If my books
were well organized and shelved, I'd probably have a
frightfully large electricity and electronics section between US Navy
and civilian books on the subject.
I keep on fidning books I'd forgotten I owned. The other day I foudn a
book on telephones from 1911. It's fascinating.,..
Since the original topic appears to be the Commodore 64, didn't there
used to be a book or two on the subject of repairing them? I'm
pretty sure I have a couple in my library (I know I have or had a
couple for the early Macs).
Such books gernally fall into 2 classes..
The origianl service manual for the C64 (I think I have it somewhere) is
jsut schematic sand parts lists. The poitn is that an experienced
engineer doens't ened anything more. He/she knows how a computer works,
knows aht the ICs do, etc. So all that's needed is a description of how
they go togehter.
The second class tend to be lists of stock faults -- if toy get this
problem, chanve that IC. As I mentioned, they work most of the time, but
not all the time, and I'd rahther learn (and teach) general methods that
work all the time and which cna be easily adapted to other devices
That aaid, I have seend a 'Sams Compufact' manual for the 1541 disk
drive, and I assuem there must have been one fro the C64 too. It's pretty
good. It does incldue the schematics. It doesn include proper
fault-tracing infroamtion. It does have fault-didnign flowcharts that
will work. Might be worth tryign to find the C64 one.
I don't know if this helps, but the 1985 Sams Photofact Index I have here
had two entries under 'Commodore':
VIC20 (REV. C) -CC3