The Videx Soft Video Switch for the Apple ][+, a MOS 8701 replacement, and an isolation transformer

March 3, 2021 0 By wbrown

Welcome to Mid-Week-Mini-Mail-Call #37! On this video, the Apple ][+ comes back for a cool auto switch board. The digital basement gets some needed safety improvements. I test a MOS 8701 replacement from Germany and I put a retro computer sticker on my car.

0:00​ Intro
2:10​ Apple ][+ Videx Video Soft Switch
15:51​ Retro computer stickers from Australia
19:20​ Commodore 8701 replacement, Denture Brush and some PCBs from Germany
28:02​ Isolation Transformer to improve safety in the lab
46:44​ Outro

Video Links

CRT improvement video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehyPD…
Videx Soft Video Switch pictures and manual: https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/Apple%2…
For stickers, see Craig’s email embedded into the video around 18m 47s
Replacement 8701 clock generator: https://www.forum64.de/index.php?thre…
Wikipedia article on Transformers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transfo…

Tools and Parts I use in my videos

Links

My GitHub repository: https://github.com/misterblack1?tab=r…
Commodore Computer Club / Vancouver, WA – Portland, OR – PDX Commodore Users Group https://www.commodorecomputerclub.com/

Instructional videos

My video on damage-free chip removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQVjw…

Music

Intro music and other tracks by: Nathan Divino @itsnathandivino​