Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

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Lardo Boffin
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Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:30 pm

Thanks Mark!

I will put a bunch of stuff in a box and send on Monday or Tuesday.

I have two each of the expensive bits (ICs and one of the caps) and hundreds of some of them... I have a bag of battery holders. :)

Its not a self build house - I’m reasonable at DIY but have limits! Imagine if I did the wiring... :|

I did manage to get a circuit to work today though! And it wasn’t as easy as you may think. Unless you can read Chinese... :roll:
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Switch it on and nodding T-rex!!! :D
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ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

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Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Post by 1024MAK » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:21 pm

Received today...
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Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Post by sirmorris » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:59 pm

:lol:

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Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Post by McKlaud » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:51 pm

:D
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Lardo Boffin
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Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Post by Lardo Boffin » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:31 am

Stuff on its way to Mark and Sir Morris. Enjoy!
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

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Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Post by 1024MAK » 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-)

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Lardo Boffin
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Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:21 pm

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.
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

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Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Post by sirmorris » 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.

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TMAOne
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Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Post by TMAOne » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:33 am

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.

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Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:27 am

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!
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

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