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Offline Dizrythmia

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Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« on: 10:00, 18 July 15 »
Hey all,

So I have my 4th Amstrad machine, the 6128+ on the way from France. The Ebay auction showed that it was working & even came with Fire & Forget 2. At only $160AU WITH shipping it's a hell of a bargain. I've been wanting one of these since I was 12 years old.

It was shown to be working, but some of the French used in the description doesn't translate well with Google Translate & I don't speak French. I was wondering if someone could decode this for me!

"Seul le bouton M/A à été shunter car ne fonctionnant plus, donc pour éteindre la bête, suffit de couper l Alim."

Am I correct in thinking that the power button might not be working? If so that should be an easy fix, but at that price I was never going to NOT buy it :)

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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #1 on: 11:02, 18 July 15 »
"Seul le bouton M/A à été shunter car ne fonctionnant plus, donc pour éteindre la bête, suffit de couper l Alim."

Am I correct in thinking that the power button might not be working? If so that should be an easy fix, but at that price I was never going to NOT buy it :)
Yes, the power switch has been shorted.
Usually a non working power switch just requires a bit of contact cleaning. (Open, clean, close ;) )

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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #2 on: 12:11, 18 July 15 »
Cheers Gerald. Looking forward to its arrival. It'll be a long couple of weeks :)

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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #3 on: 14:19, 18 July 15 »
Coool, Nice one mate.

Is it an AZERTY model ??

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Shane
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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #4 on: 15:50, 18 July 15 »
It is but I assume it's an easy fix

EDIT: Just looked it up & feel stupid... of COURSE it relies on the cartridge. I already had one & thought I was good to go, but the existing one I have is a green French one already :(

Oh well, I can just modify one with the English ROM unless someone here has a spare yellow cartridge they're happy to sell.
« Last Edit: 16:38, 18 July 15 by Dizrythmia »

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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #5 on: 16:52, 18 July 15 »
Congrat  :)
How cost the shipping, France to Australia?
It should be an easy fix.  ;D

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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #6 on: 19:07, 18 July 15 »
It is but I assume it's an easy fix

EDIT: Just looked it up & feel stupid... of COURSE it relies on the cartridge. I already had one & thought I was good to go, but the existing one I have is a green French one already :(

Oh well, I can just modify one with the English ROM unless someone here has a spare yellow cartridge they're happy to sell.
Don't modify. Order a c4cpc and have any keymap you want.

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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #7 on: 03:54, 19 July 15 »
Congrat  :)
How cost the shipping, France to Australia?
It should be an easy fix.  ;D
The computer was 50 Euros & shipping as 50 Euros :)

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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #8 on: 04:49, 19 July 15 »
Well done! Glad you got one!  :) :) :)
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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #9 on: 12:04, 19 July 15 »
The computer was 50 Euros & shipping as 50 Euros :)
Excellent news!

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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #10 on: 14:30, 19 July 15 »
(Open, clean, close ;) )

And remove the short of course :)

Absolute bargain Dizrythmia!

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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #11 on: 17:17, 19 July 15 »
Well done Dizrythmia!  8)

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Re: Just won a 6128+ on Ebay!
« Reply #12 on: 10:19, 20 July 15 »
Don't modify. Order a c4cpc and have any keymap you want.
I've got one ordered for the next batch, but I would like one anyway. I'll have 2 French ones when it arrives, & I have a friend with an EPROM burner. Problem solved!

Thanks guys, I'm pretty excited about it. Thankyou ebay.fr & Google Translate :D