|Restoration Guide, ideas, help, suggestions and etc....|
Message #1 Posted by Geoff Quickfall on 30 May 2009, 12:40 a.m.
I have been thinking of a publication project and want to know if it would be recieved by the HP community. I am looking to cover production only and shipping only.
Also, I will be floating some ideas out there and want to make sure credit is given where it is due. For example, Katie's HP 97 printer gear solution or Karls dental floss spice opening technique, Card reader o-rings or tube solutions and etc.
I know for a fact that I am not the only one that has independently, or with research, come across an idea for restoration and I want to make sure I acknowledge the originators.
There will probably be an extensive bibliography!!! I am, however, going to, or have done all the projects myself that will be included. All photos will be original by me for consistency of publication.
I have quite a collection of restoration photos made up now. Raw images and labeled all done on the blue background. I do this intentionally so that any booklet will have matching photos throughout.
So far the book will include:
1. HP 65 ground up restoration complete with about 25 labled
figures including PCB, Card Reader, exterior finish, etc.
This will be the most in depth restoration it explains all
that can go wrong with a classic, and many subsequent models
2. HP 97 gear replacement, cleaning, case restoration and a light
focus on the specific card reader and printer removal. The
rest of the techniques would be covered on the HP 65.
3. Woodstock restoration including keys, switches,
(non invasive techniques for cleaning and restoring)
4. Spice opening and restoration as in this posting
5. Voyager opening, keyboard repair as well as keyboard
dis-assembly, yes the dreaded rivet removal and replacement
6. Pioneer repairs as well as case opening and memory enhancement
of the 42S and quartz timing crystal installation (?)
7. Stretch Pioneer repairs, case opening and etc
8. HP 01 cricket repairs and case restorations
9. HP 9825A tape deck repair and printer repair as well as the
typical case restoration and etc.
10. HP 71B opening and ribbon repair, aluminum bezel finish
restoration, keyboard resurrection....
11. TDS memory card battery change.
12. and of course every thing to do with the HP 41 and it's
card reader including battery post problems, corrosion problems
keyboards and etc. (thanks for reminding me that I forgot to
include the 41 especially this year).
Of course there will be overlap so after the HP 65 main restoration topic, the other chapters will be specific to the challenges that each series/family present to the restorer.
Many appendixes with tool lists, polish and compound used for cleaning, cleaning solutions that have been successfully tested and etc.
There will be many colour pictures, which will increase the cost but as this is an 'on demand publication' the costs will be kept lower.
What will not be included at this time is an in depth electronic
repair section, not my forte. However this may change with help from you, the community, as the project matures.
So the question is:
Is there an interest in a 50 to 100 page book full of how to illustrations, before and after photos, labelled figures, tool requirements and restoration techniques with appendices including diagnostic programs for the 65, 67 and 97?
Let me know as I will be doing this anyway, for me! (in fact the 20 page HP 65 restoration section is already completed) and the photos for 90% of the book project have all ready been taken.
Hope to hear from you all,
Edited: 30 May 2009, 4:18 a.m. after one or more responses were posted