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Display / Any ideas on cause of this display fault?
« on: 2020.July.19. 15:28:08 »
Now I've got a SCART cable I was able to test my Enterprise 64 and the Enterprise 64 motherboard that I own. Happily, the complete Enterprise 64 appears to work flawlessly. The motherboard looks to have a display fault, however (and since I've tested the complete Enterprise 64 I know it's not the cable or display).

When it starts I can see the coloured "Enterprise" text but there is an issue with horizontal stability. Not sure how to describe it but hopefully the attached video shows what I mean.

Does this look like a capacitor issue? Would be really helpful to know if this fault has been seen before.

The good news is that since it's got as far as displaying a recognisable logo the board is probably in pretty good shape despite having been left as a bare board in storage for many years.

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Other topics / N00b alert!
« on: 2020.June.19. 09:55:09 »
I grew up with the ZX Spectrum 48K and was never able to get hold of an Enterprise in the 1980s. I'm now a software engineer looking to get back into Z80 assembler and have been playing with the RC2014 (https://rc2014.co.uk/)

I just bought an Enterprise 64 from a seller who seems to have several boxed computers which he's selling as new. Obligatory photo included :) Everything seems to be there apart from the BASIC cartridge. The seller claims that they never had this, but given the box contains a BASIC programming manual this seems suspicious to me.

Does anyone happen to know if Enterprises were ever shipped without BASIC?

I've ordered a SCART cable from http://retrocables.es/tienda/index.php?id_product=48&controller=product&id_lang=1 and am attempting to control my patience so I can see if the Enterprise is working ok? I'm also hoping to buy an SDcard adaptor from Szorg.

While going through my stash of old hardware I also found what looks to be an Enterprise motherboard. I'm not sure how I got hold of it or if it works but it would be kind of fun to see if I can get it working and build a new case and keyboard for it.

Anyway, I was really pleased to find this forum. Great to see there is still an active community around the Enterprise. It feels like I've been given a second chance after missing out in the 80s'. I beg forgiveness in advance for any dumb questions I might ask while getting used to this new platform. :)

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