Welcome to Arctic retro!

Welcome to my new web site and blog. I have changed name from Ovesen.net to Arctic retro and this is the new site. I am working on the content for my new site. So please be patient. In the meantime, ovesen.net is still up and running as before. […]

Commodore Advent Calendar

This year I am making a Commodore Advent Calendar on YouTube. 24 videos about Commodore. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFRXOqDIh6VMrua6U8Lh5o_PGYGiAlN9j

VIC 20 capacitors list

These are the electrolyte caps needed to recap a Commodore VIC20 (rev D) Count Capacitanse Voltage Degrees Type 1 2200 μF 16V 85° Axial 1 100 μF 16V 85° Radial 2 10 μF 16V 85° Radial 1 47 μF 16V 85° Radial 1 1 μF 16V 85° Radial

Amiga 2000 restoration x 2 – Part 3 – More repairs, recapping and assembling

PART 3: In this part I do the recapping of the other motherboard, then I replace some sockets on the faulty board, and start re-assembling the good machine. A lifted trace has to be repaired. Also I install a new battery module.

Video: Amiga 2000 restoration x 2 – Part 1 – Unknown condition – will they work?

I got two Commodore Amiga 2000 machines from my friend KOJRO. The state of the machines were unknown. They both had been stored away for at least 20 years. This is a multi part restoration project. In this first part I investigate the state of the machines, do […]

Atari 2600 composite video mod

I got asked to do a composite video modification (mod) on an Atari 2600 games console from the 80’s recently. The Atari 2600 has a built in RF-modulator that produces a very bad signal on modern TV’s, and it is not possible to connect it to a monitor […]

Mac Classic spawned to life #marchintosh 2021

Check out the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5vdGbsNMdXM I was encouraged to attend the #marchintosh 2021 tag on YouTube which is about Apple Macintosh in March. I don’t have much experience with the old Apple computers, but I have one 1990 model Macintosh Classic that I’ve had for several […]

Commodore VIC20 part 2/2 – Building and testing the diagnostics test harness

This video is now available as early and ad-free access on Patreon.com. Support me on Patreon to get ad-free/early access to all videos, plus other perks. https://www.patreon.com/ovesennet Part 2/2. This video is about the Commodore VIC 20 8-bit machine from the early 80’s. In this part I build […]