Amiga CDTV – just simple refurbishing

… or busy days are really busy nowadays


Yes, I didn’t write for a while and I don’t have much to defend myself except excuses. I must admit that job changes and retro time are not best friends. RetroKomp/LoadError 2017 party didn’t help either … but was damn awesome 😀 Cheers Lotharek ;P

To be honest, I’ve started way too many projects at the same time. 20x A500s, 2x VIC-20, 8x Atari STFM … but no worries, it will all be covered here 🙂 I just need more time !! 😀
Few pics to show you that I am not a liar ;P

Dirty Amiga

Yup, that’s correct. This time I wanted to show you how I’ve restored a slightly dirty Amiga CDTV. Unfortunately, no hax included .. just pure cleaning.
Let’s start.

Some time ago I’ve got a CDTV keyboard at a flea market. Refurbishing it took quite a while and was covered in one of my previous posts
Since then, I have wanted to get a CDTV … and I’ve got one finally.
Here is how it looked right after getting it.

I had to test it somehow. I’ve inserted a CD with music made by my fellow group member XTD/Lamers

Tons of dust attacked my workshop right after removing the metal cover.
A few pics are below.

The mandatory dead insect was there of course 😀

Inside of a PSU.

Cleaning it

PSU and other parts were well dedusted and cleaned.
A slow assembly process followed shortly.

There were only three minor things that I had to fix.
First was a coil cap that fell off somehow.

Second, a slightly broken front panel buttons, but that was fixed quickly with a soldering iron. The third and final problem was a slightly damaged metal cover. It was straightened easily with flat pliers.

Job’s done

Here is how it looked after cleaning. XTD again 😉

A short vid 😉

That’s it. Short and boring post ;P
The next post will be different 😉


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