The Future was 8bit

Commodore Plus4 - Repair 3

Not another plus4? This plus4 needed, well the usual stuff.. a new chip, new capacitors, and a nice heat spreader..

  

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Yet another broken plus4. Not a bad looking one this, keys aren't showing too much yellow. And a nice little surprise, the PSU is fine!

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This one is another blank screen fault. Place your bets! PLA/TED/CPU or something else? Usual quick test, what's getting hot or not hot. CPU just a bit warm.. MMmm, looks like my scope won't need to come out to play today.

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Too easy, just a simple CPU swap needed, if I have to fix another one of these, please can it be very very broken. Heatsinks, new caps. Job done. 

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You've gotta love the plus4, not just for it's flaky quality, or it's lack of sprites. Or even the fact that 99% of the games are built to run on the C16 so only use a smidge of its memory, but the fact that it's palate is all blues with a brownish red or two. Nice!