Oh harro, an SX64

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Oh harro, an SX64

Postby Carcenomy on Wed May 02, 2012 9:38 pm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 070624.htm

Looks like it needs work but is definitely a runner...
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby tezza on Wed May 02, 2012 10:02 pm

Yes, a few recognisable bidders there.

These are nice collectable machines. A littel tricky to work on but not impossible, I have one. It will be interesting to see what it goes for.
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby VIC on Sun May 06, 2012 2:15 pm

And a second one up there.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 009573.htm

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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby tezza on Sun May 06, 2012 3:12 pm

VIC wrote:And a second one up there.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 009573.htm

It's all happening.

One question I would ask is "is a keyboard cord present". I can't see one there? The keyboard normally plugs into the recessed area near the front of the computer?
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby VIC on Sun May 06, 2012 3:36 pm

One question I would ask is "is a keyboard cord present". I can't see one there? The keyboard normally plugs into the recessed area near the front of the computer?

Good point. Can't see anything. Have asked
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby VIC on Sun May 06, 2012 7:38 pm

One question I would ask is "is a keyboard cord present". I can't see one there? The keyboard normally plugs into the recessed area near the front of the computer?


Good call. No cord as it turns out.
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby tezza on Sun May 06, 2012 8:02 pm

VIC wrote:Good call. No cord as it turns out.

Yes, from the eBay ones I've seen it's common for the keyboard cord to have gone walkabout.
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby lizardb0y on Tue May 15, 2012 12:00 pm

I've won the second SX-64 without the keyboard cable - they're relatively simple to build replacements for.

At $120 including delivery I'm hoping that I will be able to build a complete working SX-64 with the dead one I have already. Heck - it may even actually go - she does say "it fires up" in the auction :)
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby tezza on Tue May 15, 2012 12:08 pm

Very good.

They are not too difficult to work on...just a bit cramped inside. Do you have a keyboard cord from your original one?
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby SpidersWeb on Tue May 15, 2012 1:40 pm

Excellent win!
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby lizardb0y on Tue May 15, 2012 2:01 pm

tezza wrote:Do you have a keyboard cord from your original one?

I have a home-built ribbon cable rather than the original one. I was planning to build a nicer one anyway.
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby Carcenomy on Tue May 15, 2012 6:46 pm

They're not hard for parts either. For the most part it's a bog standard C64 inside, and they're mostly IC compatible with the exception of the basic ROM and some other little bits. Shoot for two of two! :)
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby tezza on Tue May 15, 2012 7:49 pm

The space bars ALWAYS seem to be far more yellow than the keys on all the second hand models I've seen. Hard to figure out why? A different plastic maybe?
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Re: Oh harro, an SX64

Postby lizardb0y on Tue May 15, 2012 7:54 pm

Carcenomy wrote:Shoot for two of two! :)


I certainly will!
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