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by stephen_usher
08 May 2020 11:52
Forum: OFF TOPIC
Topic: Printer replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Printer replacement

As I understand it, the hardware side is the easy bit. The most complex part is the software. If the printer you want to use is a low cost modern type, most of the intelligence is in the software driver running on the attached PC. This is rather different to the older generation of printers that co...
by stephen_usher
03 May 2020 21:24
Forum: TRADING AND COLLECTING
Topic: Seen on eBay...
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Seen on eBay...

I see that there's a modified SDX on eBay at the moment:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Memotech-SDX ... SwIOxepqEg
by stephen_usher
09 Jan 2020 14:33
Forum: HARDWARE
Topic: Memotech MTX ROM & EPROM pin-outs
Replies: 7
Views: 3125

Re: Memotech MTX ROM & EPROM pin-outs

I found the Diag ROM image invaluable when diagnosing the problems with my machine, especially as it doesn't need working memory.
by stephen_usher
13 Oct 2019 15:59
Forum: SOFTWARE
Topic: New tape cleaner tool
Replies: 46
Views: 9879

Re: New tape cleaner tool

It's impressive stuff.
by stephen_usher
13 Oct 2019 10:03
Forum: MEMOFEST 2019
Topic: Memofest 2019 at Andys
Replies: 13
Views: 3132

Re: Memofest 2019 at Andys

Thank-you again Andy for the hospitality and the amazing ROM board.

What a fun and informative day. I felt like the dunce in the room with all the talent in the room.

At for the multitude of Kelly's, they were the 1980s model. :-)
by stephen_usher
11 Oct 2019 21:20
Forum: MEMOFEST 2019
Topic: Memofest 2019 at Andys
Replies: 13
Views: 3132

Re: Memofest 2019 at Andys

It's tomorrow! :-)
by stephen_usher
09 Oct 2019 16:37
Forum: MEMOFEST 2019
Topic: Memofest 2019 at Andys
Replies: 13
Views: 3132

Re: Memofest 2019 at Andys

The web site doesn't give start/end times. I'm guessing afternoon and evening?
by stephen_usher
06 Oct 2019 21:13
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Pedro Torres from Portugal
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: Pedro Torres from Portugal

Welcome! The dual serial card doesn't actually have a floppy interface merely a connector to allow it to interface with the FDX floppy drive and 80 column display unit. If you do want a virtual floppy drive interface, it seems that there's still a couple of CFX cards available: http://primrosebank.n...
by stephen_usher
06 Oct 2019 13:26
Forum: MEMOFEST 2019
Topic: Going for free...
Replies: 0
Views: 1274

Going for free...

I'll be bringing along with me an almost complete set of 74LS chips for the MTX which I bought in case I'd fried them when I accidentally put +20V down the ground line of my MTX500. Thankfully I didn't need them as the GAL seemed to act as a fuse and take all the current. I'll also have a spare TMS ...
by stephen_usher
01 Sep 2019 16:40
Forum: HARDWARE
Topic: Resurrecting an MTX500.
Replies: 226
Views: 26640

Re: Resurrecting an MTX500.

No more issues! It looks like it's a fully functional machine now. (OK, the keyboard switches bounce a bit, but are getting better. To begin with most didn't work at all. Mostly fixed with switch cleaner/lubricant + working them a lot.) I must admit that I've not tried loading a tape, but that can b...