In part 4 of the “Fix Your Old Computer” series, Chris Torrence shows how to disassemble and repair the disk drive within a Commodore Amiga 500. Although not strictly Apple related, the techniques are applicable to any retro computer. Watch now!
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Apple Products from the current generation of items.
By Rick Sutcliffe Last month The Spy detailed issues with his university-owned mid-2015 MacBook Pro. He had thought nothing of the fact that the keys were beginning to imprint on the screen (it could be wiped clean), but when he realized that the machine would no longer stand on its own four feet, but was […]
Chris Torrence shows how you can use John Keoni Morris’ new Applesauce Floppy Disk Controller to image copy-protected disks directly from your Disk ][ to your Mac. The video includes surprise guest appearances from Javier Rivera, John Morris, and Roger Wagner. Watch here!
The NetBSD project has announced the availability of the sixteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system. NetBSD Version 8.0 includes a number of bug fixes and includes new hardware support as well as additional security features. NetBSD is designed to run on over 50 platforms including the Macintosh 68K and Power PC machines. Some […]
The third and final installment of the saga of the Rev 0. In the first two videos (here and here), Chris Torrence attempted to fix a Revision 0 Apple II which was stuck in an infinite loop of bells. Finally, in the latest episode, Chris tracks the problem down to a broken trace. See how […]
What’s wrong with Chris Torrence’s Apple II Plus? Check out his latest video to find out how he fixes not one, but two problems with his Apple II Plus! Then, dive into his next video for a review of Daniele Liverani’s new Apple II game, Genius 2. Plus, you can download both Genius games here! […]
Chris Torrence continues his hacking on Mike’s Rev 0 Apple II. In this episode, he hooks up the Apple II to an Arduino to try to diagnose what’s wrong with the computer. Hilarity ensues…
Join Mike Maginnis and Chris Torrence as they try to fix Mike’s Rev 0 Apple II on the latest episode of the Assembly Lines podcast. Watch here!
The RetroMacCast episode #465 has been released. This episode includes a preview of the upcoming Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 6.0 as well as James and John’s discussion on a variety of Macintosh related topics including: eBay finds: classic Mac iPad mini mount, Powerbook clock, and custom sneakers. John talks to Earl Baugh from the Vintage […]