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beamracer_installation [2020/09/30 09:44]
silverdr [Installing riser socket]
beamracer_installation [2020/10/16 04:05]
silverdr [Preparing the computer]
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 While BeamRacer installation is a relatively easy task, requiring neither specialised skills nor equipment, a few preparation steps need to be taken in order to properly conduct the process. The assumption is that the person performing the installation does not have access to a specialised electronic workplace but is still comfortable with using common household tools. While BeamRacer installation is a relatively easy task, requiring neither specialised skills nor equipment, a few preparation steps need to be taken in order to properly conduct the process. The assumption is that the person performing the installation does not have access to a specialised electronic workplace but is still comfortable with using common household tools.
  
-Please read this document in full before proceeding with the installation - it's always better to know what lies ahead.+Please read this document in its entirety before proceeding with the installation - it's always better to know what lies ahead.
  
 <fc #cd5c5c>NOTE: When installing, we strongly suggest following the order presented in this document</fc>: <fc #cd5c5c>NOTE: When installing, we strongly suggest following the order presented in this document</fc>:
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   - Final, pre-installation check that the machine still powers up without problems   - Final, pre-installation check that the machine still powers up without problems
  
-If you are not familiar with the innards of your Commodore 64, we shall try to provide you more thorough instructions on the [[computer_opening|Computer Preparation]] page+If you are not familiar with the innards of your Commodore 64, we shall try to provide you more thorough instructions on the [[computer_preparation|Computer Preparation]] page
  
 ===== Removing VIC-II from the mainboard ===== ===== Removing VIC-II from the mainboard =====
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   - Make all of the chip's pins find their clean way into the socket's openings. Do not push them fully in yet!   - Make all of the chip's pins find their clean way into the socket's openings. Do not push them fully in yet!
   - Once all pins sit clearly inside their respective holes press gently both sides together with //two// thumbs and fingers placed symmetrically around the centre   - Once all pins sit clearly inside their respective holes press gently both sides together with //two// thumbs and fingers placed symmetrically around the centre
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 ===== Installing riser socket ===== ===== Installing riser socket =====
  
beamracer_installation.txt · Last modified: 2020/10/16 04:05 by silverdr