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”

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”

Amiga 500+ Restoration & Upgrades

I’ve been slowly but surely branching out into Amigas from Commodore’s 8-bit range of computers, but one of the first computers I bought was a Commodore Amiga 500+. This turned out to be a somewhat special unit, with serial number “000657”. The A500+ is a 16-bit computer from the 1990s, and is a more capableContinue reading “Amiga 500+ Restoration & Upgrades”

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k+2 (Grey) Restoration

A while back I got my hands on my first Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k+2 (grey), 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 Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k+2 was the first machineContinue reading “Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k+2 (Grey) Restoration”

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k “Rubber Key” Restoration

A while back I got my hands on my first Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k “rubber key”, yet another 1980s 8-bit computer to add to my collection. The machine was in very good condition and came with several accessories as well as its original box, however it was sold as “untested”. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16/48kContinue reading “Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k “Rubber Key” Restoration”

Sinclair ZX81 Restoration

I recently got my hands on my first Sinclair ZX81, yet another 1980s 8-bit computer to add to my collection. The machine was in very good physical condition and came with several accessories as well as its original box, however it was sold as “untested”. The Sinclair ZX81 was one of the early machines producedContinue reading “Sinclair ZX81 Restoration”

Commodore C16 Board Repairs

Alongside purchasing complete systems, over the past few years I’ve also accumulated a large quantity of incomplete circuit boards for “spares and repairs”, primarily from Commodore computers (VIC-20, VIC-20CR, C64, C64C, C16, Plus/4, C128, etc). I got these for cheap in various job lots, with the intention of fixing up as many as possible andContinue reading “Commodore C16 Board Repairs”