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« Reply #990 on: March 16, 2012, 01:17:41 PM »
30 assorted EPROMS. Time to make some more 7800 carts :)

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« Reply #991 on: March 20, 2012, 04:44:41 PM »
Knackered Atari XF551  :o

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #992 on: March 20, 2012, 04:58:40 PM »
Picking up an Amstrad 6128 from someone in Kent, but who's travelling up to Stafford to pick up their son from University there.

Anyone got a cheap HXC they want to sell? (slim chance, I know) ..

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« Reply #993 on: March 20, 2012, 05:23:07 PM »
LOL, I wish too.
I think Charlie has the details on how to make the old version 1 boards, but the new boards that can do Amiga disc saving etc etc is closed source :(

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« Reply #994 on: March 20, 2012, 06:58:38 PM »
LOL, I wish too.
I think Charlie has the details on how to make the old version 1 boards, but the new boards that can do Amiga disc saving etc etc is closed source :(

Been told on the CPCWiki that if I want to do any kind of (proper) coding and/or using other ROMs, then a MegaFlash is also a necessity.  Each device is ~£70 (plus delivery to the UK).

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #995 on: March 21, 2012, 07:16:24 AM »
NTSC N64, region free modded, and a V64 with lots of extras :)

Just got to collect it :)

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« Reply #996 on: March 21, 2012, 08:37:17 AM »
Nice one on the V64.  That the one that goes under the N64 or is it the Iomega ZIP drive-based one?

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« Reply #997 on: March 21, 2012, 08:48:15 AM »
Nice one on the V64.  That the one that goes under the N64 or is it the Iomega ZIP drive-based one?

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I'll post some pics when I get it...my Dad's collecting it for me then I have to get it from him :)

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« Reply #998 on: March 21, 2012, 11:49:36 AM »
Nice one on the V64.  That the one that goes under the N64 or is it the Iomega ZIP drive-based one?

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I'll post some pics when I get it...my Dad's collecting it for me then I have to get it from him :)

Last time I saw a Z64 (just remembered the name) was at the only Jagfest UK to appear in the North (2006 I think).  Neat little device but limited (back then) to the data storage of a ZipDisk.  These days it's Everdrive for everything (or a HxC) :)

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #999 on: March 24, 2012, 09:15:25 PM »
An Amstrad 6128 + monitor and the accompanying wad of (approx) 45 discs (about 9 are originals) *but* the whole thing is a non-starter as trying out the disks as it looks like the disk drive is knackered.

I've only tested it with the monitor (CM640) that came with the stuffed 464 I bought 2 weeks ago, not that I can see the monitor that I've just carried through the streets of Warrington being any better.  Damn they're heavy when you're lugging them for 20 minutes.  My hands are only just now beginning to forgive me.

Total cost £10 (well, £9.99) and a day return to Stafford of £20.  I really can't complain and, I've already started looking at drive belts on ePrey.  How easy are they to fit (as you're all aware, software is my thang, not h/ware!) :)

*edit* just tried it with the other monitor (CM644) and it definitely doesn't work with any of the 10 disks I just tried.  Pictures attached though for "You got what?  For £10!"

One of the admins/founders of the CPCWiki forum has said (and Jimbo has agreed via FB) that the drive belts are easy to replace.  Do I buy a single one, or a pack of 5?  How likely am I (see comment about my h/ware skills above) to break one when trying to fix it? :)

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« Reply #1000 on: March 25, 2012, 09:18:23 PM »
Drive belts are not difficult to fix - a bit of a fiddle but can be done with basic tools...

On gotcha - once you remove the screws, don't turn the drive up the wrong way or a small pin drops onto the floor and you can't find it....and without that it doesn't know when a disk is inserted.....

If you bring the 6128 and belt at Easter I can fit on Fri or Sun.....only takes about 10 minutes.

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« Reply #1001 on: March 25, 2012, 10:16:45 PM »
Drive belts are not difficult to fix - a bit of a fiddle but can be done with basic tools...

On gotcha - once you remove the screws, don't turn the drive up the wrong way or a small pin drops onto the floor and you can't find it....and without that it doesn't know when a disk is inserted.....

If you bring the 6128 and belt at Easter I can fit on Fri or Sun.....only takes about 10 minutes.


I've put 5 onto my eBay watch list (along with the tape lead) so I'll have a go first (using the guides online) and if that's a no-go, I'll lug it down to Snibston for an expert to have a go :)

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« Reply #1002 on: March 28, 2012, 02:03:47 PM »
Matra & Hatchette Alice 32 (in its red case with tape deck)
Commodore C64G - Lovely condition
Bubbler for RCM


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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1003 on: March 28, 2012, 08:36:41 PM »
Bought a few Amstrad books to scan in and preserve .. then they'll get donated to some place in the countryside around Leicestershire .. can't quite remember what the place is called :)

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Re: your latest Retro computer purchases
« Reply #1004 on: March 29, 2012, 07:33:36 AM »
Bought a few Amstrad books to scan in and preserve .. then they'll get donated to some place in the countryside around Leicestershire .. can't quite remember what the place is called :)

I think it's called...getting full ;)