Re: Need help fixing a C128 DCR

From: Bill Degnan <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 16:33:31 -0400
Message-ID: <5e314ef1$6524bd94$50dc1692$@com>
I may have missed this in the thread, but what happens in C64 mode?
Bill Degnan

-------- Original Message --------
> From: "Laze Ristoski" <>
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 4:25 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Need help fixing a C128 DCR
> Thank you for your replies. I appreciate them.
> Ruud Baltissen wrote:
> > Is it just the normal start-up sequence or the one a C128 does i.e. 
> > start?
> The normal start-up sequence.
> > My advice: try exchanging the CIA's first. AFAIK they aren't soldered 
> > that shouldn't be much trouble.
> They are on my board. Any ideas which one is more likely to be the 
> or should I replace both of them right away?
> Bil Herd wrote:
> > Are you describing the color RAM for the 40 column VIC or
> > do you mean you get random colors on 80 column?
> I get random colors in 40 column mode.
> > What if the cursor is there but the same color as the background? :)
> I recall using the keyboard to type some chars, change colors, etc. I 
> tried typing LOAD"$",8 (a few times actually, to make sure I didn't 
> anything). To my misfortune, the drive didn't come up. :(
> > Don't laugh:  Lick your finger and get it down around all of the
> > pins on the color ram and the quad buffer and look for any change,
> > if something changes based on your finger it probably is floating.
> I could never laugh at the man who made the "herdware" possible.
> In fact, I feel quite privileged talking to you.
> Still, I can't take your advice. The machine looks so brand new that
> I try to leave as few fingerprints on it as possible. Using saliva is
> out of the question. :) Maybe as a last resort...
> -- 
> Laze
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