Thursday 11 September 2014

Commodore PET Repair Part 10 - Monitor Refurbishment

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I'm almost finished restoring a Commodore Pet 4032. All it needs now is it's monitor.
The original monitor for this 4032 is still going strong, and has been used through the repairs of the mainboard. However, the frame of the monitor is a bit rusty, and could generally do with a clean.
There was some black tape would around the base (which is visible when the Pet is assembled). Under that, I found another Currie & Maughan badge.
I carefully removed that as well, cleaned up the frame and sprayed it white.
With that fitted to the case, the cleaned board can be reinstalled.
And then the tube.
Now it's starting to look like a Commodore Pet again.
Good to know it's still working.
Whilst cleaning the monitor shroud, I found a date stamp. 27th October 1982. That seems about right.
With the shroud in place, you finally get to see what it should look like from the front, and the width and height can be correctly adjusted.
With the back on, that's is complete. Some better pictures will follow.