

Re: Chroma 81 - SCART and Colour interface for the ZX81

Heres mine with my own custom sticker! Top stuff.

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by Lardo Boffin
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Not enough power?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Not enough power?

I had put this on eBay last night with the comment that I could replace the regulator and caps if the new owner wanted me to. It sold this afternoon and the new owner wanted me to. So I have replaced the regulator (the nut was extremely tight) and the caps and now it runs both fine. I guess it was t...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Not enough power?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Not enough power?

Thanks all. I have tried a modern PSU and it made no difference. I wanted to keep it as original as possible due to its condition so don’t really want to change the 7805 if possible. I was mostly curious as I have never had one before that didn’t work with the two expansions connected. I will check ...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Not enough power?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Not enough power?

This was tried both with the UK700 PSU that came with it and a good quality modern one.
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Not enough power?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Not enough power?

The zeddy that came in the bundle with my Memotech keyboard is in lovely condition, produces a reasonable picture even on my full HD lcd screen and even has the till receipt stapled to the shop guarantee card. So rather than refurbish it I have just changed the keyboard membrane (which was beyond tr...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dead ZX81.
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Dead ZX81.

I guess the fact that the screen changes when switched on means it is trying to do something, otherwise it would just be salt and pepper (nice way of putting it :D ). Some of the early zeddys had a really dark output. I recently had a zeddy which switched on (had a later ULA) and only produced a whi...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dead ZX81.
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Dead ZX81.

An obvious one but have you turned the brightness up a lot in case it is just a really dark output?
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX81 External Keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 509

Re: ZX81 External Keyboard

Andy Rea wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Paul wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:53 am
They will be most probably for sale in Mahlerts 2019. Are you and Sirmorris coming?
great, even more incentive to shift my backside and get down on the list...

Andy
Will you be able to bring an extra one back? :D