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S > SHARP  > PC-1401 PC-1402 PC-1421


This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Sharp  PC-1401 PC-1402 PC-1421 computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message!

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Wednesday 11th November 2020

Used it in 1986 in school, now changed batteries and works fine. Still know how to use it. Only lost the plastic foil to note the "macro''s".

Friday 29th April 2016
mike123go (Canada)

I''m starting a new course in financial business.. just put battery after so many years (of course, I''ve been smart enough to take them out back then) seems to be working just fine, so I''ll use it again :)

Wednesday 25th June 2014
Michelle (Canada)

I used my Sharp 1401 all through University and now (31 years after purchase) my daughter is using it in high school. Still works like new - despite having taken at least one beer bath and a coffee bath.

Monday 17th December 2012
lodger (Germany)

I remember that in 1987 I got a Sharp PC-1430, which is not yet featured in this museum, for my birthday (price: ~150 Marks / 75 Euro). My parents bought it for me to be used as a calculator for my school stuff as well as in acknowledgement of my interest in computers. I remember there was a "bug hunt" game printed in the manual, where you were guessing coordinates of a bug.
The line editor in program mode was quite sophisitcated and the manual was well structured. Although it was certainly perfect for cheating, I mostly used it to impress my friends and soon lost interest in it. Looking back after all these years, I think the Sharp series of pocket micros were real miracles, the finest in tech gear at the time and I feel a bit ashamed of my juvenile ignorance.

Sunday 15th April 2012
Richie (Germany)

I have just stumbled across my 1984 PC1401, changed the batteries and switched it on. Fantastic! It still works like it used to :-)

Wednesday 6th February 2008
Alex (Germany)

I just got an old Sharp PC-1401, it's been used very often but it still runs good, I'm already trying out the basic language and it also works pretty good.
Even though I never had one of these old computers (i'm 17) they fascinate me...

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