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by pyoorkate
Fri Aug 04, 2023 11:55 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: Faulty Z88 - common problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 9168

Re: Faulty Z88 - common problems?

Thank you for the links! It *appeared* to be working fine. I used it a few times - at least once to do some longform writing, and once for a video (where I had it switched on for a fair period of time). I also had it on for a while when I was getting the serial file transfer set up, and at no point ...
by pyoorkate
Fri Aug 04, 2023 2:37 am
Forum: Z88
Topic: Faulty Z88 - common problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 9168

Faulty Z88 - common problems?

Hi folks, So I took my Z88 with me on vacation - and when I got there, sadly, I found it had become faulty. Initially it wouldn't turn on (using the existing batteries or the AC supply). It emitted a high-pitched whine when I removed and returned the same batteries - or connected it to the AC supply...
by pyoorkate
Thu May 04, 2023 11:05 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: Eazylink2 question
Replies: 10
Views: 5889

Re: Eazylink2 question

Aye, just wanted to check that my interpretation of the edit needed for null modem rather than a straight connection cable was correct.
by pyoorkate
Wed May 03, 2023 9:37 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: Eazylink2 question
Replies: 10
Views: 5889

Re: Eazylink2 question

Just before I go all off piste and create something incorrect, I just want to check that this is right (based off of this https://cambridgez88.jira.com/wiki/spaces/ZP/pages/120887895/Z88+Serial+Cable ) for an adapter to go from modern serial port via a null modem cable (which iirc switches tx and rx...
by pyoorkate
Sun Apr 23, 2023 7:11 am
Forum: Z88
Topic: Eazylink2 question
Replies: 10
Views: 5889

Re: Eazylink2 question

Somehow, despite having a vague awareness of this from reading something about it I'd totally failed to put that information anywhere useful in my brain. Guess I better make an adapter for my null modern cable then. :)
by pyoorkate
Wed Apr 19, 2023 4:40 am
Forum: Z88
Topic: Eazylink2 question
Replies: 10
Views: 5889

Re: Eazylink2 question

Feh, yes. The adapter works well enough if you loop back rx/tx, but does nothing at all when connected to the Z88. Back it goes :-/
by pyoorkate
Tue Apr 18, 2023 5:27 am
Forum: Z88
Topic: Eazylink2 question
Replies: 10
Views: 5889

Re: Eazylink2 question

Thanks! That's all super helpful. Eazylink2 is now loading again, and I've got WindTerm installed. I'm running OZ 4.7 at the moment, and don't currently have any means of transferring anything to/from the Z88. I bought a preflashed chip with OZ 4.7 on it (along with 512K of Ram). It did come with an...
by pyoorkate
Sun Apr 16, 2023 10:40 pm
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Hi From Washington State
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Hi From Washington State

1024MAK wrote: Sun Apr 16, 2023 7:50 pm Hello and welcome to our forum pyoorkate!
Thanks!

PS are you also on StarDot then? If not, why not?
I am! I've got a thread on there about my sickly Acorn A4 laptop...which I also got bits for on my last trip to the UK
by pyoorkate
Sun Apr 16, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: Z88
Topic: Eazylink2 question
Replies: 10
Views: 5889

Eazylink2 question

Hi folks, So, I am attempting to connect my Z88 to my Mac (ancient MacBook Pro running OSX 11.7.4). I installed Eazylink v. 1.0.3 - and initially it ran fine (opened, offered me choices of serial port to connect to...), but it turned out that OSX no longer supported my USB->Serial port. Having got t...
by pyoorkate
Sun Apr 16, 2023 7:27 pm
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Hi From Washington State
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Hi From Washington State

Hi all, New member here - British immigrant to the US... I always wanted a Z88 and *finally* picked one up on my last trip back to the UK. Upgraded it following the instructions here: https://sinclairzxworld.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4259 I have a raft of mainly Acorn computers (yes, I'm one of those...