Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

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Re: Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:28 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:18 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:13 pm


I had intended to go for a Z88, but the prices were daft, not so for the NC 100. I'm quite impressed for an Amstrad product.
Prices for most things are daft. I was looking through all the retro "spares or repair" listings and many of them are asking for more than a working system or just wacky prices in general. (e.g. £150 for an Apricot monitor and keyboard, no actual machine, and they looked in quite poor condition.)
I think Covid has sparked a lot of retro activity and it's caused prices to go up, with certain n'er do wells trying to sell any crap they can to people who don't fully understand what they are buying and paying through the nose for it.

Fingers crossed once things get back to some kind of normalcy retro will be out of favour and prices will become more sensible.
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Re: Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

Post by stephen_usher » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:46 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:28 pm
I think Covid has sparked a lot of retro activity and it's caused prices to go up, with certain n'er do wells trying to sell any crap they can to people who don't fully understand what they are buying and paying through the nose for it.

Fingers crossed once things get back to some kind of normalcy retro will be out of favour and prices will become more sensible.
It's been going on since well before the COVID thing. I was wondering if the bottom would fall out of the market due to people being financially challenged by the situation, but no.
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.

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Re: Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:15 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:46 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:28 pm
I think Covid has sparked a lot of retro activity and it's caused prices to go up, with certain n'er do wells trying to sell any crap they can to people who don't fully understand what they are buying and paying through the nose for it.

Fingers crossed once things get back to some kind of normalcy retro will be out of favour and prices will become more sensible.
It's been going on since well before the COVID thing. I was wondering if the bottom would fall out of the market due to people being financially challenged by the situation, but no.
Well yes it has, but I think covid, with furlough and lots of people at home waiting to go back to work has accelerated it somewhat faster. I've been seeing 8bit Atari's going for the same as I paid for my MSTE last year.

It's not a great time to buy, though it is still possible to get a bargain here and there.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

Post by stephen_usher » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:24 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:15 pm
[Well yes it has, butI think covid, with furlough and lots of people at home waiting to go back to work has accelerated it somewhat faster. I've been seeing 8bit Atari's going for the same as I paid for my MSTE last year.

It's not a great time to buy, though it is still possible to get a bargain here and there.
Well, I was looking at a "barn find" Apricot F1, which looked crushed and really rusty. For a pound plus shipping it looked interesting but it's now up to £10 with a couple of days to go, which is way over priced for something that badly beaten up and likely complete scrap.
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.

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Re: Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:57 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:24 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:15 pm
[Well yes it has, butI think covid, with furlough and lots of people at home waiting to go back to work has accelerated it somewhat faster. I've been seeing 8bit Atari's going for the same as I paid for my MSTE last year.

It's not a great time to buy, though it is still possible to get a bargain here and there.
Well, I was looking at a "barn find" Apricot F1, which looked crushed and really rusty. For a pound plus shipping it looked interesting but it's now up to £10 with a couple of days to go, which is way over priced for something that badly beaten up and likely complete scrap.
Yeah, that's getting silly.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:27 pm

PhilC wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:17 am
There's an nc200 on ebay this morning, slightly tempted.
Well, great, people have started bidding on it and pushed up the price already!! The auction doesn't finish until Saturday, bloody annoying.
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800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

Post by PhilC » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:28 pm

@rubber_jonnie so I see, they seem pretty rare too
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Re: Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:10 pm

PhilC wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:28 pm
@rubber_jonnie so I see, they seem pretty rare too
Yep,I get that impression too.
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800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

Post by stephen_usher » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:18 pm

Erm.... You know that Apricot F1 I talked about earlier being a bit too expensive... Well... erm... I got it for £20 (plus postage). :oops:

I happen to have found a full schematic too... 99% 74LS logic + (6164) RAM + 8086, so whatever state it's in it should be fixable.
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.

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Re: Amstrad NC100 - No power repair

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:47 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:18 pm
Erm.... You know that Apricot F1 I talked about earlier being a bit too expensive... Well... erm... I got it for £20 (plus postage). :oops:

I happen to have found a full schematic too... 99% 74LS logic + (6164) RAM + 8086, so whatever state it's in it should be fixable.
I think I saw it on ebay earlier! Let us know how you get on.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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