Saturday, 15 December 2012

Capture II Redux

Today I visited Joe M. of the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network.  Earlier this year and mentioned at http://retro-link.blogspot.com/2012/03/capture-ii-boards-being-rebuilt.html , he was supposed to have rebuilt Capture II boards, the few remainders from the Jason-Ranheim Company.  He rebuilt one; it worked perfectly, and I was hoping that he'd have more finished in no time.  Well, no time became quite some time.  He ran into indeterminate problems, i.e., though he used the same components, the boards just wouldn't work.

He finally had to bring them to his place of work and use the powerful microscopes there in order to examine those boards.  He found that all of the rest of the boards had microscopic defects in the traces.  Perhaps that is the reason why they were left over from Jason-Ranheim; they were the defective and couldn't be sold.  Joe repaired the traces and got most of the boards working!  He gave me one to show off at future meetings and shows.  Hopefully, he'll release a few more later.

Merry Christmas!
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://videocam.net.au/fcug
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network
http://www.sccaners.org

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