VG-8230 and VG-8240

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By luppie

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05-10-2022, 13:31

Last week I was at Riekie's place to give her some company and have some dinner together.
She is very proud on her and Albert's MSX collection and showed met some nice things. I have posted pictures on my msx.pics profile. but these 2 machines I wanted to give some extra attention. The VG-8230 and VG-8240 (with superimpose)

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By ro

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05-10-2022, 13:52

Great looking machines, didn't know they had that superimpose feature!

By luppie

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05-10-2022, 13:57

Only the 8240 had superimpose.

By Briqunullus

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05-10-2022, 16:22

Interesting to see a different power connector on these machines, compared to my 8235/00. Why would that be?

By meits

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05-10-2022, 18:16

I have the big euro connector on my 8235/00 as well. Looks odd, but nice though Smile

By Pentarou

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05-10-2022, 18:21

Possibly the PSU in these first gen machines needed grounding for some reasons (RF? Safety?) then they switched to a Class II/double insulated design.
What does mean the "40 80 format" on the VG-8230 feature list (above the logo)?
And was the Japanese Keyboard a transplant or an original feature?

By Manuel

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05-10-2022, 18:40

40 tracks or 80 tracks disks... Single or double sided?

Hmm, 360kB it also says... So single sided anyway.

By mars2000you

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05-10-2022, 18:58

The Japanese VG-8230 was a prototype, probably built as test before real production for Europe.

By sdsnatcher73

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05-10-2022, 19:27

The keyboard looks odd even for Japanese MSX computers. I wonder if it was “borrowed” from something else made by Kyocera?

By switch

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05-10-2022, 19:46

These machines came straight from Philips. Albert did some jobs for Philips. I am sure that keyboard was not borrowed.

By mars2000you

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05-10-2022, 19:48

sdsnatcher73 wrote:

The keyboard looks odd even for Japanese MSX computers. I wonder if it was “borrowed” from something else made by Kyocera?

Maybe inspired by http://oldcomputers.net/kc.html ?

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