[vcf-midatlantic] Repair workshop wrap-up 7/11 & 7/12, 2020

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Mon Jul 13 18:41:30 EDT 2020

We had 10 people come to our repair workshop. It was very successful and
everyone enjoyed it. We seem to have a pattern that works for everyone, so
we will repeat it for the next workshop on August 15 & 16.

I worked on recovering data from a modern hard drive Jonathan and Ian
helped), which I will detail in another email. I also was successful in
repairing a Rev A Commodore 64 board. Alex Jaccocks and Jonathan Sturges
helped me. It had bad Character RAM (U6), Character ROM (901225) and a bad
U1 chip (6526). This Rev A board has a ceramic VIC 6567 chip too!

Bill Dromgoole successfully repaired the museum's Ohio Scientific computer.
There were 3 keys that needed replacing.

Ian fixed one of his black and white TVs and worked on many other things
with others.

Neville worked on his Kay Pro. I'm not sure how he made out with his

Mike Rosen worked on Commodore 1541 repairs.

Ian and Jason Perkins also worked on scanning some documents from the
museum warehouse for preservation.

Don't know what Alex Jaccocks and Jonthan Sturges were working on.

Bill Indereidden continued to document and work on the Wang 4000.

Maybe everyone can tell what they were working on and their progress.

Next workshop is August 15 & 16: Sign up here:

There will be a limit to 10 people in the workshop area. If more want to
come, then there is room for 2 or 3 people in the museum workshop space.
Face masks are required for this gathering.
Jeff Brace
Vice President & Board Member, VCF East Showrunner
Vintage Computer Federation
jeffrey at vcfed.org

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