RE: Commodore 128 prototypes

From: Bil Herd <>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:27:41 -0500
Message-ID: <>
Take pictures of the PCB as mounted, maybe if we post them (I can post at
c128)  the owner would show up some day with a story.

*From:* [mailto:] *On Behalf Of *Steve Gray
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:35 PM
*Subject:* Re: Commodore 128 prototypes


I'd definately say hack job. I it were a real D128 I think commodore would
have used the normal B-series or P500 power supply and made the ports line
up with existing port openings. I think a D128 would probably use the
CBM-II keyboard. When the D128 changed to be C64 compatible then they would
have to switch to a C64-compatible layout and drop the 6509 CPU, so you
never know what might exist during the transition, but judging by the
photos I'd say this is just standard C128 motherboard and keyboard in a
CBM-II case. Interesting but not commodore-built.


*From:* MichaƂ Pleban <>
*Sent:* Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:49:48 AM
*Subject:* Re: Commodore 128 prototypes


W dniu 2011-12-20 06:09, Steve Gray pisze:
> Well, if is is a "D128" that would be amazing. Do you have any pics you
> can share? Is there a picture of the motherboard?

This is what I have:

No motherboard pics unfortunately :-( On the second pic, you can see
some condensers through the user port, they look consistent with a
standard C128 motherboard.

You can also see that it has a dedicated backplane for C128 connectors,
so some care was taken in preparing this machine - but why? To add more
confusion, it has a German keyboard.

I didn't realize that a C128 keyboard would fit into the 610 case so
nicely ;-)


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