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Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:07 pm
by stephen_usher
Seen today on eBay, a QL with Miracle Systems high density twin floppy drive could that be a Gold card???
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-QL-computer-genuine-sinclair-PSU-twin-3-5-disc-drive/273308623685?hash=item3fa276a345:g:2DYAAOSw9RdbKRtK

Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:16 pm
by stephen_usher
Actually, it's a Super Gold Card.

That bloke doesn't know that what he has is true gold!

Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:19 am
by vanpeebles
Great spot that! I reckon the bidding will be high.

Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:50 pm
by Pr0f
It will now the cat's been debagged ;)

Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:54 pm
by XorA
A feeding frenzy of forum sharks shall now commence!

Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:49 pm
by stephen_usher
I bid £200... and have just been outbid by someone who's bought over 900 items. Though the person who's bought 4500 has been left behind... :-)

I'm guessing the high number people are probably those who buy and try to resell at a profit.

Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:25 pm
by XorA
Went for less that a SGC typically goes for :-D

Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:05 pm
by Derek_Stewart
stephen_usher wrote:I bid £200... and have just been outbid by someone who's bought over 900 items. Though the person who's bought 4500 has been left behind... :-)

I'm guessing the high number people are probably those who buy and try to resell at a profit.


Too expensive, you could of bought a Q68 for less than that...

Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:07 am
by Peter
The Q68 does not plug into the QL extension bus though. I was for long time undecided whether I should pick that internal option.

The hardware changes are relatively small, just a few bus buffers, the connector and a power regulator.

While SGC has no graphics controller, sampled sound, nor harddisk-like storage, the Q68 has. I'm sure it would sell as SGC successor.
Also I think that a fast SER port has become more important than PAR these days, and the PS/2 mouse saves a QIMI interface.

Re: Seen on eBay: Is this a Gold card?

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:09 pm
by Derek_Stewart
Hi Peter,

I would certainly like a Q68 that connects to a QL. Which give good stable hardware.

I have 2 SGCs with damage to the CPU pins. I might have to remove the CPU and solder a new CPU in. Not easy, but can done.

Maybe the Vampire II from the A600 could be fitted to the SGC... or maybe I am just daydreaming.