Repairs and Refurbs


Sinclair ZX Spectrum repair!

Sinclair ZX Spectrum repair!
We can repair your sick Spectrum!
Keyboard not working? Black screen on start-up? Programs crash? Flashing squares? Corrupt text? Whatever the problem, we can fix it!

If you want us to repair your Spectrum, simply buy one of these "items" and we'll get back to you with instructions on what to do next. Before long it'll be back with you fully working!
Average turnaround takes 4-5 weeks but we appreciate your patience at busy times.

We charge just £39.99 + parts (if any required) for a guaranteed repair of your Spectrum. We have all the special parts needed in stock (ULAs, CPUs, RAM etc.). For smaller parts (RAM chips and the like) we have no charge, and for the major parts except the ULA we charge £10.00 per part up to a maximum of £25.00.

We only use high-quality components, and always use parts as close to the originals as possible - we do not use modern FPGA-based equivalents unless requested to. In nearly all cases we use brand new-old-stock parts or newly manufactured components - not pulls from other machines; so that we can resurrect your Spectrum without sacrificing another.

In addition to fixing the fault we also service the motherboard, including the following:

  • Improving display on modern LCD TVs. Composite or RGB modification depending on the model
  • Replacing all electrolytic capacitors with brand new high quality blue Vishay capacitors. Electrolytic capacitors are the only components that degrade over time in a Spectrum
  • Protecting the ULA chip (Spectrum's heart) from heat stress by installing a heatsink to prolong the lifespan of the machine. Applies to Rubber-Key and Spectrum Plus (48+/128+) models only.
  • Cleaning the Edge Connector and ensuring compatibility with new generation jumper-free SD card storage devices (divMMC Future).
    PLEASE NOTE: Even though most Spectrums will work with old generation SD card storage devices (models with jumpers/dip switches), we can only guarantee compatibility with the jumper-less divMMC Future model. Ensuring compatibility with old generation SD card devices can be arranged at a special request (charges may apply)

    The Repaired Spectrum will be covered by our 1 Year Warranty.

    If you suspect your power supply may be at fault or are unsure about its condition please include it with the Spectrum for us to check. Otherwise we can't be held responsible if the repaired Spectrum suffers internal damage due to external factors such as faulty/unchecked power supplies.

    If your Spectrum is already working but you'd like to give it a general overhaul, please see our Refurbishment Service.

    The shipping costs of your Spectrum back to you will be revised in the final invoice.

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