Hardest to Find Classic Computers

From: Dan Linder <dlinder_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: Sun Dec 16 14:15:37 2001

On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

> > Here are a few that while not so hard to find... WHen they are on eBay, the
> > price goes very high:
> >
> > Commodore 128D
> Now these I can see some justification for (not merely because I'm a Commodore
> freak). 128Ds are nice units, especially with the built-in disk drive; and
> they're very sturdy and well-built. They're also very stylish units, probably
> the best looking computers of the 8-bit Commodore line.

A C-128D was my main machine before I got my Amiga 2000. I was planning
on unboxing it again soon, but before I stopped using it, the drive seemed
to be going out of alignment. It needed a little gentle pressure on the
disk sometimes to get 'er going.

Now, when I bring it back out - for someone w/o a whole lot of experience
with working on disk drives - what's a good approach for getting it back
up to snuff. (I currently have no o-scope or other 'fancy' test gear, so
I'm looking for the basics here...)


   - Dan

Dan Linder / dlinder _at_ uiuc.edu
Graduate Student, College of Engineering, Dept. of Computer Science
   - Dept. of Computer Science Teaching Assistant
   - DRES Computer Accessibility Researcher
Received on Sun Dec 16 2001 - 14:15:37 GMT

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