Sanyo PHC-30N (FR)
This page was last modified 18:50, 30 June 2021 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Rderooy.



This version of the Sanyo PHC-30N computer was aimed at the French market.

This machine looks like the integration of the MPC-5 and a data recorder. However, it has more RAM than both the MPC-5 and the PHC-30. Also a printer port is available and the data recorder has now a counter reset.

It was probably sold with a demo tape.

Brand Sanyo
Model PHC-30N (FR)
Year 1985
Region France
Launch price
RAM 64kB (in slot 3)
Media MSX cartridges, cassette tapes
Video Texas Instruments TMS9929A
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910)
Chipset probably Yamaha S3527
Keyboard layout AZERTY
Extras reset button, built-in data recorder, build-in speaker with volume button, ? demo cassette
Emulation ROM dump needed. See this thread for details


Sanyo PHC-30N (FR)
Sanyo PHC-30N (FR) back
PHC-30N (FR) back (close-up)
Sanyo PHC-30N (FR) data recorder
Sanyo PHC-30N (FR) label
Sanyo PHC-30N (FR) right side


The PHC-30N is a MSX1 with a Z80A from Sharp (LH0080A) and probably an MSX-Engine S3527 from Yamaha. A volume control of the internal speaker is located on the back.

Compared to the PHC-30, the expansion bus has been removed to add more RAM.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
Slot 2
64kB RAM
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh


Note: No Data Recorder connector!