Reply 15480 of 22411, by BSA Starfire
PTherapist wrote on 2020-05-22, 21:32:
Received this Commodore VIC-20 that I ordered, today - […]
Received this Commodore VIC-20 that I ordered, today -
One of the keys was broken off so I'll need to fix or replace that properly at some point. But for now a tiny amount of hot glue sufficed and the key is reattached and functional again. Note: the pic was taken prior to the key repair, hence why the + key looks a bit wonky.
Still needs a thorough case & keyboard cleaning however and I'll have to do something about the severe yellowing. Don't think I'll bother trying to retrobright, I'll probably just end up re-painting it.
But otherwise it's in good working order and I've been testing it out for most of today, loading a couple of games from tape as well as from the SD2IEC. I can't really do too much with it at the moment, as I'm waiting for a 35K RAM expansion cartridge to arrive. So I'm currently limited to just the fairly basic unexpanded RAM games.
Awesome! nice find, my first computer was VIC-20, still got it and it still works! Some of the Mastertronic unexpanded games are pretty good, phantom attack is one I like, it's very noisy fast shooter. When you get your RAM PAC be sure to try Jet Pac by ultimate, great fun 😀
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