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An Amstrad PPC 512 operated by Noël Llopis (repairing, upgrading, screen changing) in 5 videos


Noel Llopis did start 4 months ago a serie of videos about an Amstrad PPC 512 whose screen has suffered just a little bit... The videos are very interesting and my resume below cant show how interesting these videos are. Take the time to see them from start to end as I did.

  • first video dans laquelle il va ouvrir les entrailles de la bête et tenter de remplacer l'écran cassé par celui d'un autre PPC. Ensuite il va utiliser le CGA2SCART PRO créé par Retro Erik. Le CGA2SCART Pro permets de remplacer un écran CGA/EGA par un écran avec une prise péritel (signal RGB). Ce qui lui permets d'utiliser deux programmes de jeu écrits de sa main : Return of Frankenstein et Bouncing Ball
  • secondvideo where the screen will be repaired after many tests, a real work of a police investigagor but in electronics
  • third video, it's time for upgrading (adding and testing a Gotek, adding and testing more RAM to get 640 Kb) and some reparations (the handle and the protection hatch at the back) to finish by dumping the spanish ROM of the PPC which wasnt available on internet, to be used with an emulator (MAME or PCEM)
  • fourth video, the screen has been repaired but it's not perfect. So the original screen will be changed, two solutions being tested : MCE2VGA (which I use with my own PPC 640) and the GBS 8200
  • fifth video, it's the part two of the fourth video with will use a third solution to replace the original screen l a Raspberry Pi zero and the HAT RGB to HDMI which allows the use the HDMI output of the Pi

Tonight or this week-end, I will write about the CGA2SCART PRO by Retro Erik and how to emulates several Amstrad PC (1512, 1640, PPC 512/640...) with PCEM.

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