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by Lardo Boffin
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: FAQs
Topic: Tape loading basics
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Tape loading basics

Looking at the program it does just report the amount of memory present. While I don't think it likely to not be working if it does report 16K it is possible. I was initially using a Memotech 16K RAM pack and that didn't work (but reported the correct RAM amount) due to the dip switch settings on th...
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: FAQs
Topic: Tape loading basics
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Tape loading basics

Tape loading can be a dark art! I have my volume set at about 80% and similar for tone. Most of my tapes load at this but some don’t and are extremely picky about the settings. The little program (assuming it is a Sinclair RAM pack) just checks to see how much memory is registered and is no guarante...
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem with my new ZXpand+
Replies: 20
Views: 504

Re: Problem with my new ZXpand+

Its certainly worth trying another card if possible.
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading
Replies: 114
Views: 5761

Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

I never make mistakes. Once I thought I'd made a mistake, but it turned out I was wrong. :P Seriously though, I'm glad to hear another dubber is on-line. Can't wait for Lardo to turn it loose on those "unrecoverable" tapes and see how many can be rescued. It will probably be May before I can try an...
by Lardo Boffin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading
Replies: 114
Views: 5761

Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

sirmorris wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:36 pm
I always learn from my mistakes. So I'm going to make a whole lot more tomorrow too.

Oh, in other news I just LOADed 3D Monster Maze from an original tape through the dubber.
Excellent news!
by Lardo Boffin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading
Replies: 114
Views: 5761

Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

1024MAK wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:53 am
Lardo Boffin wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:31 am
Stuff on its way to Mark and Sir Morris. Enjoy!
@Lardo Boffin
Box of bits has arrived! :D

Thanks 8-)

Mark
You are welcome! I look forward to seeing where I went wrong - always good to learn by mistakes.
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: Wanted: PDF of "Technical Literacy Series" for TS1500

I promise I will finish these but everything is going into storage for a couple of months while I move. Busy busy!
by Lardo Boffin
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading
Replies: 114
Views: 5761

Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Stuff on its way to Mark and Sir Morris. Enjoy!
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX81 rebuild
Replies: 114
Views: 4904

Re: ZX81 rebuild

Thanks!
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX81 rebuild
Replies: 114
Views: 4904

Re: ZX81 rebuild

Oh good. At least it is an easy one to sort then.

Maybe one of these?

https://www.cricklewoodelectronics.com/SFE6M5.html

Not much detail on their site though.