Can you fix a C-64, or know someone who can?

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Wed Dec 11 11:00:00 2002

On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Tony Duell wrote:

> > > Chip swapping can only be of use if you _know_ all the chips you're
> > > swapping in are good..
> >
> > Sure, but chances are it will work.
> I've not repaired many C64s, but I was under the impression that the
> 82S100 PLA was a common failure. If that's failed in both the 'to be
> repaired' machine and the 'parts' machine, you're not going to get anywhere.

Sure, but as I said, and as I will qualify here, chances are probably more
likely that it will work than not.

> Time : It's a hobby, right. Who cares how long it takes

Some people would rather play than work.

> Patience : There's always time to bodge it again, there's never time to
> do it right, or something like that.... One thing I've learnt time and
> again in classing <anything> repair is that rushing in will often cause
> more problems than it solves. I may spend _months_ just examining a
> device before even thinking about repairing it.

Tony, it's a Commodore 64 we're talking about. Why must you always tilt
toward the extreme?

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