Pulled the cover and other then one keyboard cable broken a little bit, I didn't see any obvious damage to the system. Hoping it was just a loose I.C. I could re-seat.
Anywho, the 2020 Tape drive works and I have everything except for the wall-wart for the 2020 drive. Works on batteries tho.
Pic of failing bootup.. sigh.
Any quick ideas? I contacted the seller and expressed my concern about this "MINT Working computer"..
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I tried another power supply from my working 1000 system that works with the RAMPAK. Same issue. Scrambled video.
Don't know what I will do. On one hand; I have the complete setup for a 1500 with 2020 and manuals, tapes and all the training guides the bundle originally came with. Even an ERATTA update for the 1500. lol.
Im sure I will just keep the kit and work something out with the seller. Will have to keep my eyes open for another 1500 eventually.
Or maybe entertain offers here??
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 & 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 862)
Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA
I am also a American. How does your TS1500's voltages read? There are soldered 8 DRAMs inside the TS1500. These DRAMs demand GROUND, +5 VDC, -5 VDC and also +12 VDC. If not, then check these electrolytic capacitors.
Have a nice day.