[vcf-midatlantic] Jan Workshop Report update

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Mon Jan 14 13:13:57 EST 2019


Glad that you could make it and had a productive workshop. Next time I will
have one or two C64 parts machines available.

I also have some extra chips such as PLA available. Alex J told me about
Forever PLA. I will look into buying some. The C64’s PLA was notorious for

I will also dig up a C64 diagnostic that uses LED lights to tell which chip
is bad. This is useful when there is no video working.

On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 1:05 PM Sentrytv <sentrytv at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I worked on my Atari VCS system to get it working and for sale.
> I also worked on three Commodore 64 units and learned quite a bit about
> the diagnostic tools available to plug-in and see which chips possibly
> could be defective.
> Unfortunately I couldn't repair any because I need the chips, but it was a
> it was a productive day.
> I learned from Chris and Todd, (forgot last names) about these tools for
> diagnostics.
> I met another Mike who also had Commodore 64 to work on and try and repair.
> Workshop definitely had more people there than the last time I attended
> and I will most likely attend the next one.
> Mike Rosen
> Sent from:
> My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.
> > On Jan 14, 2019, at 12:54 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >
> > The workshop was great. I estimate that on Saturday there was about 20
> > people there. Lots of things fixed. I started evaluating my many, many
> C64,
> > but didn’t get very far. I will get started earlier on Saturday next time
> > as many people do one day and leave early.
> >
> > Who else wants to tell what they worked on and fixed?
> >
> > --
> > =========================================
> > Jeff Brace
> > Vice President
> > Vintage Computer Federation
> --
Jeff Brace
Vice President
Vintage Computer Federation

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