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    Commodore SX-64 Restoration

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    Matt enjoys working with retro computer and gaming platforms, so when a friend asked if he wanted to come to take an "old Commodore laptop" off his hands, he jumped at the chance! The machine had obviously seen its better days, but Matt would not be deterred from such an extreme restoration challenge! Will the SX-64 come back to life? Watch as Matt repairs and rebuilds a relative retro computing rarity, restoring it to its former glory so he can finally play Planet X2!

     

    Supplemental Content:

     

    Bill of Material:

     

    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    DIN Audio / Video Connector, 5 Contacts, Plug, Cable Mount, Solder, Tin Plated Contacts, Metal BodySwitchCraft2Buy NowBuy Now
    DIN Audio / Video Connector, 6 Contacts, Plug, Cable Mount, Solder, Tin Plated Contacts, Metal BodySwitchCraft2Buy NowBuy Now
    Computer Cable, D-Sub Plug to D-Sub Receptacle, 6 ft, 1.8 m, BlackTripp-Lite1Buy NowBuy Now
    Computer Cable, D-Sub Plug to D-Sub Receptacle, 2.5 ft, 760 mm, BlackL-COM1Buy NowBuy Now
    D Sub Connector, DB25, Standard, Plug, AMPLIMITE HD-20 Series, 25 Contacts, DB, SolderAMP-TC Connectivity1Buy NowBuy Now
    Mains Power Cord, NEMA 5-15P to IEC 60320 C13, 1.2 m, 10 A, 125 VAC, BlackTripp-Lite1Buy NowBuy Now
    Audio / Video Cable Assembly, Stereo Audio Patch, Dual RCA Plugs to Dual RCA Plugs, 6 Ft, 1.8 MStellar Labs1Buy NowBuy Now
    Premium Female/Male Extension Jumper Wires, 40 x 6" (150mm)Adafruit1Buy NowBuy Now
    Extraction Tool, DIP/ICOK Industries1Buy NowBuy Now

     

     

    Additional Parts:

     

    Product Name

    Commodore SX-64

    Bondo Automotive Filler Compound

    Rustoleum Metallic Satin Nickel Finish paint

    Commodore 906114-01

    Commodore VIC-1540