ScuzzBlog: Diaries July 2017
Entry 26th July 2017: Post: 2
Flushed with my successes earlier I pulled out two C64s, one with a
busted pound key and the other not working at all [ black screen ] The
one with the busted key was posting loads of odd symbols on the screen.
So I swapped the keyboards. I did intend just swapping the lids over but
amazingly they have the slots in different places on the back. The
boards are different also and the one has the metal shielding. There is
a component on the back of the keyboard and on the faulty one where
there was no shielding some plastic had been stuck over the component.
After a little bit of a struggle with the keyboard screws [ there is
always one ] I hooked the C64 back up and she fired up first time and
worked without fault. Incredible. So that is two C64s back from the
dead. Can't be bad.
Just enough time for some Vital Light me thinks.