Repair & Restore

Tandy Power Switching System Restore

Early November 2021 I found a Tandy Power Switching System at a thrift store for all of $4.00, so I picked it up expecting at best it might need some minor repairs. It was yellowed and missing most of the feet ...

C64c Project: Clean and Retrobright

I last left off on the C64c project by testing the computer with a Dead Test cartridge to check if our computer was even a functioning unit. (You can view “C64c Project: The Dead Test” here.)  Now our C64c pr...

C64c Project: The Dead Test

Back in December of 2019 I picked up a Commodore 64c bundle with a 1541-II all the cables and power supplies along with the manuals for a price that left me feeling like the Grinch steeling Christmas.  When I...

Quick-Bit: Keyboard Spill Cleanup

https://youtu.be/nsBickiGehU Quick-Bit videos are a new feature for 8-Bit Boyz, these are short videos that are usually 5 minutes or less demonstrating repairs, cleaning, setting up equipment and more! In thi...

Network Wallboard Cleanup!

For years I would hear that in the future we will have less wires when it comes to our computer systems.  Well part of that is true and the rest is just flat out the opposite if anything else these days.  Mos...