Keyboard repair parts?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Fri Jul 2 13:12:19 1999

--- "Zane H. Healy" <> wrote:
> Of course with some systems canablization isn't the answer

I've got this keyboard that well illustrates that point - the SX-64. I got
one cheap because the keyboard was fubared and a previous owner attempted
to repair it. Fortunately for me, I happened to have *just the keyboard*
and nothing else (equipment attraction, obviously ;-)

For those that don't know the design, the SX-64 is a luggable C-64 with
integral color CRT and 1541 disk drive. The only thing missing is a cassette
port, making certain packet radio and other external hardware useless to it.
The keyboard detaches from the front/top of the unit, connects with a 24-pin
cable (DB-25 with a keying pin) and while it has real keys for the user to
type on, is a single-sheet membrane inside with all the circuit paths and
conductive areas. More than one SX-64 is sitting around out there because
its keyboard has failed.


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