RE: C64 Aldi serial numbers

From: Richard Atkinson (
Date: 2002-03-13 00:17:12

On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Bo Zimmerman wrote:

> Hello Richard,
> Mine is A439998, so that is certainly pretty close...

Thanks, Bo. That's put my mind at ease. They're certainly strange
machines, these Aldis. Mine wasn't exactly put together carefully. Lots of
the screws were loose and one had even fallen out in transit! I suspect
they were built this way, out of whatever was left over out of various
production runs, like the strange left-over machines that they are ;)

Curiously, mine had two heatsinks made out of bent aluminium sheet metal.
One had been on the 8565R2 VIC-II and the other on the keyboard 6526A CIA.
Both of these had fallen off and were rattling around in the case although
the "thermal" glue was still evident on the two chips. I've never seen
individual heatsinks in a C64 before.


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