falco wrote:Hi - depending on where you are,
falco wrote:Depends what the problem is - I've recovered a couple of Apple PSUs with fairly straightforward issues, e.g. bad chopper transistor, weak caps etc. Alternatively, I have some spares.
Gibsaw wrote: I assume you're talking about aztec-CC or CC65.
Gibsaw wrote:The C64 has advantages (better graphics/sound) and disadvantages (slow disk drives etc), but they have some problems associated with them having been a cheaper machine to begin with and they're still not exactly "cheap" to buy now. I'm not saying don't get one, but don't assume it'll be "easier" or cheaper overall.
Its typical for the plastic A/C filter caps to develop cracks in them over
thirty years, this leads to the contents drying out.
The computer will run for 1 - 5 minutes until the contents
heat up then at this point shorting out, putting out a
plume of fowl smelling smoke and the fuse should blow.
mrad01 wrote:I started with emulation - but it is crap - so get a friend over who can solder and give it a go.
Matt wrote:Thanks for the encouragement. Even if I found an apple that was going when I got it I'll have to learn this stuff to keep it going so may as well jump in.
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