Re: Commodore SX64 troubleshooting
- Hi all
For C= issues your best bet would be to visit Ray Carlsen website he
has been helping repair c='s for a long time he has a long list of
DIAGNOSING PROBLEMS, DISASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS for C='s you may want to
go visit http://personalpages.tds.net/~rcarlsen/cbm.html or even
email him. He helped me diagnose my sx64 and we got it working. You
can also have him try to repair but nowadays the price of shipping
might not be worth it back and forth. Hope this helps you.
Since we are on the SX64 topic my older sx64 need a couple of parts if
anyone has. Handle unit with screwes and blue caps(2sets) if anyone
has any extra parts like that please let me know.
--- In email@example.com, "relayer" <relayer@...> wrote:
> My very first SX-64 had similar symptoms as your #3 unit when I got it
> (I found it on the side of the road during a Township Spring Cleanup).
> I eventually discovered that the previous owner thought a "chip was a
> chip". I found a SID chip in the Kernel ROM socket (didn't even have
> the same number of pins). I was able to pull a ROM from a regular
> Commodore 64 and got it to work. I now have an SX-64 with the blue on
> blue screen.
> This probably is not the problem you have, but a segue to some advice.
> I have found that the socketed chips in an SX-64 are interchangeable
> with the chips in a standard C64. As another post indicates, check
> your board connections and make sure the chips are seated properly.
> You can swap chips from a C64 to help troubleshoot bad chips.
> Especially if you don't want to take a chance on messing up a
> perfectly good, but rare SX-64 for donor parts.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kelly Leavitt" <kelly@>
> > OK. I have 3 units. One works great. The others, not so much.
> > Unit #2, powers on. Get the basic prompt. Drive never shuts off.
> > Unit #3, powers on. Grey screen, no basic. Drive never shuts off.
> > Ideas from the commodore folks?