[Coco] Interesting Ebay find.
theother_bob at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 13 23:04:30 EST 2006
I bought one of those keyboards (CoCo3 layout with black bezel) at the Shack around '83-'84, priced as marked at $4.95. It was not listed as a CoCo accessory or upgrade, but anyone who had opened a CoCo would recognize the ribbon connector and "approximate" keyboard layout. I did know (through ads and reviews) that the CoCo had four unused key positions that this keyboard seemed to fill, so even as an amateur teenager I couldn't pass it up... thank God!! :D
The white case CoCo 1 was only offered as a 64K ECB machine, and did not say Color Computer 2 anywhere, just Color Computer. Besides prototypes, I would suspect that the CoCo2 in a CoCo1 white case is probably the rarest computer we have in the CoCo family (but we'll probably never know for sure.)
----- Original Message ----
From: Darren A. <darccml at hotmail.com>
To: coco at maltedmedia.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:28:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Interesting Ebay find.
> > I've just bought from ebay UK, a white CoCo 2, in a CoCo 1 case, model
> > number is 26-3026, the machine has standard color basic and 16K of ram.
>Your board looks like a CoCo 2 board. How deep is that case? Is it CoCo
>1 or 2 size? I've never seen a CoCo 2 with the vents in that configuration.
>The TDP-100 also was different:
I also purchased an interesting CoCo off eBay several months ago. It is the
same case design shown in the pictures of the TDP-100, but it has a "Radio
Shack TRS-80" badge instead of a TDP-100. The Catalog Number on the bottom
is 26-3004A. Inside is a CoCo 1 64K F board. It has a CoCo 3 style keyboard,
but the bezel is black rather than the gray found on my CoCo 3.
Does anyone know if Radio Shack ever shipped such a beast, or is it more
likely that someone just pieced together different parts and replaced the
TDP-100 badge with one from a CoCo?
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