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Fairchild Channel F VES parts list: Community Contribution Request

Fairchild Channel F Parts list VES

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#1 winglifter OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:00 AM

Hello All.  I apologize in advance if this has been covered, or if I put this in the wrong forum.  I recently purchased a Fairchild Channel F (so recent, it has not arrived yet).  The previous owner has disassembled the unit, lost the screws, and is now sending it to me in pieces.  I've been rebuilding/cleaning retro consoles for some time now as a hobby.  I've found plenty of service information for 2600, Intellivision, Nintendo, to name a few...but the Channel F, the original 1976 model, relatively nothing.  Not even a parts list.  I've scoured this forum and the interwebz at large, but to no avail (a poorly made service manual and schematics for the system board/psu).  This is literally the first time I've felt a need to post a topic.

 

The reason for starting this topic? A single, aggregated, source for parts list information that the community can contribute to.  Specifically I need screw sizes (length, preferably thread size as well) but any contribution will be helpful to someone eventually. Example: Ever source replacement cord for the controller?  Add it here!  Replace a switch/button?  Type and kind (classification) will be very welcomed!

 

What I can aggregate for now:

VES Wiki (good schematics, and programming info): http://channelf.se/v...title=Main_Page

Schematics (locally sourced): http://atariage.com/...ic#entry1437503

Service Manual (of sorts): https://archive.org/..._1976_Fairchild


Edited by winglifter, Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:09 AM.


#2 wolfy62 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:29 PM

Hello All.  I apologize in advance if this has been covered, or if I put this in the wrong forum.  I recently purchased a Fairchild Channel F (so recent, it has not arrived yet).  The previous owner has disassembled the unit, lost the screws, and is now sending it to me in pieces.  I've been rebuilding/cleaning retro consoles for some time now as a hobby.  I've found plenty of service information for 2600, Intellivision, Nintendo, to name a few...but the Channel F, the original 1976 model, relatively nothing.  Not even a parts list.  I've scoured this forum and the interwebz at large, but to no avail (a poorly made service manual and schematics for the system board/psu).  This is literally the first time I've felt a need to post a topic.

 

The reason for starting this topic? A single, aggregated, source for parts list information that the community can contribute to.  Specifically I need screw sizes (length, preferably thread size as well) but any contribution will be helpful to someone eventually. Example: Ever source replacement cord for the controller?  Add it here!  Replace a switch/button?  Type and kind (classification) will be very welcomed!

 

What I can aggregate for now:

VES Wiki (good schematics, and programming info): http://channelf.se/v...title=Main_Page

Schematics (locally sourced): http://atariage.com/...ic#entry1437503

Service Manual (of sorts): https://archive.org/..._1976_Fairchild

My Fairchild channel f I purchased does not work as Its power cord needs to be replaced, probably internally.

 

Look up Fairchild Channel f in the forums here under multicart. You need to find Fredric in Sweden, He makes the multicart for it and seem to know all the specs on the system.

 

I hope that helps, Dale



#3 winglifter OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 2, 2015 2:59 PM

Hi Dale, thanks for the tip.  I was able to get in touch with him and got my info.  

 

Your power cord... is it severed?  Did you need some assistance in getting it up and running?







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