ZX Spectrum 16 / 48k Repair

6 customer reviews


ZX Spectrum 16 / 48k computer repair



Repair your ZX Spectrum 16 / 48k computer.

Parts are in addition to this and you will need to post the item to us.  The price for shipping the repair back will be added to the cost.

If we think the item will cost much more to repair, we will discuss the way forward with you or return your money less the cost of shipping the item back.

Average turnaround is 2-3 weeks but please bear with us during busier times.

We only use quality parts. We always try to use new old stock or newly manufactured parts as close to the originals as we can manage.

If your Spectrum requires a ULA replacement, we will contact you with the cost.  Custom chips such as ULA’s (5/6/7C.xxx, PCF1306P, ZX8401 etc.) LM1889, DRAM and chip sockets are not covered in the basic cost.

With all Spectrum repairs, we perform a composite mod so that you can use it on modern televisions (unless you specify otherwise).

Included in the basic cost, we will perform the following upgrades as part of the repair:

  • Clean the motherboard in an IPA bath.
  • Clean the edge connector so that Spectrum peripherals work better.
  • Install a composite video modification inside the RF modulator so that you can still use the connector on the back of the Spectrum to connect it to a VIDEO input on a T.V or monitor.

If you’re want to chat about this service beforehand, please feel free to email us at purchase@rudedogretros.co.uk

6 reviews for ZX Spectrum 16 / 48k Repair

  1. Simon

    Absolutely brilliant service. Mark fixed my ZX Spectrum and kept me updated throughout the repair process. Really quick turnaround too and very fair pricing. I’ll be back 😀

    • RudeDogRetros (store manager)

      Hi Simon,

      Thanks for trusting us with another repair – it’s always a pleasure 🙂 have a great Christmas and New year!

  2. Christian Lewis

    Returning customer. Mark has now refurb’d and upgraded three boards for me (ZX81 and two ZX Spectrums) and the work has been perfect every time. Great communications and a service par excellence. Could not ask for anything more.

    • RudeDogRetros (store manager)

      Thank you for your repeat business Christian! It’s always a pleasure working with you, and on your machines!

  3. saehawk17

    As per my ZX81 can’t recommend Mark highly enough for the work done – replaced caps , fitted composite mod and ram chip so my 48k spectrum didn’t think it was a 16k one. Videos and pictures of work and testing also much appreciated (wish my car garage was as good!!!). Another excellent job and now think I’ll be buying the SD card loader.

    • RudeDogRetros (store manager)

      Thanks for the kind words! It was a pleasure working on your ZX Spectrum!

  4. Joe Miles

    I sent RudeDog Retros two Spectrums which needed some TLC and various repairs. The service is amazing and communication and attention to detail really superb. Highly recommended! Thanks RudeDog!

    • rudedogretros (store manager)

      Hey Joe,
      It was my pleasure working on your 2 Spectrums! Thanks for the kind words!

  5. Paul Turner

    Rude Dog Retros are the Rude Dogs Retro nuts!
    They fix whatever I send up and I have used them a few times.
    I was worried about sending my stuff at first but from the emails and customer support its obvious they care. Highly recommended!

    • rudedogretros (store manager)

      Hi Paul!

      Thanks for your kind words! We really appreciate them. Here’s looking forward to seeing more from you – you have a keen eye for picking up lovely (and rare!) retro computers.

  6. Tony

    My old spectrum brought back from the dead! Caps, video mod and diagnostic carried out. Good service, repairs carried out in good time and at reasonable cost. Recommended.

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