The Future was 8bit

Commodore 64 Repair - 3

C64 - Fault "Dead"

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Really nice clean C64 sent to me with a DEAD fault.. also required JiffyDos upgrade

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Humm.. Not so DEAD now is it? Cursor isn't flashing though :(

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No flashing cursor generally points to the character rom and in this case it was. As luck would have it, it's in a socket!

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If your capacitors have leaked like this, replace them now before the PCB dissolves like this.

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All capacitors replace, heatsinks stuck on.

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JiffyDos kernel swap switch installed in video H-L gap. No drill required!
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Commodore test harness proves 6526 has passed on

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NOPE!..

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Back in it's box.. Hold on.. Who fitted a blue LED!! Not sure if it's good or bad?


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It's nice and clean inside too!

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4.76v - PSU only fit for the bin

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Unfortunately the SID was also duff.. Bought 4 off an Ebay seller.. Only one worked! Marvellous.. Seller sorted me out though.. replaced them for workers

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Both capacitors in the video box have leaked.. Probably due to heat.

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All socketed!.. So lucky, JiffyDos installed, switch routed to the H-L video slot.

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A wonky PSU can kill.. Under-voltage increases the current drawn by each chip.. Seems to have burnt out the CIA

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Another socketed chip! Surely, that's the last chip..

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At last, that's it.. Check your PSU before it eats your chips!