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ggizmotigger
April 20th, 2009, 10:49 AM
ive lost the lead, anyone know ware i can get one or someone who can make one.



ggizmotigger@hotmail.com

thanks in advance

ggizmotigger
April 23rd, 2009, 09:33 AM
i have tryed a straight through lead but keys are all jumbled up and inpossible to type words

please can anyone help?

:(

barythrin
April 23rd, 2009, 09:54 AM
Maybe the person mentioned here http://www.freelists.org/post/torontocbm/Wanted-SX64-Keyboard-to-Computer-Cord,2 would have one?

I'm not sure what the rarity is of one but if it's really an issue, you may just want to look at trying to find another SX-64. I don't know the average prices anymore but last time I was looking and bought mine I think they were just around $100 (US). Interestingly/alternatively this person has found them to be a bit pricier by searching for these auctions and compiling the data, I'm unsure of the accuracy or data methodology used but it's certainly an interesting idea. http://randoc.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/final-commodore-sx64-ebay-price-analysis/

carlsson
April 23rd, 2009, 12:44 PM
I'm afraid he has introduced "errors" in his data when converting US auction prices from USD to EUR:

January 2008: 1 EUR = 1.47 USD
July 2008: 1 EUR = 1.57 USD
September 2008: 1 EUR = 1.43 USD
November 2008: 1 EUR = 1.27 USD
December 2008: 1 EUR = 1.35 USD
February 2009: 1 EUR = 1.28 USD
April 2009: 1 EUR = 1.32 USD

http://www.x-rates.com/d/USD/EUR/hist2008.html

It means the lower record of 26 EUR may equal anything from $33 - $41 depending at what time of year it sold. The upper record of 290 EUR ranges from $368 - $455. The average of 94 EUR equals $119 - $147, in today's rate $124.

Still it doesn't surprise me that a PAL SX-64 is 2-3 times as valuable as a NTSC one. However prices have dropped on those units too lately.

Back to the original topic, I realized somewhere I have a 25-pin fully connected parallel cable. It should be of the right gender. I'll try some day, but expect it to be too long to be working. I actually used a multimeter to check some of the pins on my cable to ensure it appears to be straight connected, but didn't check every single of the 23 pins.