> Curiously that particular VIC was boxed and looked brand new with > everything still wrapped but had a strangest looking 2 prong power > supply that wasn't Commodore branded and nothing like any other I had > ever seen before or since and it wasn't home made. There is two types of two prong plugs for the VIC. The European PAL versions had the square ones with the divider between the pins while the NTSC and Japanese ones had IEC 320 C1/C2 plugs. There's a thread on Denial about it here: http://sleepingelephant.com/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5882 cheers, Rob On 21/08/2015 11:07, Clockmeister wrote: > I checked both my remaining PAL units are ass. # 324003 with serial > numbers 119265 and 352565. > Sadly I no longer have the Japanese made PAL VIC-20 that I once had > since I'm positive it had the same board as in the pic as I remember > noting that the board had a prototype look to it and was much more > basic then my other VIC's. > Curiously that particular VIC was boxed and looked brand new with > everything still wrapped but had a strangest looking 2 prong power > supply that wasn't Commodore branded and nothing like any other I had > ever seen before or since and it wasn't home made. Even the keyboard > was slightly different in some way and there was something different > about the label. > It also never worked out of the box. I thought it might have been an > early dealer demo unit that never worked and was shelved but that is > pure speculation on my part. IIRC I sold it about 13 years ago to > someone named Carlo(s)? in a bulk lot at my then place in the Swan > Valley near Perth WA in case that person is a member of this forum and > remembers... > > I should have kept it in hindsight. > > > On 21/08/2015 4:18 PM, Rob Clarke wrote: >> I've got 2 very early PAL VIC's stashed somewhere in my warehouse with >> serial numbers < 1000. I'll see if I can dig them out over the weekend >> and have a look. >> >> Rob >> >> On 20/08/2015 13:21, Oldcomputr wrote: >>> Hi all, this is my first message on the cbm-hackers list, so I will >>> introduce myself .-) >>> >>> I've been collecting old computers and peripherals since 1994; I love >>> stuff from the 70s or 80s, mostly Commodore and Apple but I'm >>> interested in everything from the dawn of the home computer era. I >>> have a few consoles and games, too. >>> >>> I am trying to figure out the motherboard model of the first PAL >>> VIC20s sold in Europe. >>> I thought that it was the 324003 board (fab. no. 324002-02, while the >>> -01 was ntsc) but I found this: >>> http://vic20.de/html/vc20_germany_1.html >>> that shows a PAL 1001006 board. >>> >>> It misses the label and the serial number, so it might be some >>> prototype or demo unit... or not? >>> >>> Do you have - or are you aware of - any PAL VIC20 with that board? >>> Thanks, >>> >>> Giacomo >>> www.oldcomputr.com >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list >> >> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list >> > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2015-08-21 11:00:07
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