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Old 09 March 2020, 13:11   #1
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New video series on troubleshooting vintage computers

This video kicks off a series on troubleshooting vintage computers. In this first episode we start with an evaluation of the system, checking the basic subsystems needed to make a computer work and then drawing upon what we discover to find a direction for further troubleshooting. The goal is to communicate the troubleshooting process itself rather than to repair the computer at this time.

This is a tentative list of topics for future videos in this series. Please have a look and let me know in the comments below if you have any questions and suggestions.

1. Evaluation
2. Diagnostic ROMs
3. Power supplies, Internal and external
4. RAM Faults and fixes
5. Address decoding
6. I/O
7. Keyboards
8. Tools
9. Soldering/de-soldering
10. Recapping
11. Cleaning


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Old 09 March 2020, 14:45   #2
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this is great idea for a series thanks for doing it! I am starting on my own baby steps with amiga hardware troubleshooting so i full appreciate videos like this.
will give you feedback once i finish with whole video.
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Old 10 March 2020, 20:16   #3
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Thanks, all feedback welcome.
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Old 12 March 2020, 13:51   #4
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A fellow Missourian!

Enjoyed the video! The methods for cap replacement sometimes get some debate, so it would be interesting to see a video on how you approach that.
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Old 13 March 2020, 13:41   #5
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Yeah, capacitor replacement has become a fad. I hope to cover some of that

The method of replacement is sometimes down to individual preference and equipment on hand but at all costs avoid the silly 'twist off' method.
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Old 17 April 2020, 13:39   #6
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This video is the second in series on troubleshooting vintage computers. In this episode we take a look at diagnostic ROMs, cartridges and programs. We investigate how beneficial they are and also the limitations they have. The goal with this series is to communicate the troubleshooting process itself rather than to repair the computers that are demonstrated computer at this time.

This is a tentative list of topics for future videos in this series. Please have a look and let me know in the comments below if you have any questions and suggestions.

1. Evaluation
2. Diagnostic ROMs <-- You are here
3. Power supplies, Internal and external
4. RAM Faults and fixes
5. Address decoding
6. I/O
7. Keyboards
8. Tools
9. Soldering/de-soldering
10. Recapping
11. Cleaning

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