after years abroad, i recently returned to NZ which meant i was able to fetch my old computers out of storage. i kept all the computers i owned up until the point where i jaunted off overseas, so that means a zx81, a spectrum, a c64, an amiga 500, amiga 2000 and amiga 1200 (the 1200 actually travelled with me). i'm pretty obsessed with retro gaming (mainly early 80s->early 90s) so i'd been looking forward to getting my hands on them again.
after excitedly setting up the zx81, speccy and c64 my heart sank as they are all suffering problems. 90% of the zx81's keyboard doesn't work, neither does the "o" key on the speccy (though, to be fair, i actually remember breaking it while playing Starstrike II), but it's the c64 that's bummed me out the most. i'm currently trying to decide whether it's worth attempting to fix it, or to just keep an eye out for any that go on sale.
i've posted on the Repair & Restoration board about the c64: http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1046