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Thursday 14th November 2013
Sam

Becky, pretty sure 499 was the retail price back then! As this site mentions, they sold 700,000 of these! Since demand for them isn''t quite what it was, a bit of basic economics tells me you might get 10 or 20 quid for it, if someone really wants one.

Collectors of old computers are nearly all private individuals reliving their past, and appreciating the specialness that''s hard to explain. We''re usually not rich, and we''re certainly not insane!

Perhaps someone online will be grateful to get it off you cheap, postage will be a bugger though.


Sunday 29th September 2013
Becky Platt (Weybridge UK)

I am hoping to get some advice. After having a clear out I have come across a working (I think!) Amstrad pcw 9512 and wanted to know the best place to sell this?

Can anyone recommend somewhere that would buy vintage computers and also what sort of price I could expect as I saw £499 on this site but wasn''t sure!

Any help would be great as would like to sell ASAP!


Tuesday 6th November 2012
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Thursday 28th June 2012
Stephen Page (Scotland)

I am reliably informed that if your having difficulties getting ribbons for your PCW 9512 try looking for ribbons for an Olympia Carrera II, they are the same.


Monday 27th February 2012
Fred Sheehan (United Kingdom)

@Adam Campbell and any other user of this type of PC

You can transfer all of your old word processor documents to a newer computer running Microsoft Office or any compatible, like the free Open Office suite.
This would allow you to compile a document containing all of your chapters.

All word processors, including your old Amstrad support saving files as Rich Text Format (.rtf) and this will preserve the document with it''s main formatting like paragraphs, tabs and new lines, and can be imported into a newer word processing document with ease. (important, you have to look for the ''import as'' menu it is not ''automatic'' to import it in some programs)

I used to have the earlier Amstrad PCW 8512 with the green monochrome screen and had to do this for all my college assignments as the local college only accepted word documents double spaced.

Hope this helps!
Fred


Tuesday 31st January 2012
Chris Ze Miller (Shropshire,UK)

In the mid 1980s the only dedicated wordprocessor on the market and displayed at The Which Computer Show cost £8000.I cant remember the makers name.My need was for a machine to produce a mail order catalogue that had fractions on its keyboard because I was dealing in old fishing tackle and fishing reels were in sizes 31/4 inch$3 1/2 inch$3 3/4 inch$3 1/8 inch etc I went round every computer sales team at every show and no one did fractions on their keyboard or could grasp how to get around it and I came to the conclusion all the computer companies were employing car sales reps who looked pretty but knew f all about their products! The £8000 word processor had these fractions but as I had just bought my shop freehold for £18,000 I wasnt about to spend half as much again on a machine! In January 1988 I bought my Amstrad 9512 which had fractions on its keys!It cost £582.22 including VAT which I got back.Within a week I was posting a mail order catalogue worldwide at 15 characters per inch on A3 sheets using the daisywheel printer and a Nashua Photocopier.It was fantastic and I did not have to go to evening classes to learn how to use the machine nor read copious amounts of text in the instruction book.But from that day to this I have still not transferred all my printed material to a modern Windows environment.Sadly the 9512 has a little battery in it which died some years ago and now my Amstrad does not work as a result.I dont know how I would transfer my CPM86 discs to Microsoft Word but in answer to Adam.Recently I bought an A3 colour copier,scanner,printer and my ambition is to scan all my old mail order catalogues (which were A3) into my new Windows 7 computer and pray the character recognition software (ocr) recognises my Amstrad daisywheel 15 characters per inch print!


Friday 14th October 2011
adam campbell (London, England)

Dear any 9512 user,

I have written a novel with 14 chapters. All are on SEPERATE FILES. I have been asked to submit the novel on ONE FILE only. I have tried and tried to attach the chapters and have got as far as attaching 11 together - then half way through trying to attach chapter 12 to 11 I am told my disc is full. However I have loads of room left on the disc! What am I doing wrong? I just need all 14 files on ONE FILE. The publisher wants it emailed that way. I already have a company that can transfer an amstrad disc to a modern computer disc.

Any ideas?

With many, many thanks,

Adam Campbell


Friday 14th October 2011
adam campbell (London, England)

Dear any 9512 user,

I have written a novel with 14 chapters. All are on SEPERATE FILES. I have been asked to submit the novel on ONE FILE only. I have tried and tried to attach the chapters and have got as far as attaching 11 together - then half way through trying to attach chapter 12 to 11 I am told my disc is full. However I have loads of room left on the disc! What am I doing wrong? I just need all 14 files on ONE FILE. The publisher wants it emailed that way. I already have a company that can transfer an amstrad disc to a modern computer disc.

Any ideas?

With many, many thanks,

Adam Campbell


Friday 14th October 2011
adam campbell (London, England)

Dear any 9512 user,

I have written a novel with 14 chapters. All are on SEPERATE FILES. I have been asked to submit the novel on ONE FILE only. I have tried and tried to attach the chapters and have got as far as attaching 11 together - then half way through trying to attach chapter 12 to 11 I am told my disc is full. However I have loads of room left on the disc! What am I doing wrong? I just need all 14 files on ONE FILE. The publisher wants it emailed that way. I already have a company that can transfer an amstrad disc to a modern computer disc.

Any ideas?

With many, many thanks,

Adam Campbell


Thursday 30th June 2011
Noobsaibot73 (Spain (Madrid))

Amdrew, check the drive belt, in old 3" and 3 1/2 drives is a very common problem, with the passing of time this rubber is degradated and, as a result of this, the drive is not able to read disks.

Check this and replace the drive belt if it''s damaged (if your PCW has installed a 3" drive you can use a drive belt for the CPC6128 which is available on many ebay shops at a very low cost).

Keep in mind that Amstrad 3" units have a pin in order to check if the disk is write protected or if it''s not, take care of this and try to maintain this pin in it''s position or your drive won''t be able to check if the disk is protected or not.

Hope this will be of any help for you. Kind regards.


Tuesday 21st June 2011
Amdrew

PLEASE HELP! I have recently aquired an Amstrad PCW 9512. However when I $ the boot disk the flloppy drive lights up, but it does not boot. Any suggestions will be appreciated at:
nigelferguson6@gmail.com


Monday 10th May 2010
Jeff (USA)

For folks looking for help with the Amstrad PCW
spare parts/tips/etc
http://www.luxsoft.demon.co.uk/lux/sitemap.html


Saturday 20th November 2004
Gavin White (Ireland)

I NEED HELP! I have information which I need printed or even better converted form my 3" 9512 disc onto more accessable format. I have four discs holding my university dissertation and other undergraduate essays. I lost the only hard copy of my disseration while moving house and would really love to access it again. CAN YOU HELP!!!!!

Gavin


Friday 2nd May 2003
zelez (Czech republic)

Hi, I'm looking for boot diskettes for PCW 9512. Thanx in advance 4 help
Pavel





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