Email: rcarlsen at tds dot net
for hardware questions, service
requests or any feedback.
This site is dedicated to users of 8 bit Commodore Computer
hardware. I had been doing consumer
electronics repair work since 1964. I retired from my
"day" job as a repair tech at the University of
Washington in Seattle back in 2009 and likewise don't
do consumer electronics repairs at home any
longer... except for Commodore and related 8 bit computer
hardware such as the C64 and C128
series and their peripherals. However, I don't repair
the Amiga line or the PETs.
Most new electronics devices
are made to be discarded rather than repaired but I intend to
continue repairing "obsolete" Commodore hardware as long
as I can. I created this site to share
information and to assist other CBM users who want to
repair their own equipment, and for those
who need access to competent technical help.
The information herein is listed
in "directories". Each directory refers to a particular device such
as a C64 computer, and each contains all the repair articles,
schematic diagrams, etc. I have for that
piece of equipment. Most repair articles are stored in
standard text file format. This site has been
intentionally set up "generic" so that anyone, with any
kind of browser, can access the information.
here to go to the directory list.
here to request repairs for your Commodore hardware.
restoration service: prints, slides or negatives of any size.
Dr. Dean Edell Radio Show archive: my mp3 files, mid 2007 to his retirement
is a photo archive of my military experience in Germany from 1965 to 1967.
Consumer Electronics was repairable... a brief look back at Carlsen Electronics.