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First off, they seem pretty rugged. One of the two controllers I am testing my two Color Computers with was dug out of a flooded basement years back. The screws are rusty and it was pretty stiff until I used it some today. Actually still works good. Now, I noticed another oddity. I pulled out my Color Computer 1 (memory unknown, has Extended Color Basic) and proceeded to try and plug both controllers into it. My better controller would plug in, the other wouldn't go fully past the plastic opening. After looking at both controllers, I found out why. One appears to be older and the rubber or plastic boot around the plug is tapered! The second controller has a newer date code and the rubber boot is thicker, not allowing it to go past the plastic openings around the CoCo 1's controller ports. They both work on my CoCo 2. I have a third controller I just saw a week ago, so I need to find it and see if it is tapered or not. Has anyone else ran across this difference?
I just found my old TRS-80 MC-10 computer today. Almost forgot about this little guy! I found it and the manual (have no idea where that is...) in the only large load of TRS-80 Color computer items I ever found in the late 90's at the beginning of my retro gaming and computing phase. Never have had the original power supply or any cables, but it did and still works on an Atari 400/800 power supply enough for me to tinker with it. I programmed in a few BASIC programs from the manual into it years back. Now I need to find that manual again, a correct power supply, and maybe some other accessories for this little computer. Anyone else out there remember this little CoCo?