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Commodore C128 Computer

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Commodore C128 Computer

Postby zappman » Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:38 am

I just located one of my Commodore C128 Computers that has been stored away in a box for over ten years :) . Image
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the power supply for the C128 was also in the box :D , as was a dual mode video cable (with built in mode switch) composite / RGB :D . Also in the box was an Excelerator + Plus 5.25" Disc Drive Image (picture is not my drive), too bad mine is missing its power supply :( .
The missing power supply should look similar to this one Image but have a 120 Vac inut.

The box also contained several original games on floppy disks: Aliens, Conquest, Ghostbusters II, Tass Times in Tonetown a Hacker II The Doomsday Papers. Only one cartridge was in the box, an Explode! V3.0 with Hyper Load and Convert.
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Re: Commodore C128 Computer

Postby Savage///Circuits » Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:45 pm

Does the C128 boot up? Function? What are your plans for it?

P.S. - If that is the power supply for the drive in the photo, that would be easy to build from scratch.
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Re: Commodore C128 Computer

Postby zappman » Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:22 am

Savage///Circuits wrote:Does the C128 boot up? Function? What are your plans for it?

My plan for the C128 is to see if it is working, I have not had time yet to do so. If it functions, I would like to use it to play some retro games, then maybe do so some upgrades to it. If it does not function, a project would be to repair it, then I could use it.

Savage///Circuits wrote:P.S. - If that is the power supply for the drive in the photo, that would be easy to build from scratch.

Yes, I may have to build a power supply for the disk dive. But, first I need to look through my box (boxes) of power adapters to see if I actually already have it. Seems like I never have those things labeled with what they go with.
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Re: Commodore C128 Computer

Postby zappman » Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:04 pm

Savage///Circuits wrote:Does the C128 boot up?
Yes, the C128 is booting up, I can run a a short BASIC program, in both the C64 and the C128 mode.
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Re: Commodore C128 Computer

Postby Savage///Circuits » Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:25 pm

Nice! I spent years looking for a C128. It was always my favorite because of the Z80, but they're so expensive and the one I took a chance on had a bad keyboard.
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Re: Commodore C128 Computer

Postby jknightandkarr » Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:48 pm

I think there are some repro options out there. Atleast from what I've seen on the 8-bit Guy's channel.

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Re: Commodore C128 Computer

Postby Granz » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:12 am

Nice find. I have a 128, but it is missing a key, and I don't have a power supply for it.
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