Amstrad PC1640HD20

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Tue Jan 9 07:17:16 2001

On Mon, 8 Jan 2001 00:46:17 -0500 Lawrence Walker
<> wrote:
> Found an Amstrad PC1640HD20 but unfortunately no K-B.
> This is like an IBM 2011/2021 with the PSU in the monitor case.
> Luckily I did get the monitor and it does power up. I understand the
> K-B is proprietory however.

I thought the keyboard was a standard IBM XT-compatible?

Note that the XT keyboard is not the same as the "modern"
AT keyboard. The XT had no caps-lock lights, for instance.
And the interface protocol was subtly different, even
though it used the same 5-pin DIN plug. You may be able to
find old PC keyboards with an AT/XT switch on the bottom.
If you can, select XT and try it!

John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Tue Jan 09 2001 - 07:17:16 GMT

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