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by Jo Even
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: CP/M
Topic: CP/M on the MZ-80A
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: CP/M on the MZ-80A

While cp/m works on 40 column screens, it's not very usable. Most cp/m applications expects an 80 column display, smaller displays either requires some sort of virtual screen with horizontal scrolling, or some fiddling with application setup to adapt to the smaller screen.
by Jo Even
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: CP/M
Topic: CP/M on the MZ-80A
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: CP/M on the MZ-80A

I know I need an 80 column modification that SUC appears to be able to provide (either as a board or design materials so I can make my own) but I've seen no details of this. There seems to be several articles about this modification in the SUC magazines. https://www.sharpmz.no/sharp-users-club-maga...
by Jo Even
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mz700 repair project
Replies: 34
Views: 695

Re: Mz700 repair project

MZ700 new keys.png
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PM me your address and I'll send you your new keys :)

I can't remember which of the arrow keys you needed, but don't worry if it's not arrow right, they are all identical.
by Jo Even
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mz700 repair project
Replies: 34
Views: 695

Re: Mz700 repair project

To remove the board I obviously had to remove the keyboard again but my problems with the keyboard connector on the board continued (if you watched the 2nd video you'll understand) and this time as well as pulling out some pins again its cracked the connector on the board and the bent pins have dam...
by Jo Even
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mz700 repair project
Replies: 34
Views: 695

Re: Mz700 repair project

Could I then fit a switch to reverse these so pins 1 and 8 are linked and 2 and 7 are linked that would in theory allow me to record WAV files from the PC onto a tape using the deck and vice versa? You must also disconnect the datarecorder's read/write signal from the 8255 when doing this. Instead ...
by Jo Even
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mz700 repair project
Replies: 34
Views: 695

Re: Mz700 repair project

Hmmm, I see you are correct as.per the schematic I'd need to jumper pins 2 and 8 but I could of swore I read somewhere that the 711 model did not need this. Perhaps when originally sold without the inbuilt tape drive there was a jumper in here making this contact that someone removed when fitting t...
by Jo Even
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mz700 repair project
Replies: 34
Views: 695

Re: Mz700 repair project

Fantastic work with the keys. Thanks, but the arrow key needs a lot of refinement to look good. The MZ keys looks simple, but if you study them more closely you'll see that they curve in just about every direction and it's not easy to create an exact match. I don't own any tapes so I used the MZF2W...
by Jo Even
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mz700 repair project
Replies: 34
Views: 695

Re: Mz700 repair project

Second attempt at the arrow key. It works, but it doesn't look quite right. I have to make several adjustments to make this look good.
MZ700 arrowkey.png
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The good news is that it will be quite easy to make other keys once this has been finished.
by Jo Even
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mz700 repair project
Replies: 34
Views: 695

Re: Mz700 repair project

Plunger repaired with a bit of Lego:
MZ700 key plunger.jpg
by Jo Even
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mz700 repair project
Replies: 34
Views: 695

Re: Mz700 repair project

Replacement F5 installed. A bit shiny yet as the paint is still slightly wet. MZ700 F5 key installed.jpg Colour doesn't match that well, but it was the closest thing I had. Also, with these kind of repairs I feel it's more "honest" when the repair is obvious. Btw getting the right replacement spring...