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C64 Life - My Actual Hardware
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Note: These pictures are of recent date and may not be the actual original equipment, but, where possible I try to photograph the actual authentic piece.



Commodore 64 (C64) breadbox type, my actual piece from 1987 and comes with a MOS6581R4 sound chip (for those who are into C64 SID music).



Even the dust cover from 1987 is the actual original one I originally purchased myself.



Until now, the my first C64 is still dead, dead black that is. I've changed some of the most common components, like RAM-Chips, PLA chip and did some other tests, but still it seems to be completely dead.



Some day I will manage to repair it and bring it to life once again.



The Commodore C2n Datassette tape player/recorder. This is not my actual piece from 1987 since that has been 99% confirmed trashed by the guy who I sold it to. This one pictured here is however the same exact piece and comes and it basically did what it supposed to do, loading and saving programs and games.



I never had the Datassette version with Azimuth adjustment bar, where a light strip would indicate the quality of the signal played back in order to avoid Load Errors.



However, there was a small screw you could adjust and reload until it matched the tape playing. At the start the "Turbotape >L" type was the one I used, but later switched over to "ABC Turbo" which gave us Azimuth type of flickering color border bars on-screen instead. That was a life-saver to recognize a steady sync n the beginning of the loading cycle :-)



At the present time, I have about 3 different tape players of C2n, in total of 5-6 in my collection. But that archive is for another day :-)



The Commodore 1541 Disk Drive 5.25" Floppy drive. This is my actual piece from 1992 and it's still working and used today. It weights a ton.



Nothing much more to say about it, just that it does it's job good and was a sheer joy to use with EPYX Fast Load Cartridge which really speed loading speeds up.



A nice view of all the connectors, switch and fuse.



This came together with a lot I bought from my friend Jostein together with C64 (with a custom built reset switch, used for spare parts today), a Mannesmann Tally-MT81 printer and some joysticks back in 1992, not to mention the original packaging box is still in my collection.



Wico 'The Boss' joystick which is now lost and this picture is not mine. But it was the joystick I had originally and it was plain awful to use. The moving length of the stick is so far and in games like Winter Games and Combat School it's impossible to wiggle correctly (unless you just hold it under and wiggle the stick in free air, haha).



Totally Accurate Controller MK2 (TAC-2) joystick is by far the best and most precise joystick ever produced for any system in any time period. Period.



I had several ones of these and eventually of heavy wiggling the metal bar actually broke on all of them.



I managed together with an good old friend (Svein) to reborn this joystick sometime in 2011 and it is the actual picture of this you see.



This actual joystick belongs to my original equipment from the 90's (used for the Amiga's) and is almost perfect to play with (even after our slight hardware modification of the metal bar by us).




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