That brings back memories. I remember in school when a 286 was the fast machine; everyone wanted to use that. And I still have a Commodore C64C somewhere....
Ah memories of my old Commodore 64 are flooding back to me. I've been trying to download PC versions of old C64 games but can't get the damn software to work. It was a great computer...why oh why did I ever get rid of it!
The word commodore still makes me feel all snuggly inside. Computers arent computers without that blue and red C on them. Bah, "Dell" does nothing for me!
I just got my old PC30 back from my sister. It was my first business style pc and when I bought a no-name 486 for myself I upgraded the pc30 HD to 70 Mbytes and gave it to my little sis as her first pc. I got it back yesterday but she has lost the keyboard. If it is just the keyboard that you have can I buy it from you?I am really looking forward to getting the old pc30 up and working again.She also gave me back a Dragon32 which I bought for the kids to use so they would not be afraid of using computers. Must have done something right there as 2 younger brothers ended up as a Database Administrator and the other as Mainframe maintenance and my sis a job with heavy use of pcs' in the pensions market.Sometimes It is nice to be a happy dinosaur.Jim Collier[jim_collier"at"yahoo"dot"co"dot"uk
Hi Jim. I'm afraid the keyboard is very much attached (figuratively) to both the PC-30 and to myself. Pretty sure any PS/2 keyboard with a large connector should work.I also have the original monitor. I had all the original books too, as well as all the packaging for windows 286 too, but they got destroyed in a recent flood.Last time I checked it, it powered up but complained about something right at the bios check. It might just have been a dead battery, I didn't want to investigate at the time.Hope you have luck getting yours up and running again :)
Hi Gamma Goblin,if you still have that keyboard, can you please check what kind of a switches it has or is it just a regular rubber dome?CheersBojan bojan[dot]kotur[at]gmail[dot]com
Bojan: It's stuck away in the attic at the moment but I'll have a look as soon as I get a chance. I'm a bit curious myself now.
I had a look earlier but forgot to bring a camera with me. I took off a button and had a look. The key sits on a raised piece of plastic with a hole in the center where a spike on the button enters down into it when the key is depressed. The spring action is supplied by a free floating rubber dome that sits on top of the raised plastic lump. May have a look again, taking the keyboard apart, and photograph this time.
Thanks for the effort!