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  1. I'm in New Jersey, we never expected this. News kept saying 2 inches of rain in my area. It was 3 inches an hour that we ended up getting. A few towns over they have many people die in their basement apartments. as the water just rushed in.
  2. I though my stuff was high enough, but I got 4 feet of water in there. Even my "water proof" containers had water in them.
  3. Not really, laptops and desktops the boards had way more corrosion than I would of expected. I pulled some of the CPU's, memory sticks and some of the cables. I lost a lot of hard drives, including a few scsi's. Looking into getting some storage space, or even a small office spot. Where I can set up my repair station again.
  4. Update: The phrase "they don't build them like they used to" is so true. I was able to power up my COCO's II, TI 99/4a, IBM PC ps/2 and a think pad. Still waiting to get an arcade power supply to test my Coleco Adam. My C64's where not working prior, so not sure how much more damage they have( they where my last projects). Stuff not working and going to the recycle center can be summed up as anything from the 2010 onward. I also lost two CRT's, my soldering station, bench top power supply, oscilloscope, variety of arduinos, raspberry pi's and some repair components.
  5. Just wanted to vent a little, When Sandy hit back in 2012 I lost all of my collection. My original TI 99/4a ( my first computer), my Atari 65xe, and 520st. As well as my Apple computers the LCII,..... Along with my NES and Genesis collections. I began to collect again by buying broken systems and repairing them, and this time my collection would be upstairs in my converted closet. I keep my working computers, the everyday systems, but I kept my box collections as well as my next repair systems in my work lab downstairs. So another storm and another disaster and now my boxed collections are gone. My precious TI 99/4a with all the original manuals and leaflets are gone destroyed the Commodore 64's are gone as is my Coleco ADAM, COCO II, Dragon, and a Mattel Aquarius. The upside is I have health, the family is safe, and my working systems are upstairs. Again I just wanted to speak to folks who understand this hobby and how much it hurts to have these setbacks in the quest of preservation. .
  6. Ok so I got it working. The 2n3904 Q2 was bent and two legs touching each other. Thanks for the help. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  7. Hi guys, I'm having issues where the screen is just black and white ( I changed the 555 timer and check the artifacing circuit). Now im also getting random characters on the screen. Here's a video of what is happening Any help would be appreciated. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  8. Interesting way of restoring a 2600.
  9. World trade center not sure if its still there. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  10. The poster on the wall had the shuttle so I assumed. I remember watching challenger in school, but thats about it. Also did we ever figure out how much it would cost to make the shuttle today not inflation prices but part for part using todays replacement components? Im sure it would be a fraction of the cost. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  11. They are showing how our generation saw the space shuttle. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  12. In NYC Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  13. Thank you so much. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  14. Got this todat with no label. Anyone know the name of this game? Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  15. 7800 gives me a white screen when I turn it on, I've checked voltages and there is +5v in the middle rail and most of the chips except Maria that is getting +8.1v and the 4013 which shows +4.98v. Are these values acceptable?
  16. Im in, easy commute right accross the river. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  17. I watch a lot them, and i love folks like the no swear gamer who play the games and almost do a video archive for future reference. Also i watch the folks that fix the units. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
  18. I'm converting a closet to hold some of my treasures. https://youtu.be/-AL4csfMVZw
  19. I didnt have one growing up. A cousin of mine had it and everytime i visited i would just sit in their living room playing for hours. Finally got one for xmas. Collected 12 games so far kc being my favourite. Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk
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