Re: Your 1541C might be a regular 1541 (gasp!)

From: William Levak (
Date: 2002-06-02 20:09:36

On Sun, 2 Jun 2002, Niklas Ramsberg wrote:

> Naturally, I assumed that the drives were 1541Cs. That is, until I 
> opened them a couple of weeks ago. As it turned out, they both have 
> the standard 1541 (PCB Assy # 250 442) board, not the "short" 1541C 
> board (PCB Assy # 250 448). 

There is your mistake right there.  Commodore never defined what
constituted a 1541C drive except that it had a case that matched the 64C.

It also could have been sold as used or refurbished, or maybe it was

I don't know what the laws are where you are, but in the US, unless it is
sold as new, they can put whatever parts in it they want, as long as it is
functional.  Commodore periodically sold off left over and repaired parts,
assembled as refurbished units.

The same goes for equipment repaired under warranty.

I have a 1581 drive with no serial number on the label.  It has
"REFURBISHED BY COMMODORE" impressed into the plastic on the bottom of the
case.  I have seen other refurbished Commodore equipment without that

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