Commodore C64 Survives Over 25 Years Balancing Drive Shafts In Auto Repair Shop

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  1. nsaspook

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  2. crutschow

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    You can sort of understand how the electronics could last that long but it seems really remarkable that the keyboard still works, especially considering that environment.
     
  3. nsaspook

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    It looks like they had a protective coating of dirt.
     
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    It must be magic dirt. :D
     
  5. WBahn

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    I don't think a modern keyboard would stand a chance. But back then things were generally built to last.
     
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    If they were the original purchaser, I'd say they certainly got bang for their buck.

    I think the oldest still functioning computer I have is a 133Mhz Cyrix CPU based PC from 1997. Well, lets just say it was functioning when I last shut it down in 2003, I think? It's stored in my basment somewhere, lol
     
  7. WBahn

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    My oldest machine is a 50 MHz 486DX from 1991. Like yours, it has been some time since it's been booted up.
     
  8. joeyd999

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    My circa 1978 TRS-80 Model I still functions. But the monitor quit. Also, a 1984 Model 100.
     
  9. R!f@@

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    I will say again.."They don't build 'em like they used to."
     
  10. nsaspook

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    My oldest running machine is a 1994 Fujitsu Stylistic 500 tablet.

    Slow but it still works as a media controller using Girder.


    I have another one running a very old version of Linux with a pcmcia driver I wrote that's still in the Linux kernel.
     
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  12. wayneh

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    I've got a working Apple II, and a Mac II which I think was a 16MHz machine. Probably a nice power supply in that one I could pull.

    If it's not older than 1990, a computer is just "modern" junk, not an antique! :D
     
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