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This is something I thought I would share with you as you could either save money or save your hair going Grey. The Amstrad's have internal power switches and that is all fine and dandy, the problem is they do not age well at all. It is very rare that a Amstrad is totally dead as in will not power on, unless you have plugged in a ridiculous PSU and even then there will be evidence of your stupidity for a while. If there is no power at all when you flick the switch it will be the power switch itself that is the problem.
It only takes a few microns of tarnish on the contacts for the switch to not function, rendering the Amstrad seemingly dead, inert, kaput. If you buy one and you get this symptom then reach for your contact cleaner spray get some inside the switch and work the switch with the power disconnected so the cleaner gets right into the mechanism. Then try again and you will find you have a working Amstrad, Grey hair saved!
This condition afflicted both my 6128's and one of my 464's, I dread to think how many of these computers went to landfill because of this problem....
This also has potential for eBay machines where the seller says it will not power on as this will probably be the cause and they are unaware of it.
A seller saying power LED is on but get a Black screen is a different proposition entirely...
So if you get an Ammy that will not power on.. reach for the contact cleaner!