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Apogee BK01C, 1988-1991. The power/video cables are ready. I googled this game for Apogee, converted to WAV and loaded  the file playing it from my pad to tape-in audio socket on the back of the computer.  Spent 15 min playing old Boulder Dash on this vintage Russian home computer. #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #oldcomputer #retrocomputer #vintagecomputer #oldtech #vintagegaming #russiancomputer #retro #vintagecomputing #restoration #boulderdash
Technics SL-1210MK2, 1979-2010. I got some time to fix this beautiful turntable while was waiting parts shipped to me for vintage Russian home computer recovery project. The turntable was cheap and sold for parts because of direct drive malfunction. It didn't maintain a constant speed and often stopped completely. Unfortunately, the fix was quick. No fun at all. There was a tiny piece of stripped wire under the platter. That piece stopped the rotation. At least I replaced old RCA cables and oiled all points required by service manual. The sound is great. #turntable #vintage #collectable #technics #sl1210mk2 #technics1200 #vinyl #vinylrecords #LP #music
Technics SL-1210MK2, 1979-2010. I got some time to fix this beautiful turntable while was waiting parts shipped to me for vintage Russian home computer recovery project. The turntable was cheap and sold for parts because of direct drive malfunction. It didn't maintain a constant speed and often stopped completely. Unfortunately, the fix was quick. No fun at all. There was a tiny piece of stripped wire under the platter. That piece stopped the rotation. At least I replaced old RCA cables and oiled all points required by service manual. The sound is great. #turntable  #vintage  #collectable  #technics  #sl1210mk2  #technics1200  #vinyl  #vinylrecords  #LP  #music 
Sinclair 128K ZX Spectrum +2A, 1987. The extra tape-in connector added to load games from an external source.
#vintage #collectable #zxspectrum  #vintagecomputer #oldgames #retrocomputer #retrogaming #classiccomputer #oldtech #sinclair #vintagecomputing
Apogee BK01C, 1988-1991. The vintage guy needs +12V, +5V and -5V. I plugged it to my lab power supply and it's alive. Got black and white mode. Need to try GBS-8220 for PAL color mode and google some games in WAV format. 6pin and 7pin DIN connector  shopping is coming to make right power and video cables #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #oldcomputer #retrotech #vintagecomputer #retro #russiancomputer #oldtech #vintagecomputing
Apogee BK01C, 1988-1991. Another Russian home computer from 80s. I got this from Ebay as a plan B to help me with the restoration of Radio-86RK. I can measure signals between chips and compare. This home computer was built using Radio-86RK DIY design with little improvements. The manufacturer increased RAM up to 64Kb, added a separate 3 channel sound processor and it's not B/W video. It has 8 colors. That "C" at the end of the model name means "color". The CPU is KR580VM80A. No power supply, but the condition is like new. Seems nobody used it. Hope it works. #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #vintagecomputer #oldtech #retro #restoration #retrotech #oldcomputer #russiancomputer #kr580vm80a #apogeebk #vintagecomputing
Apogee BK01C, 1988-1991. Another Russian home computer from 80s. I got this from Ebay as a plan B to help me with the restoration of Radio-86RK. I can measure signals between chips and compare. This home computer was built using Radio-86RK DIY design with little improvements. The manufacturer increased RAM up to 64Kb, added a separate 3 channel sound processor and it's not B/W video. It has 8 colors. That "C" at the end of the model name means "color". The CPU is KR580VM80A. No power supply, but the condition is like new. Seems nobody used it. Hope it works. #vintage  #collectable  #homecomputer  #vintagecomputer  #oldtech  #retro  #restoration  #retrotech  #oldcomputer  #russiancomputer  #kr580vm80a  #apogeebk  #vintagecomputing 
Elektronika KR-02 "Radio-86RK", 1989. Russian 80s DIY home computer. Most of old Russian ICs responsible for forming CAS/RAS signal  have been replaced by similar West/Asia made chips and installed on top of sockets. So, I can easily replace them. The video picture is better but characters are still not in right order and CAS signal is not correct. These 2 data selector ICs in the left bottom corner are the next. Once the computer will be fully alive I will replace ICs back to NOS Russian chips found on Ebay to preserve the authenticity of this vintage item. #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #vintagecomputer #retrocomputer #vintagecomputing #russiancomputer #repair #radio86rk #kr580vm80a #oldtech #kr02
Elektronika KR-02 "Radio-86RK", 1989. Russian 80s DIY home computer. Most of old Russian ICs responsible for forming CAS/RAS signal have been replaced by similar West/Asia made chips and installed on top of sockets. So, I can easily replace them. The video picture is better but characters are still not in right order and CAS signal is not correct. These 2 data selector ICs in the left bottom corner are the next. Once the computer will be fully alive I will replace ICs back to NOS Russian chips found on Ebay to preserve the authenticity of this vintage item. #vintage  #collectable  #homecomputer  #vintagecomputer  #retrocomputer  #vintagecomputing  #russiancomputer  #repair  #radio86rk  #kr580vm80a  #oldtech  #kr02 
Elektronika KR-02 "Radio-86RK", 1989. Russian 80s DIY home computer. Troubleshooting memory CAS signal. One IC was replaced. Still no luck. #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #vintagecomputer #retrocomputer #vintagecomputing #russiancomputer #repair #radio86rk #kr580vm80a #oldtech #kr02
Troubleshooting of Elektronika KR-02 "Radio-86RK", 1989. Russian 80s DIY home computer. After replacement of few ICs I got a video, but RAM is still not working as required. Few more ICs will be replaced and CAS pin needs a capacitor. #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #vintagecomputer #retrocomputer #vintagecomputing #russiancomputer #repair #radio86rk #kr580vm80a #oldtech #kr02
Electronika BK-0010-01,1983-1993. The motherboard. CPU K1801VM1 16-bit Russian PDP-11 compatible 3MHz. The random access  memory, 16 KR565RU6 chips,  is in the middle row. Total 32Kb. Very interesting antique home computer from 80s. The picture was made when I opened it to check that everything is ok before first power ON. #vintage #collectable #bk0010 #oldcomputer #vintagecomputer #pdp11 #retrocomputer #vintagecomputing #retrotech #oldtech #motherboard #KR565RU6 #K1801VM1
Electronika BK-0010-01,1983-1993. The motherboard. CPU K1801VM1 16-bit Russian PDP-11 compatible 3MHz. The random access memory, 16 KR565RU6 chips, is in the middle row. Total 32Kb. Very interesting antique home computer from 80s. The picture was made when I opened it to check that everything is ok before first power ON. #vintage  #collectable  #bk0010  #oldcomputer  #vintagecomputer  #pdp11  #retrocomputer  #vintagecomputing  #retrotech  #oldtech  #motherboard  #KR565RU6  #K1801VM1 
Electronika BK-0010-01,1983-1993. Mass production started in 1985. 16-bit CPU K1801VM1, 3 MHz, PDP-11 compatible, RAM 32Kb,  hi resolution video 512x256 monochrome or low resolution 256x256 4 colors, built-in BASIC + external cartridge with FOCAL. #vintage #collectable #bk0010  #homecomputer #oldcomputer #retrocomputer #vintagecomputer #classiccomputer #vintagecomputing #oldtech #retro #schoolcomputer #russiancomputer
Electronika BK-0010-01,1983-1993. Russian, one of the first 16-bit home computer and most popular Russian school workhorse in the end of 80s. Mass production started in 1985. Appx 162,000 units (wikipedia) were made.16-bit CPU K1801VM1, 3 MHz, PDP-11 compatible, RAM 32Kb,  hi resolution video 512x256 monochrome or low resolution 256x256 4 colors, built-in BASIC + external cartridge with FOCAL. The cassette with Basic and Focal demo programs + blank cassette included. I received an old stock sealed in plastic never opened box with BK-0010-01 manufactured in 1990 with no signs of use. Probably 32Kb version was not sold because 128Kb BK-0011 was already on sale. This picture shows very first time when the computer was turned on and software loaded. The old Soviet tape recorder Electronika 302-1 was ordered from Bulgaria specially to match an age of this computer. I had very hard time to read 26 year old tape. Look at the keyboard. $ sign was replaced by "turtle" sign #vintage #collectable #BK0010 #russiancomputer #homecomputer #vintagecomputer #oldtech #retrocomputer #classiccomputer #oldcomputer #retro #Electronika #basic #focal #electronica302
Electronika BK-0010-01,1983-1993. Russian, one of the first 16-bit home computer and most popular Russian school workhorse in the end of 80s. Mass production started in 1985. Appx 162,000 units (wikipedia) were made.16-bit CPU K1801VM1, 3 MHz, PDP-11 compatible, RAM 32Kb, hi resolution video 512x256 monochrome or low resolution 256x256 4 colors, built-in BASIC + external cartridge with FOCAL. The cassette with Basic and Focal demo programs + blank cassette included. I received an old stock sealed in plastic never opened box with BK-0010-01 manufactured in 1990 with no signs of use. Probably 32Kb version was not sold because 128Kb BK-0011 was already on sale. This picture shows very first time when the computer was turned on and software loaded. The old Soviet tape recorder Electronika 302-1 was ordered from Bulgaria specially to match an age of this computer. I had very hard time to read 26 year old tape. Look at the keyboard. $ sign was replaced by "turtle" sign #vintage  #collectable  #BK0010  #russiancomputer  #homecomputer  #vintagecomputer  #oldtech  #retrocomputer  #classiccomputer  #oldcomputer  #retro  #Electronika  #basic  #focal  #electronica302 
Restoration work in progress. Radio-86RK "Electronika KR-02", 1989. Russian DIY home computer. The schematics were published in Russian magazine "Radio" in 1986 and many young people assembled it. The computer had only 29 chips. Few years later several manufacturers started to sell preassembled kits where you need to build your own case. I got one of this DIY kits "Electronika KR-02". 8-bit CPU KR580VM80A is running on 1.77Mhz, RAM 16Kb. Can be extended up to 32Kb. The system seems having CAS/RAS memory signal issues. The power supply was just recaped and voltage adjusted. I had to buy step up 110/220V power converter. Will need it anyway because there is another package with 220v computer from Vladivostok arrived. Stay tuned #vintage #collectable #homecomputer #vintagecomputer #oldtech #retrocomputer  #russiancomputer #radio86rk #kr580vm80a #kr02 #diy
Restoration work in progress. Radio-86RK "Electronika KR-02", 1989. Russian DIY home computer. The schematics were published in Russian magazine "Radio" in 1986 and many young people assembled it. The computer had only 29 chips. Few years later several manufacturers started to sell preassembled kits where you need to build your own case. I got one of this DIY kits "Electronika KR-02". 8-bit CPU KR580VM80A is running on 1.77Mhz, RAM 16Kb. Can be extended up to 32Kb. The system seems having CAS/RAS memory signal issues. The power supply was just recaped and voltage adjusted. I had to buy step up 110/220V power converter. Will need it anyway because there is another package with 220v computer from Vladivostok arrived. Stay tuned #vintage  #collectable  #homecomputer  #vintagecomputer  #oldtech  #retrocomputer  #russiancomputer  #radio86rk  #kr580vm80a  #kr02  #diy 
Another twin photo. NEC MultiSpeed PC-16-01, 1986. #vintage #collectable  #8086 #NEC #vintagecomputer #oldlaptop #oldcomputer #retrocomputer #oldtech #v30
A pair of Compaq Portable III model 2660, 1987. The left one got its power supply failed right a sec before I made this picture. #vintage #collectable #compaq #oldcomputer #plasma #80286 #oldtech #portable #vintagecomputer #vintagecomputing #retrocomputer
Looks like this electrically damaged guy avoided being stripped for parts. I had to save this "kitty".The golden days for TEAC X-1000R are back.  35 year old recorder got new capstan drive and belt, R VU meter, all new Panasonic FR-series electrolytic capacitors, adjusted breaks and tape tension with Tentelometer, speed and flutter checked, cleaned and lubed. Ready to be mounted to my audio rack and free up the lab desk for computer hobby. Sounds beautifully. NOT FOR SALE #TEAC #x1000r #taperecorder #reeltoreel #warmmusic #analogmusic #notforsale #retromusic #vintage #collectable
Looks like this electrically damaged guy avoided being stripped for parts. I had to save this "kitty".The golden days for TEAC X-1000R are back. 35 year old recorder got new capstan drive and belt, R VU meter, all new Panasonic FR-series electrolytic capacitors, adjusted breaks and tape tension with Tentelometer, speed and flutter checked, cleaned and lubed. Ready to be mounted to my audio rack and free up the lab desk for computer hobby. Sounds beautifully. NOT FOR SALE #TEAC  #x1000r  #taperecorder  #reeltoreel  #warmmusic  #analogmusic  #notforsale  #retromusic  #vintage  #collectable 
My mancave lab desk is blocked by this heavy legendary R2R TEAC X-1000R, 1981 what I recently got cheap from Ebay.  So, vintage laptop restoration is on hold. 
Got new capstan motor. Recap is in progress. The tape recorder was toasted by previous owner who played it on Japanese 100V settings instead of US 117V. I hope to fix it and enjoy warm analog music soon #vintage #collectable #retrotech #teac #X1000R #reeltoreel #taperecorder
My mancave lab desk is blocked by this heavy legendary R2R TEAC X-1000R, 1981 what I recently got cheap from Ebay. So, vintage laptop restoration is on hold. Got new capstan motor. Recap is in progress. The tape recorder was toasted by previous owner who played it on Japanese 100V settings instead of US 117V. I hope to fix it and enjoy warm analog music soon #vintage  #collectable  #retrotech  #teac  #X1000R  #reeltoreel  #taperecorder