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Questions & Answers Index

The following questions and answers are sourced from the troubleshooting section of the NC200 manual (MAN), from questions readers have asked me (QA), and from the discussions of members of the old NC User Group (NCUG).

To get an answer to a question, select the bullet point next to it, or click on a topic heading to read all the questions and answers in that topic.

Asking a Question

If you have a question about the NC100, NC150 or NC200 computers that you would like answered, first check that it is not answered below.  If there is no answer there, then it is unlikely that I know the answer!  You can however email me at , but I'm afraid that I no longer have the time to answer complex queries or offer individual programming advice, so please don't be offended if I don't reply.  Please remember to state which model of NC you have!

---Hardware
 
Click here to read the answer Where can I find technical specifications? QA
Click here to read the answer What peripherals can I connect? QA
Click here to read the answer What printer lead do I require? MAN
Click here to read the answer Can I use a PCW printer? MAN
Click here to read the answer Can I use a monitor or TV with the NC? MAN
Click here to read the answer Can a hard disk drive be connected to the NC? QA
Click here to read the answer How can I increase the memory? MAN
Click here to read the answer Where can I buy memory cards? QA
Click here to read the answer Are NC200 disks MS-DOS compatible? QA
Click here to read the answer Nothing shows on the screen.  Help! QA
Click here to read the answer The NC switches itself off when I'm not looking. MAN
Click here to read the answer How can I fix my broken mains lead? QA
Click here to read the answer How can I fix my broken NC100 case? QA
Click here to read the answer Are there any alternatives to the NC series? QA
Click here to read the answer How big and heavy are the NCs? QA
Click here to read the answer What rating of mains adaptor should I use with the NC100 or NC200? QA
Click here to read the answer What is the NC200 power usage with batteries? 
Do you have any tips for using batteries? QA NCUG
Click here to read the answer The display on my NC200 sometimes flickers. 
What could be the cause? NCUG
Click here to read the answer How do I replace the battery in my 1Mb Apple Newton SRAM card? QA
Click here to read the answer How can I replace my NC100's internal ribbon cable? QA
 
---Third-party Hardware & Software
 
Click here to read the answer Where can I get software for my NC? QA
Click here to read the answer Protext software for the PC and Atari. QA
Click here to read the answer LapCat transfer software. QA
Click here to read the answer DelTron data-logging hardware. QA
Click here to read the answer N-Connect software for Acorn computers. QA
Click here to read the answer Installing and using ZCN - A CP/M OS clone QA
 
---Transferring Data
 
Click here to read the answer Can I connect my NC to the Internet? QA
Click here to read the answer How do I transfer files to and from a BBC Microcomputer? QA
Click here to read the answer How do I transfer files to and from a PC? QA
Click here to read the answer How do I transfer files to and from a PC running Windows Vista? QA
Click here to read the answer How do I transfer files to and from an Apple Macintosh computer?  QA
Click here to read the answer Document transfer from the NC200 to Microsoft Word  QA
Click here to read the answer How can I use my memory card in a PC card reader? NCUG
Click here to read the answer Why are document transfers from the PC to the NC100 are very slow, often failing, when the 1Mb memory card is plugged in? QA
Click here to read the answer Can I use a USB port on my PC to transfer data?
 
---BBC BASIC
 
Click here to read the answer Where can I get programs for my NC? QA
Click here to read the answer I get "Mistake" errors whenever I try to type commands in BASIC. MAN
Click here to read the answer Can I use the word processor to enter program listings? QA
Click here to read the answer How can I restore a BASIC program when I have accidentally left BASIC? QA
Click here to read the answer How can I make a program run automatically when I enter BASIC? QA
---General Firmware
 
Click here to read the answer Sometimes when I'm typing a document or worksheet, it disappears and other things appear on the screen. MAN
Click here to read the answer How does password protection work on the NCs? QA
Click here to read the answer I have set a password but forgotten it.  What do I do? MAN NCUG
Click here to read the answer I can't print signs on my printer. MAN
Click here to read the answer I can't get italics to print. MAN
Click here to read the answer What do I do if my NC crashes? How can I reset it? QA
Click here to read the answer Where can I find a manual? QA
Click here to read the answer How do I get back deleted files? MAN
Click here to read the answer Does the NC have a test routine? QA
Click here to read the answer How does the NC allocate its memory? MAN
Click here to read the answer Who wrote the firmware? QA
Click here to read the answer How do I copy files to an NC200 disk? QA
 
---Word Processor
 
Click here to read the answer How do I run a macro? MAN
Click here to read the answer How do I reset macros? MAN
Click here to read the answer How do you adjust line spacing on a printout? MAN
Click here to read the answer How do I get page numbers printed? MAN
Click here to read the answer How do I turn off right justification so that the right margin of the text isn't always straight? MAN
Click here to read the answer How do I print selected pages? MAN
Click here to read the answer How do I change the printed page length? MAN
Click here to read the answer How do I print multiple copies? MAN
Click here to read the answer How do I get condensed printing? MAN
Click here to read the answer How do I change the margins? MAN
Click here to read the answer How do I indent a paragraph? MAN
Click here to read the answer What is the size of the User Dictionary and macros? MAN
Click here to read the answer What is the Word Processor Command Mode? QA
Click here to read the answer How can change the fonts on the display? QA
 
---Calculator
 
Click here to read the answer The calculator does not work in the same way as my pocket calculator. MAN
 
---Address Book
 
Click here to read the answer How do I store the Address Book on a memory card? MAN
 
---Spreadsheet
 
Click here to read the answer What on earth does ABCEFGIJMNOPQSTVVWXZ!+-\/>.('* mean? MAN
Click here to read the answer Every time I press STOP in the Spreadsheet I get the message "Space Full". MAN
Click here to read the answer After printing from the Spreadsheet, my laser printer does not feed a page.  What should I do? MAN
Click here to read the answer I want to enable NLQ printing from within the Spreadsheet. MAN
Click here to read the answer How do I align the paper in my printer before printing a spreadsheet? MAN
Click here to read the answer Graphs from the spreadsheet don't fit on a sheet of A4 paper in my 24 pin printer - what should I do? MAN
 
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