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by Morpheus
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote
Replies: 32
Views: 1139

Re: The best Speccy game by Activision: vote

I always liked Hacker so I went with that :D
by Morpheus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB

Yes, sorry I think you posted it a while back and I thought you had made it. My bad :oops:
by Morpheus
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB

If you add the extra circuitry, you could replace the 3.5 mm jack with a single TRS one and wire it the same way it’s wired on the +3. If you don’t want to bother with all that, you can just buy a generic cassette adaptor. They’re cheap and work well. If I remember you made a video of this using so...
by Morpheus
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum +2 RS232 to ZX Interface 1
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Spectrum +2 RS232 to ZX Interface 1

I have just repaired my interface 1 with one of Charles’ vLA1 parts and was wondering if anyone had connected these two before, that being the +2 Grey and a 48K with IF1 using the RS232 ports. I have seen an adapter on the inter web with a BT jack to a DSub so wondered if it was possible to network ...
by Morpheus
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB

Thanks, I’ll leave the PAL as is based on your advice. I wasn’t keen on clipping it out as it was a one-way choice. I was looking at the mod that connects the ear input of a new mono socket to pin 5 to the LA6324. Then I can use my TZXDuino I was also going to try extra grounding on the cassette uni...
by Morpheus
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB

Yep already done! :D Noise is hum from the Cassette unit - disconnect it and the noise/hum vanishes. I probably won't use it much but need to fit an external Ear socket so might have to live with it. I do have external AY interfaces to get stereo AY minus the Beeper if I really want to listen to the...
by Morpheus
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB

Replaced TR8 and TR9 today, now have 12V on the Edge connector and on pin 11 of the TEAC. Cannot get it tuned in on the modulator but the RGB socket works. Just need to sort the noise on the audio that +2 Greys were prone to.
In all other aspects it runs fine so have saved it from the scrapyard :D
by Morpheus
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB

Hi, Just as an addendum to this I found that D18? or the 5V1 whichever that one is was broken and I mean physically cracked into two halves. I haven't got the 12V back online yet, still awaiting replacement TR9 and TR8. If that fails I have a working spare coil I can try. So once they are in and I h...
by Morpheus
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB

Thanks I have just ordered some from Phil Ruston so should have them by the end of the week hopefully or Monday and then I can have a go and try and fix it.
by Morpheus
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB
Replies: 23
Views: 812

Re: Spectrum +2 Dark RGB

I have been reading some of the other posts on here regards to +2's video and various things. I did some tests on the voltages and finding the 12V is only around 1.3V even on the edge connector. I'll do some more tests but that could explain why there is no modulator signal and/or it cannot switch i...