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PhilC wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 9:01 am
stephen_usher wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 6:16 pm By observing the experiment you change it.
Very True Stephen, by pushing my scope probe onto the pad of R137 I inadvertently fixed a dry joint and the flickering has gone (at least for now) so I've just desoldered that joint and the CPC6128 is on test once again :)
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My LS257s arrived today, popped one into the empty socket and switched the QL on to be presented with the monitor selection screen... result!

SO it took me a couple of hours to fix all in, including learning about how the QL works but I'm pretty happy now that its working.

I've got a new membrane to put in the keyboard and then that's the QL done.
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Yay!

Now you can join the Sinclair QL forum as well. ;-)
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stephen_usher wrote: Thu Aug 31, 2023 4:22 pm Yay!

Now you can join the Sinclair QL forum as well. ;-)
Actually I should have already, this is my second QL after all ;)
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:D :dualthumbup:
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Got myself an OSSC finally and have been having a play with it. So far it works great with the Sinclair QL and my Lenovo monitor but took a bit of tweaking. Not sure about all this scaliness emulation thing just yet as I don't even remember seeing that back in the day.
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PhilC wrote: Sat Aug 26, 2023 6:09 pm @JezC you are coming to cyber legends right? Collect it from there perhaps?
Ok, things are looking a bit more positive for being able to attend this (at the moment at least)...though I might be accompanied by my good lady (and possibly even my daughter) so I'll have to exercise great restraint (and according to my wife I may need to "try" to sell some of my ST collection...but perhaps not too hard ;) )

I'll see if I can bring some of the potential boards back into the house from the garage...though I wonder if there would be any interest in nearly working systems (e.g. with a RAM fault) or just fully working ones (maybe needing a PSU recap and a floppy replacement)...
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JezC wrote: Sun Sep 03, 2023 9:28 pm Ok, things are looking a bit more positive for being able to attend this (at the moment at least)...though I might be accompanied by my good lady (and possibly even my daughter) so I'll have to exercise great restraint (and according to my wife I may need to "try" to sell some of my ST collection...but perhaps not too hard ;) )

I'll see if I can bring some of the potential boards back into the house from the garage...though I wonder if there would be any interest in nearly working systems (e.g. with a RAM fault) or just fully working ones (maybe needing a PSU recap and a floppy replacement)...
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@JezC bring it, put a price on it and see I guess?
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exxos wrote: Sun Sep 03, 2023 9:42 pm You can't get rid of stuff! It might be useful one day! :lol:

Not sure same rule applies to wives though :lol: :hide:
I'm not sure whether that is meant to suggest that wives are not useful... :hide: ...or wives should get rid of (their) stuff ;)
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