>Perhaps we could gather together some informal data on the relative >popularity of the well known CBM types. Hi Guys, (this is a reply to a question on the old list) Most of my computers have been collected from the recycling centre, so perhaps not the best place to find working samples :) but believe me, the statistics below are based on a sample large enough to be too embarassing to admit to! 58% of my C64 machines are the brown bread box 67% of the brown boxes work, 78% of the beige case models all of the SX models work - only have three though :) 86% of the C128 machines work, though 25% I've repaired (bad RAM) 90% of the C128D machines work 43% of the VIC20 machines work (50% of the original PAL) 16% of my C16/Plus4 machines (thanks to Ruud! for the CPU) Compared to my non-CBM machines, the Commodores seem to be very poor when it comes to longevity. Most I assume are RAM failures due to dickie power supply regulation.... Disk drives fair better with most types having a working status of better than 90%, except for alignment, the next biggest problem is ROM failure. I hope the above is not too trivial, but would be interested to know if the above is typical. - Nick PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The contents of this email (including any attachments) may be privileged and confidential. Any unauthorised use of the contents is expressly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please advise us immediately (you can contact us by telephone on +61 8 9441 2311 by reverse charge) and then permanently delete this email together with any attachments. We appreciate your co-operation. Whilst Orbital endeavours to take reasonable care to ensure that this email and any attachments are free from viruses or other defects, Orbital does not represent or warrant that such is explicitly the case (C) 2000: Orbital Engine Company (Australia) PTY LTD and its affiliates Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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