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Commodore 64 left outside for over a decade! Could it still work??


Enjoyed this  Grin

I had an old faulty TV that was left outside for months on the roof (I was living in a big house in London). When Summer came around, we would go up to the roof. One day I wondered about the TV. So we got an extension lead and connected it. From a distance(!) we turned it on. It worked and was no longer faulty! All the rain and fresh air must have done something to help.


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   So what does he do with it now
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Curiosity satisfied, for me it would go to the tip  Grin

Posted November 14, 2021, 09:14:06 AM Logged

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Re: Commodore 64 left outside for over a decade! Could it still work??


How is it still working  scratch-head

Electronics can be a lot more hardy than you would think.

Amazing, good vid  thumbsup

Posted November 14, 2021, 09:58:35 AM Logged

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I guess that with the chips the metal is embedded in a slab so it does not corrode. Even corroded exposed lines should still have metal in their core (many years maybe less likely) - so he just needed to clean the connections on the necessary loose fit components.

Posted November 14, 2021, 12:14:05 PM Logged

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And he now owns a working relic from the Digital Dinosaur age.

Third and Fourth world countries have far better computing power...

I still have a working Radio Shack Color Computer in my garage somewhere... scratch-head

Posted November 14, 2021, 13:25:19 PM Logged

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Elon Musk learned to program on a Commodore 64 computer,  he wrote some programs and was able to sell them for a lot of money. From there he was able to invest money into other things.
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Posted November 19, 2021, 00:32:23 AM Logged

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Carl,

Yes, I read Elon's early beginnings. He was driven by a passion to do better, make things better, and make money for himself.

Look where that nonsense got him!!  Shocked  Cheesy

Posted November 19, 2021, 17:50:29 PM Logged
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