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by banman
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: With the vic-ii removed...does the floppy work?
Replies: 52
Views: 8493

Re: With the vic-ii removed...does the floppy work?

Hi finepie. To illustrate a point. I fixed a neighbour's remote control for a TV as a favour a while back. I couldn't work out what was going on Maybe 3 to 4 keys would not work at all. Everything else was ok. Only by chance did I get some action when I pressed some random keys simultaneously. How o...
by banman
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: With the vic-ii removed...does the floppy work?
Replies: 52
Views: 8493

Re: With the vic-ii removed...does the floppy work?

Hi finepie, Good to hear you are making good progress. Sometimes these things require perseverance like you have shown. Your keyboard problem may be caused by dirty or worn contacts where the key meets the PCB. Could you swap out the keyboard for another one? Alternatively you might try to remove th...
by banman
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FPGA VIC-II replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Re: FPGA VIC-II replacement

Hi eslapion,


It might be time for you this gentleman to get together and make a commercial product.

One order please.😁
by banman
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FPGA VIC-II replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Re: FPGA VIC-II replacement

Amazing!


What would the cost be and when will the commercial version be ready?
by banman
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Very Good Article on C-64 BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING (longboard styles)
Replies: 0
Views: 562

Very Good Article on C-64 BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING (longboard styles)

I thought I'd post this article on C-64 BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING. I found it to be very helpful in narrowing down issues on faulty C64 mainboards. There are several articles on the internet that are similar. However this one I found to be easiest to follow. C64_Service_Manual_314001-02_(1985_Feb)_.zip ...
by banman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: The great moment has arrived!
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: The great moment has arrived!

Hi eslapion ,


Good! :D
by banman
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: directly connecting C64 to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 2241

Re: directly connecting C64 to PC

Hi Banana, Have a look at this great video on using the pi 1541 on the Pi Zero and Pi one. https://youtu.be/8Gs1daxDKa8 I found it very useful for setting up the Pi Zero. I think you can purchase a bare bones Pi Zero for about $10 AUD not including shipping costs. The Pi Zero will need to be overclo...
by banman
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: directly connecting C64 to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 2241

Re: directly connecting C64 to PC

:D Hi Banana,

Have a look at this site....


https://cbm-pi1541.firebaseapp.com/



I think it's the official Pi1541 site..... :D
by banman
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: directly connecting C64 to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 2241

Re: directly connecting C64 to PC

Hi Banana, Good to hear! Try this web site.... https://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~schepers/xa1541.html It goes thru all the various types of cables for transfer and how to make them. It's a good starting point for how you'd like to go. Have you considered a pi1541? Absolutely a fantastic piece of kit! Easy t...
by banman
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: directly connecting C64 to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 2241

Re: directly connecting C64 to PC

Hi Banana, Do a dumpster dive... I'm sure some relative has an old one laying around the house. I think you can get usb to parallel cables off your favourite web site.... There's not a whole lot of circuitry in these XA1541cables. I'm very much a hobbyist. I made these up myself from a kit. Very sat...