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by gammaray
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Texas Again
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Re: Hello from Texas Again

Thanks. Your words are kind.
by gammaray
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: 16/32K RAM Expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: 16/32K RAM Expansion

Ebay Memotech 16/32K are better than Sinclair or Timex ones.

Regards.
by gammaray
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Texas Again
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

Hello from Texas Again

I have been sick for the last year... and I plan to continue to making my colored spreadsheets that everybody "loves"!

Hello everyone...
by gammaray
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Looking foir a TS1500
Replies: 7
Views: 3423

Re: Looking foir a TS1500

I have bought two. And since there are so few of them they are more expensive. I think that the fact that they are the "better" TS-1000 design points to the reason they are more valuable. In my opinion , this means that if Timex had come out with these first, they would have caught on and possibly c...
by gammaray
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: How bad was the wobble on the zx81
Replies: 19
Views: 5408

Re: How bad was the wobble on the zx81

My opinion, having owned one in 1982, was that: If Timex had introduced only the Timex Sinclair 1500 first which had a "workable" keyboard, and 16K memory built onto board, it may have fared far better. People were so disappointed because of crashes and lack of keyboard that there was no word of mou...
by gammaray
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Spectrum BASIC
Topic: Zx Breakout Type in Error
Replies: 20
Views: 14922

Re: Zx Breakout Type in Error

code...
by gammaray
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Spectrum BASIC
Topic: Zx Breakout Type in Error
Replies: 20
Views: 14922

Re: Zx Breakout Type in Error

Order stalled and I reactivated ...
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by gammaray
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]
Replies: 55
Views: 13594

Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

I think we are missing a piece on the back of ZX81...no?

The instruction manual may have intimated that a "floppy & printer interface" was used??? (Unless imprimature meant "printed manual")
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Maybe a look inside the floppy box would confirm or refute this idea.
by gammaray
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]
Replies: 55
Views: 13594

Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Some clues...
I indicates that inside the floppy disk drive there is a second small interface that is connected to the mechanical part of the floppy disk drive.
http://zx81.over-blog.com/article-le-fl ... 94262.html
by gammaray
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]
Replies: 55
Views: 13594

Re: "Mageco" disk controler. [infos, Docs wanted]

Would I be in error to say that the electronics use a 3.5" PC floppy disk drive?

Would I be in error to say the only electronics necessary is the previously published schematic?

(By the schematic, I cannot tell how the connector attached/connector to a ZX81.)