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Re: RonTurner

Postby tezza on Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:19 am

Caluser has mentioned the link. VCF is an international Vintage Computer Forum. Rather than being largely local (i.e. NZ) like this one, VCF is global. Hence there are a lot more people, it's larger and has far more categories. For someone like you, it would be worth joining up.
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Re: RonTurner

Postby acsi on Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:49 am

like my spectrum+ that has a split in the keyboard ribbon cable ( terrible system that )

You can get replacement keyboard membranes from here
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Re: RonTurner

Postby RonTurner on Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:45 pm

acsi wrote:You can get replacement keyboard membranes from here

Thanks, will be sure to get one, :D
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Re: RonTurner

Postby lizardb0y on Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:26 pm

I've bought several replacement membranes from RWAP Software and the service and products are excellent. The Spectrum + is one of my favourites, behind my +128, so I wish you all the best with the repair.
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Re: RonTurner

Postby arjoll on Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:11 pm

I'm a bit late to the party on this one, but:
tezza wrote:I've read that good quality 48TPI soft-sector disk can be formatted to 96TPI (quad density) and may work ok even though they are out of spec.

If you're talking QD then yes, it should work fine. Back in the Sord M23 mk III days most disks available locally were DD but the Sord used 100tpi QD drives, the DD disks were just fine and still are 30 years later. The disks from dad's era programming them are a mix of 48tpi and 96/100tpi and all have read ok. The drives are another story, which is why I always say I'm interested in *anything* Sord on the off-chance I get some more FD-20 dual floppy drive units! I understand the drives in my CBM 8050 are the same but I still haven't had a change to power up my 8032 and 8050 up yet.

Note that HD is a totally different story, but I think everyone knows that.
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Re: RonTurner

Postby RonTurner on Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:12 pm

You will never be able to mix DD with HD. Mix brown with brown & blue with blue ;-)
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