Wednesday, 25 January 2017

New VIC-20 power supplies from Ray Carlsen

Input and output on the same side
Vented case
Plenty of reserve output power
Here are some pictures of the latest custom power supplies from C= repair technician.  They are 120V power supplies for the VIC-20 (early model) that had the North American two-prong power input.  Outwardly, they are similar to his C64/128/VIC-20CR/Plus4 universal power supply but smaller in size.

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Picking up a haul from Computer Station in Long Beach

On Thursday, December 28, 2017 I visited Computer Station in order to pick up the remnants of the Commodore hardware and software that owner Tony Chai was getting out of the storefront.  Above you see the rental van I used to get all the stuff.  Filmmakers Rory Muir and Jerold Kress were there to video-record the goings-on.
Bit by bit, we went over each shelf of goods and put them on the sidewalk or inside the van directly.  That toilet box is full of Commodore and some Amiga software, so heavy that it took both Jerold and I to put it in the van.
Another angle on the stash.  In the foreground are MSD disk drives for repair or for parts and two good-looking FSD-1 drives.
Much of the software was business-related, i.e. word processors, general ledgers, tax forms, etc..  However, there were some games, too.
Tony's back was hurting him, so I had to put most of the goods into the van.
Not a Commodore PC but three C128DCR's in this box (minus their detachable keyboards)