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by Moggy
Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 16k Sinclair issue 1 pack
Replies: 31
Views: 611

Re: 16k Sinclair issue 1 pack

Whilst I cannot add anything of use I have to say that this thread is a most absorbing, interesting read plus I'm learning things into the bargain and look forward to a what I'm sure will be a satisfying conclusion. :D
by Moggy
Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX81 toZX80 conversion.
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: ZX81 toZX80 conversion.

Spinnetti wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:38 am Those "clicky" keyboards are fantastic quality. I have several!
They are a lot easier to install now that Karl includes two little "finger" boards to go into the motherboard sockets rather than just the ribbons, indeed most excellent. :D
by Moggy
Sat Feb 24, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX81 toZX80 conversion.
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: ZX81 toZX80 conversion.

siggi wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:23 pm
Moggy wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:53 am I have just the tool for the job!! :lol:
No, that tool makes longer slots on the outside and shorter on the inside.
I think, that is a better tool (also for other problems) ...

Image

:mrgreen:
:lol: :lol:
by Moggy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX81 toZX80 conversion.
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: ZX81 toZX80 conversion, observations.

The "clicky" keyboard arrived today and I must say that the inclusion of the two little finger boards for soldering onto the ribbons is a most welcome improvement to this excellent keyboard of which I have half a dozen and I'm not disappointed with them. For those who may not know, the original keyb...
by Moggy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stunned. 61mA
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Stunned. 61mA

I think there were lower consumption Z80 in the list, and Sir Morris was aiming to go low, so I wouldn't be surprised if he went into the low 50mA. Selfridges may only have "sold" to Atari, but that doesn't preclude Sinclair getting a sample. No I'm sorry Michelle you really don't have a handle on ...
by Moggy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stunned. 61mA
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Stunned. 61mA

Lardo Boffin wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:31 pm I thought it was Sears not Selfridges with Atari?
No only US models using the imperial system buy their cursors from Sears, Euro models require the metric equivalent hence Selfridge.

Anyhow my attack cat Keith would like a word..... :twisted:
by Moggy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stunned. 61mA
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Stunned. 61mA

Serious head on.

I believe Mark has already mentioned that Sir Morris did a low power jobby but I'm not sure what internals were involved, I may give him a call and find out just what he did for comparison.


PS Selfridge never sold cursors to Sinclair as they were sole suppliers to Atari.
by Moggy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stunned. 61mA
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Stunned. 61mA

Friday night is..........

BEER NIGHT!!!!
by Moggy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stunned. 61mA
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Stunned. 61mA

A lot of it depends on which "K" cursor was supplied with the ROM. Sinclair outsourced their cursors from at least ten different cursor suppliers and if your power draw is that low then it would mean you have the cursor supplied by Meanbugga and son. They were well know for their low power consumpti...
by Moggy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stunned. 61mA
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Stunned. 61mA

Yes but it only counts if the actually zeddy works!! :lol:

(Sorry Michelle couldn't resist.)