Hello all! I have good news and questions. Yesterday I bought a Commodore Model 200 a.k.a. 8032-SK for 20 Finnish marks (about $4 USD). I took it apart and washed all its plastic parts. The operation took over 4 hours, although I saved cleaning the keyboard for tonight. I really like the looks of the computer, it's a bit like the computer illustrated in the U.S. Design patent 277,857, but with less keys and without the disk drives. Usually PETs have sharp edges, but this one has a very nice-looking rounded case. The computer has a Finnish keyboard. The board, "UNIVERSAL DYNAMIC PET", "ASSY. NO. 8032089", contains the following EPROMs: UA3 901447-14 SKAND.GEN UD7 8000-UD7 SCREEN-04 UD12 TMS2532JL SUO 001024 The ROM (not EPROM) chips in the computer belong to the BASIC 4 series. Now the questions: 1. Is there any better way than cassette drive and prlink to get the computer hooked to my Linux box? I don't have a disk drive. 2. The computer has IEEE-488 style connectors for both the IEEE-488 and the user port. What gets broken when one connects the two ports with an IEEE-488 wire? (The computer boots up and seems to work, but I have no user-port device or not even a datassette that I could use for testing.) 3. How many Commodore Model 200 were made and when? My unit has a 4-digit serial number, and most chips are dated 1982, but there was a label or something that said 1984 on it. It probably has something to do with the Swedish/Finnish keyboard modification. Marko P.S.: I'm moving to a bigger flat at the end of this month. There I'll have an entire room (or 3 rooms and a kitchen) for computer stuff. - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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