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CPC464 noob with refurbish questions
« on: 15:36, 14 April 20 »
Hi guys...
New to the forum and new to cpcs...
I managed to bag a couple of untested 464s with the view of cobbling together 1 complete working on... Turns out all 3 work!
Well... They turn on and go to the basic prompt!
My questions are these...
Is there anything to look out for that may damage / destroy the boards over time? Like batteries?Is there a list of caps or frequently faulty parts to replace?Is there anywhere I can get spare keyboard keys from?What basic but modernising mods are available? I.e. MP3 loaders and suchAnd does retrobrite work for dull keys?
Thanks.. even posts to other threads would help if you don't want to type up loads... 😉
Just seeing how the other side lives as normally a speccy man...


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Re: CPC464 noob with refurbish questions
« Reply #1 on: 15:41, 14 April 20 »
Welcome!

-no batteries, no caps that routinely fail (though I'm sure others may suggest switching some :D).
-no keycaps source unfortunately, just dead machines.
-addons - phew! http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/DIY
-I don't think Retrobrite will have a significant result with the white of the letters on the keycaps...

Again, welcome :)

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Re: CPC464 noob with refurbish questions
« Reply #2 on: 01:34, 15 April 20 »
Thanks for the responses..
Good to hear they seem pretty sturdy... Shame about the keycaps... That's the biggest issue I have.. 😁
Will have a dig through the list of mods!
Thanks again!