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Arkhan
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« on: June 02, 2009, 11:50:22 AM »

Any noble goobers want to spare a C64 in NICE working order?

by nice I mean no finnicky nonsense, and preferably a bit newer so it doesnt have that IDIOTIC cardboard disaster in it.

yellowing doesn't matter.  I am going to be spray painting it anyway.

I knew I shoulda kept one.  Dang.


dont need a power brick.  I have one or two.  Just need a dorkbin.

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 10:15:38 PM »

Any noble goobers want to spare a C64 in NICE working order?
     $5 for the C64.  It's the shipping that is expensive.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 11:05:21 AM »

mmm..... what about a 64C?   I am thinking it might be a nicer model to get.

I was thinking one of those and maybe a 1571 so I don't have to cry when my 1541 gets wanky.

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 08:47:49 PM »

     C64Cs from us are at the same price.  1571s are $10.

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 07:53:42 AM »

     C64Cs from us are at the same price.  1571s are $10.

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what kind of shipping would it be for a 64C and 1571 to 44130?
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 06:38:14 PM »

     I know that separately each would be about $13 to 15 to ship.

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009, 10:33:34 AM »

     I know that separately each would be about $13 to 15 to ship.

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hm..

See I want to get a c64 setup again but want to make sure I get ones from reliable sources instead of having some crapass breadbin show up thats all finnicky, or problematic.....

are they uber yellow'd, or otherwise dopey?

Id almost like to just get a C128 since they look the same and I get extra RAM for no reason! :-D

I mostly want to get one again to revisit some software, with a more reliable disk drive.  1541s just dont cut it.  You pop one bad disk in and youre screwed.  gotta break out the damn screwdrivers and use programs to realign it and all that.  No thanks >_<


at least I saved my cables for that, and have the installer for my laptop!
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2009, 12:14:24 PM »

Difficult to get any kind of guarantee with hardware that's pushing 30 years, which is why many of us keep one around for spare parts.  For a disk drive, I'd recommend going for Jim Brain's uIEC, and never have to worry about alignments again.  Transfers are drag-and-drop.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2009, 01:58:46 PM »

Difficult to get any kind of guarantee with hardware that's pushing 30 years, which is why many of us keep one around for spare parts.  For a disk drive, I'd recommend going for Jim Brain's uIEC, and never have to worry about alignments again.  Transfers are drag-and-drop.

id rather not buy anything made by that guy, no offense.

the 1571s (i wish i kept those instead of thinking the shiney 1541 was better) were alot sturdier and match the 64C and 128 nicely.

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2009, 07:02:38 PM »

are they uber yellow'd, or otherwise dopey?
     No, they look actually pretty good.  No yellowing.  Maybe a bit of Formula 409 on the casing to clean them up.

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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2009, 07:20:49 PM »

are they uber yellow'd, or otherwise dopey?
     No, they look actually pretty good.  No yellowing.  Maybe a bit of Formula 409 on the casing to clean them up.

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what the hecks formula 409?  You mean the spray bottle kitchen cleaner stuff?
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2009, 10:38:57 PM »

Difficult to get any kind of guarantee with hardware that's pushing 30 years, which is why many of us keep one around for spare parts.  For a disk drive, I'd recommend going for Jim Brain's uIEC, and never have to worry about alignments again.  Transfers are drag-and-drop.

id rather not buy anything made by that guy, no offense.

the 1571s (i wish i kept those instead of thinking the shiney 1541 was better) were alot sturdier and match the 64C and 128 nicely.



No offense taken, but it probably wouldn't hurt to tell him why he lost a potential customer.

The uIEC looks like a remarkably simple device to make with off-the-shelf components; I wouldn't be surprised if we see someone else somewhere manufacturing and selling a similar device.
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2009, 02:03:27 AM »

Difficult to get any kind of guarantee with hardware that's pushing 30 years, which is why many of us keep one around for spare parts.  For a disk drive, I'd recommend going for Jim Brain's uIEC, and never have to worry about alignments again.  Transfers are drag-and-drop.

id rather not buy anything made by that guy, no offense.

the 1571s (i wish i kept those instead of thinking the shiney 1541 was better) were alot sturdier and match the 64C and 128 nicely.



No offense taken, but it probably wouldn't hurt to tell him why he lost a potential customer.

The uIEC looks like a remarkably simple device to make with off-the-shelf components; I wouldn't be surprised if we see someone else somewhere manufacturing and selling a similar device.

yeah.  It would not change much with the guy and the little clique he sits in so eh.  Ill just do it the real way, lol♦
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2009, 09:12:10 AM »

You mean the spray bottle kitchen cleaner stuff?
     Yes.  Also Cinch spray cleaner from Spic 'n Span not only cleans but gives a slight brightening effect, too.

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2009, 09:25:55 AM »

The uIEC looks like a remarkably simple device to make with off-the-shelf components; I wouldn't be surprised if we see someone else somewhere manufacturing and selling a similar device.
     The SD2IEC is sold by Tony Kim at NKCElectronics.com.  The current firmware code used in both the uIEC and the SD2IEC is from Unseen, with some code enhancement by Jim Brain for the uIEC.  SD2IEC board design by Shadowolf.  The uIEC uses an ATmega128 and thus has more room for further firmware code expansion, whereas the SD2IEC is limited to an ATmega644.  Like the uIEC, the SD2IEC is JiffyDOS-compatible.  Check out the SD2IEC at

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