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by Kahenraz
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: I ordered the TS1500 from eBay and the seller shipped it in the briefcase
Replies: 2
Views: 2399

Re: I ordered the TS1500 from eBay and the seller shipped it in the briefcase

I spoke to the seller who said that he had shipped it in a box and that it was clean when it was shipped. I've never had USPS remove an item and repackage it like this. I have seen them open a box for reasons but they have always left some kind of note on the outside. Maybe I'm especially lucky that...
by Kahenraz
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: I ordered the TS1500 from eBay and the seller shipped it in the briefcase
Replies: 2
Views: 2399

I ordered the TS1500 from eBay and the seller shipped it in the briefcase

If I'd known ahead of time I would have warned him that it's 35 years old. I'm lucky it didn't crack open during shipment. These cases are pretty garbage and not meant for shipping.
by Kahenraz
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: Dear G.M. Hourly Employee:
Replies: 0
Views: 2292

Dear G.M. Hourly Employee:

YOU GET TO KEEP THIS ENTIRE PROGRAM!

Thanks, Bill.

Does anyone have a copy of the completion certificate?
by Kahenraz
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No video output from my TS1500
Replies: 15
Views: 3309

Re: No video output from my TS1500

I've been meaning to add a quality oscilloscope to my workbench for a while now. My research suggests that an entry level Rigol DS1054Z is a good unit.

Would this be sufficient for any diagnostics I would need to do on a TS1500?

What would I need for logic probes?
by Kahenraz
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tape Loading Inconsistency Trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Tape Loading Inconsistency Trouble

If you had to use Virtual PC, it may be a 16-bit application.
by Kahenraz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tape Loading Inconsistency Trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Tape Loading Inconsistency Trouble

My thread may related:

https://www.sinclairzxworld.com/viewtop ... f=7&t=3769

You're going to have a problem with a stereo line-out and the Timex mono input.

That's my guess.

I've ordered some adapters for testing but they're still in the mail.
by Kahenraz
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Will using a mono cable in a stereo line-out cause problems with LOAD?
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Will using a mono cable in a stereo line-out cause problems with LOAD?

Upon further inspection with an audio book, the QFX is playing back cassettes slightly fast and/or is off pitch this may be the real problem.
by Kahenraz
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Will using a mono cable in a stereo line-out cause problems with LOAD?
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Will using a mono cable in a stereo line-out cause problems with LOAD?

Today has been my first try at saving and loading programs from tape. It has been quite an adventure! I have been unable to load programs from a newer cassette player which I believe has a stereo line-out. I'm guessing that this problem may have to do with the player trying to output two channels on...
by Kahenraz
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: "mic" and "ear" labels are confusing
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

"mic" and "ear" labels are confusing

I was having trouble saving and loading from my TS1000. I had to read the manual to find out that they labeled these connectors to match the labeling of the cassette player, I guess to make it "easier" for the user. But it's confusing to me because "mic" is actually line-out (microphone/recording ou...
by Kahenraz
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No video output from my TS1500
Replies: 15
Views: 3309

Re: No video output from my TS1500

I ordered an inexpensive oscilloscope from eBay along with some leads and a function generator for testing. https://www.ebay.com/itm/203047787848 I don't think I'll need an expensive unit for basic testing. I've never used an oscilloscope before and I don't think I'll need the features of a larger u...