CBM8032 - wobbly screen (The saga continues)

From: Michael Schneider <ms_at_silke.rt.schwaben.de>
Date: Sun Oct 7 05:00:56 2001

Adrian Vickers wrote:
> Hi Michael, welcome to the list! I hope it proves as useful to you as it
> has to me (so far) - I only hope I can be as useful myself someday...

Thank you for the warm welcome!

> At 23:15 06/10/2001, you wrote:
> >Tha most probable cause is indeed the transformer, more precisely: the


> I can see how this could be the case. for instance, I can't believe that
> Commodore would have let the units out of the door 20 years ago with as
> much screen wobble as is present in mine. In fact - I know they didn't, as
> about 10 years ago I used an 8032-SK for quite some time, and that
> definitely didn't wobble.

That's true. But they let out units with rather cheap transformers. It
always been a significant cost factor to use a good, high quality
core. I mean, the best ones come from Germay, right ? 8-)

> >Shielding of the old transformer is no real option. You would need what
> >we Germans


> >call "mu-Metal", which is a special alloy of steel and other things i


> >I live somewhere in southern Germany, which is not that bad. No,
> >really.... 8-)
> Well, it's got to be warmer and drier than the UK....

Hmmm, the Romans did'nt want to settle here in Reutlingen, because
it has been a swamp area, whith lot's of rain!
But it is warm sometimes, that's true...


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