Restoring & Repair a Commodore 8296 (TAN Case)

Commodore 8296 (TAN Case)

The conditions of this Commodore 8296 (TAN Case) are really bad. The CBM 8296 is left for over 25 years in a dovecote.

The cleaning, repairing and restoration have taken a very long time, but the result is more than acceptable.

The comparison (before / after):


  • The Commodore 8296 was completely dead (Black screen of death).
  • Little problems of CRT geometry.

Replaced parts:

  • Replaced PLA U6 with a OTP EPROM 27C512R 70ns + Adapter
  • Replaced the ROM 2 x 2764 Eprom with 1 x 27C128 Eprom (spare parts from a original cbm pcb)


I have replaced the original ROM (2 x EPROM) pcb because the PLA adapter is fat. I could insert a small castle (photo) between the ROM pcb and the Main Motherboard but in this time i have prefered to replace with a single Eprom.

Gallery of repair and cleaning:

  1. February 14th, 2014 at 09:22 | #1

    I can send you my 8296 plate (bezel) as highres picture so you can print it as a sticker for your one if you want to.

  2. February 16th, 2014 at 23:27 | #2


    Hi homeCat

    This version is actually born without the “bezel” but i appreciate a lot it if you send to me the “bezel”.

    My email is at the bottom of the page.


  3. Thalamos
    May 7th, 2014 at 21:39 | #3

    I absolutely love the look of this machine. Absolutely gorgeous!