RWAP wrote:I have an OPD disk interface here which is always useful - unfortunately, it does not recognise the disk drive at all, so it has a fault somewhere on the board.
Does anyone fancy having it to see if they can fix it?
My mdvs are already giving me a headache, I think if I had something else broken to attend to I'd probably loose it completely! Do you have any original OPD software available at all?
@RalfR - Yes, the package from Dave Walker is what I've been using with some success. At first the OPD formatted carts (on the QL) were not recognised by the OPD. So I formatted them on the OPD then used the QL and the software to duplicate the originals. It works. A couple of the originals are cram packed with files though and I think it was failing on the last file because the destination carts didn't have enough space on them. Occasionally it also hangs for no apparent reason and it's hard coded to run from mdv1_ so I had to put it onto another real cart to run it. So lots of swapping carts around. All very flaky - even simple things seems to take an hour to get right. I will persevere.
Those Dave Walker mdvs that you mention, are they original copies?
My xChange ROM works fine. The speech synthesis is fun but has a very limed vocab... so you can't make it say rude works