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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:49 pm

Very, very cool.

I returned from my trip to California today. I'd gone down there to attend the funeral services of my dear friend Chris "Crispy" Brenner.

But upon returning, a donation from a family in Texas awaited me. It wasn't packed very well, unfortunately, and one of the 1581's was damaged. The packing company literally just wrapped each drive with 1-layer of brown paper. ?!

In any case, this C128Dcr was used to run and manage a business for several years. We don't get to hear those kinds of stories with our Commodore 8-bits very often.

I look forward to sharing all of the details when I can later this year.

:commodore: <3

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intric8
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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2022 4:57 pm

In case you're curious that's a CMD manual for a RAM Drive. The actual RAM Drive did not make the trip, however. Unfortunately it had been lost to the sands of time somewhere along the way.

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wildcopper
Seattle, WA

Posted Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:44 am

What an awesome 128DCR setup that was!

The SD-2 drives are really cool. I've worked on one before. They used (for there time) very miniature through-hole capacitors which, unfortunately, are prone to leaking and damaging traces. One article I found along the way: http://gencom64.blogspot.com/2011/03/ms ... r.html?m=1
Ray Carlsen also has a bunch of info.

In case it's any use, here's the list of capacitors and their replacements that I used on mine:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

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fxgogo
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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2022 1:59 pm

Yuo are just making me very jealous :lol:

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comma1571

Posted Sun Oct 09, 2022 7:12 am

I used to have a DCR, the thing was a tank.

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Appee

Posted Mon Jan 02, 2023 12:29 am

How bad is the broken 1581? Is it repairable?

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intric8
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Posted Mon Jan 02, 2023 11:34 am

How bad is the broken 1581? Is it repairable?
It was mostly cracked plastic and bent metal. I think I've repaired it for the most part.

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Appee

Posted Mon Jan 02, 2023 12:58 pm

That's a relief.





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