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

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Mon Jul 13 20:42:53 EDT 2020

I had brought 2 commodore 1541 floppy drives to check out.
One was not worth repairing and the other one I just basically swaps out some parts. I got drive 2 working, so I have one good drive and one drive for parts.
I plan to use the power supply from drive 1 to make a more sturdy Commodore 64 power supply, eventually.

I also brought a Zenith remote control black and white TV that had been sitting in my garage for nearly 20 years.
I put it on a Variac to start for a few minutes and then put the voltage up to full line voltage.
It worked with just a few adjustments and it worked well.
I ended up giving it to Ian.

My AmStrad gaming system still needs a memory IC, which I have to order.
Ian brought his, so we can  do some quick testing and it did seem to want to work, even without a second memory IC.

I did find some books and magazines that were being discarded which I could use.

Thanks for Jeff’s help and for Ian‘s help on Sunday.
And the bagels from Bill.

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> On Jul 13, 2020, at 6:41 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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
> repairs.
> 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:
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L3Jc_RIHiBG08kZOOAgzvqjf8G0ox9ZRa6Bnptsc3mE/edit?usp=sharing
> 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
> http://www.vcfed.org/
> jeffrey at vcfed.org

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