My first Hit Bit ... needs parts!

By ardavey

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19-01-2018, 02:14

First off, hi - what a great community you have here!

I've just taken my first foray into the MSX with a bargain Sony HB-75B, but unfortunately it's missing its caps lock key. I've been googling around and scouring eBay looking for spares providers but with no luck. Does anyone know where I could locate either a key, a spare keyboard, or even a non-functional HB-75 I could cannibalise?

No photos of the hardware just yet - she's still needing a good strip and clean before I'd be happy to show her off :-)

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By hamlet

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19-01-2018, 12:30

Welcome ardavey to the world of MSX!
Repair-Bas might help you. Please contact him.

By djh1697

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19-01-2018, 14:36

Keeping your finger on the SHIFT key has the same affect as 'CAPS LOCK'

By hamlet

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19-01-2018, 15:57

No, it doesn't. SHIFT+1 shows ! and CAPS+1 shows 1 on your monitor.

By JohnHassink

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19-01-2018, 16:36

Well, that, and you need to have CAPS on in order to see Feedback's cool title picture. Smile
(even if The Lord knows why)

By ardavey

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19-01-2018, 18:31

djh1697 wrote:

Keeping your finger on the SHIFT key has the same affect as 'CAPS LOCK'

That is both an incorrect statement and not an answer to my hardware question, but thanks for taking the time to at least get involved.

By JohnHassink

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19-01-2018, 18:31

Did you contact Repair-Bas yet?

By ardavey

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19-01-2018, 19:45

JohnHassink wrote:

Did you contact Repair-Bas yet?

Literally just read these replies - I've been sleeping/working since the post. Have emailed now.

By JohnHassink

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19-01-2018, 20:12

Cool, I hope he can help you out with this.
Sometimes it takes a little bit of time to get an answer, so please be patient. Smile

By sd_snatcher

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19-01-2018, 22:05

Welcome to the MSX community, ardavey! It's always good to make new friends here. Smile

I wish you find your key soon. Judging by the model, are you from UK by any chance? Tells us more about what brought you to the MSX, how did you discovered it, what are your expectations for this machine, experience with other 8bit machines etc.

By Repair-Bas

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20-01-2018, 18:17

Ofcourse i have the parts
Cool

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