Reply 12560 of 14043, by Jed118
So I got myself a C64!
This would not be my first one, probably like the 5th or 6th if you count VIC20 machines, but I want to keep this one for a bit and actually learn how to use it and program on it. I will need a better solution for a monitor, but for now it's connected to a cheap-as-free 14 inch TV VCR combo.
In taking steps to preserve it, I've hacked up an old 486 CPU cooler as well as one from a Pentium, and set on epoxying the bits of heatsink to the most prominently heat prone chips in both the main unit and the 1541 (with a 1541C drive swapped in, faceplate and all)
A tribute to the cooler that gave its life:
This one is actually just heatsink compound:
Main system board:
I will go add one more sink to the rectifier diodes in the floppy drive before my epoxy dries out.
Next step is to clean it up a little more, wait for my XM1541 adapter to arrive, and start using this thing!
That and figure out a better way to output. I see some people connect LCDs to these, do I have to use an expensive scaler, or is there another way?
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