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#1 jltursan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2018 9:27 AM

Along this last summer I've been repairing a friend's colecovision (Hi Armando!) and it turned out to be a nightmare. The Colecovision was really in a bad shape, worse than expected and after more than two months of checking and fixing, here's the result:

 

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The Coleco ended up being mostly socketized, the list of damaged and replaced ICs is long: U10-U17 (all 8 VRAMs!), U5 (74LS138), U9 (TMS9928), U21 (LM1889) and U23 (HEF4066). Basically seems that all the video generation system was strike by a lightning!

 

Here's a close-up pic:

 

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:party:  :party:  :party:

 

 



#2 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2018 11:02 AM

Congrats on tracking down all of the issues and for fixing them.  I suspect many would have given up.  I love seeing old game systems saved from being thrown away.

 

Well Done !!!!!



#3 AtariBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2018 11:14 AM

Just make sure you don't buy a homebrew called Risky Rick now . :grin:



#4 jltursan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2018 11:29 AM

Congrats on tracking down all of the issues and for fixing them.  I suspect many would have given up.  I love seeing old game systems saved from being thrown away.

 

It was a "machine vs. man" fight!  :twisted: 

 

Just make sure you don't buy a homebrew called Risky Rick now . :grin:

 

It's no my Colecovision; but I'm sure that my Adam would be happy with a Risky Rick plugged in!  :D. Since I talked with Richard about it I was hooked by the development, incredible feat!  :thumbsup:



#5 TheCurlyBard OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 9, 2018 12:29 PM

Wow, so good to see it repaired, so many faults would have seen it in the landfill for most people.

My own power switches turned up tonight, which means I can finally play with a clean picture, and get the thing reassembled! Really looking forward to seeing it all it's Russian suitcase nuke 80s splendour.

#6 SapphiRe OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:32 AM

Many thanks!! It looks beautiful!! ;) ;)

 

BTW @jltursan, let see if the 9928 I have works correctly... we need to meet soon!!

 






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