I will not be able to offer any repair services etc. from September 1st 2021 to May 31st 2022. eMail responses may also be sporadic between those dates
Please Note - I am currently accepting repairs from UK customers only.
I repair or service many vintage computers and game
consoles: Please enquire
Acorn - Electron - BBC Micro - BBC Master - Archimedes
Amstrad - CPC464 - CPC664 - CPC6128 - CPC464+ - CPC6128+ - GX4000
Apple - Apple II - Apple IIe - Apple Mac (not monitors)
Atari - VCS 2600 - 5200 - 7800 - 400 - 800 - XE - XL - Lynx - Jaguar - 520ST - 1040ST - STE
Coleco - ColecoVision
Commodore - Plus 4 - C16 - VIC20 - C64 - C128 - Amiga - CD32
Dell - PC Motherboards
Dragon - Dragon 32 - Dragon 64
Mattel - Intellivision
Microsoft - XBox
MSX - Canon - Panasonic - Sony - Toshiba
NEC - PC Engine - Turbo Grafx - Duo
Nintendo - NES - SNES - Super Famicom - GameCube - Wii - GameBoy
Oric - Atmos
Panasonic - 3DO - FZ1 - FZ10
Sega - GameGear - Master System - MegaDrive - Genesis - Saturn - Dreamcast
Sharp - MZ700
Sinclair - ZX80 - ZX81 - Spectrum - QL
Sony - HitBit - PS/1 - PS/2 - PS/3
Toshiba - HX10
Console Mods - Region Free BIOS, 50 / 60 Hz, Video Mods, SD Cards, etc. Please ask for details and costs.
Replacement drive belts for many cassette recorders in stock. I also keep drive belts for Amstrad / Sinclair 3" drives.
Shipping / Re-Packaging costs (if original packing is unsuitable for return shipping) are extra.
BBC Micro / Master power supply re-capping is £25 plus return shipping.
I can also offer a re-capping service at a fixed price on many popular computers / games consoles.For details of a typical job please see - Re-Cappping an Amiga A1200
Recapping example costs:
Amiga 500 / 500+ - £35
Amiga 600 - £30 standard, £50 polymer
Amiga 1200 - £30 standard, £50 polymer
Amiga CD32 - £35 standard, £60 polymer
Amiga 2000 - £50
Amiga 3000 - £50
Amiga 4000 - £30 standard, £50 polymer
Apple Classic Logic Board - £30 standard, £50 polymer
Apple LC, LC II, LCIII Logic Board - £30 standard, £50 polymer
Apple Performa Logic Board - £30 standard, £50 polymer
Apple SE/30 Logic Board - £30 standard, £50 polymer
Commodore C64 - £25
NEC PC Engine Duo - £60
Nintendo SNES / Super Famicom - £25
Sega Dreamcast Main Board - £30
Sega Dreamcast Power Supply - £20
Sega GameGear (using Ceramic MLCC capacitors) - £30
Atari Lynx 1, II - £30
Atari Jaguar - £45
Sinclair Spectrum 48k / 48k Plus / 128k Toastrack - £20 (Standard black capacitors)
Sinclair Spectrum 48k / 48k Plus / 128k Toastrack - £30 (Vishay blue capacitors)
Polymer capacitors are more expensive than standard electrolytics, but have the following advantages:
Lower ESR/higher allowable ripple current
No dry-out behaviour (unlike aluminium capacitors)
Higher expected lifetime/load life
Polymer / MLCC Ceramic Capacitors are available as options for most computers and games consoles. Please ask for a quote.
Please ask for a quote if your computer / console is not listed above. Prices do not include return shipping and are subject to inspection of the board. Also, please be aware that while re-capping can often fix odd faults, that this is not a guaranteed repair service.
I am no longer able to accept CRT monitors for repair, nor computers containing these (due to space and storage constraints as well as risk of damage in transit)
I can supply and fit McWill LCD screens to GameGears and Lynx handheld consoles
GameGear - £130
Lynx (either model) - £145
I recommend that re-capping is done on these consoles before the new screen is installed
Return shipping extra.
CD32 / GameCube / Sega - Laser Assembly replacement - from £30
Does your Atari Jaguar console no longer power on? If so, I can fix the most common problem that causes this fault and restore your console to full working order for just £30 plus return shipping. (This price assumes the fault is caused by the most common regulator failure)
Atari 2600 Composite Video Mod - £35
Atari 2600 Modification to give HDMI output (including cable) - £85
Arcade Board Repairs (Jamma etc.) - Due to the time involved in setting up the test environment for arcade boards, I charge a minimum fee of £30 (non-refundable if repair not possible or estimate not accepted) - Please contact me first to check if your arcade board is one I can work on.
Amiga A500+ repairs - if your Amiga A500+ has a leaking battery and you don't want to swap it out for an A500++ board (ask me for details on these), then I may still be able to help. To clean up corrosion damage, replace damaged parts, and fix corroded traces will usually cost between £60 and £90 plus shipping - if you send a few photographs of the damaged area I may be able to be a bit more accurate, but this type of repair is always subject to physical inspection of the board and is it is not guaranteed that a fix will always be possible or that extra parts may not be required. A minimum charge of £25 will always apply to boards with battery leakage even if a repair is not possible
ROM / PAL / GAL Programming service - please email for details
HDMI Ports, Charging Ports & USB Connector replacement service.
Apple Mac PRAM Batteries from stock - available for UK customers only @ £12.50
Please complete this Mail-In-Form to book a repair and send with your computer or console. Please email me first to check I am available - if I take more than a day or so to answer I may be on holiday or otherwise engaged but will respond as soon as I can. contact me for more details.
Please check with me before sending any computer / console for repair. If I don't respond promptly, then I may be away or otherwise engaged and I will respond as soon as possible.
Estimates are free (except for return shipping and any re-packing costs).
Where machines have had previous repairs, or where corrosion from leaking batteries or spilled drinks are present then I reserve the right to make a minimum charge of £25 in view of the fact that I need to spend more time cleaning boards and / or checking previous work.
I have been asked a few times about warranties on my repairs, so here is an explanation of how I work. In the 1980s I started my own business repairing and manufacturing computers. I worked primarily on Spectrums, C64 and BBC Micros, but also on other home computers and PCs from IBM, etc. I did this for some while, then worked in technical support roles until retiring in 2004. I am now a hobbyist who enjoys repairing old computers and the like, not a business. I sell and repair machines from time to time to help fund my own collection of computers, test equipment, tools etc. and as such I don't make large profits and am unable to offer the sort of warranty you are likely to get on new items. Also, due to the age of the computers I repair, there is a larger risk of component failure than with new parts. Accordingly, in the event of any failure of a repair that I have undertaken (other than cosmetic), I will further repair free of any labour costs for at least 3 months from date of original repair. I would expect you to pay shipping (both ways) and the cost of any parts used. After 3 months I will work on a case-by-case basis, but will try and be as flexible as I can.