Hi, I was "talking" by email with a guy who used to repair CBM stuff. Maybe someone is interested in this snippet of information. I expressed surprise that CBM called him for repair details on their own machines, and he wrote: I've got to go right now, but I will share some info with you about commodore. Think about this, Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with one of the senior software engineers who designed the pet series and some of the native software for the other commodores, spent most of his time traveling to the Philippines because of production problems. He agreed with me, NO TWO PETS were ever made the same and there were multiple Mother boards made, each board was hand tested and running modifications were made to just make that board work. Since we were working on quite a few of them for a contractor in the defense industry, we had access to every piece of engineering changes, Some of those(paperwork) became so ratty from use they were thrown away. Commodore at the time was trying to move everyone over to the C64 and the toy vic and plus4 they dropped the ball on repair for the pet, leaving it to the service centers to repair, they didn't want to even field calls on them. Yet there were thousands of them out there. Why they called me was they received some in shipment from somewhere under contract to repair and didn't have anyone knowledgeable to work on them, nor did they have any paper work. We (over several days) had a teleconference call on their nickel, where I basically trouble shot over the phone and faxed paperwork to them. A couple of years later, they went out of business. -- Mark - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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