Commodore PC10 vintage computer, original monitor, keyboard, tastiera, crt

Commodore PC 10

The Commodore PC 10 (my example is model 9100-00, Commodore PC10-II) is an IBM compatible computer produced in 1984. The example in my possession is in good aesthetic condition, with original keyboard, CRT phosphor monitor green Commodore […]

Frael King computer, Philips BM7502/00G monochrome monitor, fosfori verdi, tastiera Mitsumi KPQ-E84YC din 5 poli

Frael King

This computer arrived in the collection almost by chance. While having a chat at the hairdresser's, one of the customers had an "old computer" to sell. The amount requested was very high, while the value of this computer is very low, so […]

Clean IBM 8513 monitor, looks like new. IBM PS/2 model 30 286. IBM model M buckling springs mechanical keyboard. Original IBM mouse.

Disassembling and cleaning the IBM 8513 monitor

Welcome to the @ValorosoIT blog! Here we deal with vintage computers and electronics. Today, I will walk you step by step through the process of disassembling and cleaning the IBM 8513 CRT monitor. This guide is intended for enthusiasts […]

Thank you, ValorosoIT friends. 4000 subscribers on YouTube, 5300 followers on Instagram, 4500 members in the Facebook group, 2800 followers on TikTok, and 1500 on Threads!

New goals! #ValourosoIT

Thank you, Friends, together we have reached a new goal!
4000 subscribers on YouTube, 5300 followers on Instagram, 4500 members in the Facebook group, 2800 followers on TikTok and 1500 on Threads!

Safnat Milan rotary telephone from the 70s, internal buttons, disk with numbers, analogue telephone

Safnat telephone

📞 I recently got a deal, purchasing this 1976 Safnat phone at a great price. It's certainly not a modern style, but personally I find it very charming. 🕰️ SAFNAT (Anonymous Company of National Telephone Equipment Factory), founded in 1921 in […]


Microsoft releases MS DOS 4 Source Code

Microsoft recently made the MS DOS 4 source code public on GitHub. MS-DOS 4 (acronym for Microsoft Disk Operating System, version 4) is an operating system that dates back to 1988. Just released, the MS DOS version […]

CBM 776M, vintage Commodore calculator, with case and manual

CBM 776M

My “new” CBM (Commodore Business Machines) model 776M calculator, from the year 1975, has just arrived from the UK via eBay: an offer I couldn't pass up! The calculator arrived with its original case in perfect condition , even if the […]

CPU performance comparison of vintage IBM computers vs modern computers, benchmarks, article cover

CPU Performance Comparison: Vintage VS Modern

If there's one thing that fascinates technology enthusiasts it's the comparison between the old and the new, especially when it comes to computer performance. Technological evolution has led to an incredible increase in performance over the […]

IBM PS/1, monitor CRT in bianco e nero, PS/2 mouse, keyboard IBM modem M2 buckling, floppy disk drive

IBM PS/1 model 2011

I purchased an IBM PS/1 model 2011 from a friend of mine. The computer was sold to me at a good price, but it has some small defects that need to be fixed, such as the classic errors 161 and 163 when turned on. I already have the […]

JVC 3080 TV Radio Cassette Recorder, front view, speaker, CRT, cathode ray tube, knobs, tuning, volume, radio

JVC 3080

It's nice to find such beautiful objects, like this JVC 3080 boombox at a low price on online markets. The JVC 3080 is a boombox from the late 70s, early 80s: it was produced from 1978 to 1980. It is a concentrate […]

Olivetti M200 vintage computer, MSDOS boot on diskette, startup

Olivetti M200

A friend of mine found this Olivetti M200 in a landfill and gave it to me as a gift. In this way, this magnificent computer was saved and became part of my collection. As soon as it arrived, the computer was in […]

Clean sticky gum, loose plastic remover, Dell Latitude E6230, item cover

How to clean and remove sticky rubber

Welcome to the ValorosoIT blog, the point of reference for vintage electronics and IT enthusiasts! If you have ever found yourself faced with vintage objects with an annoying rubbery patina, then you are in the right place. In this article, […]

Disassembling and cleaning IBM model M buckling spring mechanical keyboard, article cover

IBM Model M keyboard: disassembly and cleaning

I love the IBM Model M keyboard! I really like it for its sturdiness, the tactile feedback and the characteristic sound of its keys. In this video, we explore the disassembly and cleaning of this mechanical keyboard in detail. […]

Varese Retrocomputing 2023, interview 9, MSX, article cover, Fabio Massa

The world of MSX computers

Let's delve into the world of MSX computers, going back to the 80s and 90s. We explore the history, technical characteristics and some of the most famous games, together with Fabio G. Massa, known to friends as BioMassa, in an interview recorded at Varese […]

Commodore 501, Amiga 501, A501, battery replacement, repair, Commodore Amiga 500, A500 expansion RTC clock SLOW RAM 512K, article cover

Commodore 501: battery replacement

In the vast panorama of vintage computers, many machines need a little attention to keep them in perfect working order. For example, the Commodore Amiga 500 can be equipped with a Commodore 501 expansion, which has a battery inside […]

IBM PS/2 model 30 for spare parts, package found, good or bad luck, cover

Reappeared! IBM PS/2 model 30 for spare parts

Welcome to ValorosoIT, the blog where we explore the fascinating world of retrocomputers and vintage electronics. Today I'll tell you the story of a lost package, then found, of questionable packaging and of the unpleasant surprises encountered with one of my purchases: an IBM [...]

Transfer old computer files, FastLynx 3.3, MSDOS Windows, Cover

FastLynx to transfer files between old and new PCs

If you're passionate about vintage computers and have ever wondered how to transfer files between old and new PCs, between MS DOS and Windows 10 or 11, then FastLynx might be the solution you're looking for! In this article, [...]

Midi music, vintage keyboards, Atari Mega ST, Michel Mammoliti, 80's and 90's recording studio simulation

MIDI music with Atari Mega ST

Welcome to ValorosoIT, your portal dedicated to the exciting exploration of the world of retro computers and vintage electronics! In this video, Michel Mammoliti takes us on a journey into the universe of MIDI Music, exploring the details of vintage systems connected to an icon [...]

Genius GM-6 GM6 vintage mouse serial 3 buttons DB25 manual, 25-pin serial mouse

Genius GM-6

🖱️ Oops... Maybe a wrong purchase? 😬 😂 I got a Genius GM-6 mouse for my son Leo's gaming computer. The PC is a bit modern, with NVidia GeForce RTX 3060, 32GB RAM, Intel Core i5-13500 processor [...]

DS1287 replacement nwX287 by Necroware, IBM PS/2 model 30 286, article cover

IBM PS/2, DS1287 – nwX287

Welcome! Let's tackle a fundamental repair on the IBM PS/2 Model 30 286: the replacement of the Real Time Clock (RTC), specifically the Dallas DS1287, with a modern alternative, the nwX287 by Necroware. IBM Computer Configuration Errors The Dallas DS1287, also present [...]

Merry Christmas Greetings, Christmas Tree in Basic V2, Commodore 64

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 🎄 and Happy Holidays in 8-bit style! Even during the holidays, we keep thinking about our beloved retro computers! 🙂 For those interested in the BASIC V2 program listing of the Commodore 64, here it is: 10 PRINT CHR$(147); CHR$(150) 20 [...]

New Electronics, Z80 computers, magazines, article cover

Z80 Computer by Nuova Elettronica

Welcome to ValorosoIT, your portal dedicated to vintage electronics and retro computers! In this video interview, we will dive into the fascinating universe of Nuova Elettronica, a magazine well known among electronics enthusiasts of the past. Today, NE magazine is unfortunately [...]

IBM PS/2 model 30 286, Intel 286, IBM personal system, spanish keyboard layout, vintage computer collection, white switch

IBM PS/2 model 30 286

An IBM PS/2 model 30 286, which I bought on Wallapop from Spain, has entered my collection. The origin can also be seen from the keyboard layout, which is Spanish and not Italian. The IBM Personal System/2 model 30 286 is [...]

Flux Capacitor, Back to the Future, DeLorean, artistic creation by Massimiliano Ferrari

Flux Capacitor by Massimiliano Ferrari

🚀 Take a look at this incredible art project by Massimiliano Ferrari! 🎨✨ This is a replica of the Channeler Flow from Back to the Future. Congratulations to Massimiliano Ferrari for this extraordinary creation! 🕰️ 🎬 Back to the Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis, [...]

Pangea, Varese and province civic network, BBS, article cover

Pangea: the first Civic Network of Varese

Welcome back to, your portal dedicated to the fascination of the technological past. Today we will immerse ourselves in a fascinating journey through time, going back to the 90s, to discover the history of Pangea, the first civic network in the province of Varese. It was [...]

Varese Retrocomputing 2023, interview 6, article cover, Francesco Sblendorio, ValorosoIT

BBS, Minitel and Videotel in 2023?

Today we explore, with Francesco Sblendorio of RetroCampus, the timeless charm of Minitels and Videotels. Let's find out how these objects, aesthetically fascinating, were used to connect to services, book trips, and much more, anticipating some functions that we carry out today on [...]

Commodore Amiga, RGB - SCART adapter converter, RGB to SCART, RGB-SCART, adapter, cable, cover

RGB – SCART Video Adapter for Commodore Amiga

If you are one of the fans of vintage computers, surely you know the Commodore Amiga: true masterpieces of computer history. These machines, launched in the late 80s and during the 90s, have won the hearts of numerous [...]

Carlo Santagostino, Retrocampus, AI, AI, artificial intelligence in video games, cover

Artificial Intelligence in Video Games

Welcome to this fascinating lecture through the history of artificial intelligence in video games, held by Carlo Santagostino. Over the decades, the integration of AI into video games has become a key element in delivering increasingly immersive and complex gaming experiences. In [...]

L'irresistibile fascino Commodore, libro di Lorenzo Vivarelli, storia dell'azienda che ha cambiato il mondo dell'informatica, L’ascesa della più amata società informatica e la sua caduta

The irresistible charm of Commodore

The world of computer science has known a leading figure, a pioneer who changed the course of the history of the industry. This man is Jack Tramiel, the genius behind the Commodore brand, whose fascinating story is told in a compelling way in the [...]