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    I am in central Florida, as Chromedome appears to be.

    Feel free to email contact info and fee schedule to faren.glane@gmail.com

    Thanks so much for your quick replies!

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    Or, please let me know the your preferred method for contacing you, especially ChromeDome, since it looks like he may be near me.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomaCowJ View Post
    I am a software engineer who knows nothing about hardware.
    I have fired up my Model 3 every year or two to make sure it still works.
    Now that my grandkids are old enough to appreciate it, I brought it out, showed them some simple programs they could enter themselves, and played a couple of games. I was so excited to share this with the littles, and they were loving it.

    And then it exploded. Pop, flash, smoke.

    Where could I ship it for diagnosis and repairs? You guys seem quite knowledgeable.

    Thanks so much if you can help!
    Well turned out Somacowj lives near me after all. I went ahead and replaced the RIFA cap on the PS. He was very happy about it! Very nice person to deal with.
    *FrankG*
    Just a few old dust collectors that work! Sort of! Or when they decide to!
    TRS-80 Model 4 , Model III, Pentium 233 "Tweener"

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    Let me tell you guys something: you are heroes.

    I won't bore you with the details of why my TRS-80 Model III has such sentimental value to me, but it does.
    So, when it blew up a few weeks ago, I truly despaired.

    What would be the chances that there were still people around who could repair such an "ancient" machine, or that the parts would be available, or that I could afford it, or that they would even be on my side of the world?
    Then I happened upon this VCF forum.

    Thanks to you, I found a hero you may know as Chromedome45.
    He recognized the problem with my Model III from my inexpert description, already had the parts to repair it, and lives only 14 miles from my home! "Incontheivable!", to quote The Princess Bride.

    I am greatly indebted to him, and to the forum. Thank you so much for all you do.

    And did I mention, hooray!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomaCowJ View Post
    Let me tell you guys something: you are heroes.

    I won't bore you with the details of why my TRS-80 Model III has such sentimental value to me, but it does.
    So, when it blew up a few weeks ago, I truly despaired.

    What would be the chances that there were still people around who could repair such an "ancient" machine, or that the parts would be available, or that I could afford it, or that they would even be on my side of the world?
    Then I happened upon this VCF forum.

    Thanks to you, I found a hero you may know as Chromedome45.
    He recognized the problem with my Model III from my inexpert description, already had the parts to repair it, and lives only 14 miles from my home! "Incontheivable!", to quote The Princess Bride.

    I am greatly indebted to him, and to the forum. Thank you so much for all you do.

    And did I mention, hooray!?
    Now don't go giving Chromedome45 a big head now. We'll never hear the end of it!

    Seriously, he's a good guy and credit to the community. I'm glad to hear your Model III is up and running again and that you can continue to share it with the younger generation.

    Ok, now that we're done hijacking Clint's thread...

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    Big head who me? Yeah it's hard to fit through a doorway right now.

    OK Clint sorry to have been part of the hijack. So please let us know how your project is going. Would like to know latest updates
    *FrankG*
    Just a few old dust collectors that work! Sort of! Or when they decide to!
    TRS-80 Model 4 , Model III, Pentium 233 "Tweener"

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