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cercamon
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Hi from Switzerland

Postby cercamon » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:14 am

Hi there,

I'm a new QL user, as I just bought this charming machine and I immediately fell in love with it.
I also have found an old QL User Guide so next steps are finding an external mass storage device (the microdrives are notoriously not so reliable), for example a 3.5" disk drive, a IDE Hard Drive or SD Card Reader. I'm open to suggestions, I'm here to learn... :D

Cheers.


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Re: Hi from Switzerland

Postby vanpeebles » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:24 am

A very warm welcome to the forum :) A QL-SD would be a good starting upgrade but you will need a memory expansion. There are also some new trump card clones coming out of Russia which have extra memory and floppy support.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sinclair-QL-T ... 2182647811


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Re: Hi from Switzerland

Postby cercamon » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:58 pm

Thank you vanpeebles for your welcome message and for your advice on choosing a good interface and RAM expansion to my QL. The trump cards are very interesting, I'll keep an eye on those interfaces.

I've been told that the QL-SD card reader needs a good touch to be installed (open the QL, replace the ROM, try not to break the keyboard membrane, properly install the reader, and so on). I don't know if I'm ready for this kind of modification yet. :-)

Also thanks for activating me to send PM messages.


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Re: Hi from Switzerland

Postby vanpeebles » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:06 pm

Hehe I forgot about the membranes :) If the QL is old then it will usually need a new one once opened. Also we have a QL Chat most nights, click on the online chat (next to View your posts) at the top (when logged in).


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Re: Hi from Switzerland

Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:26 pm

Grüezi und härzlech wellkommen,

great to have another Swiss QLer on the Forum!

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Re: Hi from Switzerland

Postby cercamon » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:49 pm

Grüezi und danke viel mal!

Yeah, it's so rare to find a Swiss QLer that you're the first one I've ever met! :-)
Going to visit your website soon. Thanks.


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Re: Hi from Switzerland

Postby RWAP » Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:48 pm

You can also purchase the new Trump Card through SellMyRetro -
http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detail ... face-10861

You could consider either getting a set of floppy disk drives:
http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detail ... -set-10864

Or you could use a HxC SD Card Floppy Disk emulator:
http://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detail ... es%29-2227



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