[Coco] Coco-3 returned from the dead.
John E. Malmberg
wb8tyw at qsl.net
Thu Jul 30 20:53:48 EDT 2020
This weeks side project.
My TL866 II Universal programmer arrived, and it came with an extractor
tool for devices like the GIME.
I used it to pull the chip, clean the contacts, and when I put it back
in, the COCO came back to life.
The next problem was the damage that the movers did to the case.
I used a sharp knife to smooth down the raised parts and used JB-WELD to
fill in the remaining holes.
Then I painted it.
Not a perfect job, but I think it is a lot better when I started.
I used Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover Semi-Gloss White which claims that it
bonds to plastic. I made no attempt to match the color to the original.
I painted it on Monday, and it feels like the paint has not completely
Pictures of before and after:
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