So I talked about donating some hardware to Matt But I need a little assistance

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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I thought that might be an

I thought that might be an idea, but it is quite a distance and would be a whole day trip if you would like to do so, 4 hours each way (8 Hours roundtrip for both parties.) I have no problems with that, but I am uncertain as to what your schedule might be and I don't want to inconvenience anyone with this.

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Well, I'm in Saint Cloud,

Well, I'm in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, so maybe we could meet halfway or something?

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If you don't have means of

If you don't have means of testing the power supply send it this way. It's technically a giant DC transformer with a 12v AC additional pole. They don't usually go bad but I should be able to refurbish it in the case of failure. Just send me a PM and I will get you shipping details. Just ship it the most affordable way and it will be here in a few days.

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maybe i should ship the PSU

maybe i should ship the PSU to Nathan so he can make sure it works ( been on my shelf a long time).. but hate to transfer more shipping to him..

whatever I will pay shipping one way, to nat or matt, consider it another donation to Matt chatt.. he deserves far more then i have gave to his donation box. SO just let me know whenever.

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Okay I have the monitor now

Okay I have the monitor now with all the leads needed to hook up an Amiga and a commodore 64 to it. Clok1966 has the Power cable for the C64 and I have everything else except for the optional items I wanted to get so here is the set up that I have for Dr. Barton

A600 w/ 1MB ChipRAM (I will be getting an A604, I just don't know when it will be getting here)
Kickstart ROM 2.1 (37.350) I cannot find a 3.1 anywhere that isn't ridiculously priced.
CF Adapter and 4GB Card
Mouse
Power supply

C64 with a 1541 drive and all needed connecting cables

and 1084S-D1 monitor fully tested with monitor cable for the A600 and power lead.

Now all that really needs to be done is to get it to you. When you have time, if you would contact me via E-mail or other methods (what ever works best for you) so that the details for that can be hammered out I would be appreciative. I can tell you right now that shipping costs are high. The monitor alone is around 50-70 dollars to ship (just shipped one last week to Iowa and it was 65 dollars for ground shipping) Add in everything else and I have no idea where the shipping will go. But however you would like to do this, let me know and we can prepare.

Regards,

Nathan

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I talked to everyone over on

I talked to everyone over on Amibay.com and asked for assistance in finding the pin outs for the connectors. After they helped me find those it was a simple matter of going down to the electronic supply store and purchasing the proper cables and connectors. My only worry is how thin the cabling is on the A/V cord. I wanted to heat shrink the cables, but in my test case it made the cable unable to bend. The serial cable was extremely easy. All I needed was a 6 conductor shielded 24 gauge wire and I just soldered straight through. I did have help. On the video cable I had trouble with the wiring, as it is essentially a coaxial wire shielded and separated into 6 or 7 strands. The signal wire was so tiny I could barely see it, let alone solder it. I went to Ed Jeffries and he helped me make that one. Total cost for cable and connectors? About 19 dollars, or basically what you can get the A/V wire for if you search hard. It was fun to try.

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The excitement!!! I can't

The excitement!!!

I can't believe you actually made a cable. How??

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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Okay, thanks for the heads

Okay, thanks for the heads up. I decided since the cables should be easy to make I would make a video and serial cable. So I did. The sad thing? The Video cable is a better picture than any of the pre-made video cables I have here. It gives a great picture in Chroma/Luma separation. The standard RCA composite is okay, but not great. Audio is crisp and clear. I just need to JB Weld the ends of the RCA connectors to strengthen up the cables then they'll be ready.

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let me know whne you get it

let me know whne you get it figured out, will ship it to whoever (c-64 PSU).

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The Power Supply
clok1966 wrote:

c-64 power supply unit ( breadbin?) is this just a standard one? as in standard c-64 powersupply? if so count me in on that. just let me know, I will get one, shipped to you or him?

It's one that uses a standard 7 Pin connector, but because so few pins are used, I believe it has 3 or 4 pins on the actual connector. It is the typical PSU for the Commodore 64. Breadbin refers to the age and shape of the machine. The one I'm giving to Matt looks like a breadbin, but technically isn't as it is not an early early model. Those apparently had a different connector for video out to the monitor. I have all of the supplies here to make the cables he needs for the floppy drive and the video cable. I will make these from scratch with a little help from an engineer friend. In regards to the shipping, I would like to Coordinate with Dr. Barton and have him decide if he would prefer to have it all shipped directly to him from one location or if he doesn't mind piecemeal. I would prefer to come up and drop off The machines as I know shipping will be a nightmare, but I think his location in Minnesota is quite a distance away. 15 pounds in Commodore 64 stuff and a 25 pound monitor and 4 pounds (or more)in Amiga items just coming from here is going to be approximately 100-150 to ship. We'll make it work though. I intend to get these items to him as soon as possible. I would like before the end of the month if I'm capable.

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