Kia Ora from the deep south...

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Kia Ora from the deep south...

Postby Nighthawk on Thu May 16, 2019 5:51 pm

Hello from the deep south... er that being Dunedin.

I recently pulled my Commodore 128D out of retirement, ... it moaned and groaned but burst into life as if it was only yesterday it was last switched off... (yesterday being 27 od years ago :lol: )

It is a bit yellowed and I am wanting to retro-clean it and restore it to its former glory. However, I have never done that before (nor am I that good with electronics... :?

I also have the C64 mini which has been a blast, and will be putting that down in my mancave bar when I get told to get it out of the lounge lol...

I have a couple of pages on my main website for those that are interested in following my journey ...
http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz/retro/index.php

I am on the hunt for a going C64, Disk Drive would prefer a 1571 FDD as well on the hunt for a Commodore 1351 mouse.
I never had the Data cassette so not worried if I don't get one, and already have a Monitor... though would consider buying a second.

My Commodore 128D setup in our office
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So as for me, plastic fabricator by day, woodworker/maker by night... and run a small growing youtube channel called Wacky Wood Works where I make stuff mainly forom wood but will use any material :D
https://www.youtube.com/c/WackywoodworksCoNz
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Re: Kia Ora from the deep south...

Postby caluser2000 on Thu May 16, 2019 6:42 pm

Welcome.
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Re: Kia Ora from the deep south...

Postby tezza on Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 pm

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Re: Kia Ora from the deep south...

Postby LS120 on Tue May 21, 2019 12:22 pm

hi and welcome... have a look at this clip on youtube..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P1OVj0 ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Kia Ora from the deep south...

Postby Nighthawk on Tue May 21, 2019 6:02 pm

LS120 wrote:hi and welcome... have a look at this clip on youtube..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P1OVj0 ... e=youtu.be


I am already subscribed to his channel... and saw this video the other day and said... ummm okay... me try that... :-/ lol I also subscribed to the 8bit guy 8)

I just am probably to cautious and really should take it from Nike and just doi it... lol
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Re: Kia Ora from the deep south...

Postby Carcenomy on Thu May 23, 2019 6:52 pm

Rad, another southerner! Only a wee bit jealous of your 128D ;)
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Re: Kia Ora from the deep south...

Postby LS120 on Thu May 23, 2019 8:34 pm

i did some Amiga stuff with a 40lt tub from the ware house and nappy-san in warm water out in the sun.. it works .. i used glass jars that i filled with the water to hold the parts down.
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