Hello from Spain

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overCLK
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Hello from Spain

Post by overCLK » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:20 pm

Hello all! Just joined and wanted to introduce myself :-)

My name is Manuel and live in the northwest of Spain (yes, the green and rainy side). I've found this forum to be an awesome source of information since I've got two ZX81 computers about a year ago. I bought them untested and had luck with one of them (working but with the keyboard membrane a bit cracky, what I could fix by cutting the damaged part), and bad luck with the other one (fried ULA).

I really enjoy collecting these old computers and putting them to work again. It's a great feeling you got when you are able to bring back to life one of these machines, and they also bring me great memories of my youth (even though I owned an Amstrad CPC and an Atari ST in my youth).

Having a broken computer forces me to find ways to fix it, and therefore to investigate how the computer works. And this is just part of the fun. Looking forward to learn more about the ZX81 since I've seen there are a lot of experts around. :-)

Cheers

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1024MAK
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by 1024MAK » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:49 pm

Hello overCLK

A warm welcome to our forum.

I’m glad to hear that you have got one of your Zeddies working :D

Please do enjoy the forum.

When he has recovered, Andy (a member here) may make some more of his replacement ULA modules. For more information have a read of this thread ;)

Mark

overCLK
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by overCLK » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:22 am

1024MAK wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:49 pm
Hello overCLK

A warm welcome to our forum.

I’m glad to hear that you have got one of your Zeddies working :D

Please do enjoy the forum.

When he has recovered, Andy (a member here) may make some more of his replacement ULA modules. For more information have a read of this thread ;)

Mark
Hi Mark. Thanks a lot.
I've followed closely the thread regarding the ULA replacement development. Actually that is one of the reasons I decided to subscribe. ;-)
Because the Zeddy that worked is not feeling well (but not quite dead). It developed some video failures (missing pixels, probably the shift register functionality in the ULA) and so I tried to develop myself also a ULA replacement. It's not working properly and I will like to expose my problems to this clever community to see if we can figure out what is happening. I'm also tempted to give in and just wait for Andy replacements to be available again, but... it would be nice to fix my work too. :-)

But enough of this here. I will post detailed information in the ULA Replacement thread.

Cheers.
Manuel

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Dim_75
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by Dim_75 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:56 pm

Hola Manuel :P
Around you you should also find some interesting stuff as for Indescomp wich made many things in Spain for the ZX (memory extension, keyboard case, FDD controler, HRG and sound cards, many programs too, ...)
I had the chance to buy /exchange some Indescomp products in France in the 80's but it was quite hard to find.

And good choice for ULA replacement, just have to wait little ! :o

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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by McKlaud » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:17 am

hi Manuel :)
Claudius
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overCLK
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by overCLK » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:57 am

Dim_75 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:56 pm
Hola Manuel :P
Around you you should also find some interesting stuff as for Indescomp wich made many things in Spain for the ZX (memory extension, keyboard case, FDD controler, HRG and sound cards, many programs too, ...)
I had the chance to buy /exchange some Indescomp products in France in the 80's but it was quite hard to find.

And good choice for ULA replacement, just have to wait little ! :o
Hi Dim_75. Yes, the problem is that prices are going mad these days, specially for scarce or hard to find items. I ended buying my Zeddies in UK because they use to be cheaper than here, even taking postage into account.

Cheers.

overCLK
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by overCLK » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:58 am

McKlaud wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:17 am
hi Manuel :)
Hi Claudius. Thanks for dropping by. ;-)

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Andy Rea
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by Andy Rea » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:34 pm

Hi Manuel, you#ll find it's mostly a happy place here, with happy people :lol:
1024MAK wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:49 pm
When he has recovered, Andy (a member here) may make some more of his replacement ULA modules. For more information have a read of this thread ;)
erm yeah... honestly it's just laziness i have parts to build at least 20 ULA's but if i don't do them soon i'm on holiday for most of december...

any way welcome to the forum hope you find it useful

Regards Andy
6 x ZX81, 1 x TS1500 , 1 x +3e, 1 x timex 2040 printer, 1 x timex 2020 cassette deck, siclair printer and some spectrum

overCLK
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by overCLK » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:19 am

Andy Rea wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:34 pm
Hi Manuel, you#ll find it's mostly a happy place here, with happy people :lol:
1024MAK wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:49 pm
When he has recovered, Andy (a member here) may make some more of his replacement ULA modules. For more information have a read of this thread ;)
erm yeah... honestly it's just laziness i have parts to build at least 20 ULA's but if i don't do them soon i'm on holiday for most of december...

any way welcome to the forum hope you find it useful

Regards Andy
Hi Andy. Yes, that's my feeling so far. :-)
Regarding your ULAs, I have to say that I'm tempted, but I'm afraid that if I get yours maybe I don't get the strength to fix mine. :-)
Thanks for your warm welcome.

Best regards.
Manuel

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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by dessony » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:51 am

overCLK,

A warm welcome to the ZX80, ZX81 / TS1000 and TS1500 Forum! :-D

Cheers,
DesSony

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