CommVEx v15 2019 raffle and other prizes

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CommVEx v15 2019 raffle and other prizes

Post by rbernardo » Mon May 06, 2019 7:52 pm

This year's CommVEx has its first raffle prizes - a Commodore PET 2001 and a Commodore 128!

https://portcommodore.com/dokuwiki/doku ... vex_raffle

The PET 2001 is non-working at present, but it's being handed over to a CBM engineer in mid-May in hopes that the engineer can get it fully working!

Stay tuned for the progress on that,
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Re: CommVEx v15 2019 raffle and other prizes

Post by rbernardo » Tue May 21, 2019 5:56 pm

rbernardo wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:52 pm
The PET 2001 is non-working at present, but it's being handed over to a CBM engineer in mid-May in hopes that the engineer can get it fully working!
The PET 2001 was handed over to Michelle on Sunday at the Bay Area Maker Faire. Hoping for the best on that machine!

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Re: CommVEx v15 2019 raffle and other prizes

Post by rbernardo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:05 pm

rbernardo wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:52 pm
The PET 2001 is non-working at present, but it's being handed over to a CBM engineer in mid-May in hopes that the engineer can get it fully working!
Yow, Michelle has spent about 8 hours on the machine so far and has it 80% working! Showing me a picture on her cellphone, she reports that it powers up now, shows a screen, and works well. She replaced a burned-out chip, fixed a trace, and made sure the other chips were making contact in their sockets. On her to-do list to get it 100% working... the semi-colon key is not popping up (it's depressed), and the built-in cassette drive has to have its belts replaced. She doesn't like the look of the black, glossy PET label, saying it's starting to wrinkle, but I told her that duplicating the look of that foil label would be hard.

Whether the machine is 100% or not, I will pick it up in mid-July so that it can be raffled off at CommVEx!

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Re: CommVEx v15 2019 raffle and other prizes

Post by rbernardo » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:11 pm

rbernardo wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:08 pm
...a Commodore PET 2001 and a Commodore 128!
Another CommVEx raffle prize! It's a VIC-20 system with the computer, computer box, VIC-1541 disk drive, 1530 Datasette, a cartridge (to be announced), power supply, and serial cable and disk drive power cable (may not have video cable or RF modulator).

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Re: CommVEx v15 2019 raffle and other prizes

Post by rbernardo » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:47 pm

rbernardo wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Whether the machine is 100% or not, I will pick it up in mid-July so that it can be raffled off at CommVEx!
This afternoon I picked up the PET 2001 for the CommVEx raffle!
On her to-do list to get it 100% working... the semi-colon key is not popping up (it's depressed), and the built-in cassette drive has to have its belts replaced.
The semi-colon key is now working! She put in an Amiga spring (bit of trivia... Amiga springs are smaller but springier. PET springs are larger but less springy.) To me, the feel when depressing the semi-colon key feels the same as the other keys.

The cassette drive has its belt replaced, capstans lubed, and heads cleaned. It works perfectly.

She powered the PET in front of me and ran a little BASIC program. No problem! Though the label on the back of the PET says it's a 2001-8, it only has 4K of memory (like a 2001-4). She does say that sometimes it doesn't show all of memory, and the only way to get out of that is to turn the machine off and then on. However, she says it's a beautiful machine with a small bit of rust on the case and a very good (letters legible on the keys) keyboard.

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Re: CommVEx v15 2019 raffle and other prizes

Post by rbernardo » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:25 am

...raffle prizes -
Commodore PET 2001
Commodore 128
Commodore VIC-20 system
Whoa! Courtesy of Al Jackson of Las Vegas, we now have a working Commodore SX-64 for the raffle! It comes with JiffyDOS and the original keyboard cable. The blue caps at the handle ends are missing, though.

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Re: CommVEx v15 2019 raffle and other prizes

Post by rbernardo » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:40 pm

rbernardo wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:25 am
...raffle prizes -
Commodore PET 2001
Commodore 128
Commodore VIC-20 system
Commodore SX-64
More details on the C128... it was refurbished by Ray Carlsen.

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Re: CommVEx v15 2019 raffle and other prizes

Post by rbernardo » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:46 pm

rbernardo wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:11 pm
It's a VIC-20 system with the computer, computer box, VIC-1541 disk drive, 1530 Datasette, a cartridge (to be announced), power supply, and serial cable and disk drive power cable (may not have video cable or RF modulator).
Video cable and RF modulator now included! Avenger game cartridge added to the system! Also, the VIC-20 Programmers Guide will be for sale at a very low price.

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Re: CommVEx v15 2019 raffle and other prizes

Post by rbernardo » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:08 pm

Our freebies for CommVEx attendees grows! In addition to newsletters from the Fresno Commodore User Group, there will be temporary C= tattoos, and courtesy of Randy Abel, leader of The Other Group of Amigoids (San Jose, California), there will be CD copies of his club's latest (2018) Amiga program library.

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