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More TRS-80 Auction Goodness!

by on Nov.25, 2015, under Tandy TRS-80 Series

I have a fantastic, refurbished Radio Shack (Tandy) TRS-80 Color Computer 2 64K up for grabs on eBay right now, with its original box!

This one has a bunch of extras and some stuff I have made myself.

Check out my Auctions page for more details!

Coco2 64K
Coco2 64K Goodness!

 

Coco2 64K
More Coco2 64K

I rescued this piece, amongst others,  from an Estate sale. It has been cleaned, tested and works great! I also re-worked the casing of the computer and joystick in order to restore them to their former glory!

The box has seen better days (see pictures). However, it is original!

What You Get: 

  • Radio Shack TRS-80 64K Color Computer 2, Motorola 6809 Microprocessor (hybrid 8/16 bit)

  • The original box!

  • Cable for connecting to an NTSC TV (RF VHF input required on TV)

  • Realistic CTR-80A data cassette recorder

  • A cable for connecting the cassette recorder for loading/saving software

  • Tandy TRS-80 Deluxe Joystick

  • An RF modulator (300 ohm to 75 Ohm, connects to the above cable and the TV)

  • An RF Balun connector for the RF modulator above (an extra I am throwing in!)

  • Software instruction sheet

  • Cassette with assorted games (an extra I am throwing in!)

I have also included a CD with software in WAV file format, containing the software on the cassette. I also supply printed instructions on how to set up the Radio Shack TRS-80 64K Color Computer 2 so that you can load these files into the Color Computer from your smart phone!

Also, check out alternative forms of software storage/retrieval here:

http://www.frontiernet.net/~mmarlette/Cloud-9/Hardware/DriveWire3.html

 


Color Computer 2 Info: 

The CoCo 2, introduced in 1983, is basically a refinement of Radio Shack’s original TRS-80 Color Computer. It utilizes a more efficient power supply, higher integration (lower parts count), and a smaller case. The only significant functional difference between the two is the absence in the CoCo 2 of a regulated +12VDC power supply.

The 26-3127 model is the first 64K Color Computer 2. It contains the Extended BASIC ROM, the enhanced keyboard, and 64 kilobytes of RAM (naturally). Otherwise, it is identical to the 26-3026/26-3027. Note that the RAM is soldered in place in those machines which were factory-equipped with 64K.

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Vintage Commodore 64 System IOB!

by on Nov.25, 2015, under Commodore 64

I have put up for auction an original complete Commodore 64 Computer system in excellent working condition!
The Commodore 64 itself comes with its original box!

It went up for auction at 9PM Eastern Standard Time, 6PM Pacific on Sunday, 22nd November, 2015!

Keep checking my Auction Page for details!

Take a walk into Retro-land with this fantastic piece of history!

Commodore 64

Commodore 64 FUN!

I have put together this system from various sources and have used it for quite a while now.
On closer inspection of the photographs, you will note that there is signs of discoloration and some small cosmetic defects and scuffs through age.
All in all, not bad at all for a system that is over 30 years old!

This Commodore 64 comes with an 8-pin DIN socket for connecting to a TV/Monitor. I have supplied a compatible 5-pin DIN phono cable (TV only) and an 8-pin DIN MONITOR ONLY cable (if you have a compatible Commodore monitor).

The keyboard works very well ( no standing on the keys to get it to type… :) ).
The Commodore C2N Datasette has been tested and works. It comes in its original box, complete with manual!
The Atari 2600 joystick is new old stock, coming in its original box. It is fully compatible with the Commodore 64.

I am also throwing in  a complete programmers reference guide that I bought separately and a serial cable if you wish to get a 1541/1571 floppy drive.

What You Get:

  • The Commodore 64 Computer
  • The original box for the Commodore 64
  • Power supply for the Commodore 64
  • 5-pin DIN to RCA/phono cable for connecting to a TV
  • 8-pin DIN to RCA/Phono cable for connecting to a compatible Commodore monitor
  • The Commodore C2N Datasette cassette recorder
  • A Commodore serial cable for connecting a Floppy Drive/Printer/Other peripheral to the Commodore 64
  • An Atari 2600 new old stock joystick in original box (fully Commodore 64 compatible)
  • The Commodore 64 User Guide
  • The Commodore C2N Datasette user manual

For alternative forms of storage I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the SD2IEC drive emulator, which uses a modern day SD card for storage!
Search eBay for “Commodore 64/128 1541 Disk Drive Emulation SD2IEC SD Card Reader” (I bought one and I am totally impressed!)

Also, there is a bunch of public domain software for the Commodore 64!
http://www.c64.com/

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I Love Dragon!

by on Nov.11, 2015, under Dragon 32/64 and Tano

I am so happy to announce that someone else is a true RETRO-HEAD out there! (yet so sad and lost…)

I recently parted with a Tano Dragon 64. It was a hard but necessary decision (don’t worry about me… I’ve got more).

This beautiful piece of 8-bit history is going to a lucky person… I am damn sure it is going to a good home… :)

The Gorgeous Dragon by Tano

The Gorgeous Dragon by Tano

Check out its lines… its leads… its cables… its cassettes! The indescribable mechanical keyboard, the pristine condition after 31 years of storage, sealed from the elements…

Awaiting for Aladdin to rub the box…

… Who knows what may arise from its dearth of mysterious content …

Fare thee well, sweet Princess. Bestow thy grace upon the splendor of the world as revealed to you this very day…

P.S.

I’m not THAT sad… kinda

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Tandy Radio Shack CoCo 2 Goodness!

by on Nov.11, 2015, under Tandy TRS-80 Series

Right now I have two auctions up on eBay for one of the classics of the home computer era!

A Radio Shack 64K Color Computer 2 and a 16K version! (see my Auctions page for more details).

I have lovingly restored these machines to their former glory and they look kinda like new if I say so myself. Awesome considering the are over 32 years old, and still in great working condition!

TRS-80 16K CoCo 2

TRS-80 64K CoCo 2

 

TRS-80 16K CoCo 2

TRS-80 16K CoCo 2

I even made up a cable that will allow you to load programs to the computers via your smart phone! Again, see the auctions for details!

As the holiday season draws closer, I hope to furnish people with a genuine retro experience with these legendary machines. I’m sure any retro-head out there would be proud to add these little beauties to their collection!

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Commodore Full System FUN!

by on Nov.08, 2015, under Commodore 64

I have put up for auction an original complete Commodore 64 Computer system in excellent working condition!
The Commodore 64 itself comes with its original box!

It will be up for auction at 9PM Eastern Standard Time, 6PM Pacific on Sunday, 8th November, 2015!

Keep checking my Auction Page for details!

Take a walk into Retro-land with this fantastic piece of history!

Commodore 64 Full System bonanza auction!

Commodore 64 Full System bonanza auction!

A must have for the budding retro enthusiast, collectors or just because you can for the holiday season!

I have put together this system from various sources and have used it for quite a while now.
On closer inspection of the photographs, you will note that there is slight signs of discoloration and some very small cosmetic defects through age.
All in all, not bad at all for a system that is over 30 years old!

This Commodore 64 comes with an 8-pin DIN socket for connecting to a TV/Monitor. I have supplied a compatible 5-pin DIN phono cable (TV only) and an 8-pin DIN MONITOR ONLY cable (if you have a compatible Commodore monitor).
I have also replaced the rubber feet on the Commodore 64.

The keyboard works very well ( no standing on the keys to get it to type… :) ).
The Commodore 1541 Floppy Drive has been tested and works. Some of the cables are almost brand new.
The Atari 2600 joystick is new old stock, coming in its original box. It is fully compatible with the Commodore 64.

What You Get:

  • The Commodore 64 Computer
  • The original box for the Commodore 64
  • Power supply for the Commodore 64
  • 5-pin DIN to RCA/phono cable for connecting to a TV
  • 8-pin DIN to RCA/Phono cable for connecting to a compatible Commodore monitor
  • The Commodore 1541 Floppy Disk Drive
  • A Commodore serial cable for connecting the Floppy Drive to the Commodore 64
  • Power cable for the 1541 Floppy Disk Drive
  • An Atari 2600 new old stock joystick in original box (fully Commodore 64 compatible)
  • The Commodore 64 User Guide
  • A blank, unformatted 5.25 Floppy Disk (for saving your programs to!)
  • A floppy disk containing the game “F-15 Strike Eagle”!

For alternative forms of storage I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the SD2IEC drive emulator, which uses a modern day SD card for storage!
Search eBay for “Commodore 64/128 1541 Disk Drive Emulation SD2IEC SD Card Reader” (I bought one and I am totally impressed!)

Also, there is a bunch of public domain software for the Commodore 64!
http://www.c64.com/

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