Hey Birt! – Troubleshooting Vintage Computers 2 Diagnostics


In this episode of Hey Birt! he works on a C64 a C128 and an A500.

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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