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by flaviosr
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sinclair QL... ALIVE!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Sinclair QL... ALIVE!!!!

Hi to All, I have finally been able to revive my QL: I have found a good MDV1_ and now everything works (or at least it seem so). I have still two (minor) issues: ° I cannot run Abacus since I receive the following error: PIC_20180806_181119.JPG I have also a copy but the error is the same (I am not...
by flaviosr
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MDV1_: dead or alive?
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: MDV1_: dead or alive?

Over the years, I generally have come across more QLs with a faulty mdv1_ and working mdv2_ than the other way around. This is because of the extra wear and tear on mdv1_ from loading programs. I know there was a thread some years ago about general microdrive maintenance - have a look at: https://w...
by flaviosr
Sun May 27, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issues and questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 4847

Re: Issues and questions.

Great image! Lucky to have a monitor with scart input. We don’t see them in america Enviado desde mi iPhone utilizando Tapatalk Why not? Commodore ones? Atari ones? I have a Philips and some Commodore... I remember that when I was looking for one, some were sold in the US! And... I an old post you ...
by flaviosr
Sun May 27, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MDV1_: dead or alive?
Replies: 3
Views: 814

MDV1_: dead or alive?

Dear All, in another thread I was discussing on how to bring to full like my new (old) QL. Everything is almost done apart tMDV1_... When I bought this QL I had to replace the membrane. When done I noticed the MDV1_ was stuck. No moving from the motor, only led flashing. Now I opened again the QL an...
by flaviosr
Sun May 27, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issues and questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 4847

Re: Issues and questions.

I have an idea. Why dont you ask for another one with the QL modifications and sell the one you have to any italian user of retrocomputers. There must be thousands, in need of a way to connect old rgb computers[emoji3] Enviado desde mi iPhone utilizando Tapatalk It seems a very good idea! My idea w...
by flaviosr
Sat May 26, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issues and questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 4847

Re: Issues and questions.

Hi, Did you specifically ask for the QL modification when you ordered the video scaler? When you do , they fine tune it following their previous experience with the QL although they don’t have an actual QL and maybe it’s not always exact. Your lucky your monitor accepts 50 hz! Enviado desde mi iPho...
by flaviosr
Fri May 25, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issues and questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 4847

Re: Issues and questions.

Dears, I already had the QL cable DIN RGB to SCART and I received today the SCART to VGA box you proposed! I works great (I ordered version 2, that should be able to adapt more signal types) BUT I loose one column on the left and HALF a column on the right. I am using a DELL monitor! :( Any other s...
by flaviosr
Wed May 23, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issues and questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 4847

Re: Issues and questions.

Dears, I already had the QL cable DIN RGB to SCART and I received today the SCART to VGA box you proposed! I works great (I ordered version 2, that should be able to adapt more signal types) BUT I loose one column on the left and HALF a column on the right. I am using a DELL monitor! :( Any other su...
by flaviosr
Fri May 11, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issues and questions.
Replies: 34
Views: 4847

Re: Issues and questions.

Best way I found RGB to SCART (QL edition) https://www.retrocomputershack.com/PDF/QL-Scart.pdf plus http://www.js-technology.com/store/product.php?id_product=12 Convert RGB SCART and SCART to a VGA PC type signal. Ask for the QL mod Must have a TV or monitor that accepts at least 50 hz VGA or if no...
by flaviosr
Fri May 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Greetings from Italy.
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Greetings from Italy.

Thanx to all! I want to bring back to like my QL!!! :) One step after the other...