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

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 Linkx

CRT improvement video

Videx Soft Video Switch pictures and manual:

For stickers, see Craig's email embedded into the video around 18m 47s

Replacement 8701 clock generator:

Wikipedia article on Transformers:

-- Tools

Deoxit D5:

Jonard Tools EX-2 Chip Extractor:

Wiha Chip Lifter:

O-Ring Pick Set: (I use these to lift chips off boards)

Elenco Electronics LP-560 Logic Probe:

Hakko FR301 Desoldering Iron:

Rigol DS1054Z Four Channel Oscilloscope:

Head Worn Magnifying Goggles / Dual Lens Flip-In Head Magnifier:

TL866II Plus Chip Tester and EPROM programmer: (The MiniPro)

TS100 Soldering Iron:

EEVBlog 121GW Multimeter:

DSLogic Basic Logic Analyzer:

Magnetic Screw Holder:

Universal ZIP sockets: (clones, used on my ZIF-64 test machine)

RetroTink 2X Upconverter: (to hook up something like a C64 to HDMI)

Plato (Clone) Side Cutters: (order five)

Heat Sinks:

Little squeezy bottles: (available elsewhere too)

--- Links

My GitHub repository:

Commodore Computer Club / Vancouver, WA – Portland, OR – PDX Commodore Users Group

--- Instructional videos

My video on damage-free chip removal:

--- Music

Intro music and other tracks by:
Nathan Divino
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