30613Re: [midatlanticretro] VCF Fix it weekend
- May 13, 2013On May 13, 2013, at 12:52 AM, "Jeffrey Brace" <ark72axow@...> wrote:
> I was considering bringing another C64 to fix again, and more likelyI'll be glad to bring my extended Torx bits (I have a 20 and a 25, one
> bringing a 1541 to fix. But it seems that everyone is getting bored with my
> interest in Commodore 64s. But that is the one computer I have the most
> knowledge about. I have had zero time to work on them since the last
> workshop. Mostly because of a long work schedule and because I spend my
> Sundays helping out M.A.R.C.H. in the warehouse and in the museum. I am far
> from an expert in repairing these C64. And still not sure of the best way to
> approach diagnosis, repair or tools. I have a few repair books for C64 that
> I have yet to find the time to look at. Everyone seems to have a different
> way. But let's not rehash this as it has been discussed in threads before.
> So how about trying to fix my Macintosh SE/30? I still need a case cracking
> tool to open up the thing. I know some capacitor fell out, which I saved to
> find another. Only to lose it. I think Ian Primus said its was a 40
> microfarad or something. This was 2 or three years ago. I just wouldn't
> have any idea where to begin fixing this thing.
> Anyway, each time I learn something new from these workshops. Hopefully I
> can learn something more this time. I will bring whatever meager tools that
> I have and hope that someone there can help me.
of which is the right one for opening most compact Macs). I'll also
bring my iFixit toolkit, which has a wonderful assortment of security
bits, metal and plastic case opening tools, etc. I won't be there
until Sunday, but anyone is welcome to use those.
I'm interested in fixing both the C64 and the SE/30 as well; if time
permits, I'll be glad to take a look. I also have a parts bin with
quite a few parts in it; if you determine what kind of caps you need
(40 uF still covers quite a lot of ground as far as type, size,
orientation and working voltage), I'll be glad to bring some if I have
them and you're able to determine the problem before Sunday.
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