Retro.Workshop

Amiga 1000 Restauration, Part 2

In the second part of the Amiga 1000 restauration, I will take care for the keyboard. There is a surprising lot to do!

Amiga 1000 Restauration, Part 1

The Amiga 1000 is the jewel of every Amiga collection. I had the lucky chance to get one. Let's refurbish it!

Atari ST

I was curious about what an Atari ST feels like. So I got one, and futureproofed it.

Rehousing of a PSP

Let's refurbish a handheld game console for a change. This PSP got a shiny new case, and a custom firmware.

The Red C64

After refurbishing Amiga and Spectrum home computers, it was time to get my hands on a broken Commodore 64.

ZX Spectrum "Portugal"

This Spectrum was "Assembled in Portugal". The first time I see that. Let's give it a new life.

A new Harlequin

The Harlequin is a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128K clone. It's available as DIY kit, and it's fun to make one.

ZX Spectrum "Beauty"

When I started to refurbish old computers in 2021, I couldn't imagine that it was so much fun. 😁 The other day I bought another ZX Spectrum.

Flash Amiga ROM

The Amiga Flash ROM adapter by @AmigaWorld is a good alternative to EPROMs. This is how to flash and use them.

Action Replay

I felt sorry for this old and dirty Action Replay, so I bought and fixed it.

Amiga 1200 Restauration

What is better, an Amiga 4000 or an Amiga 1200? Well, why not just have both? 😁

How to burn Amiga EPROMs

How to burn Amiga EPROMs yourself.

The Ugly Duckling

Restauration of a GVP harddisk controller. It is the companion of my Amiga 500, but was in a worse shape after all those years. Will it become beautiful again?

Amiga 4000 Restauration, Part 2

The A4000 got a new PSU, and then came the moment of truth: was all of my work successful? And could that ugly sticker be whitened away from the case?

Amiga 4000 Restauration, Part 1

It's time for restauring my Amiga 4000. Once my pride and joy, it decayed to a sad state over the years. A badly yellowed case, leaked battery lye, there's a lot to do.

ZX Spectrum "Recoiled"

The other ZX Spectrum had a broken coil and was said to be irreparable. Let's find out, and make a new coil!

ZX Spectrum "Chrome"

I've restaured my first ZX Spectrum, and gave it a shiny new chrome case.

Amiga 500 Restauration, Part 3

In the final part of my Amiga 500 restauration project, it's finally time to put it all back together.

Amiga 500 Restauration, Part 2

My Amiga 500 restauration progresses. It got new capacitors, HDMI output, a new PSU, and a new disk drive already.

Amiga 500 Restauration, Part 1

I'm going to restore my old Amiga 500. First let's check the current state, after 30 years in a storage box.

Restauring an old iRiver iHP-120, Part 2

In the first part, we have replaced the old Li-Po battery by a new one. In this part, we will replace the mechanical hard disk by a modern (and much larger) MicroSD card.

Restauring an old iRiver iHP-120, Part 1

In a time before smartphones, people used so called "digital music players" for portable music. One of them was the iRiver iHP-100 series, which came to the market in October 2003.

Reviving a Sony CDP-991, Part 5

The player is playing again. Time for some final cleanings.

Reviving a Sony CDP-991, Part 4

The CD player finally plays music again, but still has trouble with the higher tracks.