Thursday 11 September 2014

Commodore PET Repair Part 11 - Finished

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The Commodore Pet 4032-32N is now complete again, for the first time in about 20 years. It's taken about a month to get this far, but I think it's been worth it. The full story starts in Part 1.
I've always liked the distinct 'Commodore Pet' shape, it looks rather smart now it's all cleaned up and working.
I've left the badge off for the moment, I think I'll try and make something like the standard 4032 one, since the original one is damaged.
Inside, the new parts are as close as I could get to the originals, which I didn't have.
Most of the parts are dated 1982 or 1983. The replacement board is a 'Universal' 40/80 column one this would probably have started off with the fixed 40 column board.
I do, however, have the original datassette drives from this Pet, more on those later.
For the moment, I've been using a standard Commodore 64 one
So there it is,
Commodore Pet 4032-32N serial number WG 0018 lives again.

2022 Update: This PET is still sat on the bench next to me in regular use. These days the mainboard is stored safely away and it is running with a Mini PET 40/80 D.