Amstrad PC / Notepad
Amstrad NC100 Issues
Forgetting the Password
It can be erased by holding down the FUNCTION and pressing SECRET/MENU keys together. Then hold down the FUNCTION key and press DEL key. Then press Y and then ENTER.
Transferring Files from the Notepad to a PC using Microsoft Works
On the PC:
On the Notepad:
NC100 gives one long beep and freezes. Machine has to be switched off and data lost
This is a fault with the Lithium battery. Check connection underneath is fully in the "close" position. Otherwise it is a faulty machine.
Amstrad NC200 Issues
Forgetting a Password
There are two ways to protect data on the NC200 - a SETUP password and a PASSWORD LOCK.
A SETUP password makes information become "Secret Information." If you forget this password, you have no option but to erase all the work held in the "Secret Information" file. To do this:
The second password is a PASSWORD LOCK, ie a password has to be entered on turning the machine before the main menu appears. If you forget this password you have no option but to reset the notebook, erasing all the work in the memory, documents, worksheets, diaries, etc. To do this:
Even though italic characters appear on the screen they are not printed as italics (printer being used is BJ 10SX)
ON THE COMPUTER: Set printer driver to Epson 24 pin, set character set to IBM.
ON THE PRINTER: Set all DIP switches off except 5 & 11. Italic characters will now be printed.
Amstrad PC1512/1640 Issues
Time and Date going very slow
On the mouse driver put the /S command on the end so it reads MOUSE /S.
After installing a 3.5" drive it will only format to 360k
Put the following into CONFIG.SYS, DRIVPARM=/D:1.