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by Lardo Boffin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: Cassette60 : the 1K hires games
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Cassette60 : the 1K hires games

Shame it didn’t work. That would have been an awesome tape!
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 4a docs needed
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Issue 4a docs needed

Can’t really help with the repairs (and that 4S will never work with all those chips missing! :lol: ) but there are people who can repair these for you. I have used Mutant Caterpillar Games quite a few times over the years. Also you can get a replacement ULA from here (https://www.retroleum.co.uk/zx...
by Lardo Boffin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from the bowels of East Anglia
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Hello from the bowels of East Anglia

Welcome on board! Tape loading on the ZX81 can be a nightmare. The Spectrum breakout clone may be the one from the Horizons welcome cassette? I played that a lot while waiting for the next birthday or Christmas to actually get some games. Funny, at my school there was only one guy who had a C64, we ...
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improvised 32K RAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Improvised 32K RAM?

1024MAK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:39 pm
Err, from that view, it looks like they have piggybacked on top of the original SRAM chip! :shock:
So only 8k bytes of extra memory :(

Mark
Its not the camera angle - it is definitely a smaller chip underneath!

A lot of effort for 8K. :D
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improvised 32K RAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Improvised 32K RAM?

You are right - it is piggy backed. I was so busy stealing the case and ULA :oops: (which seems to work ok) I didn’t notice.

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by Lardo Boffin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improvised 32K RAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Improvised 32K RAM?

Yours looks a little neater! :shock:
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improvised 32K RAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Improvised 32K RAM?

I bought this for spares but was curious about the extra wiring and chip - a 32K RAM mod? None of the tracks underneath are cut. 32A20D9B-1218-47A5-BB97-D053A2C0BE6C.jpeg A couple of the wires have come adrift and also R28 is broken so obviously I have not tried it yet! 697895AF-D3EB-4086-9D2D-3A723...
by Lardo Boffin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: SALES
Topic: Lardo buys another zeddy
Replies: 35
Views: 5992

Re: Lardo buys another zeddy

I must admit I bought this mainly for the case as I have one to sell that it is very poor condition and this one is much better.
But I was also curious about the RAM!

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by Lardo Boffin
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: ZX8-CCB, where's Karl-Heinz?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: ZX8-CCB, where's Karl-Heinz?

I think he generally has a fairly long holiday this time of year. Thats why I have got in the habit of buying a few extras in late November.
by Lardo Boffin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sparkly pixels
Replies: 66
Views: 11460

Re: Sparkly pixels

I have just had another sparkly pixel zeddy. This time with a vULA81 fitted.

The cure was to change the ROM. Sadly I am now out of spare ROMs.