CZ1500 ( TS1500 ) composite video mod done

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bola_dor
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CZ1500 ( TS1500 ) composite video mod done

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Ok this CZ1500 is a rebranded argentinian TS1500 runing at 50Hz.. .
I've found at least 2 variants in the 1500 main board and at least three variants in RF modulator.. this I have doesn't have any component attached directly to the board inside the modulator box. In fact the modulator has its own metal floor and a board soldered inside.
First attempts trying to preserve the modulator cage and use the "original" connector failed due to some kind ok a coil soldered underneath the output pin that prevented it to work. So if you want to keep the esthetics you need to carefully desolder the modulator from the board and then desolder the tiny board inside, that is hardly soldered from the bottom ...
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As I couldn't find any schematics for this board I followed ULA pin53 and marked in the picture were you could take the signal before it is splitted to the mic output.. as I wanted to use the modulator's box I re positioned the wire near the corner to the hole marked in the second picture.. middle wire brings 5v supply.. and the first wire I just kept it cutted... (this computer doesn't have a channel selector as the TS/CZ1000 so I don't know what does that third wire do) (originally it sintonizes to cannel 2).
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I used the transistor buffer by 1024MAK at https://www.sinclairzxworld.com/viewtop ... 8749#p8749 with the layout by Dessony https://www.sinclairzxworld.com/viewtop ... 493#p35493.. (thank you both).
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Nice [K] don't you think?...
ZX80, CZ1000, CZ1500, CZ2000, CZ1000Plus, CZ Spectrum, Sinclair QL.

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1024MAK
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Re: CZ1500 ( TS1500 ) composite video mod done

Post by 1024MAK »

Yes 8-)

Well done :D 👍

Mark

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Re: CZ1500 ( TS1500 ) composite video mod done

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Bottom view.
That filter in the corner prevents it to work if you want to use the origuinal output.. and the board is tightly soldered to the box at those four points..
ZX80, CZ1000, CZ1500, CZ2000, CZ1000Plus, CZ Spectrum, Sinclair QL.

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Re: CZ1500 ( TS1500 ) composite video mod done

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I concur with Mark (MAK1024)! Well done! :D Thumb up! You are welcomed!

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