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Sinclair QL... ALIVE!!!!

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:41 pm
by flaviosr
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:
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I have also a copy but the error is the same (I am not the original first owner).
Since I can use the other 3 programs I think the MD is damaged... do you agree?
PIC_20180806_181120.JPG

Would it be possible to transfer in someway a copy of Abacus from a dumped ROM in a PC to the QL... if so, do some guide for dummies exist? :D
° I have noticed what I think is a modification:
PIC_20180806_174231.JPG

am I right?
If so, do you have an idea of which type of mod is it?

Thanx

Re: Sinclair QL... ALIVE!!!!

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:44 am
by Nasta
Factory mod to do with the reliability of microdrive access :)

Re: Sinclair QL... ALIVE!!!!

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:14 pm
by Cristian
flaviosr wrote: Since I can use the other 3 programs I think the MD is damaged... do you agree?

Yes, it is probable. Tipically, also the cartridge felt pad is damaged. Fortunately it can be replaced and sometimes the data can be recovered.