... or a glossy keyboard attack !
No STORY this time
That's right, short and pure restoration of a cool C64 Breadbin that was presumably dug out of some sort of dungeon lol.
PCB straight from dungeon keepers collection
PDWPE stands for Prolonged Dark Warm Perhydrol Exposure method <-- hell yeah ! I always wanted to create my own acronym :D
That method was described in my previous post along with various hax.
Original gray color came back but I didn't use this case in the end - it was broken and I didn't have time to fix it. Instead, I've put PCB in a slightly yellowed one, but a still cool case.
After a bit of sanding and brushing:
Connectors were a bit .... rusty too
After a bit of work:
There was also a lot of corrosion under power socket and power button.
I've fixed it like in a CPC job
Once PCB was fixed and case ready I could start working with keyboard fixes. Obviously to allow myself to type like a PRO :)
First I had t o clean 'em all. Obviously, all keys lost its original shine.
Fortunately, this time I was prepared for this :>
Quick acetone vapour bath fixed that issue.
(bottom ones are already fixed )
I still had a problem with several broken key cap posts.
I've fixed it with short 3mm screws that I've put in place of broken posts. I've simply heated up screws with a gas torch and kinda melted it in tops of plastic posts.
Then, I've gently tapped key caps with a 3 mm screw.
After that, I was able to screw key caps on.
There is a small problem with above photos. I couldn't screw on key caps that are next to each other, so I've solved it with swapping locations of original posts with my hacked ones to match following configuration.