Amiga 1200 faulty CIA fix

Got this A1200 that was working fine except for some random crashes. Upon performing the Amiga Test Kit, it showed a fault in a CIA timer. The 1200 has smd components, that means you need a hot air station to remove some chips. The following pictures shows the removing process of U7. Then I added a PLCC socket for the new CIA ic. Machine fixed. Read More >>


Microdigital TK95 Repair – No video

I got this TK95 machine in a non working state. If you don’t know the TK95 is a computer clone made in Brazil of the famous Sinclair Spectrum computer. Read More >>


AMIGA 2000 repair: Mouse not working

Mouse directions didn’t work on the Amiga 2000. The mouse was fine as it was tested on another machine. Another mouse was plugged in the Amiga 2000 and it didn’t work either. Read More >>


Restoring an A1200

I got this Amiga 1200 really dirty. It’s stock, no fancy accelerator cards or any extra RAM. It comes however with a 40mb hard disk. Read More >>


Bootleg Arcade PCB Repair

This is a cheap and easy arcade pcb repair I did without much knowledge.

I got this Mortal Kombat bootleg pcb with some problems:

  • Sound was horrible
  • When turning the volume up the pcb resets
  • Both BLOCK buttons where constantly pressed down
  • Some graphic glitches
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    Resurrecting Amiga 2000

    I got this A2000HD from a very nice guy that used it for video production back in the old times. The machine wasn’t in the best shape, it came partly disassembled and very dirty. Read More >>


    IBM PS/2 Model 25, Floppy Drive Repair

    I got this nice IBM PS/2 Model 25 with a non working Floppy Drive. It also came with an after market Hard Drive and HDD controller.
    Upon firing this thing up, I’ve noticed a horrible sound, it was the hard drive read/write head scratching the plates. So the HDD was unrepairable for me.
    What I did was remove the HDD and try to repair the Floppy Drive. Read More >>


    Replacing the head on a 1541 disk drive

    I have a bunch of these 1541 drives for the C64 and C128, two of them weren’t working. Every time I tried LOAD "$", 8 it gave me a FILE NOT FOUND error.
    At first I thought it was a dirty head, but in fact the head was busted, I had to replace it. Read More >>


    Retrobrighting the TAC-2

    As a kid I had a bunch of different joysticks for my Commodore 64, then for my Amiga 500. Lots of them had a premature death, as me and my friends (mostly my friends), loved to smash the buttons as they were the arcade sticks. Of the few joysticks I have now, the TAC-2 is one of them, one that survived and continues to works, and my favourite controller of all time. Read More >>