Re: Sinclair Spectrum
I used to fix those, along with Prism 1000\Telemod 2, Prism 2000 Made by Thorn\EMI*, we stocked another one that was line powered & came in a sturdy metal case** & the Voyager 7 or 11 series & it's clones***.
* Smarter looking, same colour as the BEEB & a single known issue, blown voltage regulator, I think one decided to blow the other regulator on its return & only one was declared by be to be BER.
**The make & name of which escapes me right now at this hour.
***Magic Modem (Which I think came first), Kirk's Enterprise (Our OEM's knock off) after my boss tidied up the PCB a lot, the argument being,
JP "These tracks are too thin, they always break in shipping."
CaptainK "It's a design feature!"
CaptainK "If the mains fuse blows & they replace it with a screw or wrap it in silver foil the tracks will burn out instead".
They also attended one trade show & neglected to bring any tools with them, so they had to borrow mine.
The story of one his younger staff members called Felicia, I will save for another time, unless demand warrants it here in the comments.).
Many a hazy recall of London trade show trips, including hanging out of a taxi window going around Hyde Park Corner chatting up two ladies in a open topped Merc, alas their car went one way & our taxi went another.
Icon - Happier days.