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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #275 on: 15:44, 23 March 12 »
If you want a firmware manual for the '464 look here Amstrad " The Complete CPC 464 Operating System " - Soft 158 | eBay
Amstrad " The Complete CPC 464 Operating System " - Soft 158 | eBay



Oooh! Mine! Mine, I tell you!


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #278 on: 19:50, 23 March 12 »
Pretty rare collector's item!

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #279 on: 21:24, 23 March 12 »
Yes, sure ;-) If you watch CPC chainsaw massacre and replay the movie with my 464 I will have such an item too ;-)
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Re: Latest on ebay - Australia...
« Reply #280 on: 08:45, 25 March 12 »
Looks like a nice, one owner CPC6128 package with the Colour monitor & TV tuner ad on for anyone in Australia.
Specifically South Australia...Adelaide, as it says local pickup only.
 
It is not very often that you find these appearing on ebay Australia these days, especially as its a full package including the manual etc.
 
I'm in Melbourne, so a fair way from me...but Thought I'd post it for any interested South Australians out there.
 
Amstrad 128 computer + Monitor (+tv tuner add-on) with Disk drive unit and softw
 
 
 
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Thanks for the heads up Shane, this is a dream come true!

WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

[EDIT] And... I've picked it up!
I'm hoping to take some photos later tonight and post them.
 
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #281 on: 13:08, 25 March 12 »
At 140 euros I'd say ouch, but then again it's totally worth it! Congrats, have fun!!!

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #282 on: 14:13, 25 March 12 »
Yeah it is quite high - there was a bidding war in the last 5 minutes. The fact that it was pickup only, and so no postage, offsets the high cost somewhat.

My wife was by my side during the last few minutes of the auction, so it is an "approved" purchase.  ;D
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #283 on: 14:41, 25 March 12 »
WooHoo, that's great news mate.
Honestly, it may sound a fair bit to the guys in Europe but these really are becoming few & far between in Australia.
And with the huge distances between major cities in this country, finding one locally is even harder...if it is interstate the postage with a monitor would be crazy, that's why I did not bid on it (although, in reality I definately don't need it...pretty much out of space).
 
I'm very happy for you mate...thats really good news. Definately put up a photo or two...I never get bored of seeing a CPC.  :D
 
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #284 on: 15:54, 25 March 12 »
Wow that one went for more then I expected since it was local pickup. Congrats on the exciting purchase. As much as I would really like a 6128 I think its going to be hard to find one for a cheap price ah well Bryce will eventually release a RAM Expansion and I'll be able to play Orion Prime on my 464 and everything will be good :D

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #285 on: 16:29, 25 March 12 »
Aaaargh!!!

Some problems!

The DEL key and SPACE key seem to be dead.
But even worse, the drive doesn't work!

When I put a disc in it clicks into place nicely.
When I type CAT, the cpc tries to access the disc, but the drive starts buzzing quite loudly, and I get the "Retry, Ignore, Cancel" message popping up.  :(

Can anyone offer any suggestions?
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #286 on: 20:22, 25 March 12 »
When I put a disc in it clicks into place nicely.
When I type CAT, the cpc tries to access the disc, but the drive starts buzzing quite loudly, and I get the "Retry, Ignore, Cancel" message popping up.  :(

Can anyone offer any suggestions?




Sure; it needs a belt replacement. As for the non-working keys, try opening it up and checking the membrane, it may be as simple as cleaning it...

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #287 on: 04:00, 26 March 12 »
I thought as much.
Thanks man.
 
Just wondering, what is the preferred method of cleaning the keyboard membrane?
Should I use some sort of cleaner, or could that damage the membrane?
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #288 on: 07:23, 26 March 12 »
No chemicals...simply warm water is all you would want to use.
A damp sponge is OK to give it a wipe over.
Also, before dis-assembling any of the keyboard, simply unplug and re-insert the keyboard to motherboard ribbon cable connector (do this a few times) to make sure the contacts are making a good connection.
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #289 on: 14:56, 26 March 12 »
Damn... that Sam Coupe ended north of 550 quid!


I'm also watching this nice Atari Falcon, had no idea they sell so dearly!

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464PLUS on ebay
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #291 on: 10:16, 28 March 12 »
Ew... dirty. But what would you expect from a kitchen computer...

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #292 on: 10:28, 30 March 12 »
There's a bunch of early Amstrad User Mags up here


eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace


Is any one after these for scanning as some of the ones we seem to have available are a little incomplete.




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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #293 on: 16:36, 30 March 12 »
"Post to the UK" :(

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #294 on: 18:34, 30 March 12 »
Ask the seller if he will send internationally - most people don't think outside the box :o

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #295 on: 18:51, 30 March 12 »
Have asked and the seller is apparently quite happy to send to the EU, he's amending the auctions as we speak.

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very cheap tiny hard drives
« Reply #296 on: 00:37, 31 March 12 »
If someone can design an IDE/CF interface for the expansion port, these drives would be perfect, only £3.58 each with free delivery from hong kong, there are other listings with different prices.

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eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #297 on: 03:33, 31 March 12 »
These drives seem nice, but then again, Compact Flash cards have that amount of storage and are IDE compatible.


I have a Symbiface II with a CF card as mass storage and it works just dandy.

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Re: Latest on ebay - ROMBO 8 Socket ROM Board + 3 ROMS
« Reply #298 on: 07:40, 31 March 12 »
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Re: very cheap tiny hard drives
« Reply #299 on: 12:07, 31 March 12 »
If someone can design an IDE/CF interface for the expansion port, these drives would be perfect, only £3.58 each with free delivery from hong kong, there are other listings with different prices.

eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

These are no longer available.
They had 881 when I bought mine, but all sellers seem to have ended their auctions.
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