It's taken me years to get round to finishing this, but at last its here.. The C64 Laptop!
Based upon a C64DTV,
it looks like you could by it in a shop.. And you can.. SOON!
Exelerator PLUS + SD2IEC This is takes ages to make. Tons
of metal needs to be removed from behind the faceplate, but it does look very good. This is was my prototype, so I used the
worst looking disk drive I could find and Retr0brighted it. Anywho it turns the Exelerator Plus into a dual disk drive,
real disk on ,9 SD2IEC on 8. I've managed to find some tri colour LEDs that match the original unit, but there are two
of them one for each drive. It's flash-tastic.
Below is an image of the face plate before I treated it! Nice huh..
Now you can see why I was happy to cut holes in it!
Atari 2600 (Woody) S-Video mod.. Full buffer mod.. Not just twisting the wires together.. Very please with this
one, even works well on LCD TV. Images coming soon.
Commodore 1520 Plotter repair. If you've ever had the joy to play with one of these, you know these things
1. It's the coolest way of printing anything ever.
2. Your pens have ran out
also ran out of paper.
4. Joy of joys, the stepper motor gears have split!
But, if you need paper, or pens or even replacement metal gears, I'm your man! Photos to come, when the blinking web interface thingy lets me upload
Amiga 4000 battery damage repair. I've repaired a handful of these old motherboards now. 3 out of 4 success
rate so far! This repair is not for the faint hearted. It is very very easy to damage your motherboard further if you don't
have the right tools or skills for the job. Most of the 4000 motherboards are now damaged due to leakage from the battery.
The RTC circuit is normally needing attention, but more than that, the tracks under the simm sockets, as well as the sockets
themselves need to be removed, cleaned up or replaced, as well as the tracks they cover up. Repair service will be offered
in the shop soon.
Capacitor replacement.. All electronic devices contain capacitors, old electronic devices will contain capacitors
that are well past there prime. If you have a Commodore you might even have capacitors that where fitted incorrectly in the
first place. If you want your old stuff to last a few more years, you really should invest in new capacitors. If your are
running a machine with old caps, it's just like a ticking bomb.. At some point they will go too far out of specification,
and could cause permanent damage to components you can no longer get hold of. Change your caps before you have to change your
IC's! I've replaced cap's in Atari's, Speccy's, BBC's, Amstrad, and of course Commodore VIC-20, C16,
Plus4, C64, C128, A500, A600, A1200, A4000, CD32. Replacement Cap service to be added to the shop soon!
Vic/64/128 Power supply solution.. I've recently knocked up a solution for the ropy old PSU problem. Just
needs a new case, then I'll post some images here.