Re: CBM-II 610 protection

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:43:55 +0200
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On 07/14/2014 10:30 PM, Istvan Hegedus wrote:
> Hi All,
> Now that I have managed to get a keyboard for my CBM-II 610 it works
> fine. Thanks for Christian!
> I would like to know however what kind of modifications should I do in
> order to make the life of this computer long?
> I mean, shall I install DIP cooler on CPU, PLA and any other ICs?

I would use heatsinks on the ICs that get more than warm. That would be 
at least the SID and PLA. Check the others as well.

Then I would suggest to install suppressor diodes to kill any voltage 
spikes or PSU going bad. I usually use the P6KE6.8A or the 1N5908 on the 
+5V rail. The pin with the ring goes to +5V, the other one is connected 
to GND. They are cheap enough to make that worth thinking about.

> I have changed the power supply connection for 240V input so it is safe
> in Europe now, the PSU gives proper voltages. Shall I replace any elko
> capacitors in the PSU?

Depends on the capacitors... Any of them with an 'ROE' logo? If yes, it 
might be a good idea to replace them since I had more than one become a 
short circuit on me.


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