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Commodore 64 Power Supply Repair

2012-06-03 15:13
The repair I'm describing here involves mains voltage, which can be very dangerous if not handled properly. Do not even think about trying this yourself if you are not absolutely sure what you are doing!

C64 power supply

The original power supply of my C64 was broken. Unfortunately it was one of those power supplies where everything inside the case has been glued into one big block filling the entire case. Repairing such a mess seemed next to impossible.

C64 power supply
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USB controlled SPÖKA night light

2012-03-12 10:28

Introduction

This is an IKEA SPÖKA light. It is a small night light resembling a little ghost.

SPÖKA

Originally powered by an internal rechargable battery, the light is controlled by a single button. When pressing that button it starts cycling through various color combintations. When you press that button again it freezes the current color. That's all it can do. Depending on the model the colors can be a combination of either blue and green or red, orange and blue.

Inspired by another SPÖKA mod I decided to also modify such a light, but instead of wirelessly communicating with the device, I wanted to be able to control it through USB. As the power requirements of the SPÖKA light are very low, it can easily be powered through the USB as well.
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Mouse repair

2010-02-04 20:13
I've got one of these mice:

Logitech V470 Mouse

It is a Logitech V470 Bluetooth mouse and it is about two years old. Unfortunately, recently the left mouse button decided to not perform any single clicks anymore. Instead only double and triple clicks were possible. This was very annoying.

I decided not to throw it in the trash but try to repair it.
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