From: Marko Mäkelä (marko.makela_at_hut.fi)
Date: 2002-04-28 20:33:38
Francesco, I'm forwarding your message to the cbm-hackers mailing list, which reaches a number of PET hardware experts. I cannot really help you myself, since the only PETs I have are a 8032-SK (in a nice rounded plastic case) and a normal 8032. Yes, the PET is a very nice machine, and a lot of interesting software has been made for it. Being a scientist, I was really fascinated when I sorted the files at <URL:http://www.funet.fi/pub/cbm/edu/>. Unfortunately I didn't find anything for my field (theoretical computer science). It would help a little if you clarified what the screen looked like. Did it display random garbage characters, or was it completely blank? If it remains blank, can you see anything when turning the brightness knob (behind the tube) to the maximum? Marko [Francesco's message to me follows] Hi Marko, thanks a lot for your kind message and for the help you offered me in going over some question concerned with an old Commodore 3032 I got from a friend at the Rome University. Last week, knowing that someone was going to burn a lot of old machine, I went to the Rome University and with a big surprise, I found the Commodore. Excited, coming back home I powered it but .. nothing appened (only the screen seem's to work). Of course I've cleaned the main board as well as every connector (not more because I'm not an expert) but without any improvement. I've spoken with the former owner (that left the machine working something like 10 years ago) and he told me something about the possibility that some electrolytic capacitors or some of the ROM could be the cause of the problem. He told me that the machine has been upgraded to 4032 too. Now, I'd like to do all I can to make the machine alive again. The Commodore is so beautiful (it seem's the control-console of the Star-Track Enterprise) that I'd like to see it working again. Could you give me some advice (I could even ship the main board to someone paying of course for the shipping back too!). Thanks again for your kind message, best regards Francesco Benedettini ============================= Francesco Benedettini Professor of Structural Mechanics DISAT University of L'Aquila 67040 Monteluco di Roio, L'Aquila, Italy ph. +39-0862-434513 fax +39-0862-434548 e-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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