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by ChalkyNZ
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Auckland, New Zealand.
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Hello from Auckland, New Zealand.

Thanks for that! Yeah am trying to repair an old '05' build version - just getting a white screen at boot time. Tried external ROM cartridge, same deal. Driving me nuts. Won't bore you with the details here, all in my other post.
by ChalkyNZ
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Auckland, New Zealand.
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Hello from Auckland, New Zealand.

vanpeebles wrote:Do they ever come up for sale much? I'd love one!!

Yeah for big bucks. Try to get a broken one, usually RAM issues, or blown video circuit transistors.


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by ChalkyNZ
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Auckland, New Zealand.
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Hello from Auckland, New Zealand.

vanpeebles wrote:A warm welcome to the forum! I don't suppose you had the SC-3000 Sega computer?
Yes, I have had quite a few of them, many repairs done!
by ChalkyNZ
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Auckland, New Zealand.
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Hello from Auckland, New Zealand.

dilwyn wrote:Congratulations on your first post!

And good luck sorting out the QL.


Thanks, and congrats on beating England this weekend!
by ChalkyNZ
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL issue 5, D05 repair - RAM troubleshooting / ROM dongle needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: QL issue 5, D05 repair - RAM troubleshooting / ROM dongle needed?

Martin_Head wrote:Check out the QL Service manual section 4 http://www.sinclairql.net/srv/qlsm4.html#s4-p1.2

If IC 17 is still there, then a lot of mods are needed.


Hi, thanks for that - would the lack of mods (this has none) cause the issues I'm seeing? Cheers!
by ChalkyNZ
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL issue 5, D05 repair - RAM troubleshooting / ROM dongle needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 608

QL issue 5, D05 repair - RAM troubleshooting / ROM dongle needed?

Hi all, I'm trying to repair a QL issue 5, with serial D05-XXXXXX (will check exact number & post). No ROM dongle is present. Problem: At power on, I get a grey screen, that's it. Background: Don't know history of this unit, and whether it has worked in recent years. Troubleshooting: Have swappe...
by ChalkyNZ
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Auckland, New Zealand.
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Hello from Auckland, New Zealand.

Hi everyone, I've been a member for a while, but this is my first post. I'm trying to repair a Rev 5 QL, am off to find correct forum to post my Minerva ROM questions! I'm a hobby-grade electronics repair guy, grew up with Sinclairs, Segas, and Commodores. So much more enjoyable than the business co...