Preview: The Commodore 128

Not sure about the yellow.
Not sure about the yellow.

My fiancee’s relatives were extremely generous in a recent donation of old computer goodness. I’ve actually had this sitting on my desk for a while now, but haven’t had the time to complete a proper write-up of everything that was included.

In short, I’m now the proud owner of a Commodore 128 Personal Computer, including the 1201 yellow monochrome monitor and even a MPS1200 Dot Matrix Printer.

The boxes and boxes that I managed to sneak home were full of other interesting items. Hundreds of diskettes, most of them for Commodore 64 computers but there were quite a few there for Apple computers, and even MS-DOS.

This was all eventually heading to the tip.
This was all eventually heading to the tip.

There were some incredible originals, which I’ll have to share at some point. The previous owners did the right thing and backed up all their originals, so there are a few duplicates. Original manuals for pretty much everything, a lot of documentation, means that I’ll have plenty to reference as I try to breathe some life into the 128.

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Preview: The Commodore 128

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