Re: Repair advise

From: Rob Clarke <>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 00:20:25 +0200
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So did I, service was very good.

It's not too difficult to dissasemble and service the keyboards though. 
The only real pain is if the metal tabs on the end of the ribbon cable 
have delaminated from the polycarbonate. I have never found a 
satisfactory way to fix that.


On 03/05/2012 23:52, Christian Dirks wrote:
> Gábor,
> for a replacement keyboard you may take a look here:
> I bought 2 keyboards from this dealer, which were both in excellent 
> condition.
> Christian
> Am 03.05.2012 22:43, schrieb Gábor Lénárt:
>> 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?
>> thanks.
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