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Title: Where's up, dog? (Looking to buy up arrow key for 464)
Post by: Triggerhappy on 12:38, 12 July 20

So, after the 6128 is running again I picked up a 464 on Ebay. As far as I can see, it's the UK version, and probably an early one (large mainboard, keyboard connected with wires instead of a flimsy ribbon cable).  It's not in great condition. The keyboard is discolored, some keys are broken off, and unfortunately, the up arrow key is missing completely.


Does anybody have a spare he or she would be willing to sell?


Here's a photo of the keyboard, since I know there are different versions of this machine out there.


(https://i.postimg.cc/kBTvLNSc/IMG-20200711-194630.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kBTvLNSc)


Also: What are recommended upgrades for a 464? I don't think I want to work with a cassettes ...
Title: Re: Where's up, dog? (Looking to buy up arrow key for 464)
Post by: Gryzor on 13:32, 13 July 20
Unfortunately I don't have an up arrow key, only a spare left arrow. Bummer.

Just kidding, will take a look later today and see if I have a leftover from my fridge magnets project.
Title: Re: Where's up, dog? (Looking to buy up arrow key for 464)
Post by: Triggerhappy on 21:31, 14 July 20
Thank you! If not, I am pretty sure I will be able to copy one of the other keys. I will have to make a couple new inserts anyway (the cross-shaped plugs on the bottom of the keys) since some of them split when I took off the keys to clean everything. I was careful, promise, but the plastic is insanely brittle and pretty much just falls apart at the slightest touch.