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by Szk
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!
Replies: 48
Views: 1162

Re: Norm's New Book - 55% Off!

Just found this thread today thanks to Marcel's tip in the FB group, to see that the discount sale was good until yesterday, damn! The Apress page showed full price for the book, but I tried the "SUMMER55" coupon and YES it was accepted!! Managed to buy a softcover book, shipped to Brazil ...
by Szk
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Beyond Super Gold Card
Replies: 105
Views: 8175

Re: Beyond Super Gold Card

And I am one of these new guys and for sure plan on buying a Gold type card. QLs are selling like hot cakes on eBay so betting a new legion of QLers would like to expand their BBQLs. ...we are seeing a steady trickle of new or returning QL users appearing on here and the QL-related groups on Facebo...
by Szk
Sat May 04, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Magazines
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Magazines

Many thanks to all involved in sharing this precious resources! :)
by Szk
Thu May 02, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Brazil
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Hello from Brazil

I don't know how a QL ended up in Brazil, but it has many friends there. Welcome to the club! Since we got Internet, eBay, etc, it's easy as anywhere else... :D But back in the 80's, in our closed market, very few were smuggled in... more popular models like the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum were successful...
by Szk
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL test points...
Replies: 19
Views: 2605

Re: What the test points are going on...

Power in is 9V from a standard 2.1mm power supply. If you have no expansions, a 500mA one will work. If you're going to plug a city of retro electronics into it, you might want a 2 or 2.5 amp 9v adapter. There is a power switch. https://qlforum.co.uk/download/file.php?id=2198 Great work Dave! May I...
by Szk
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: keyboard microdrive led socket replacement?
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: keyboard microdrive led socket replacement?

This socket? An exact replacement for that will be very hard to find... :? https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3gNas_EWLOo/Vl90h6eA70I/AAAAAAAAG_w/FYH3cxitlMo/s1600/LED%2Bwires.jpg?fbclid=IwAR3CTyAFp0Bb1t6HXOUzoTKCcZ47N8IpTvmPvGOVsD-VyYtJfPPlA6-eYds But you can replace that with a much better solution, look ...
by Szk
Wed May 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: Wanted sinclair ql power supply
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: Wanted sinclair ql power supply

This one is a fixed "buy it now" at the same price the other 2 have starting bids... ;)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/POWER-PACK-for-Sinclair-Spectrum-ZX-Computer-Genuine-and-Original-/173177645128?hash=item2852312848
by Szk
Wed May 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q40 and Q60 video controller for flatscreen monitors
Replies: 43
Views: 7505

Re: Q40 and Q60 video controller for flatscreen monitors

Hi, I may be wrong, but I think what Dave is trying to explain is something similar (or more sophisticated) to this... Pictures from Mr. Mark Smith in this FB thread where he describe his attempt to replace an old CPLD on a TC2068. I hope it can help... ;) https://scontent.fcgh5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1...
by Szk
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello! Help needed
Replies: 12
Views: 3343

Re: Hello! Help needed

Oi Ronaldo! What city in Brazil are you?
If you use Facebook, you can join our QL-Brasil group. We are few, but maybe we can help you locally:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/257954401019500/

BTW, YOU´RE MEMBER 500 OF THIS FORUM, CONGRATULATIONS! :lol:
by Szk
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: 343 members
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Re: 499 members

Just for the record... one more and we will be 500! ;)