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As a lad I was in the Spectrum camp as Dad couldn’t stretch to a BBC. Today I put that right by picking up an Electron off ebay. Keyboard had dodgy keys so a bit of desoldering this afternoon with new ones on order. Also got a slightly dodgy video output to fix then it’s on to some programming.

This had better not get out of hand as I now have 4 zx81s

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Welcome to the forum.

Fortunately, ZX81s and Electrons don't take up much space.
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Which is why I didn’t go for a BBC
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Hi Dave,

welcome to this great Forum... :D


Greetings from my little Dutch Atomic Attic, Wim... :-)
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Welcome! :D
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Welcome to the Forum, Dave . . . Enjoy . . .

For future reference your Electron keys will, most probably, repair! There are various threads on here and I have videos on how to disassemble them for cleaning. :D

Dave H.
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Welcome,
citizenfish wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:10 pm
Which is why I didn’t go for a BBC
Yet ;)
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Welcome, Dave. :D

Be aware that with all the expansions you will 'need' for your Elk its footprint will increase massively. :lol:
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tricky wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:44 am
citizenfish wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:10 pm
Which is why I didn’t go for a BBC
Yet ;)
:lol: :lol: so much truth in that!

Welcome :)
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What do you all recommend for loading progs from SD cards?
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citizenfish wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:42 pm
What do you all recommend for loading progs from SD cards?
http://ramtop-retro.uk/
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flaxcottage wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:12 am
Welcome, Dave. :D

Be aware that with all the expansions you will 'need' for your Elk its footprint will increase massively. :lol:
It can get quite out of hand getting expansions. :roll:

Now waiting for a Plus 3 with ADFS and DFS, with PAGE at E00, to arrive.
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