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/veswiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
Schematics (locally sourced): http://atariage.com/forums/topic/111866-fairchild-ves-channel-f-composite-video-mod/?hl=%2Bfairchild+%2Bchannel+%2Bschematic&do=findComment&comment=1437503
Service Manual (of sorts): https://archive.org/details/Fairchild_VES_Service_Manual_1976_Fairchild