Sinclair ZX80 questions
dm.hunt at ntlworld.com
Sun Aug 20 10:25:34 CDT 2006
> Out of interest, anyone know how many ZX80s were sold as
> kits? This one's a factory-built one, complete with original
> ZX80 PSU. The heatsink for the regulator gets pretty hot, and
> that's even without the RAM pack plugged in...
Me and a couple of friends were given kits as a prize at school, I don't
remember that much about the ZX80, apart from the regulator kept cutting out
and eventually went pop. My Father spent a couple of evenings making up a
decent stabilised PSU for it. With the PSU the ZX80 ran a lot cooler. I
never bothered with any more Sinclair products after that, once into Acorn,
I was hooked... Mind you I had the same hassle with my Acorn Atom kit too,
many owners of expanded Acorn Atom systems will tell you of the roasting
regulator on their boards.
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