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Do you have PCW System Disks?
« on: 05:48, 13 May 15 »
Does anyone have access to the Amstrad PCW 8256 system startup disks, namely CP/M Plus and Locoscript?

I will accept backup copies. I own the disks, but they don't work, and I can show a receipt so there is no question of copyright infringement [emoji4]

Let me know how much you'd like for your troubles, plus the cost of postage to Los Angeles.

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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #1 on: 09:05, 13 May 15 »
May be a faulty disk drive?

Do you have any other autoboot disk for the PCW? games, etc.?

The disk drive belt is a common problem with this kind of disk drive.
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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #2 on: 09:45, 13 May 15 »
Does anyone have access to the Amstrad PCW 8256 system startup disks, namely CP/M Plus and Locoscript?

I will accept backup copies. I own the disks, but they don't work, and I can show a receipt so there is no question of copyright infringement [emoji4]

Let me know how much you'd like for your troubles, plus the cost of postage to Los Angeles.

Thanks!

"Recordar es vivir"
I think I have a set. But they are untestable as I do not have a 3inch pcw any more.
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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #3 on: 10:05, 13 May 15 »
May be a faulty disk drive?

Do you have any other autoboot disk for the PCW? games, etc.?

The disk drive belt is a common problem with this kind of disk drive.
No, a friend long ago spilled milkshake on them!

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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #4 on: 10:06, 13 May 15 »
I think I have a set. But they are untestable as I do not have a 3inch pcw any more.
Happy to take the risk. Name your price?

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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #5 on: 11:01, 13 May 15 »
Let me see if I can find them first....
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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #6 on: 18:53, 13 May 15 »
Sounds like a good idea!

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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #7 on: 02:15, 14 May 15 »
Yes I have a 3 inch PCW Start Of Day Original disc.


Side 1: Locoscript
Side 2: CPM Plus


If you PM me your address I'll get a postage quote.


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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #8 on: 21:45, 14 May 15 »
PM sent

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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #9 on: 21:14, 16 May 15 »
Please let me know here when you got my PM. The board seems to have been having problems.

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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #10 on: 21:47, 16 May 15 »
Please let me know here when you got my PM. The board seems to have been having problems.

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Sorry I got it fine, I have not got to the Post Office yet tho. I'll confirm once it is posted.... I don't expect it to cost more that 3 or 4 Euro, if it is more than that, I''ll let you decide if you want it or not before I post it.


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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #11 on: 21:50, 16 May 15 »
Awesome! I'll PayPal you as soon as we have the total, plus any extra for the disks themselves and your troubles. Name your price in the PM.
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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #12 on: 08:59, 20 May 15 »
How's it looking there Craig? [emoji4]
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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #13 on: 09:00, 20 May 15 »
How's it looking there Craig? [emoji4]
I've still not got to the post office, work keeps getting in the way. My wife is not working tomorrow, so it'll be done tomorrow if I don't get there today.
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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #14 on: 09:01, 20 May 15 »
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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #15 on: 08:59, 22 May 15 »
Hi...
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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #16 on: 18:46, 22 May 15 »
Hi...
OK, Was posted yesterday, I forgot to update you, sorry 'bout that.


The postage was a Massive €1.95 so I don't think I need to bother about that. Put $5 in your favourite (non Religious) childrens charity and we'll call it quits.


Just let me know once it arrives, and confirm that it either works (or not)


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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #17 on: 19:02, 22 May 15 »
Are you sure? Wow. Thank you sir!
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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #18 on: 20:49, 24 May 15 »
The postage was a Massive €1.95 so I don't think I need to bother about that. Put $5 in your favourite (non Religious) childrens charity and we'll call it quits.


Really nice of you mate...
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Re: Do you have PCW System Disks?
« Reply #19 on: 08:55, 29 May 15 »
I received the disk in good time.

Sadly it doesn't work but I believe my drive is faulty. I already replaced the belt and no joy. My next mission, find a new drive for your disk!

Thanks again!
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