Commodore 128 Repair & Restoration

A while back I got my hands on my first Commodore 128, yet another 1980s 8-bit computer to add to my collection. The machine was in good condition and came with several accessories and its original box, however it was sold as “untested”. The Commodore 128, or C128, is the last 8-bit home computer that was commercially released by CBM, and isContinue reading “Commodore 128 Repair & Restoration”

Commodore 64 “Silver Label” Repair & Restoration

A while back I got my hands on my first Commodore 64 “silver label”, yet another 1980s 8-bit computer to add to my collection. The machine was in good condition and came with several accessories and its original box, however it was sold as “untested”. The Commodore 64 “silver label” was a limited edition ofContinue reading “Commodore 64 “Silver Label” Repair & Restoration”

My Commodore 64 “Aldi”

A while back I got my hands on my first Commodore 64 “Aldi”, yet another 1980s 8-bit computer to add to my collection. The machine was in good condition and came with several accessories and its original box, however it was sold as “untested”. The Commodore 64 “Aldi” was a limited edition of the C64,Continue reading “My Commodore 64 “Aldi””

Commodore C16 Repair, Restoration, & Upgrade

A while back I got my hands on my first Commodore C16, yet another 1980s 8-bit computer to add to my collection. The machine was in good condition and came with several accessories and its original box, however it was sold as “untested”. The Commodore C16 was one of the Commodore 264 line of 8-bitContinue reading “Commodore C16 Repair, Restoration, & Upgrade”

Commodore Plus/4 Repair & Restoration

A while back I got my hands on my first Commodore Plus/4, yet another 1980s 8-bit computer to add to my collection. The machine was in good condition and came with several accessories and its original box, however it was sold as “untested”. The Commodore Plus/4 was one of the Commodore 264 line of 8-bitContinue reading “Commodore Plus/4 Repair & Restoration”

Commodore C116 Repair & Restoration

A while back I got my hands on my first Commodore C116, yet another 1980s 8-bit computer to add to my collection. The machine was in good condition and came with several accessories and its original box, however it was sold as “untested”. The Commodore C116 was the last of the Commodore 264 line ofContinue reading “Commodore C116 Repair & Restoration”

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k+ “Toastrack” Restoration

I’ve owned several different Sinclair ZX Spectrum computers over the past couple of years, but I hadn’t got my hands on a 128k+ at this point, so I set about looking to get one for my collection. Eventually, a machine in good, boxed, but untested condition with peripherals popped up on Facebook Marketplace – afterContinue reading “Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k+ “Toastrack” Restoration”

My *New* Acorn BBC Model B

I recently won an eBay charity auction for a BBC Model B “Micro”, which came bundled with a Microvitec CUB CRT monitor, an Opus 5802 5.25″ FDD, and some miscellaneous items like joysticks and boxed games. What’s especially interesting about this machine is that it has been signed by Stephen Furber, the principal hardware engineerContinue reading “My *New* Acorn BBC Model B”

My *New* Dragon 32

I recently bought a Dragon 32, yet another 1980s 8-bit computer to add to my collection. I’ve owned several in the past but none of these came with a working power supply, which are difficult to replicate, so I’ve been looking forward to putting this one through its paces. The computer was basically new inContinue reading “My *New* Dragon 32”