I have salvaged this lovely Commodore PET 2001 – 8 (Earliest time code on ICs is 1978 so far) from eternal storage and inevitable decay.
I hope to restore the PET to a reliable condition by cleaning the board connectors etc, replacing capacitors where feasible and reseating all of the accessible chips. Some may even need replacing but I will cross that horrendous bridge when I come to it. I have very little experience with this but the PET is in ok nick after being in an engineering lab for 35 years. So as a warning, do not take this as a tutorial.
I would love some advice, so if you can share some techniques I would be very grateful. If you have any memories of 1970’s computing or have similar old tech then please let everyone know.