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Old 31 January 2018, 00:12   #1
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Best Youtube retro Repair & How-to videos

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I like to watch that kind of videos when they are mainly related to retro computers (better C= stuff) and I think that it will be interesting to share some of the best here.

The order that I've selected is just my taste. I'm thinking in the knowledge shown/the quality and time taken to make the video/how much do I like them -sorry but I like more the C= stuff-/how often do I use to like the videos -although there are some- and how often do I watch them again looking for information shown... but all it's taken under my own perspective that likes/uses to change with time. So this order is only related to the last couple of weeks:

GadgetUK164:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRB...3Q8ssn_ibii-Cg

Jan Beta:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCft...9EgH0eDOZtjzcA

Perifractic's Retro Recipes:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6g...gaLfs3o2znuqXA

The 8-bit guy:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8u...rJPWu7ITLGo9Ww

MsMadLemon:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSl...OFu6Rz_Al02nHQ

bwack:
https://www.youtube.com/user/bbytew/videos

RetroManCave:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLE...K0idGqSc6Pi23w

Modern Vintage Gamer:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjF...1vwk193mnW_w1w

Greisis Workbench:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWY...ULDVZhZPVrT9Gg

This mainly about the Speccy; JoulesperCoulomb:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLk...GsCHIoG542MhRQ

RetroGameModz:
https://www.youtube.com/user/RetroGameModz/

MindFlareRetro:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBb...odIp2Pi-lywG-A

Cainers Commodore Capers! :
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCce...mz_q1KkVGWWpbQ

Jeffrey Birt:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2V...ewtuCW3pazzczQ

flash /me back:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAj...uO3dKcgub5CMdg

Sabretooth Barnacle:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_U...8JrYEl6B-nHB2g

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Old 31 January 2018, 23:47   #2
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I made the thread to know if somebody knows of any other nice enough to tell here.

BTW I like all of them: from the one that makes the very basic with a soldering iron and few more but that also tells and shows his mistakes (you use to learn more seeing them), to for example the last one I found; "Greisis Workbench" that in my opinion looks into the minimum detail with a huge amount of time and effort. I wish he had more videos.

Example:
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Old 02 February 2018, 00:22   #3
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RetroGameModz:
https://www.youtube.com/user/RetroGameModz/

Too bad he's not active in YT currently. But the videos he's made are really interesting. He takes his time explaining the what and the why, and does his due diligence in troubleshooting very well.
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I've seen this one recently and the videos are nice too:

Perifractic's Retro Recipes

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6g...gaLfs3o2znuqXA

First post updated and it will be when I find more nice channels.

Edit: I want to post two things that I've learn today about repairing a C64:

1 - First time I use the dishwasher to clean a board and it has greatly surprised me -take out the fuse-. What a wonderful job! I've decided to try to repair the C64 board I was using for spares from some years ago (250407 Rev.A with 9 chips socketed), and it was so dirty that I've decided to try it and it has been incredible. I should had taken photos as it was pure crap and now it looks as absolutely new. I first sprayed some vinegar over the board, left for 5 minutes and then... to the dishwasher. I'll only have to clean the external ports contacts with a pencil eraser. If you decide to wash your board in the dishwasher, use a hair dryer later and... let the board to dry for some hours.

2 - If your power on-off button fails, don't lose your time with IPA or Contact cleaner. What it needs is WD-40. Apply some IPA to clean it later.

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Old 17 February 2018, 01:32   #5
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I've seen this one recently and the videos are nice too:

Perifractic's Retro Recipes

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6g...gaLfs3o2znuqXA

First post updated and it will be when I find more nice channels.
Thanks for your support!

Did you put the dishwasher on low heat or normal?
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Normal and for more time than I usually use; 90 minutes.
One thing: It will delete your paper stickers letters (and colors) if you have them. What a pity in my case.

BTW now that you are reading this, if the metal plate on the cartridge connector in the C64 is rusty, you can use some metal polish paste too (I mean instead of painting it). It's just metal and it will get much better.

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Normal and for more time than I usually use; 90 minutes.
One thing: It will delete your paper stickers letters if you have them.

BTW now that you are reading this, if the metal plate over the cartridge connector in the C64 is rusty, you can use some metal polish too (I mean instead of painting it). It's just metal and it will get much better.
Thanks for the tip. I was pleased with how my spray worked out. I tried baking soda and all sorts of things to no avail. I'm not sure polish would've done much other than give the oxidation a nice shine!
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Well, it is now much better, but it would be surely better using the dremmel and the polishing paste. Your painted one looks surely better, but I will try to use the dremmel or I will let it like this is. It was very ugly before.



Edit: BTW I wonder where Individual Computers got those new metal plates.

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Well, it is now much better, but it would be surely better using the dremmel and the polishing paste. Your painted one looks surely better, but I will try to use the dremmel or I will let it like this. It was very ugly before.
Looking good!
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The first post has been updated with some more channels since I posted the last time.

So I want to share this again and that's why I post this.
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Just to coment about this channel that is about to get 10K subscribers.
It's one of my favourites, so maybe you can help to get that:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRB...3Q8ssn_ibii-Cg

Commenting the updated first post and the order of the three first ones:
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...The order that I've selected is just my taste. I'm thinking in the knowledge shown/the quality and time taked to make the video/how much do I like them -sorry but I like more the C= stuff-/how often do I use to like the videos -although there are some- and how often do I watch them again looking for information shown... but all it's taken under my own perspective that likes/uses to change with time. So this order is only thinking in the last couple of weeks:
Talking about their latest videos and the new order in my list. Max is 3 points.
Knowledge shown: 1):3 2):2 3):1
Quality of the video: 1):3 2):2 3):3
How do I like them and How often do I leave a like are related: All the same although 1) and 3) aren't related to C= stuff.
How often do I watch them again looking for information shown: 1):1 2):2 3):0

So in total:
1): 7
2): 6
3): 4

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I've just added to my first post MinFlareRetro after searching for him as commented by Jan Beta.

Watch this video as an example:

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I've just added to my first post MinFlareRetro after searching for him as commented by Jan Beta.

Watch this video as an example:

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Agreed! Very underated channel!
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