Another MSX Machine Aquired

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Another MSX Machine Aquired

Post by terriblefire » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:14 am

Thought i'd post this ... I just got it from Japan and its a thing of beauty. It needs converted to 230V (not sure what my approach is going to be yet).
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Re: Another MSX Machine Aquired

Post by Steve » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:58 am

Wow it's like a massive Walkman :) by the way are the keyboards on these MSX units any good? Mechanical or rubber dome etc.

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Re: Another MSX Machine Aquired

Post by Gooeyblob » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:24 am

What a MSeXy looking machine!
Have you had a look at the HIC-1 daughter board caps? Supposed to be prone to leaking.
Transformer swap is the easiest thing to do?

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Re: Another MSX Machine Aquired

Post by terriblefire » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:26 am

Gooeyblob wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:24 am
What a MSeXy looking machine!
Have you had a look at the HIC-1 daughter board caps? Supposed to be prone to leaking.
Transformer swap is the easiest thing to do?
I mean its literally just in the door an hour ago
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Re: Another MSX Machine Aquired

Post by stephen_usher » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:37 am

Does it use an internal or external PSU?

Hmm... MSX2... with a "Turbo" mode.
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
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Re: Another MSX Machine Aquired

Post by terriblefire » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:42 am

stephen_usher wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:37 am
Does it use an internal or external PSU?

Hmm... MSX2... with a "Turbo" mode.
its internal. i needs converted to 240v from 100v. Known when i bought it.
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Re: Another MSX Machine Aquired

Post by stephen_usher » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:16 pm

terriblefire wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:42 am
stephen_usher wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:37 am
Does it use an internal or external PSU?

Hmm... MSX2... with a "Turbo" mode.
its internal. i needs converted to 240v from 100v. Known when i bought it.
Let's hope that the transtormer has multiple taps on the windings.
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.

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Re: Another MSX Machine Aquired

Post by juz400 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:26 pm

Nice,
found these, I had a Japanese girlfriend many moons ago, helped me translate a Honda VFR400R service manual to eng

https://archive.org/details/sonyhbf1xdsm

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Re: Another MSX Machine Aquired

Post by PhilC » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:37 pm

Another nice addition to the computer collection. Just an HX-10 here in my MSX collection so far but was looking at one of those last night.
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Re: Another MSX Machine Aquired

Post by mrbombermillzy » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:58 pm

In all my travels, I once managed to pick up an MSX joystick as part of a retro computer joblot bundle...which I have kept to this day.

However, actually owning that made me curious about the MSX machines. I still havent picked one up (have had a bid on a few here and there over the years), but from what I can remember, the Video processor on the later models got to be quite brilliant for an 8-bit machine. (I guess like a sort of 8 bit X68000!)

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