From: Bo Zimmerman (bo_at_zimmers.net)
Date: 2007-07-03 23:33:28
Heya -- I can speak to the CBM-II 256k issue a bit. I have a 256k low profile CBM-II machine, and its quite a genuine "born that way" machine; by that I mean it has matching memory series, nicely surface mounted memory chips, etc. And while the box was labeled B256, the machine itself is labeled as a B500 model. I also have 128k B500s, so clearly that muddied it all up in my own mind. As to the existence of a genuine CBM 620 -- that one has puzzled me for awhile too. I've never seen one displayed on a web site. I did get an email many many years ago from a fellow here in the U.S. who claimed to have one he picked up in Germany he wanted to sell, but after numerous (read: hundreds) of attempts to contact him again, I failed to get any more than that out of him. If you find out the answer to that one, I'd sure like to know. - Bo -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Anders Carlsson Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 4:13 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Secret Weapons of Commodore 13th edition Marko Mäkelä wrote: >> CBM D220 which is a relabeled 8296-D. > Is there some easy way to detect if it is a 8096 or 8296? Well, I assumed it is a 8296D since it has internal disk drives? As far as I know, there never was a 8096D model, but I could be wrong. I believe it should be possible to review the motherboard layout if it is a 8096, 8296 or 8296D. Number of RAM chips among other things. > But I guess there weren't any CBM 600, just 610 (B128-LP) and 620 (B256-LP). True. CBM 600 and PET/CBM 700 rather were family names, like 8000 series. Actually I might've seen front plates that say either CBM 700, PET 700 or PET 700/128K, while the back plate should tell the exact model. For that matter, has anyone ever seen a genuine CBM 620, or were all just 256K upgraded versions of the 610? -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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