[vcf-midatlantic] Functional vs full restoration, Was Updated January Workshop who's coming?

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Wed Jan 13 10:35:15 EST 2016

On 01/13/2016 09:07 AM, eric F via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> I’m in the process of fixing an Osborne 1 video issue and starting a deep restoration
> of another computer. With regard to the latter, I’m most interested in hearing the
> group's thoughts on preserving the integrity of an old machine while restoring it to a
> functional state.


I can't speak for everyone here but I prefer to restore as much as possible.

But as the years go by that become tougher to do. The parts aren't made
anymore, they're more scarce, they're much more expensive. I think you get
the point. At that point it's time to make a decision for one or the other.

I'm of the opinion if there's no other way to get it working other than
using new parts/technology, then do it.

Of course I'm playing with my Atari 800xl and hope to drop a 65C816 and
FPGA into it. I just resist hacking them (and they are so common that it's
not a sin if I can restore it back without damage). :-)

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