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Video: Using an M4 board on an Amstrad CPC 464

Introduction I’ve already blogged about how you can connect to Wi-Fi using the M4 board and copy games and load ROMs, and here’s a video showing you how to do that from scratch.

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Adding ROMS to the M4 board

Introduction In a previous post I looked at the M4 board from Spinpoint, please check that out and get your CPC connected to Wi-Fi before trying this part. A ROM (Read Only Memory) is a dedicated chip that stores programs … Continue reading

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First looks at the M4 board for Amstrad CPC

Introduction I’ve seen people referring to the M4 board on various forums and facebook groups so I was intrigued and wanted to see what the fuss was all about. I mean, think about it, an internet connection via Wi-Fi on … Continue reading

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Video: Fixing a loose power connector and LED on an Amstrad CPC 464

In this video I show you how I fixed a loose power connector and dead LED on a CPC 464, I also explain a brief story about why this one is coloured the way it is.

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Video: Loading Amstrad diagnostics on a Dandanator

Introduction If you’ve seen my previous blog post about loading games onto a Dandanator mini, then you are ready to also change the extra rom on the Dandanator and instead, load the new Amstrad Diagnostics from Noel’s retro lab. I … Continue reading

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First looks at the Amstrad Dandanator Elite + from Rancanuo Team

Introduction Anyone that has been reading my posts or who has seen my videos about the Dandanator Mini from HobbyRetro will know straight away how excited I was about the technology, for such a small device it delivers a whole … Continue reading

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Video: Repairing or replacing keyboard membranes for the CPC 664

Introduction I put together a video on youtube showing the different ways you can troubleshoot a failing/failed keyboard membrane and how it’s possible to test and maybe even fix it. It’s a tricky business that’s for sure but if you … Continue reading

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Loading games onto an Amstrad CPC Dandanator Mini

Introduction I got my Dandanator a few weeks ago and already it’s helped me diagnose faulty RAM on one of my CPC 664’s. It came pre-loaded with some games but I’d like to understand how to re-program it with some … Continue reading

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Video: Reviving a dead Amstrad CPC 664 – The Egyptian mummy

Introduction I bought this CPC 664 from ebay, it looked nice but it was advertised as “for parts or not working”. It came from Cairo in Egypt as was evident from the dust all over the motherboard and inside… As … Continue reading

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Ram tests and more with the Dandanator from Hobby Retro

Introduction I’ve heard a lot about the Dandanator from various websites so decided to get myself one. This device is designed by a very clever guy called Daniel Leon and is available as an open source project for anyone to … Continue reading

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