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« Reply #75 on: June 30, 2012, 05:43:39 AM »

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I just go to the local party store and buy a small bottle of lighter fluid (naptha). it works great for removing old label goo. when i burn new EPROMs i just use a sharpie and black out the quartz window. then one swipe with the lighter fluid, and the EPROM is clean for a good erase. if the EPROM is not temporary, then i'll put a 'real' label on it.

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I buy goo gone at our local grocery store or home depot. Its kind of yellowy in color and smells of citris as well.

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I have found that the part that means the most is the window when it comes to cleaning... I do a little trick nowadays when I have burned a eprom and it is label time. I cut little pieces of scrap paper sized to cover just the window, and then I put the label over that. This way the adhesive doesn't mess with the critical window opening. When I remove labels I start it with a razor blade and pull a little of the label back for gripping, and then (after repositioning the razor) I push with the razor side to side at an angle while I pull on the tab of the label and it usually comes up pretty clean. I then clean with an alcohol cleaning pad. For tough ones I have used the razor blade and wd40. I will have to remember to try the goo gone and other adhesive cleaners mentioned.

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I like the little paper to cover window. Makes sense. I have used fingernail polish remover(acetone) in the past for removal of adhesive. Seems to work well.

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I wasn't able to find Goo Gone locally; I bought it at MCMOnline for $7.89 for a 12oz bottle. They make big refills too.
The best and the cheap way WD 40  never fails
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« Reply #76 on: July 01, 2012, 02:24:25 PM »

The best and the cheap way WD 40  never fails

Thanks!
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« Reply #77 on: July 01, 2012, 03:10:10 PM »

OK I'll go along that WD 40 will clean a board, now what do you use to clean the WD 40 from the board ?    WD 40 being a oil base product and dirt/dust tend to stick to a oily/ greasy serface what have you gained ??
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« Reply #78 on: July 01, 2012, 04:02:11 PM »

At least the board wont squeak  Tongue Out
OK I'll go along that WD 40 will clean a board, now what do you use to clean the WD 40 from the board ?    WD 40 being a oil base product and dirt/dust tend to stick to a oily/ greasy serface what have you gained ??
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« Reply #79 on: July 01, 2012, 05:26:35 PM »

NO, After the WD40 you put it in the dishwasher.
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« Reply #80 on: July 01, 2012, 10:14:45 PM »

You can use a simple, safe degreaser that won't eat plastics or take painted letters off of chips.

WD40 won't eat plastics like Goof Off does. Goof Off also takes letters off of some chips.
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« Reply #81 on: December 10, 2012, 09:59:03 AM »

Just been reading some of Channelmaniacs repair logs, some really excellent information for people wanting to repair their games etc applause
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« Reply #82 on: December 10, 2012, 10:46:50 PM »

Thanks!

I share information to try and help others. Cheesy
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« Reply #83 on: March 16, 2013, 09:52:49 AM »

 Clap  Thank you for maintaining this thread.  C64 was my first computer.  Now that I know I can get help with one, I might try to hunt one down and reminisce my teenage summers glued to the computer. propeller  Inspired by Zork, I actually wrote my own text adventure game around age 12. arrow
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« Reply #84 on: March 16, 2013, 12:21:07 PM »

Thanks!

I try to share my knowledge on various systems. On the C64, I copied the code for the PLA chip and have it on my site freely available for download. That code has been incorporated into MESS to improve emulation. Of course, I sell freshly programmed NOS PLA chips on my site, but the code is there for anyone to use to program their own PLA.

I love these older systems! There's just something about them that brings back a lot of memories of being a kid in the 80s. Smiley
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