View Full Version : Value: Sol-20 ?

May 20th, 2009, 02:45 PM
What's a SOL-20 with floppy drives and monitor worth?

I'll have more details and photos in about a week.


May 20th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Certainly sounds cool. I can't recall what price I saw last though.. I'm guessing in the $200-$400 range?? but I think the last one I saw was complete and given away (Erik.. any comments? ;-)

May 20th, 2009, 04:54 PM
That'd be quite a bargain, unless it's completely dead and rusted. A working unit (including a working keyboard and memory) with working disk drive is going to push $1500 on Ebay easy. The keyboard repair kits are expensive. As with anything in the S-100 world value is mostly a function of operational status rather than cosmetics.

May 21st, 2009, 02:20 AM
Yep, my SOL-20 (unit only - no monitor no disk drives) was in the $750 range at least 2 years ago.

May 22nd, 2009, 10:42 PM
Pics are uploading Here (http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l33/Sharkonwheels/Sol-20/). I dunno what's up with that right-side view of the wood. Camera flash or fluorescent glare, because the wood is awesome!

Dang these things are REALLY nice with that wood!

Front Shot:


Left Side:


Rear Card-Cage View:


Picked up from the original owner, has following boards:
(Bottom to top)
NorthStar MDC-A4 FDD controller
IMS 8K RAM board
Dynabyte 16kb RAM board
Dynabyte 16kb RAM board
IMS 8K RAM board

(2) External 5.25" FDD's wired together, to plug into the MDC-A4.
FDD's are in SOL-20 matching color cases, even paint texture matches.

Monitor is a 'Koyo' 9" B&W, with coaxial input, matching the coaxial output on the Sol-20.

I'll entertain offers on the whole shebang...
Gonna need that kb rebuild kit, though, but otherwise, powers on, gives the > prompt, and blinks the lights on the kb.