Tag: Amstrad CPC

  • Bits and Bobs

    Bits and Bobs

    Well, here we are again. Amiga 2000 I built up the -5v rail for the A2000 and fully reassembled it. Unfortunately the A2000 is presenting with a black screen. No synch or other signs of life. Not the end of the world, but it does mean it’s on hold until my new Oscilloscope arrives. Mac […]

  • What a difference a week makes

    So on Monday night (after my last post no less) I was feeling enthusiastic, so I stripped down the Mac and gutted out the PSU. I then removed the switch. Let me tell you that it’s not as easy as I make it sound with such a simple statement. Firstly to get to the switch […]

  • Working on various systems with varying success

    Another “this and that” post. Atari 800 I finally got a replacement screen for my SDrive MAX, which has allowed me to actually use it reliably. It’s been great! It looks like, while the compatibility of the memory upgrade isn’t perfect, it’s good enough for many things. This has, however, allowed me to run the […]

  • Plotting out the upgrades

    As 2021 is “the year of the peripheral” for me, I thought I’d put down my Month by Month plan for upgrades. January RAMIIgs (Apple IIgs, already fitted) February Z80 Card for Apple II (Apple IIe, second hand, on it’s way) March DDI 5 (Amstrad CPC 464. Sorry Greg!) April Nothing. I’ll be at SwanCon […]

  • The CPC 464 Arrives

    Much to my surprise, on Sunday I received an SMS stating that the Amstrad CPC 464 I was expecting to be delivered on Tuesday, was actually being delivered between 10am and 2pm. As it was already 12:30pm, I figured I wouldn’t have long to wait, and no, I didn’t. The courier rang on the doorbell, […]

  • I declare 2021 the “Year of the Peripheral”

    With a CPC 464 wending it’s way to me, and (hopefully) in the new year, my BBC Master and Atari 800xl arriving, I find myself in the strange position of having “enough” retro computers for now. No, I don’t have a TRS/80, a CoCo or a Ti 99/4a. I can live without for now. I […]

  • Not much going on…

    So with the run up to Christmas, my repairs and projects have slowed right down.I have: Got my BMOW Floppy Emu. Now I can easily put apps and disk images onto my Apple II systems. With a change of firmware I can also use it with my Macintosh SE/30 Won an Auction! I have an […]