ZX PRINTER STYLUS

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100monkeys
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ZX PRINTER STYLUS

Post by 100monkeys » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:42 pm

Hi, I have a ZX Printer with 1 broken stylus, so i need spare parts on this one.
It seems these were more then just a bended piece of steel.


See the following pictures:
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Even more details of possible carbon filling.
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detailed view of intact side, shows a slot with a filling (carbon?)
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Broken Stylus
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sirmorris
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Re: ZX PRINTER STYLUS

Post by sirmorris » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:27 am

Hiya

Nice pix!

I'd be very surprised if there was anything at all high-tech in the printer! My guess would be that the carbon is a residue from the burny-sparky(tm) mechanism...

Good luck with the fix 8-)

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Re: ZX PRINTER STYLUS

Post by XavSnap » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:48 pm

Yes, Nice pictures !

The ZxPrinter Stylus is a frailty spare.
All high voltage sparks reduce and destroy the stylus.

You can repare it using a little piece of iron spring ...
But, it's a fastidious work.
You can also take a little piece of a bike break cable and stend you time to twist it and adjust it to repace your old burnd stylus.
Someone can do that and send you this new stylus.

You can also bay a new ZxPrinter with an electronic or mechanic fealure, but is this case ... the stylus is already reduced and won't work properly.

It's a generic fealure on this hardware and was covered by the sinclair warranty.
Most of ZxPrinter's user was exposed and, i guess someone had to make some spare part for his owne printer.

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Re: ZX PRINTER STYLUS

Post by RWAP » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:31 am

Does anyone still have these pictures?

People are always asking about replacing the belts - there is a guide on:
http://digilander.libero.it/zioclive/zxbelt/

Also, the ZX Printer service manual appears at:

ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sincl ... Manual.pdf

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Re: ZX PRINTER STYLUS

Post by gozzo » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:32 am

I think it's amazing these things worked at all !

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