I got this 600 in with some severely leaking capacitors and a keyboard that only some keys registered when typing. I knew the recap wouldn’t fix that but did it first so I could clean it up. If you look closely at the pictures you can see how the two worst leakers at C821 and C822 have eaten the traces from the keyboard connectors over to the keyboard chip. I’ll have to jumper and repair all these.
Recaping is not optional. This is a perfect example of why.
It’s been a busy and long day. I’ve managed to get quite a few boards done and out today. I’m taking a pause with these on the bench for tomorrow morning.
This is one of the more rare NTSC units. Happy to say it’s working awesome and will continue to do so for years to come after a recap. Thanks for being so understanding and trusting me with all of your machines. It really does mean a lot to me having all of you put so much trust into my work and being understanding of the extended times it can often take me to get them back.
I just got back from an exhausting month away. Rest assured I will be finishing up the last few of the repairs I’ve had in soon. I’ll need a few days to get back in this time zone. I’d also like to finish up what I have before taking anything else in for a short time.
As always, thanks for understanding and it’s good to be home.
For anyone looking to get things looked at, quotes or status updates I will not be available after today for about three weeks. I may have a slight chance to check in on Facebook but wouldn’t count on it. I should be able to get back to answer any inquiries about March 22nd or shortly after. Thanks as always for understanding.
Its been a rough start of the year for me. As you all should know, and those that don’t I hope will understand the repair of classic systems isn’t a full-time job for me. I do this work mostly out of the love for the platform and to ensure they continue to live on. That being said I have had a lot of things sent in over a very short time. With my full-time regular job taking my time, me just getting over a massive case of the flu and a long trip scheduled to start on February 24th through March 23rd things WILL be returned slowly. I just want to make sure you are all updated and know I am working my best to get things done. As always if you can’t wait I fully understand and just ask you contact me so we can arrange for a return before I leave on the 24th.
With the feedback I received from some members of the community its been decided that this will not move forward for now and is on hold for the foreseeable future.