Re: Repair advise

From: Gábor Lénárt <>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 22:43:30 +0200
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On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 12:02:23PM -0700, Steve Gray wrote:
> Bought a "dead" Plus/4 from ebay a while back, and the problem turned out to be a bad fuse, so sometimes you do get lucky... 

I've bought one here, in Hungary for 5000 HUF (about ~20 EUR I guess) and I
got two untested Commodore 16 machines too as a "free bonus" because the
power suply was not found by the old owner.  Btw, the Plus 4 works, however
the keyboard is quite unusable (some keys work only with very hard "press").
However it was still a good business, I think.

Btw, I often hear the rumour that machines bought in ebay like sites in
Hungary (for sure, they are mucn smaller things than ebay) will be put on
ebay later because much more money can be asked for it there. I am not sure,
as I never tried to buy anything from ebay.

But to avoid to be off-topic; is there any advise for some keyboard
replacement for the Plus 4? It can sound as "profanity" but I still prefer
PC keyboard, and for C64 there are many examples to use one via PS/2
connector with some uC. How much difference does exist between C64 and
Plus/4 from the view point of the keyboard matrix/scan from hw level?


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