Replacement membrane keyboard Amiga 500 and DiagROM, repair repair fix

DiagROM and Amiga 500 keyboard membrane

Today we talk about DiagROM and start replacing the keyboard membrane of the Amiga 500. We are at the third installment of the endless story of this Amiga 500 that I bought last year! Can a repair last so long? Unfortunately the answer [...]

Divina!, Dante Alighieri Divine Comedy, Dante's Avatar, Retro Printer Commodore 64 teletypewriter

Divina! Dante's Avatar

Today I want to talk to you about the Divine art installation! Dante's Avatar. For those who want to visit it, it is still in time: the dates and places are indicated at the bottom of this article. Divine! is an artistic installation designed and created by the University of Pisa – [...]

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TapeCart SD for Commodore 64

Here is the review of the TapeCart SD, which was given to me by Vincenzo Santoro of The SD TapeCart that was given to me is a special version! It is an interface that connects to the datassette port of the Commodore 64 [...]

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A friend gave me an Atari 1040 ST!

Every now and then a good luck also happens. Look at what a friend gave me? It is an Atari 1040 ST F, with SM124 monitor. Along with the computer and monitor, there are also accessories. There is a box of diskettes, a [...]

How to write a program in Basic V2 Commodore 64 Atari Altirra QB64, episode 8

How to write a program: Basic course #8

Welcome to the eighth installment of the basic language course! In today's video, we learn how to write a program, simple, starting from an idea. How to write a program: the flowchart Suppose you want to write a program, very simple, to generate [...]

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Commodore 64 Basic V2 Command List

Here is the list of commands of the Basic V2 of the Commodore 64, with a simple explanation. This is a simple compendium to remember all the commands, instructions and functions, when you already know how to use them! Instruction Description Type ABS [...]

The Final Cartridge III Plus Commodore 64 expansion card

The Final Cartridge III+, replica assembling tutorial

In this video article we talk about how to build a replica of The Final Cartridge III+. Let's see how to get the printed circuit board of the interface on PCBWay, how to solder all the electronic components and how to program the EPROM through the cheap programmer TL866II Plus. [...]

Amiga 500 repair and test, the neverending story 2

Repair and Test of the Amiga 500: the never ending story! # 2

We reconstruct the corroded tracks of the printed circuit and solder the socket of the Paula CSG 8364R7 audio chip: here is the second installment of the never ending story of the Amiga 500 Repair and Test that I bought last year. In the previous video, I [...]

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Penny Turntable: Let's See How It Works! The Latest Retro Technology Discovery

Welcome to the second episode of the column: "The Last Rediscover of Retro Technology"! We see the Penny disc player internally, clean it and analyze how it works. Country of production: Italy Producer: MusicalNastro, MusicalSound Model: Penny 222D Year of production: 1975 – 1988 Operating voltages: 220 Volt network [...]

Atari 1050 floppy disk drive, transformer power supply repair

Atari 1050 floppy disk drive: power supply repair and test!

Let's repair the power supply of the Atari 1050 floppy disk drive, which, in the previous video, had blown the power! Even if it's just a transformer, the repair made me sweat! I recommend, always unplug when working on electrical circuits: [...]

Commodore Amiga 500 A500 purchase and repair of accessories

Purchase and Repair of the Amiga 500: the never-ending story! # 1

Today I begin to tell you the never-ending story of the repair of the Amiga 500 that I bought last year and that I hoped to be able to use quickly! Purchase of the Amiga 500 I found an interesting advertisement on Facebook Marketplace. According to the seller, the computer was [...]

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ZD-8915 desoldering station: how to unsolder a socket

The repair of an Amiga 500 came in handy to make a tutorial on how to desolder a socket, from the PCB, with the ZD-8915 desoldering station. In the video, at 9:35, there is a tutorial on how to set up and use the station [...]

Vintage Atari 800XL computer, unboxing test and repair

Atari 800XL and Atari 1050 with shorted power supply!

I recently purchased an Atari 800XL, complete with Atari 1050 floppy disk drive. Here is the unboxing and the first boot… with short circuit! Before turning on a computer that has not been used for years, remember to follow the steps indicated in this video article. Tips [...]

S-Video cable to improve Commodore picture quality

In this video, we see how to improve the picture quality of the Commodore 64, 128 and Commodore 16 by using an S-Video cable instead of the Composite Video (CVBS) cable. If you connect your Commodore to a modern LCD TV, plasma [...]

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Telefunken Mignonette MF R231 tube radio: inside and outside!

Welcome to the new section: "The Latest Rediscover of Retro Technology"! Today we talk about my latest purchase: a Telefunken Mignonette MF R231 tube radio. The Telefunken Mignonette MF tube radio dates back to 1955, 1956. The audio amplifier is with EL84 valve [...]