For sale: JVC HC-7E MSX

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Par mfeingol

Champion (266)

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15-01-2017, 22:46

cf https://www.msx.org/wiki/JVC_HC-7E

This is a nice MSX computer with 64kB of RAM, a great keyboard and SCART A/V output. The unit is in good working condition with just a few scuffs from use. For various reasons I don't have a place for this machine here, so I'd like to sell it to a good home.

Asking $125 + shipping costs (I'm in Washington state). Preferably to another user in the US.

Anyone interested?





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Par Manuel

Ascended (15829)

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16-01-2017, 18:57

Great machine, as it has RGB out Smile

Par Manuel

Ascended (15829)

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16-01-2017, 19:00

By the way, the Wiki says it's localized for the Spanish market... Is there any indication of that? I couldn't quickly find any. What is the difference with the HC-7GB?

Par Manuel

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16-01-2017, 20:54

Max, can you make a pic of the bottom plate? I have a theory: the HC-7GB is a 240V model and the HC-7E is the European model on 220V.

Par Louthrax

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16-01-2017, 21:40

Other interesting thing is that this MSX1 has cartridge slots on the sides, so two slot expanders without cable could fit at she same time (and lay on the ground)?! Darn, already have so much MSX stuff but I might be interested (will be in the US first two February weeks)...

Par Manuel

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16-01-2017, 21:42

Manuel wrote:

Max, can you make a pic of the bottom plate? I have a theory: the HC-7GB is a 240V model and the HC-7E is the European model on 220V.

Never mind, the Wiki page you mentioned shows the bottom plate: 220V indeed. So I guess the JVC-HC7E is just the generic European version, and the GB is the UK version. I wonder if it has the same ROM.... can you dump it, Max? ;-)

Par mfeingol

Champion (266)

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16-01-2017, 23:07

Manuel:

That's correct, the HC-7E says 220V on the bottom plate. Aside from that, I see no evidence of Spanish-specific localization. There's no ñ key and no Spanish text anywhere. No built-in firmware of any kind that I can see.

Remind me how to dump system ROMs?

Louthrax:

Let me know if you want it and I can ship it to your US destination.

Par alexworp3

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17-01-2017, 15:57

Is it possible that the E in the name refers to the spanish localization. Like the e stands for Espania

Par rderooy

Hero (583)

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17-01-2017, 18:54

alexworp3 wrote:

Is it possible that the E in the name refers to the spanish localization. Like the e stands for Espania

Well yes it could, but as already said there is no ñ key and all the text on the unit is in English. So the 'E' may just as well stand for Europe... I guess the box or manuals have not been preserved?

Par mfeingol

Champion (266)

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17-01-2017, 19:15

That's correct, all I have is the unit. Whether E is Europe or España is a great question.

Par Manuel

Ascended (15829)

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17-01-2017, 22:43

mfeingol: you could simply dump slot 0 with saverom.com or specifically the BIOS/BASIC ROM with getrom.bin. Both are on BiFi's site or in the reverse engineering/dumping package that FRS posted on MRC a while ago.

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