Found a Commodore SX-64 but with a strange problem.

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Sun Mar 11 08:52:01 2001

I had 4 of them at one time about 3 yrs ago and couldn't give them away and
they were complete and in good operational condition. I ended up trading all
4 for a handful of 72 pin SIMMs. NOW everyone wants them huh? Go figure.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Claude.W
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: Found a Commodore SX-64 but with a strange problem.


Lucky guy a SX64,,,but it depends how much you paid...I was offered one for
$500CAN not too long ago....sure I am crazy...

I would check all chips on the boards and push on all of the socketed
ones...specially the ROMs....

By the way, I have been told that 5000 of these SX64 were made...does that
sound right or can someone confirm this?


----- Original Message -----
From: Phil Guerney <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2025 6:00 AM
Subject: Found a Commodore SX-64 but with a strange problem.

> OK - So it might not be strange to those experts in Commodore hardware,
> I hope one of them reads this!
> This was one of the few missing things in my CBM collection until
> The system first appeared dead, showing just a blank screen. But then it
> worked fine with any of my assorted game cartridges in the cartridge slot.
> To test the disk drive, I pulled out a cartridge-based spreadsheet which
> load and save commands and the disk drive worked OK.
> The big surprise was when I put in the Simons Basic cartridge and this
> old "portable" C64 came up with its normal opening screen "SX-64 Basic"
> and it loaded and ran a variety of programs from disk without a problem.
> without a cartridge, or with a C64 Super Expander cartridge, just a blank
> screen.
> Could it be a RAM chip that is faulty, with Simons Basic causing some
> relocation of memory that allowed the system to work? Unfortunately, the
> insides are not nearly as easy to get at compared to a standard C64.
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
> Phil
> (Brisbane, Australia)
Received on Sun Mar 11 2001 - 08:52:01 GMT

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