Statistics Saturday: Why There’s Not Commodore Computers Anymore


Among the problems, 'some of the keys are wrong', 'computer was on fire', 'was actually a papier-mâché box containing a modest number of irked but mellow bees'. Commodore had problems.
These results are for the main computers although the results were pretty similar for people buying disc drives, Datasettes, or printers.

I must say that as a Commodore 64 owner from way back it pains me to admit this, but, boy were they kind of a dodgy outfit. Also technically speaking my Commodore 64 was basically fine although some of the keys were wrong, but not in really important ways. Years later some of the ROM chips broke, but they were ones I could fix in software.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

6 thoughts on “Statistics Saturday: Why There’s Not Commodore Computers Anymore”

  1. our C64’s CIA chip would keep on overheating and dying and so my dad bought a big bulk tube of them and it became my job to replace them every few months

    woulda probably been easier to just add a heat sink though

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    1. Probably the heat sink would have been, yeah, but I can get behind the logic of it being easy enough to replace the chip, once you’ve learned how. And who knows, experience replacing microchips could come in handy sometime if we ever start using electronics that can be fixed again.

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