Comments for nIGHTFALL Blog / RetroComputerMania.com https://www.nightfallcrew.com Lightning in the Dark Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:08:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Comment on Commodore Monitor 1084S-P Repair by xAD / nIGHTFALL https://www.nightfallcrew.com/05/03/2018/commodore-monitor-1084s-p-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-149220 xAD / nIGHTFALL Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:08:20 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=13723#comment-149220 Hi, no static charge, you have a good percentage that is the flyback transformer burned, otherwise the damage is a little more serious. Hi,
no static charge, you have a good percentage that is the flyback transformer burned, otherwise the damage is a little more serious.

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Comment on Cleaning & Repairing a Commodore PET 2001-8C by xAD / nIGHTFALL https://www.nightfallcrew.com/31/10/2013/cleaning-repairing-a-commodore-pet-2001-8c/comment-page-1/#comment-149219 xAD / nIGHTFALL Tue, 30 Apr 2019 22:04:20 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=10078#comment-149219 <a href="#comment-149216" rel="nofollow">@Tim </a> HI, i have used a Commodore Tape Recorder with mechanical problem but with a good motor (used for spare parts) see the photo for the model (the white one) @Tim

HI, i have used a Commodore Tape Recorder with mechanical problem but with a good motor (used for spare parts) see the photo for the model (the white one)

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Comment on Commodore Monitor 1084S-P Repair by jdr https://www.nightfallcrew.com/05/03/2018/commodore-monitor-1084s-p-repair/comment-page-1/#comment-149217 jdr Sun, 28 Apr 2019 17:18:19 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=13723#comment-149217 My 1084S-P that I was lucky to find (great picture, clean) just died yesterday. I've only used it less than maybe 3 hours in total since acquiring it and it appeared to not have many hours of use in its lifetime. So clean inside. I had a C64 demo up and running, walked away for approx 10-15 mins and when I returned, I was greeted to a blank screen and no audio. Power LED is still on. I powered it down and let it rest a while. When I powered it back on, there was no static charge. No glow from the CRT. After a short time, I begin to smell an odd odor...not a burning smell and no smoke. Could this be ozone? Not wanting to flood my area with something potentially harmful, I have turned it off and unplugged it for now. Never heard any whining noise, by the way. I suspect it is still flyback related. I hear ozone is produced by high voltages and its presence could mean a leak somewhere. My 1084S-P that I was lucky to find (great picture, clean) just died yesterday. I’ve only used it less than maybe 3 hours in total since acquiring it and it appeared to not have many hours of use in its lifetime. So clean inside. I had a C64 demo up and running, walked away for approx 10-15 mins and when I returned, I was greeted to a blank screen and no audio. Power LED is still on. I powered it down and let it rest a while. When I powered it back on, there was no static charge. No glow from the CRT. After a short time, I begin to smell an odd odor…not a burning smell and no smoke. Could this be ozone? Not wanting to flood my area with something potentially harmful, I have turned it off and unplugged it for now. Never heard any whining noise, by the way. I suspect it is still flyback related. I hear ozone is produced by high voltages and its presence could mean a leak somewhere.

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Comment on Cleaning & Repairing a Commodore PET 2001-8C by Tim https://www.nightfallcrew.com/31/10/2013/cleaning-repairing-a-commodore-pet-2001-8c/comment-page-1/#comment-149216 Tim Fri, 26 Apr 2019 18:34:56 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=10078#comment-149216 What did you use for a tape motor replacement? What did you use for a tape motor replacement?

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Comment on ZOE rev 2.0 Inty (Mattel Intellivision) RGB Interface for sale now! by xAD / nIGHTFALL https://www.nightfallcrew.com/29/07/2018/zoe-rev-2-0-inty-mattel-intellivision-rgb-interface-for-sale-now/comment-page-1/#comment-149215 xAD / nIGHTFALL Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:15:04 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=14127#comment-149215 <a href="#comment-149214" rel="nofollow">@Magnus </a> Hi, contact my friend at : andreapier[at]tiscali.it @Magnus

Hi, contact my friend at : andreapier[at]tiscali.it

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Comment on ZOE rev 2.0 Inty (Mattel Intellivision) RGB Interface for sale now! by Magnus https://www.nightfallcrew.com/29/07/2018/zoe-rev-2-0-inty-mattel-intellivision-rgb-interface-for-sale-now/comment-page-1/#comment-149214 Magnus Sat, 20 Apr 2019 21:43:16 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=14127#comment-149214 Hi Where can I buy these kits? Hi
Where can I buy these kits?

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Comment on Multitech Micro-Professor MPF-II (Boxed) by Miika Rusanen https://www.nightfallcrew.com/30/05/2015/multitech-micro-professor-mpf-ii-boxed/comment-page-1/#comment-149210 Miika Rusanen Sun, 14 Apr 2019 07:27:13 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=11799#comment-149210 Could you possess information how much money I could get from this device? Everything in good shape, joystick and mouse, cassette deck, "rubber" keyboard and even some games.. I got it as my first computer at 5yr old in Finland, and now I am 35.. Checked my storagerooms, and found this in original package, even all the books for programming and stuff are in very good shape, and there is probably 5 books.. just for mpf2. Also found two complete sets of c64 and amigas... but I can't seem to find any trustworthy price for this.. Help me if you can? :) Could you possess information how much money I could get from this device? Everything in good shape, joystick and mouse, cassette deck, “rubber” keyboard and even some games.. I got it as my first computer at 5yr old in Finland, and now I am 35.. Checked my storagerooms, and found this in original package, even all the books for programming and stuff are in very good shape, and there is probably 5 books.. just for mpf2. Also found two complete sets of c64 and amigas… but I can’t seem to find any trustworthy price for this.. Help me if you can? :)

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Comment on Osborne 1 by Osborne Computer Corporation by arjan https://www.nightfallcrew.com/30/10/2011/osborne-1-by-osborne-computer-corporation/comment-page-1/#comment-149197 arjan Fri, 12 Apr 2019 19:30:33 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=6826#comment-149197 hi, was wondering how to open this osborne, mine have holes on the bottom, but doesn't seems to have screws in it. hi, was wondering how to open this osborne, mine have holes on the bottom, but doesn’t seems to have screws in it.

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Comment on Toshiba HX-10 64k (MSX) Keyboard PAD Fix. by Nicola https://www.nightfallcrew.com/16/12/2015/toshiba-hx-10-64k-msx-keyboard-pad-fix/comment-page-1/#comment-149148 Nicola Fri, 29 Mar 2019 01:09:03 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=12108#comment-149148 <a href="#comment-149137" rel="nofollow">@xAD / nIGHTFALL </a> Ti ringrazio per la celere risposta! In verità ho tardato a risponderti perche il trabacco è tanto e volevo trovare maggiori info in rete dopo che mi hai messo la pulce nell'orecchio<blockquote cite="#commentbody-149137"> ... Meglio di tutto sarebbe staccare tasto pet tasto e lavare con acqua tiepida e un detergente , ma non ho mai avuto l’occasione di staccare i tasti singolarmente di questa tastiera, dunque non saprei dirtise e’ una cosa da fare o da evitare... </blockquote>Infatti, ho trovato questo https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=668, che pare dimostri il fatto che è possibile staccare tutti i keycaps per poterli pulire a dovere. Prima però di spaccare maldestramente qualcosa, volevo sapere se esistono degli estrattori adatti a questo tipo di tasti e, in caso affermativo, dove acquistarli on line. In verità ne ho trovato uno, cioè questo https://www.amazon.it/dp/B00YQN9FTE/ref=psdc_473601031_t1_B07B98P43S che mi sembra possa andare bene: cosa ne pensi? Grazie ancora per la tua disponibilità! @xAD / nIGHTFALL
Ti ringrazio per la celere risposta! In verità ho tardato a risponderti perche il trabacco è tanto e volevo trovare maggiori info in rete dopo che mi hai messo la pulce nell’orecchio
… Meglio di tutto sarebbe staccare tasto pet tasto e lavare con acqua tiepida e un detergente , ma non ho mai avuto l’occasione di staccare i tasti singolarmente di questa tastiera, dunque non saprei dirtise e’ una cosa da fare o da evitare…

Infatti, ho trovato questo https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=668, che pare dimostri il fatto che è possibile staccare tutti i keycaps per poterli pulire a dovere. Prima però di spaccare maldestramente qualcosa, volevo sapere se esistono degli estrattori adatti a questo tipo di tasti e, in caso affermativo, dove acquistarli on line. In verità ne ho trovato uno, cioè questo https://www.amazon.it/dp/B00YQN9FTE/ref=psdc_473601031_t1_B07B98P43S che mi sembra possa andare bene: cosa ne pensi? Grazie ancora per la tua disponibilità!

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Comment on Hoxs64 Commodore 64 Emulator Updated v1.0.19.0 by Herr B. N. Täuschung https://www.nightfallcrew.com/25/03/2019/hoxs64-commodore-64-emulator-updated-v1-0-19-0/comment-page-1/#comment-149145 Herr B. N. Täuschung Wed, 27 Mar 2019 23:15:47 +0000 https://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=14523#comment-149145 Great. This emulator has get alot of updates in the last years and now is on similar level as the compatible-version of VICE (the "x64sc" exe) when it comes to compatibility. VICE has more features and can emulator more hardware to a C64, but HOXS is better in other things, like scrolling under fullscreen and so on. Great. This emulator has get alot of updates in the last years and now is on similar level as the compatible-version of VICE (the “x64sc” exe) when it comes to compatibility. VICE has more features and can emulator more hardware to a C64, but HOXS is better in other things, like scrolling under fullscreen and so on.

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Comment on My old “Dracula Soft” Business Card from 80s year by xAD / nIGHTFALL https://www.nightfallcrew.com/24/11/2009/my-old-dracula-soft-business-card-from-80s-year/comment-page-1/#comment-149143 xAD / nIGHTFALL Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:29:15 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=2716#comment-149143 <a href="#comment-89442" rel="nofollow">@Giancarlo Sciotti </a> Salve Giancarlo, ho letto ora per caso a distanza di molti anni il messaggio, penso la abbia riparata. @Giancarlo Sciotti

Salve Giancarlo, ho letto ora per caso a distanza di molti anni il messaggio, penso la abbia riparata.

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Comment on Multitech Micro-Professor MPF-II (Boxed) by xAD / nIGHTFALL https://www.nightfallcrew.com/30/05/2015/multitech-micro-professor-mpf-ii-boxed/comment-page-1/#comment-149142 xAD / nIGHTFALL Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:25:47 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=11799#comment-149142 <a href="#comment-149140" rel="nofollow">@Hasan Batto </a> Hi Hasan Very difficult to diagnose remotely, first of all we need to find the circuit schematic. @Hasan Batto

Hi Hasan

Very difficult to diagnose remotely, first of all we need to find the circuit schematic.

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Comment on Epson HX-20 Presentation and Replacing old accumulators (NiCd) by xAD / nIGHTFALL https://www.nightfallcrew.com/31/03/2013/epson-hx-20-presentation-and-replacing-old-accumulators-nicd/comment-page-1/#comment-149141 xAD / nIGHTFALL Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:16:43 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=9158#comment-149141 <a href="#comment-149113" rel="nofollow">@Barrie Ellis </a> Hi Barrie, yes, probably much easier an mp3/wav, but i have to find some time to do it :D @Barrie Ellis

Hi Barrie, yes, probably much easier an mp3/wav, but i have to find some time to do it :D

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Comment on Multitech Micro-Professor MPF-II (Boxed) by Hasan Batto https://www.nightfallcrew.com/30/05/2015/multitech-micro-professor-mpf-ii-boxed/comment-page-1/#comment-149140 Hasan Batto Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:54:56 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=11799#comment-149140 i have problem with video output, screen keeps scrolling diagonally on both AV and RF. any idea what could causing this? i have problem with video output, screen keeps scrolling diagonally on both AV and RF. any idea what could causing this?

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Comment on Toshiba HX-10 64k (MSX) Keyboard PAD Fix. by xAD / nIGHTFALL https://www.nightfallcrew.com/16/12/2015/toshiba-hx-10-64k-msx-keyboard-pad-fix/comment-page-1/#comment-149137 xAD / nIGHTFALL Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:06:23 +0000 http://www.nightfallcrew.com/?p=12108#comment-149137 <a href="#comment-149135" rel="nofollow">@Nicola </a> Ciao, Ambedue i connettori servono per la matrice della tastiera, uno o piu' fili non ricordo ,sono per il led, comunque tutti i tasti sono fissati con degli switch saldati sullo stampato, dunque da li non si muovono. Puoi pulire con un panno imbevuto di glassex , ma non spruizzarci il glassex direttamente altrimenti va da tutte le parti, lo spruzzi prima su un panno carta e poi pulisci. Meglio di tutto sarebbe staccare tasto pet tasto e lavare con acqua tiepida e un detergente , ma non ho mai avuto l'occasione di staccare i tasti singolarmente di questa tastiera, dunque non saprei dirtise e' una cosa da fare o da evitare. D. @Nicola

Ciao,
Ambedue i connettori servono per la matrice della tastiera, uno o piu’ fili non ricordo ,sono per il led, comunque tutti i tasti sono fissati con degli switch saldati sullo stampato, dunque da li non si muovono.

Puoi pulire con un panno imbevuto di glassex , ma non spruizzarci il glassex direttamente altrimenti va da tutte le parti, lo spruzzi prima su un panno carta e poi pulisci. Meglio di tutto sarebbe staccare tasto pet tasto e lavare con acqua tiepida e un detergente , ma non ho mai avuto l’occasione di staccare i tasti singolarmente di questa tastiera, dunque non saprei dirtise e’ una cosa da fare o da evitare.

D.

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