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by arnuphis
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MZ-800 Unicard help
Replies: 1
Views: 368

MZ-800 Unicard help

Hi, so my Unicard arrived for my MZ-800. I am a bit new to all this so looking for an idiots guide to getting the best of it. I looked online for instructions but they are a bit lacking. Got dsk images down. It now boots happily into basic. But I am trying to work with other image types and am havin...
by arnuphis
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 56
Views: 19323

Re: Introduction

Thanks! I ordered a bag of cassette player belts of various sizes. So hopeful that one of them is the right length! I forgot to look at my MZ80B, sorry about that, got carried away with my projects!!! Did you ever get the MZ80B tape drive to work? No problem. It's quite alright. I got everything ba...
by arnuphis
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MZ-800 110v Power Supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: MZ-800 110v Power Supply?

Update: 110v PSU installed and MZ-800 works like a charm. Even loads the basic from tape! Now waiting on my Ultracard.
by arnuphis
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MZ-800 110v Power Supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: MZ-800 110v Power Supply?

Thank you. Got one ordered. I was going to recap the PSU but now I don't have to.
by arnuphis
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MZ-800 110v Power Supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: MZ-800 110v Power Supply?

Oh Good idea. Is there a particular PSU that you went with?
by arnuphis
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MZ-800 110v Power Supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

MZ-800 110v Power Supply?

Title says it all. Was there ever a 110v version of the MZ-800 PSU? I know some PSUs have an internal mod to switch the voltage but I am not seeing one with this one. I have a step up transformer but it would be nice to not have to lug that thing around when I take the machine the the computer club ...
by arnuphis
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 56
Views: 19323

Re: Introduction

Thanks! I ordered a bag of cassette player belts of various sizes. So hopeful that one of them is the right length!
by arnuphis
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 56
Views: 19323

Re: Introduction

Thanks for the help. I got the drive out. No gunk to speak of but I cleaned up everything. The main drive belt to the motor is there but its a bit "sloppy" so I ordered new belts to try. If that doesn't work then I guess its time to test voltages. One quick question. The belt for the tape ...
by arnuphis
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 56
Views: 19323

Re: Introduction

Thanks for the kind welcome. I replaced all the caps on the PSU. Now looking at the tape drive. Rewind works but Play and FF don't. It's like something is stuck as it tries then the green read LED goes off after a couple of seconds. Took the back off and boy is that thing buried in there. Going to t...
by arnuphis
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 56
Views: 19323

Re: Introduction

Hello! Just joined this week. Male: 1966 Born:UK Living: USA I finally got a hold of a MZ-80B and that is no mean feat here in the US. I have wanted one since I saw one in my Mother's catalogue back in 1982. So glad to finally have one. I just have the computer itself. It powered up fine and popped ...