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Re: Entering the Dark Zone....
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 09:35:55 PM »
nice :)

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Re: Entering the Dark Zone....
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2014, 08:43:05 AM »
This is the cartridge, does anybody know it?  Looks bootleg/self built to me.

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« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2014, 09:29:49 AM »
There where mulitple variants of the floppy drive:

1. i think the first by looking at the closing mechanism




2. the standard with a lever closing mechanism:



and i think they came in black and beige


3. the one i had, a much smaller formfactor, the 1541-II:



Which one you got there ?

but i believe the bigger ones have the powersupply build in ?
mine had a separate adapter like the one from the C64 itself
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2014, 10:10:38 PM »
Which one you got there ?

All three models .... the last one 1541-II works great!!
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Re: Entering the Dark Zone....
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2014, 02:24:00 AM »
I have a C64...

Sadly, it's buried in some box, I only have a black-and-white video cable, and I lost the cable for my disk drive (1541-variant) a couple years ago, and that cable is ridiculously hard to find... :'(
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2014, 09:55:43 AM »
I have a C64...

Sadly, it's buried in some box, I only have a black-and-white video cable, and I lost the cable for my disk drive (1541-variant) a couple years ago, and that cable is ridiculously hard to find... :'(

http://store.go4retro.com/commodore-iec-disk-drive-cable/

or just make one, 2 "DIN6" plugs and youre done..

http://www.amazon.com/6-Pin-DIN-Plug-240-b0/dp/B000LDWV80

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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2014, 05:48:51 PM »
Thanks :)
Anyway, my C64 collection (taken with my awful camera):

C2N Datasette 1530 on top of box for C64
Floppy Drive (in-box) with C64 leaning against it
Datasette box (I even have the original foam)
Binder of tapes
Science III and IV Commodore Public Domain Series + Floppies
Commodore 64 Disk Bonus Pack
as well as the power supplies.

Sadly, the power light does not glow anymore. Is it possible to replace it?
 
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2014, 09:39:33 PM »
I hope your collection is not always spread all over the floor ;)

Replacing the PowerLED is something that even I could do ;)

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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2014, 10:17:50 PM »
No, that's out of the boxes they usually hide in.

So, it's just a normal LED?
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Re: Entering the Dark Zone....
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2014, 11:20:50 PM »
Yeah, what else would it be  ;D

The C64 is constructed the Tramiel way: as fucking cheap as possible. The LED has two wires running from the lid to the main-board. maybe the connector came loose or someone who worked in it has connected it backwards. This doesn't damage anything, just makes the LED not light up.

LEDs last VERY long, ALL my vintage computers and peripheral with LEDs from those times still work just fine. LEDs almost never die.

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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2014, 01:41:08 AM »
I thought it was some standard bulb with a cover, possibly.

There's probably a bad wire from the board, since I got mine from a guy who said he'd tried everything and couldn't get it to work. Turns out, it just needed a new video cable. I quickly put two and two together when when I saw that the one he gave me had all the pins cut off.
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« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2014, 10:50:47 AM »
Yeah, while Atari went the expensive by using trained fireflies (can you imagine how expensive it is to train fireflies to do that?) which had to put their glowing butt into a small transparent dome when getting 5V, Commodore used the far cheaper LEDs for their 'bread bin'.

No? I wonder what (NASA?) technology else was used in Atari's power lamp  ???

 ;D  :P  ;)