ZX Spectrum 16/48K

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Computers

  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K (1) - 1983 Issue 3 - 001-529649 (Green) [Working]
Spectrum 48K (1) - 1983 Issue 3 (Before repair and restoration)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K (2) - 1983 Issue 3 - 001-561807 (Green) [Faulty Keyboard / Cracked Membrane]
Spectrum 48K (2) - 1983 Issue 3 (Before repair and restoration)
There's your problem! - Cracked keyboard ribbon cable
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K (3) - 1983 Issue 3B - 009-774823 (Red) [Faulty - Thick Bars On-screen - Probably Lower RAM at fault]
Spectrum 48K (3) - 1983 Issue 3b (Before repair and restoration)
Spectrum 48K (3) - 1983 Issue 3b (Bar fault)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K (4) - 1984 Issue 6A - 151-489557 (Red) [Faulty - Scrambled Display - Possibly Transistor TR4 at fault + Lower RAM]
Spectrum 48K (4) - 1984 Issue 6A (Before repair and restoration)
Spectrum 48K (4) - 1984 Issue 6A (Scrambled video)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K (5) - 1983 Issue 3 - 001-504286 (Green) [Untested]

History/Log

  1. 5th August 2020 - Purchased at Auction for £84 (Four ZX's with a collection of books and games).
  2. 8th August 2020 - Basic testing of the Speccy's, only two out of the four work.
  3. 20th August 2020 - Tinkered a bit (opened up the cases). Discovered broken keyboard cable. Voltage regulators check OK. Logged faults.
  4. 11th October 2020 - Purchased another ZX Spectrum, boxed. Along with a ZX81 - both for £48. Case number 001-504286 - another 1983 Issue 3.

Games & Software

Yes... this is a full list of Spectrum games on the 16/48k page. It's temporary! :P

Spectrum 16/48k

  • 3D Strategy Spectrum Games - Quicksilva : [1]
  • Bouncing Berty + Eskimo Capers - POWERSoftware : [2]
  • CASSETTE 50 - Cascade Games : [3]
  • Genner-80 - Full Screen Editor Assembler - Seven Stars : [4]
  • Horace & The Spiders - Beam Software / William Tang : [5]
  • Horizons Software Starter Pack - Psion Software : [6]
  • Tranz AM - Ashby Computers & Graphics Ltd : [7]
  • ZX Spectrum + User Guide Companion Cassette - Goldstar (UK) : [8]

Spectrum 48k

  • ADVENTURE C: SHIP OF DOOM - Artic Computing Ltd / Charles Cecil (UK) : [9]
  • Auf Wiedersehen Monty - Gremlin : [10]
  • Biology - Hill MacGibbon : [11]
  • Bosconian 87 - Mastertronic : [12]
  • Chess - The Turk - Oxford Computer Publishing : [13]
  • Chemistry - Hill MacGibbon : [14]
  • Chiller - Mastertronic : [15]
  • Compact Office (Data Base, Home Accounts, Word Processor, Worksheet) - Robtec : [16]
  • Cosmic Wartoad - Ocean {SEALED} : [17]
  • Cybo Run + Super Gran - Dixons : [18]
  • Cyrus II - Alligata Software Ltd : [19]
  • Feud - Bulldog Software : [20]
  • Fighting Warrior - Melbourne House {SEALED} : [21]
  • Finders Keepers - Mastertronic : [22]
  • Footballer of the Year - Gremlin : [23]
  • Formula 1 Simulator - Mastertronic : [24]
  • Gary Lineker's Superstar Soccer - Gremlin : [25]
  • Gauntlet - Atari Games : [26]
  • Gauntlet: The Deeper Dungeons - Atari Games : [27]
  • Glass - Bug-Byte : [28]
  • Jackle & Wide - Bulldog Software : [29]
  • Jet Set Willy - Software Projects : [30]
  • Kane - Mastertronic : [31]
  • Kickstart 2 - Mastertronic Ltd : [32]
  • Make-A-Chip - Sinclair Research Ltd : [33]
  • Sky Ranger : Microsphere : [34]
  • Snooker : Visions : [35]
  • Spellbound - Mastertronic Added Dimension : [36]
  • Star Games One - Gremlin Graphics Software : [37]
  • Stock Control - Kemp : [38]
  • S.T.O.R.M - Mastertronic : [39]
  • Tapper - SEGA : [40]
  • The Goonies - Datasoft : [41]
  • The In Crowd - Ocean Software : [42]
  • The Joffe Plan - Mirrorsoft : [43]
  • The SEGA Collection - U.S. Gold Ltd (UK) : [44]
  • The Way of the Tiger - Triple-Scroll {SEALED} : [45]
  • Legend of the Amazon Women - SilverTime : [46]
  • Lunar Jetman - Ashby Computers & Graphics Ltd : [47]
  • M-Ultimate - Britannia Software Ltd : [48]
  • N.O.M.A.D - Ocean {SEALED} : [49]
  • Super Cycle - Epyx : [50]
  • Vector Mathematics - International Computers Ltd (ICL) : [51]

Spectrum 48k/128k

  • 3D Starfighter - (Oliver Twins) - Codemasters : [52]
  • 10 Computer Hits 3 - Beau Jolly : [53]
  • Fruit Machine Simulator - Codemasters : [54]
  • Grand Prix Simulator - Codemasters : [55]
  • Hacker - Activision : [56]
  • I.C.U.P.S. - Thor Computer Software : [57]
  • Magnificent Seven - Ocean Software : [58]
  • Scrabble DeLuxe - Leisure Genius (UK) : [59]
  • They Sold a Million #3 - Hit Squad : [60]
  • Thing Bounces Back - Konix (Free Gift) : [61]
  • Trivial Pursuit - Domark Limited : [62]

Spectrum 48k/+2

  • Professional Snooker Simulator - Codemasters : [63]

Spectrum 48k/128/+2

  • Agent X - Mastertronic {x2} : [64]
  • Bomb Jack - Tecmo Ltd : [65]
  • Double Dragon - Mastgertronic plus : [66]
  • Ghostbusters - Mastertronic : [67]
  • Kickstart 2 + Course Designer - Mastertronic
  • Manic Miner - Mastertronic : [68]
  • Olympic Spectacular - Alternative Software Ltd
  • Thrust II - Firebird : [69]
  • WAR CARS Construction Set - Firebird : [70]

Spectrum +2

  • Boots Action Pack (Kung Fu Master, Top Gun, Jack the Nipper, Auf Wiedersehen Monty) - US Gold : [71]
  • Dixons Premier Collection for Your +2 - Dixons [72]

Spectrum +3

Spectrum 16k

  • Pool - Blue Ribbon : [74]

Spectrum ?

  • Cassette Five - Orwin Software

Books & Magazines

  • Maximize your QL - Susan Curran & Ray Curnow
  • Microguide for the ZX Spectrum - Prof. Peter Morse and Brian Hancock
  • Personal Computer - The Best Software Guide Spectrum Games - Tony Takoushi
  • Spectrum Hardware Manual - Adrian Dickens
  • Spectrum Spectacular - Roger Valentine
  • The Complete Spectrum - Edited by Allan Scott
  • The ZX Spectrum and how to get the most from it - Ian Sinclair
  • Turbocharge your ZX Spectrum - John Lettice
  • ZX Spectrum - Basic Programming - Steven Vickers
  • ZX Spectrum - Microdrive and Interface 1 manual
  • ZX Spectrum+ User Guide

External links