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c128D Refurb

All PCB mounting pillar where damaged and the PSU fan sound like a jet engine.
So it's time time solve this problem. Using a 3D printer to solve the problem.

Download STL Files

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Using 'c128 PCB Mount 1.stl'.
The flat base supports was damaged by using the wrong type so screws (probably my fault). So I created replacement and printed them. I drilled out the pillar and keyed the hole so it wont rotate. The fitted the new support and secured it Araldite. Now it's solid as a rock.

I know it looks a bit over engendered, but there no way it will come loss.

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Using 'c128 PCB Mount 2.stl'.
The only tall support that has damage, I have to be creative in replacing it. The new support had to go over the old support and support it self. So I created a wedge shape that ruffle fitted the gap and then secured with Araldite.

Now the PCB fitted securely and no fear of moving around again.

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My fist plan was to replace the PSU with a modem PSU. However, after examining the PSU I thought it didn't need replacing. Instead I replaced the fan with a good quality replacement.

I chose to use a 60mm Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX fan. Lucky the PSU fan terminals still meat modem 3-pin fan connector. I did use the supplied in line nose reduction cable and rubber anti vibration tabs.
Now the fan is next to silent. Easy fix.

I am in no doubt that I will have to replace the whole PSU in the future.

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Commodore Cheetah made by Allen Monks, started in the year 2000.