Spectrum secret Issue 2 comea with five feet!

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RS232
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Spectrum secret Issue 2 comea with five feet!

Post by RS232 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:58 am

Hi thought id inspire some conversation here. What is your must have tip or Sinclair easter egg?

Mine is as follows... did you know you get an extra foot on the 2nd edition Spectrum? Crazy but true Sinclair research used one stuck on a chip inside the case!

:l :shock:

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Re: Spectrum secret Issue 2 comea with five feet!

Post by 1024MAK » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:29 am

In actual fact issue 3 and onwards boards had two feet inside, one on the modulator and one on the heatsink. The purpose of both was to prevent the keyboard membrane tails from touching the metal of said items.

Now after all the intervening years, a lot of these are long gone, and all that is left is a sticky rectangle where they used to be...

Mark

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