Restoring a Commodore SX64 #VintageComputing #Commodore @SMDprutser
Restoring a vintage Commodore SX64 “portable” computer can be tricky business. Sjaak tackes one:
Some time ago I finally got my hands on a vintage Commodore SX64. This is one of the first ‘portable’ computers ever made and weighed a whopping 10.5Kg!! I had fond memories of this machine and always wanted one since I was a kid. The SX64 is basically of a regular Commodore 64, VIC 1541 diskdrive and a 5.5″ color CRT monitor.
Since I like to keep thing as original as possible I didn’t throw the old original parts but kept them in case I or someone else wanted it restore in original condition.
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