A few months ago, I
detailed had a bad experience with an out-of-state legacy computer depot for repairing a Commodore 64 home computer with a failed CIA chip. Fortunately for me, I did not allow that to curtail my endeavor on repairing the remaining C64s still in my possession — two originals and the 64C version. I stumbled upon a real technical engineer at the VIC 20 Denial Forum under the alias channelmaniac, who runs a part-time company called Arcade Components.
I shipped him just the three motherboards, and all were repaired at the flat rate of only 1/2 hour work each — great — with a technical work log of each recorded online:
The motherboards were re-packed professionally and returned to me yesterday. This morning, I had the pleasure of re-inserting each back into their original casings and fired them up using a Zenith TV as their display. Each of them properly displayed the 38911 BYTES FREE with working keyboard. For software, I tested each with a joystick and an Atarisoft’s Pac-Man cartridge — each played flawlessly.
As a customer seeking repairs on these old computers, I could not be more satisfied from the cost and professional work and service provided. I highly recommend Arcade Components to anyone looking for such repairs.