Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

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Lardo Boffin
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Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue May 07, 2019 6:24 pm

Hi all

I have a very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption. I fairly regularly buy zeddies on popular auction sites to refurb and sell on to help pay for stuff I want to keep. Sometimes I come across interesting ones and put them on here first.

This is an issue one but is in very nice condition indeed. Looking inside the back the Z80 and ULA are socketed but not the RAM so presumably factory built.
The keys work and it produces a just about usable UHF picture. Its obviously a perfect picture using a Chroma 81. It also works fine with my ‘ZXpand.

All I have done is given it a bit of a wipe over.

I paid £25 for it and am happy to pass it on at £25 plus p&p (£4 in the UK) if anyone is looking for a very nice ZX81 (unit only).

PM me if interested or you want more detailed photos. :D
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ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue May 07, 2019 6:25 pm

More photos.
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ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

gezuci
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Re: Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

Post by gezuci » Sun May 19, 2019 10:35 am

Hello! I'm new here and am not able to send PM. I would like very much to buy this ZX81. Could you send this to Hungary? :D

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

Post by Lardo Boffin » Sun May 19, 2019 5:32 pm

I’m sure a moderator will be along to enable your PM but in the meantime I will look at postage costs from the UK to Hungary. :)
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

gezuci
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Re: Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

Post by gezuci » Sun May 19, 2019 7:28 pm

Thanks!

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

Post by Lardo Boffin » Tue May 21, 2019 10:17 am

I have got some rough guide prices based on a 1KG package but they are quite high!

DPD £24
Parcel force £20
Hermes £15
B2c Europe £12

I normally use DPD but they are very expensive. B2C are showing as the cheapest but I have never heard of them before so have no idea how good they are.

Hermes are notoriously bad in this country.
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

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Papalapa
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Location: Barcelona

Re: Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

Post by Papalapa » Tue May 21, 2019 11:28 am

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:17 am
I have got some rough guide prices based on a 1KG package but they are quite high!

DPD £24
Parcel force £20
Hermes £15
B2c Europe £12

I normally use DPD but they are very expensive. B2C are showing as the cheapest but I have never heard of them before so have no idea how good they are.

Hermes are notoriously bad in this country.
It seems that I also have problems to sending private messages.¿?

If there's no success on the sale I'm also interested in the ZX81, mine seems that has a ULA, CPU or ROM problem and it's hard to repair for me... :(

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu May 23, 2019 3:40 pm

gezuci wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Thanks!
Hi

Are you still interested? If not I will let it go to Papalapa.

If I have not heard by the end of Friday 24th I will assume you are not interested.

Thanks.
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

gezuci
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Re: Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

Post by gezuci » Thu May 23, 2019 5:02 pm

Hi,

Do you have a 16K expansion? Is the PSU included, you did not mention it?
Yes, I am still interested.

Thanks
Rgds

Lardo Boffin
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Re: Very nice condition ZX81 up for adoption

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu May 23, 2019 6:31 pm

gezuci wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 5:02 pm
Hi,

Do you have a 16K expansion? Is the PSU included, you did not mention it?
Yes, I am still interested.

Thanks
Rgds
Hi
It is for the computer only - no PSU or RAM pack etc. I am afraid.

I can add in a cassette lead and RF / aerial lead. They didn’t come with the computer but I have some spares. So it would be ZX81, cassette lead and RF lead.

Lardo
ZX80
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, rebuilt)
Iss 3 ZXVid
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB, ZX-KDLX & ChromaSCART
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Various Spectrum 48ks plus a DIVMMC future and SPECTRA

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