This was going
to be a small booklet designed in 1992 to be with you and your
Z88 always and help you when things start appearing to go wrong
with your Z88. The booklet never happened because of costs, so
we have added it to our web pages instead.
It tells you how
to find out what has gone wrong and has good housekeeping tips
to keep your Z88 in shape.
It is not designed
to tell you everything you can do with your Z88, if you need
that information, then `Z88 Magic' or the user guide would help
There are also other
Z88 help leaflets designed by other people that I have received.
These have also been scanned in to help you.
I have added a FAST-TRACK following several request that a list
of `easy-to-use' instructions to get the Z88 running would be
If you have any
useful points that you feel could be added, please e-mail your
Navigation is done by using the two
windows on the right-hand side. The Help
Section Contents and the Page Contents
allow quick access to the various points. Remember to select
'New Window' in your Web browser, if you do not wish to lose
There is now an index of contents
on our site map.
When troubleshooting, you need to take certain
steps to figure out what has gone wrong. Often these steps need
to be repeated for different symptoms.
To save space, and
repeating the advice again, I have split this troubleshooting
into three sections starting at Section 1.
Section 1 lists the steps you need
to do and Section 2 details the steps. As I may refer
to some topics more than once, you may have to jump using the
hyperlinks but it means I can do less writing!
If I refer to another
topic this will be in italics.
Section 3 lists Good Housekeeping Rules.
Following these can save you from disasters - (if they are followed
Section 4 is the Odd Bin with useful
information that I can't be fitted into any of the other sections.
Unexplained happenings are attempted to be explained here.
Section 5 lists known bugs with possible
solutions. Manufacturers often don't admit that their products
have bugs. I would like to thank Mark Andrews at Cambridge Computers
for sending me some bug sheets from Scotland and to John Crouchley
who compiled a list of bugs in 1989.
Section 6 is the FAST-TRACK - see above..
Section 7 discusses file conversion
between Pipedream, Word and (eventually) other programs.
is supposed to be making some money out of its operations. This
August Bank Holiday weekend I have spent around 40 hours putting
this on the web so that this information would not get 'lost.'.
you have found this section useful, please send us a small contribution,
(say £5 - £10) so that I can show to my co-director
that it was worth 'staying in' for the weekend. (please help
me!) 30th August 1999.