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by towmater
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TRD format compatible with QL?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: TRD format compatible with QL?

The QL also came with a CST Q-disc, any chance that is 1.44 compatible? I don't think the CST has any extra RAM though. No 720KB Goteks seem to be available easily any longer, which is why I inquired about the FlashFloppy firmware, which seems to be based on Lotharek's open-sourced floppy emu product.
by towmater
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TRD format compatible with QL?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

TRD format compatible with QL?

I connected a 1.44 standard Gotek onto my QL/Trump and it wasn't super compatible. Is the TRD (Spectrum TR-DOS) format usable, and of any advantage? It is one of the formats supported by the FlashFloppy firmware replacement project.
by towmater
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Los Angeleno visiting Belfast, any Sinclair shops?
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Los Angeleno visiting Belfast, any Sinclair shops?

And so it turned out that a shop called "Cash Converters" was the only place that had anything interesting.
by towmater
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Los Angeleno visiting Belfast, any Sinclair shops?
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Los Angeleno visiting Belfast, any Sinclair shops?

Are there any retro-computer or gaming related shops in or around Belfast where I might pick up Sinclair related items? There is absolutely nothing available in California.
by towmater
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL rubber keypad sticking
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: QL rubber keypad sticking

With the RWAP "mylar" installed (That was fast considering it shipped to California) and the rubber cleaned without any of the dramatic alternatives that I originally imagined, everything is A-OK. I assume the error from the tape drive is just because the tape itself has gone bad. I hadn't...
by towmater
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL rubber keypad sticking
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: QL rubber keypad sticking

While I'm waiting for the keyboard mylar, I pieced together a SCART to HDMI setup. I have no idea if the Gotek will work yet. Does anyone have an opinion about the Trump revision 1.2a? I have found a 1.36 revision on the web, and could update the rom if it is worth the trouble. No idea whereCare/Qju...
by towmater
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL rubber keypad sticking
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: QL rubber keypad sticking

a little bit of unbuffered wintergreen oil (methyl salicylate) mixed 3:1 with alcohol used as a soak for 5-7 days can help. ...you had an interesting chem class. I think when the RWAP mylar arrives I'll do the wash suggestion, if that doesn't do the trick, I'll try the oils, thanks all for your help.
by towmater
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL rubber keypad sticking
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

QL rubber keypad sticking

I just came across a sweet QL, and have ordered a new keyboard mylar from the UK. A few of the keys, however, don't pop back after being pressed, it seems the rubber is becoming a bit stale. My initial thought is to paint some rubber cement onto the rubber domes with the aim to make it a bit more re...