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by new666uk
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 128 2a problems
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: 128 2a problems

Will do. Thanks Mark.
by new666uk
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 128 2a problems
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: 128 2a problems

Ok, tonight's update. I cleaner the tape head last night and that now loads games. Fixed. Cleaned the membrane and keyboard all seems to work although playing Knightmare the controls were all over the shop. Do things like the Graphic or Extend mode keys affect in game controls? Work in progress... O...
by new666uk
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 128 2a problems
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: 128 2a problems

Thanks I'll try that tonight as well as open up the joystick to see if there is a short / fault there making the buzz/hum when plugged in.
by new666uk
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 128 2a problems
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: 128 2a problems

Oh and I forgot to ask, is there any sort of POST diagnostic in a +2a?
by new666uk
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 128 2a problems
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: 128 2a problems

Thanks Mark, It was only when it booted I got the menu stating it was a 2a. The board is an issue 2. The joystick I used was the Sinclair one that was included in the pack when new. It's the Action Pack with light gun. Yes I was using the inbuilt tape drive. I thought the 3.5 socket was an output on...
by new666uk
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 128 2a problems
Replies: 8
Views: 884

128 2a problems

Hi all So I finally got my first Spectrum. It's only been 40 years since I first saw one but I don't like to rush into new technology. The bleeding edge is where you get cut. Anyway. I picked up a boxed and clean 128 +2a (black case) which turned out to have a dead PSU. With my brothers help we've g...
by new666uk
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Took me almost 40 years...
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Took me almost 40 years...

Thanks both!
by new666uk
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Took me almost 40 years...
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Took me almost 40 years...

...from seeing my first rubber key Spectrum that my uncle Jack had in the early 80's to buying my own +2 this week. I was about 5 and had never seen a computer before and was fascinated that it could do things on TV that you could change and interact with, not just watch. I recall begging him to loa...