Re: Pet basic-2 save different than C64?

From: Francesco Messineo <>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 17:48:58 +0100
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On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 4:13 PM, William Levak <> wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Feb 2017, Francesco Messineo wrote:

>> I've had good results on the tape#2 connector on my 3032 which isn't
>> gold-plated but just tinned. The tape#1 is unreliable in this
>> semi-gold-plating with holes state.
> If the connectors are just dirty, you can clean them with a non-abrasive
> eraser and alcohol.  If they are scratched up, you can put a layer of solder
> on them. If part of the circuit trace is gone, they will have to be
> replaced. They used to make stick-on circuit traces. This was a foil trace
> with glue on the bottom side.  On the cassette connector, the stick-on glue
> will probably not hold up.  You should use super-glue to apply these.

the gold plating is scratched, but cleaning the contact made a good
improvement so I won't apply tin on it for now. Both sides are
connected together but the original C2N connector has contacts only on
the top side (you wonder why Commodore did save even on this aspect!)
and the contacts appear to be just tin plated or worse nickel plated.
Next step (if I really want to throw away my time) is trying to align
both my C2N to read reliably the same tapes. So far, tapes written by
one appear empty on the other.


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