Picked up a Commodore VIC-20 SMPL

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Picked up a Commodore VIC-20 SMPL

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It was being sold as a regular, untested Commodore VIC 20 with no power supply (or anything else but the unit itself), but it was pretty clear that there was nothing regular about it. I bought it because it was unique and the price was cheap, although I knew nothing about it. I watched the 8-Bit Guy's video on it, but it just raised more questions. Anyway, what is this thing worth, and what can I do with it (besides play VIC-20 games, as he showed in the video)? Here's a pic:
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Re: Picked up a Commodore VIC-20 SMPL

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Zap! wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 3:02 pm what can I do with it
It's an audio recording synchroniser. It interfaces with tape machines and instruments:

https://www.rarecomputers.com/project/c ... stem-1985/
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Re: Picked up a Commodore VIC-20 SMPL

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Darryl B. wrote: Fri Apr 28, 2023 2:43 pm
Zap! wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 3:02 pm what can I do with it
It's an audio recording synchroniser. It interfaces with tape machines and instruments:

https://www.rarecomputers.com/project/c ... stem-1985/
Yeah it's pretty useless for me, but it's a nice display item. It does play Vic-20 games, but you have to make sure that they don't require the keyboard, which this is mostly lacking. Wonder what it's worth...
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