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« Reply #15 on: 03, August, 2011 - 10:31:48 »
I had the Binatone games console as a kid, my dad would only allow me to play it using the portable TV in case it damaged the TV in the lounge ! All the games were similar to each other such as "tennis" and "football"  ;D Proper basic stuff  :D

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« Reply #16 on: 03, August, 2011 - 11:29:08 »
my dad would only allow me to play it using the portable TV in case it damaged the TV in the lounge !

Hahaha you forget all the old rules like that :) Was it brown and orange?

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« Reply #17 on: 03, August, 2011 - 22:07:53 »
Oh yes ...and with the lovely "blip blip" noise each time the "paddle" hit the "ball"  ;D

Cutting edge stuff - we were so proud of it.......then along came the Atari console  :-*

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« Reply #18 on: 07, August, 2011 - 08:30:32 »
yes the psu is higher rated then the 48k  versions. 

Do you get a picture (or a nice black screen)

I miss my Psion    I lent it to some one and can't remember who.

If I remember rightly it just had a black screen. Also you will need to add a Z88 to your collection it's a proper Sinclair machine, Cambridge was his new company after selling on Sinclair to Amstrad(spit spit).

ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/company-pics/SinclairResearchLtd/SirCliveSinclair-HoldingTheZ88.jpg



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« Reply #19 on: 07, August, 2011 - 22:26:50 »
Black screen on spectrum 128k - simple fix - 12v Power Down.

I had an email the other day on a z88 that i bid on but lost (Buyer hasn't paid yet) - So im in with a chance. 

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« Reply #20 on: 07, August, 2011 - 23:27:55 »
12v power down?

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« Reply #21 on: 08, August, 2011 - 00:23:33 »
the 12v rail is dead

usually just a transistor

very common  -  normally due to wrong psu    if i remember the neg is the centre pin of the psu.  most people try a psu which is pos in the centre pin or is the wrong voltage.

I purchase 2x 128k 's  two years ago and both had the same fault   full black screen.

1st was transistor and 5v reg   (previous owner tried to fix and put in a 9v reg)
2nd the same transistor as the 1st



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« Reply #22 on: 08, August, 2011 - 18:14:08 »
Here's the pictures of some of my collection from C5-25



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« Reply #23 on: 08, August, 2011 - 20:53:24 »
Hi Andy

Dont know if you have the advert / leaflet for your sinclair TV ?  If not i found one amongst my stuff here if you want it.

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« Reply #24 on: 08, August, 2011 - 22:24:44 »
Love the photo.

Is that a Sinclair 2000 monitor?


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« Reply #25 on: 09, August, 2011 - 07:01:23 »
Hi John, the the sinclair tv is radiomarty's if you mean the one on the right of the picture. The pocket tv isn't a sinclair, but I have since bought a sinclair pocket tv, which came in the box with all the leaflets and the flat battery which still works ! Many thanks,

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« Reply #26 on: 09, August, 2011 - 09:23:36 »
Great pic :) I have an astro wars too. Is that a Sinclair monitor from a PC200? I never played on a vectrex either, they went for loads at one point.

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« Reply #27 on: 10, August, 2011 - 06:21:56 »
The vectrex was very popular on the day, the younger kids really enjoyed playing on it, made a chance from playing on their DSi or playstations.

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« Reply #28 on: 11, August, 2011 - 03:19:01 »
Andy

Its the TV you have, i remember you saying you had got one, this is the leaflet i have, if you already have not to worry. 8)

I have the long thin version with the small screen at the front, you hang it round your neck, not much use anymore now we have gone digital !!  :'(
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« Reply #29 on: 11, August, 2011 - 11:28:14 »
I purchased a sinclair TV brand new from a store.

It worked for 5 Secs and died.   I knew it was the battery. (Same battery from a Polaroid Camera i think - Flat like a pancake.)

As the shop owner didn't have a spare battery he gave me a refund.  Was gutted.   Cost £60

I assume the battery was flat as it had been on his shelf for 10yrs.

Shop gone now - I wonder what happend to that TV.