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***SOLD*** Original Atari 2600 computer console 6 switch woody including original box , controllers and 3 games

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133158111658 THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC VINTAGE ATARI  CX2600 VIDEO COMPUTER CONSOLE  ORIGINAL BOX INCLUDED *** SOLD *** FULL WORKING ORDER All In very good condition for age as seen in Pictures Included in Box : Atari  Video Computer System Console Unit, in it’s original  box, including packaging Original AC Adaptor power supply. Two Original Joystick Controllers Two Original Paddle Controllers Super Breakout Cartridge Smurf Cartridge Space Invader Game Cartridge Component Video and Audio CablesPlay all the classic cartridges conveniently with the Atari 2600 console. This video game console was released in 1977 and the first console by Atari. Powered by the MOS 6507, 1.19 MHz CPU, this Atari console delivers a classic retro gaming experience with speed and efficiency. This particular model lets you enjoy games on new TVs having…

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Commodore 16 repair

This recently arrived and was unfortunately not powering up. Happy to say that after a bit of tender love and care it is now back up and running. I’m going to add some heatsinks to the processor and TED chips and since this machine only came with 16k it will get a much needed 64k upgrade. Parts are on order so watch this space for the final product

Commodore 64 C For Sale

Available on Ebay http://ebay.uk/ljcHtL?cmpnId=5338273189 The Commodore 64 is arguably the best 8bit home computer of the 1980’s. The Commodore 64 is the highest selling computer of all time (Guinness World Records)The graphics were superb and the sound capabilities second to none.Condition is excellent for age. Had great fun testing all the games with the light gun.Fully tested, ready to turn on and play.Fantastic collectors example to get into the retro computing scene. Many expansion options widely available such as the 1541 disk drive or for modern convenience the SD2IEC mass storage sd card drive emulator.Includes the following: – Commodore 64C Computer   – Computer User Manual – C2N Datasette Manual – Power Supply   – TV SCART Cable and RF Cable Included – C2N Data Recorder – Tape Heads cleaned, aligned and game loading checked  – Defender…

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Just need the Sinclair QL for the full set

Commodore 64C Keyboard repair

Retronerd Commodore 64C keyboard repair

Finally decided to repair the keyboard on this Commodore 64C. Thanks to Retroleum for providing the replacement number 9 key in exactly the right colour. Apologies but I have to put in the usual disclaimer. These steps worked for me so be careful and remember the risk is all yours. Step 1 Remove the three screws on the underside of the case as pictured Step 2 Separate the top and bottom halves of the case. Step 3 There is some tabs at the side holding the case together. Press in the sides in whilst gently forcing the top and bottom case apart where the screws were removed. Step 4 Once separated at the front and sides there are three clip hinges at the back which must be…

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Sharp MZ80A

Took a while but I’m finally getting there with a solution for my keyboard issues with this. Thanks to Max Nellist for 3D printing some great replacement keys for me. It was an inspiration as I bought a 3D printer and after a few days on blender have produced my own 3D design of a keyboard upright as pictured (Original White – Replacement Orange). Took a few attempts but got there in the end. 18 August 2019 Latest purchase needs a bit of work on the keyboard. These keys are going to take some finding. Letter ‘O’ and ‘INST / DEL’ keys missing. So if anyone has any ideas send me a note. 27th August 2018

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Download C64 Dead Test Diagnostic Manual (1988-Jan)  

Commodore 64 Repair

The latest on my C64 repair. I’ve tried a dead test cartridge and the result is that the screen flashes repeatedly. This indicates the processor is ok but that something else is broken. The number of flashes are supposed to represent an error code but I get constant flashing. The flash codes can viewed in the dead test catridge manual in this link C64_Dead_Test_Diagnostic_Manual_(1988-Jan) It must be said that the dead test cartridge can give misleading information and is to be used in conjunction with other testing methods. An example is that you may get a number of flashes identifying a ram chip but it may be the ram multiplexor is faulty so beware. I noted that a one of ram chips was running very hot…

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My First Commodore 64 since 1985

I received this from ebay last year. Unfortunately it does not work and just displays a black screen. At least the red led turns on. I decided to purchase a dead test cartridge to provide some clues as to what might be wrong.

Man Cave Loft Conversion

It started 20 years ago but finally the loft conversion it is nearing completion. It is really only this last year I have concentrated my efforts towards completing it. The driving factor behind this was the recent acquisition of a broken breadbin commodore 64. With no place to repair the breadbin I decided to finish the loft so I had a place to work. Here is a few “before” photos before I got stuck in.