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Hello and Greetings from Portugal
« dnia: 2021.11.29, 02:14:48 »
Hi my name's Pedro and i'm from Portugal. I'm almost 47 and still love ZX Spectrum.

My retro collection started with a TC2048 and a Neptun monitor, that still works today.

My main objective right now is recover my Timex FDD 3000.

Best regards to all

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Odp: Hello and Greetings from Portugal
« Odpowiedź #1 dnia: 2021.11.29, 10:24:46 »
Welcome on portal!

You have some stuff from Portugal and from Poland ;)

I hope you will find help here.


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Odp: Hello and Greetings from Portugal
« Odpowiedź #2 dnia: 2021.11.29, 10:31:06 »
Welcome Pedro to our community
You came to the right place, the topic of FDD3000 and various repairs related to it is regularly discussed here :)
Feel free to ask.

I'm very curious how you came into possession of such a combination, TC2048 + Neptune 156.
I guess this monitor was not available in Portugal? :)

PS. Age doesn't matter, we will love ZX forever ;)

Best regards to you as well
48k, 48K+, CPC 464/6128, C128D, Canon V-20, Sega Master System :)

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Odp: Hello and Greetings from Portugal
« Odpowiedź #3 dnia: 2021.11.29, 13:31:35 »
Hello and welcome. You have come to the right place.

Is your FDD3000 with one or two disc drives? Any mods to it?
I wonder what config was most popular in Portugal. As for myself i'm a fdd3000 freak (have my own from the 80s, still working)

Cheers.


ZX80|ZX81+16kB+PandAY|ZX 48k/+/128k+/+2/+2A/+3/Vega/Next|QL+QIDE|JS128|Timex 2048+2040|UK2086|FDD3000+3.5''|AY|ZX HD|Divide2k11/2k14|DivMMC/PicoDivSD|BetaDisk 128|Opus|Masakrator FM|If 1/2/Microdrv|Multiface 1|+2A\B SDI-1|SJS 1/2|ZX Printer|TZXDuino|+3 HxC USB|ZXUno|Omni
Z88|A500/600|PC200|Ent128

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Odp: Hello and Greetings from Portugal
« Odpowiedź #4 dnia: 2021.11.29, 14:10:52 »
I'm very curious how you came into possession of such a combination, TC2048 + Neptune 156.
I guess this monitor was not available in Portugal? :)

Yes, it was. AFAIK, selling N156 was a part of the deal between Timex Portugal and Polbrit International.
Bem-vindo,  Pedro!

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Odp: Hello and Greetings from Portugal
« Odpowiedź #5 dnia: 2021.11.30, 01:30:23 »
Hi, i've 2 Timex FDD3000 , one working the other don't.

The non working one has a toroidal transformer and the FDD motherboard has a Square ULA, with at least 16k Ram on top. Currently working on it for ressurection. Has 2 3' drives.

The working one is in pristine condition, never opened. Also has 2 original 3' drives, both working. Not making any changes to it.

My collection comprises : TC2048 (in Original Box) with Neptun Green Monitor, TC2068 Grey (in Original Box), 2 Timex FDD3000, 1 TC1500 , ZX81 , all ZX(48/128/+2/+3), QL, Sam Coupe and Sinclair PC200.

The TC2048 with monitor were purchased at the Timex Factory in Portugal, from a friend of my father that worked there at the time. This bundle were offered to me as a gift for passing grades at school. The Green Neptun Monitor was the obvious choice at the time as my father didn't allowed anyone near his precious Black and White TV. At the time it cost him the equivalent today €400.

So i cherished and keep it all this years. As i collect retro computers and consoles, my collection extends to Commodore, Atari , Amstrad CPC, Memotech and consoles.

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Odp: Hello and Greetings from Portugal
« Odpowiedź #6 dnia: 2021.11.30, 12:02:38 »
@o0Nosferatu0o: Nice collection and have a fun here.
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Odp: Hello and Greetings from Portugal
« Odpowiedź #7 dnia: 2021.12.04, 20:08:57 »
Thank you all for the warm reception. I hope i can contribute with some info or parts for older machines.