From: Mike Paull (mpaull_at_optusnet.com.au)
Date: 2004-01-11 05:20:03
For anyone looking at replacing a C64 power supply with one from a PC have a look at this web page; http://www.volny.cz/dundera/stuff.html This is the IDE64 home page however they have a nice little DC to AC circuit so you can power your C64 from the one power source instead of having one for ac and one for dc. I haven't built it yet so I can't say anything about it's reliability or design. Mike On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 03:33:13 +0200, you wrote: >Hey Ryan, > > >sorry to hear about your problems with the PSU. >However, could you tell me more about this "Pinto" power supply? How does it blow up your C-64, exactly? And, do you have pictures of this PSU, so I can be sure which exactly you mean? > >I think it's simple to reverse engineer the PSU. > > >cheers > >mario > > >> -----Original Message----- >> From: email@example.com >> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of ext Ryan Underwood >> Sent: 10 January, 2004 02:35 >> To: email@example.com >> Subject: C64 power supply replacement >> >> >> >> Hey, >> >> Well, I finally got around to building a S-Video cable for my >> C64 today. >> Fire up the C64, and a blank screen. Sigh. Cable must be >> bad, so check >> all connections on cable, nope, cable is good. Check C64 >> power supply. >> 5V -> 5.15V, 9VAC -> 10VAC, seems almost normal, and... whups, wait a >> second, now there's nothing on the 9VAC. Wait a little while, unplug, >> plug back in, still no 9VAC. Looks like it just gave up the ghost. >> >> This is one of the "Pinto" supplies, you know, the ones that were made >> to eventually blow up your C64 when they failed, and they >> were sealed in >> lots of epoxy so you couldn't even fix it if you wanted to; I found >> that out the hard way, after spending an hour with screwdriver and >> hammer, busting it open in complete confidence that I would be able to >> fix whatever was plaguing the 9VAC output. >> >> Hopefully my C64 survived, but now I need a new power supply. Anyone >> have a cheap circuit for one or a link? (google isn't being helpful >> today) >> >> thanks, >> >> -- >> Ryan Underwood, <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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