Sinclair QL... ALIVE!!!!

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Sinclair QL... ALIVE!!!!

Postby flaviosr » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:41 pm

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:

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?

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:

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


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

Postby Nasta » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:44 am

Factory mod to do with the reliability of microdrive access :)

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

Postby Cristian » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:14 pm

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.

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