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Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« on: 13:02, 20 August 15 »

Oh good morning Amstrad CPC 464, I haven't seen you since I was 6 years old!
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It felt... So strange... Holding it  :laugh:
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #1 on: 13:11, 20 August 15 »
I've got one of those but the tape deck on mine is broken :(
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #2 on: 13:20, 20 August 15 »
I've got one of those but the tape deck on mine is broken :(


:(


Apparently this one was tested and working, will find out tonight  :)  Let the squealing commence!
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #3 on: 13:37, 20 August 15 »

 :(


Apparently this one was tested and working, will find out tonight  :)  Let the squealing commence!

So was mine. It only cos £30 with a monitor and load of games, some of which I offloaded so net cost was about £25 in total. I'm not too bothered though cos I bought one of those things for car radios and use that with an external tape player. However it means no saving anything which sucks, and ideally I need to get mine repaired but its too much to post to Bryce.

But here's hoping yours fares better than mine did.
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #4 on: 20:12, 20 August 15 »

Awesome, so much nostalgia with the Amstrad CPC and it's all working :D








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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #5 on: 20:18, 20 August 15 »
I'll have that 6128 if your not longer using it
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #6 on: 20:22, 20 August 15 »
How much beauty in a couple of photos[nb]yeah, I need to set my priorities straight[/nb] :)

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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #7 on: 20:35, 20 August 15 »
Congrat, looks in great condition and great colors keys. Price?
Enjoy the rasters, tape sound and hypno c000 to cfff lines intro pic  :D
nice 6128 too!
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #8 on: 21:02, 20 August 15 »
I'll have that 6128 if your not longer using it


;) I'm waiting for the disk drive to come back from Bryce ;)


However on this thing I tried 50% of my tapes and it chewed up Shadow of the Beast  :laugh:
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #9 on: 21:28, 20 August 15 »

 ;) I'm waiting for the disk drive to come back from Bryce ;)


However on this thing I tried 50% of my tapes and it chewed up Shadow of the Beast  :laugh:

I think it did you a favour there.
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #10 on: 21:32, 20 August 15 »
I think it did you a favour there.


It was really weird, it was the only one that did it! Any idea why?  :'(
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #11 on: 21:41, 20 August 15 »
No idea, probably dirt or something on the tape causing it to get stuck in the roller, or maybe the tape drive just didn't want to put you through the disappointment of a bad game. See if it does it on something like Hunchback or Home Runner to test the latter theory.
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #12 on: 21:50, 20 August 15 »

It was really weird, it was the only one that did it! Any idea why?  :'(

Some old tapes start losing their magnetic surface and the "skin" they loose is sticky and clings to the pinchwheels, causing them to be "eaten". The tape is the problem, not the deck, but I'd clean the pinch wheels because it will have left crap on them.

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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #13 on: 21:52, 20 August 15 »
Some old tapes start losing their magnetic surface and the "skin" they loose is sticky and clings to the pinchwheels, causing them to be "eaten". The tape is the problem, not the deck, but I'd clean the pinch wheels because it will have left crap on them.

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Sticky crap at that. Yuck.
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Re: Amstrad CPC 464 - Oh what a feeling!
« Reply #14 on: 21:53, 20 August 15 »
Ah right, thanks  ;D


It needs a clean anyway, going to do that now
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