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by banman
Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: OSH Park PCB Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: OSH Park PCB Issues?

Hi Zippy Zapp, It is very interesting to read about others experiences with PCB board manufacturers. Big flame wars will erupt with some of my comments I'm sure. I too used JCLPCB boards on eslapion's recommendations. I noticed that JCLPCB boards ship from Hong Kong and PCBway come out of mainland C...
by banman
Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Early prototype C65 on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Early prototype C65 on eBay

Hi honmecat, I see you got a sale! Well done.... Just question. I have never really seen many videos relating to this machine. Do you or someone else knows any weblinks or YouTube videos on the subject? It looks like a fascinating machine. BTW, I did like your video you made for the eBay auction.
by banman
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need a clean image of a C64 250425 PCB
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Need a clean image of a C64 250425 PCB

Hi DistantStar001,


That's very good work.
I try to ground myself when swapping out ram chips. I have damaged some in the past by not taking extra static protection precautions. :D
by banman
Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: OSH Park PCB Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: OSH Park PCB Issues?

Hi Gyro Gearloose and Zippy Zapp,


This is a very interesting topic.A good conversation starter.

I wonder what other people's experiences have been.

Has any one else used other PCB fabrication companies to provide services to the general hobbyist?

I am sure many people would like to know. :D
by banman
Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need a clean image of a C64 250425 PCB
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Need a clean image of a C64 250425 PCB

Hi DistantStar001, Sounds like you have a great deal of patience, that will definitely help you in testing. I had a similar situation. I once found when trouble shooting a C64 board the actual rocker power switch was not making good contact. I would always test good on all the various voltages aroun...
by banman
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: c64 - ASSY 250425 Black Screen
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: c64 - ASSY 250425 Black Screen

Hi dpalmeira, Sounds like you have a good range of test equipment. That will definitely help you in testing. I once found when trouble shooting a C64 board the actual rocker power switch was not making good contact. I would always test good on all the various voltages around the board as one would e...
by banman
Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: CMD SuperCPU - who's still interested?
Replies: 42
Views: 19286

Re: CMD SuperCPU - who's still interested?

Just an update on Sidekick64 cartridge. Frenetic has made an adapter PCB that allows the Sidekick64 cartridge to interface with a Vic 20 machine. A new hardware layer program is designed to run with the Vic 20. This is called Sidekick20. He has been able to run a secondary Vic 20 on the Raspberry pi...
by banman
Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is this acceptable?
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Is this acceptable?

Hi HurkyGerky,

Just a note on the trigger voltage . I think the terminal voltage of a 74xxx chip is 5.2v.

I have mine set to go off at around 5.1v. This way even if the voltage ramps up too quickly there is a safety net.
by banman
Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Retro-computing museum destroyed in Ukraine
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Retro-computing museum destroyed in Ukraine

Putin will pay for this! :evil:
by banman
Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 1541 Newtronics can't format but reads most disks
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: 1541 Newtronics can't format but reads most disks

Hi Zippy Zapp,

Thank you for this information. I will have a look around on eBay. :D