Commodore 64 left outside for over a decade! Could it still work??

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Adrian's Digital Basement

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Shared September 30, 2018

I was given a Commodore 64C that had been left outside for a decade or more in rural Oregon. It dealt with everything mother nature could throw at it while it sat outside. Could this machine possibly still work?

Watch to find out!

NOTE: The soldered chip I said might possible be the SID was actually the PLA. The SID is the socketed chip by the video connector.

--- Video links

Part 2: https://youtu.be/x_3d8O5cJ9c

Demo disk used:
SIDBurners 7
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=10043

--- Tools

Deoxit D5:
http://store.caig.com/s.nl/it.A/id.16...

Jonard Tools EX-2 Chip Extractor:
https://www.jonard.com/Products/EX-2-...

Wiha Chip Lifter:
https://www.wihatools.com/precision-c...

Elenco Electronics LP-560 Logic Probe:
https://www.amazon.com/Elenco-Electro...

Hakko FR301 Desoldering Iron:
https://www.amazon.com/American-HAKKO...

Rigol DS1054Z Four Channel Oscilloscope:
https://www.rigolna.com/products/digi...

Head Worn Magnifying Goggles / Dual Lens Flip-In Head Magnifier:
https://www.amazon.com/SE-Illuminated...

TL866II Plus Chip Tester and EPROM programmer: (The MiniPro)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33000...

TS100 Soldering Iron:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/TS100-65W-MI...

EEVBlog 121GW Multimeter:
https://www.eevblog.com/product/121gw/

DSLogic Basic Logic Analyzer:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Logic-DS...

Magnetic Screw Holder: (also on eBay and Amazon)
https://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-...

Universal ZIP sockets: (clones, used on my ZIF-64 test machine)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/14-16-18-20-...

RetroTink 2X Upconverter: (to hook up something like a C64 to HDMI)
http://www.retrotink.com/

Plato (Clone) Side Cutters: (order five)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-5-10PCS-...

Heat Sinks:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32537...

Little squeezy bottles: (available elsewhere too)
https://www.amazon.com/Precision-Appl...

--- Links

My GitHub repository:
https://github.com/misterblack1?tab=r...

Commodore Computer Club (of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington)
https://www.commodorecomputerclub.com/

Tivoo Pixel Art Display seen in my videos:
https://www.amazon.com/Divoom-Tivoo-r...

--- C64 Stuff

JaffyDOS:
http://blog.worldofjani.com/?p=3544

C64 Test Harness I use:
https://youtu.be/szSzA6T4Kdw

C64 Homebrew cartridge PCB: (used for the DeadTest / Diag Cart I use)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-64...

EasyFlash 3 Multi-Cart:
http://store.go4retro.com/easyflash-3/

--- Instructional videos

My video on damage-free chip removal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQVjw...

--- Music

Music at end: (thanks to LuomuBanaani)
Ode to C64 by Søren Lund (Jeff)
https://csdb.dk/sid/?id=15426

Intro music by:
Nathan Divino
@itsnathandivino

Outro Music:
Abyss by | e s c p | https://escp-music.bandcamp.com
Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

--- Donate

To donate to the basement:
Adrian Black / Mail Call PMB 244
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214-5246
United States

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