Reset Button

This is a simple project to add a reset button to your Amstrad. The reset button is ideal because it will help to prolong the life of the power switch. When pressed and then released the computer will be reset and the result is the same as switching it off and then on.

The reset button can be fitted internally (requiring minimal modification to the computer) or externally. For both options you will need:

WARNING: You do this project at your own risk!

Connections of the Reset Button

[Reset Button Connection]


Internal Reset Switch

External Reset Switch

For the external reset button you will need a plug for the expansion connector. (a 50-way female edge connector for an English CPC).