Hi, my dad has an old Sinclair ZX Spectrum and I'd like to see the thing going. It hasn't been used since the late 80s so I have no idea about the internal condition but from the outside it looks in pretty good shape. I have nothing apart from the actual unit, so will need to find cables, especially the power one, but I do have a ZX80 manual. I have not just gone and tried something out, because I am afraid to break it, is there any way that I can test whether the parts are still working?
Another issue is which TV to use, I don't know whether I'll need to find an older TV, or if I can use any modern one.
I won't spend more than $100 at maximum but I've got a lot of free time, and I know some people who can probably make cables and do electronic stuff.