Commodore 64, Commodore 64sx enthusiasts?
computer at officereach.net
Wed Jul 6 22:49:15 CDT 2005
jim if you want a computer (mostly together, missing some keys), I would
be happy to send you the one that I have designated as "parts"... that
way, I bet you can have two complete sx64's.
I think that commodore went wrong in three areas.
1. they never put a standart rs232 port on their stuff. sure you could
use 1488's , but that was not the point. There was no real rs232.
2. The disk drives were basically computers to themselves;
3. 40 columns just ain't cool. 80 is the way to go.
So..... what else? Is Anyone here who was integrally involved in the
design of the machine?
From: Jim Brain <brain at jbrain.com>
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Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 22:28:24 -0500
Subject: Re: Commodore 64, Commodore 64sx enthusiasts?
> plato computer wrote:
> >I'm in possession of a mighty fine collection of commodore equipment
> >I will be finishing the restoration stuff on (you know, replacing some
> >broken keys, etc.) and one mighty fine Commodore64sx "Portable"; is
> >anyone on here who has a particular fondness for commodore equipment?
> To be blunt, there is much fondness here for CBM stuff. However, of
> the machines, the SX holds a special place in my heart. I remember
> for sale at K-Mart when I was 12-13 or so, but there was no way I could
> pay $595.00 for one. So, I drooled over it and left the store each
> without it.
> Many years later, after I had mostly resigned myself to never owning
> one, two people offered me free units. One was in prisine condition,
> the other in good condition. Both ran (and run). That was in '95 or
> Last year, I eBayed (yes, the evil one) 2 more (one working in good
> condition for $50 and another not working for $25). The last one
> only a PLA.
> So, I'm hoarding them, I guess. They make great demo machines for
> EXPOs, and there are cool to boot. The best two are considered my
> museum pieces, while the other 2 go to shows.
> I even took a SX-64 with me on a business trip to work on some C-64
> last Fall. The bellhop gave some strange looks.
> I've got a spare keyboard missuing some keys here, so if someone needs
> keyboard parts for an SX, let me know.
> Oh, and anyone have a line on a user manual and the cute SX-64 bag? I
> would love to get one of each.
> Jim Brain, Brain Innovations
> brain at jbrain.com http://www.jbrain.com
> Dabbling in WWW, Embedded Systems, Old CBM computers, and Good Times!
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