Vectorio part 3 – reassembly

This time around I put the Vectorio back together. There’s no real surprises here – it all bolts back together about the way you’d expect. Next time around I hope to have a working composite monitor that I can plug into it (my modern Sony LCD workshop TV doesn’t like the composite output from many retro machines).

March 25, 2022 · 1 min · 57 words · TassieBob

Vectorio Apple ][+ clone keyboard

In this video I clean and re-assemble the Vectorio keyboard that I took apart quite some time ago. In doing so I noticed another area where this machine differs from the genuine Apple ][+, so I explore that a little before giving the keyboard a test. AND IT DIDN’T WORK PROPERLY! But it wasn’t a huge issue, and the fix was pretty straightforward if not slightly fiddly.

February 24, 2022 · 1 min · 67 words · TassieBob

Vectorio Apple II clone

A while back now I picked up an Apple II clone on eBay – listed as “unknown condition – parts only”, or words to that effect. Back then I popped it open, checked the power supply for obvious issues, checked the output voltages, and was able to successfully power up the machine. BUT, the machine was a bit of a mess – the case is very yellowed for one, and it needed a good overall clean....

February 3, 2022 · 1 min · 203 words · TassieBob

An Apple II clone arrives in the mail

This Apple ][ clone arrived in the mail today. Mightly yellowed, but other than the ‘K’ key, the machine seems to work fine. The motherboard is branded “Vectorio”, so it’ll be interesting to learn a bit more about this one. Live streams on Twitch

May 28, 2021 · 1 min · 44 words · TassieBob