Bit of a novice when it comes to all things CPC but I got a green screen 464 a few years ago and have decided to try and get it to earn its keep. I have ordered a cable/power pack from Cool Novelties having ordered one a couple of years back and both have the same issue - the computer will not power up. I've tested the power output that plugs into the computer and it is 5.2V - the same as the monitor gives. But the green screen powers up the computer whereas the Scart cable doesn't.
My guess is that it is something to do with the monitor cable as the computer only powers up when the monitor cable is inserted. But I have had a poke around the net and can't see what I am missing. It has been tried on 2 TVs - albeit both LCD - without success.
Sorry if this is Amstrad 101 and I am missing something obvious but any advice would be appreciated.