Conclusion: Commodore 64 *is* lame!

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Sat Aug 24 20:49:00 2002

Ok, here's how lame the C64 is. I have three of them. I have three
different types of video cable. The first thing I notice is that the C64
I've been working on has a different video connector than the other two.
The other two are older; the one I've been working on newer (based on
serial numbers and internal differences). The one I've been working on is
most likely dead. I can't get anything out of it after trying various
combinations of cables and monitors.

So how come none of you C64 experts piped up to tell me that the video
connector on the C64 changed over time? The later one had more pins, and
the C64 video cable (that I searched all over for and finally found) only
plugs into the newer style connector. It won't plug into the older ones
because there are too many pins.

Worse, I can't get the video to work if I plug the cable into the back of
the 1702. I can only get it to work with the composite connector on the
front. Maybe it's because I still don't have the right cable. Whatever.
This is a nightmare.

See, this is why I have such a poor opinion of the Commodore 64. Sure,
technically it's a nice computer. But practically, it's a pile of shit.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger

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