The ZX Spectrum Doesn’t Boot to the Sinclair Research Prompt


If the Spectrum does not start up to the white screen and Sinclair Research prompt shown above, then there is a problem. When the Spectrum starts up, it performs a self-test and if the test is successful, you get the prompt.

Possible causes could be the power circuit, as described in the other articles in this Series. It could be the power supply or it could also be a host of other problems. PopeyMon can find out for you and fix it for you.

If you cannot get some or all of the keys to work, then it is probably the keyboard membrane, as described above. If you cannot get a TV display, then the other articles in this Series describe possible causes.

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