Hi, I was absent from my university lab for three weeks, and when I came back I found that a nice co-worker rescued an old C64 and PET from the trash and put them into my lab. The PET is a calculator keyboarded 2001 with 320008 board (i.e. 6540 ROMs and 6550 RAMs) and 8k RAM and I think the first ROM version. It seems to be working, but some keys don't work, others respond only when pressed hardly. This machine needs a major cleaning job I guess. My boss saw it and later told me to clean out all (!) unneeded things from my lab. The machine must really look dirty :-( The C64 gives me a headache, it's the worst mix of different components I ever saw. I suspect someone at an official Commodore service point made this unit from parts, since it still has an undamaged warranty seal, but at least some oddities remain: It is a brown breadbox (newer low profile version with port names imprinted on the back) with white keyboard (last version with graph symbols on top of keys). So far this sounds like a normal Aldi-C64. But this one has a C64A board installed and carries the type label "C64C ser.no. DA4 224462 B1 made in Germany". The sticker doesn't look like peeled off a real C64C and then put onto that machine, someone with a set of spare stickers or a good talent to remove stickers must've done this. Nicolas - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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