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Today is a great day...
« on: 10:51, 14 February 18 »
Hi all,


I'd like to share this great day with you: I'm like a kid on Xmas morning !
Few days ago, I have been in contact with an "old" computer seller and this guy told me that he still own a CPC6128 totally new and not used at all in his attic. He agreed to sell it for 100€ and not below .
So this morning, I had a chance to view this machine and in front of this immaculate German CPC, I could not resist. There is not any scratches or traces of use, keys are clear, not dust inside...a real museum piece.


and here is the machine after a drive belt change, running Symbos 3.0, 4Mb of RAM & HxC...I really feel like in 1985 :) but with modern add-on.





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Re: Today is a great day...
« Reply #1 on: 13:31, 14 February 18 »
That's absolutely fantastic!

I'm so jealous.
My 6128's keyboard no longer works properly.
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Re: Today is a great day...
« Reply #2 on: 14:02, 14 February 18 »
Lucky bastard!  :)

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Re: Today is a great day...
« Reply #3 on: 10:27, 15 February 18 »
You have been so lucky! There are not many of those around!  :)

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Re: Today is a great day...
« Reply #4 on: 11:27, 19 February 18 »
Oh wow. I'm envious!

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Re: Today is a great day...
« Reply #5 on: 21:49, 19 February 18 »
I had to rework 100% of the welding point on the centronics connectors (my M4 didn't work correctly); but now it is fixed.
Don't know if it is due to the "non activity at all)...

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Re: Today is a great day...
« Reply #6 on: 22:16, 19 February 18 »
The centronics connector on your CPC or the M4 connector?

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Re: Today is a great day...
« Reply #7 on: 11:40, 20 February 18 »
On the CPC side...centronic connector are crimped on the M4 side.

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Re: Today is a great day...
« Reply #8 on: 12:03, 20 February 18 »
The CPC side joints tend to be prone to dry joints on most CPCs. It's always good to give them a reflow
(and clean the contacts) before you start connecting new hardware, especially if the expansion got very
little use up to now.

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