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by Guesser
Fri May 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ZX Spectrum Schematics Errors & Fix.
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: ZX Spectrum Schematics Errors & Fix.

You might want to date and version your 'fixed' files in case there are still things to fix later.
by Guesser
Sun May 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 4A with no colour!
Replies: 53
Views: 1538

LET REPLY$="OFF-TOPIC"

PRINT COMIC$="GREAT"

:)
by Guesser
Sun May 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My Novice experience with +3e ROMs in a +3
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: My Novice experience with +3e ROMs in a +3

It is a bit long winded of course, because despite the data being small in size, so is the available space on a 3.5" floppy disk when it is formatted to standard +3 spec (170 odd kb per side, and I haven't been able to fully utilise both disk sides yet). Later I want to experiment with a utility ca...
by Guesser
Sun May 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My Novice experience with +3e ROMs in a +3
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: My Novice experience with +3e ROMs in a +3

Apparently there are ways to create a shared 'Disk' so that both a PC and the +3 can access it, which involves creating a partition for +3DOS and another as a FAT windows partition. I couldn't get this to work though, probably because it really only applies to hard disks and SD cards are classed as...
by Guesser
Sat May 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Showcase your work!
Topic: I made a new App for the Multiface 3
Replies: 26
Views: 1480

Re: I made a new App for the Multiface 3

After completing my app, and playing with it for an hour or so, I realised that there’s a page on WoS which lists loads of loading screens with such hidden messages ( http://www.worldofspectrum.org/equinox/eggs/screens.php ) so it kind of seems like my app is a waste of time :-( Something doesn't h...
by Guesser
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem with +3e ROMs
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Problem with +3e ROMs

Swapping them won't hurt, but I don't think it'll help either.
by Guesser
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: +3, no sound from tape at all, with board additions!
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: +3, no sound from tape at all, with board additions!

A capacitor looks like an open circuit to a multimeter, though sometimes if you flip the leads back and forth you can see a bit of charging up and discharging of an electrolytic in resistance mode. By my simulations the +3 needs at least 1.5 volts peak-to-peak audio signal at the ear input to get an...
by Guesser
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: +3, no sound from tape at all, with board additions!
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: +3, no sound from tape at all, with board additions!

Nah, different board entirely. Do you get any indication of a loading signal at all? (border flipping between red and cyan). What are you using for your signal source? You might want to check that C41 isn't damaged. Beyond that you're really getting into "needing an oscilloscope" territory to find w...
by Guesser
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: +3, no sound from tape at all, with board additions!
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: +3, no sound from tape at all, with board additions!

Those are because it's an Issue 1 board which had errors in the PCB. See here: https://zxnet.co.uk/spectrum/amstradmods/
by Guesser
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Private messages
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: Private messages

This is why email >> private messages. You can archive as many as you want for the rest of time without any reliance on the website in question even continuing to exist.