View Full Version : At long last...

Rick Ethridge
December 23rd, 2014, 10:03 PM
After sitting idle in storage for three years, my C=128 is now on a desk and has been powered up. The Sears monitor took two months to repair. The only things needed to do is to install the two 1571 and two 1581 drives and find all my disks. Next up will either be the C=64 ensemble or the Amiga A4000 toaster system.

December 24th, 2014, 06:24 AM
Nice. I have my 128 set up on a desk as well. Such a great old computer. Do you have the 80 column set up? I just have 40 columns but am looking to get an 80 column set up in the next month or so. I went for the SDIEC drive (the one with the LED display) and it saves a LOT of space and power sockets!

December 24th, 2014, 06:43 AM
When I started setting stuff up I had forgotten how big the footprint was of these things.. :)

I actually have some plans to remodel my office so that I have desk space where these fit without making a mess.

December 24th, 2014, 09:19 AM
My C128 has been setup for a decade but lately it has stuff stacked in front of it. Current config is 2x1571 drives, mouse, 512KB RAM expansion and a Commodore/Amiga monitor for 40/80 column use (also shared with the A500 on a table underneath). I have a huge table with a few machines setup on it (A1200, Atari ST1040 with dual monitors along with the A500 and C128).

December 24th, 2014, 09:54 AM
My C128DCR has sat on my desk for years. It has two 1571s (one internal), a cartridge port expander with an SD card reader and Turbo232, and a Comet Internet modem on the user port. There's also a ZoomFloppy (xum1541) connected to the serial bus so that the G5 can dump disk images to the external 1571 with a serial bus switch.