2020-05-04 00:36:00 UTC
My C64 has been in it's box for many months now. Priorities took hold and life
has changed drastically.
I'm getting close to starting my c64 breadbin restore project. You may recall
past posts of mine lamenting about not getting a good video output and possibly
frying a chip. Though, the conversation may have occured on a forum. I don't
That said, I will be approaching this as a complete restoration project.
My list of things-to-do:
1. Build or purchase a new C64 power supply
*which ever is cheaper and/or better
2. Retrobrite the shell
3. Thorough cleaning of everything
3. Recap the mainboard
*obtain a cap kit
4. Replace a potentially burned out chip from my stupid mistake
I have yet to replace a chip on a board and so I ask this with respect to best
practices of the restoration community. Is socketing the chip a recommended
thing to do?
On another note, I believe the rig linked below is meant solely for the
original power supply. Would it be prudent to build a rig like this for any
power supply? Or are the modern equivalents built with this sort of protection
in its design?
I will be documenting this restoration project on my phlog as well as on here.
I hope enough of you are around to assist me with knowledge transfer as I run
into any inevitable roadblocks.
... Visit me at: gopher://gcpp.world