Unboxing the IBM PCjr

Unboxing the IBM PCjr

I appreciate all the nice comments I got after the video unboxing of some PCjr games. So, I decided to unbox the PCjr itself to see if it still runs.? The video reveals if the PCjr survived 18 years in storage.

About the IBM PCjr:

Announced November 1, 1983, and first shipped in late January 1984, the PCjr?nicknamed “Peanut” before its debut[2]?came in two models: the 4860-004, with 64 KB of memory, priced at US$669 (equivalent to $1,589 in present-day terms); and the 4860-067, with 128 KB of memory and a 360 KB 5.25-inch floppy disk drive, priced at US$1,269 (equivalent to $3,015 in present-day terms). It was manufactured for IBM in Lewisburg, Tennessee by Teledyne. The PCjr promised a high degree of compatibility with the IBM PC, which was already a popular business computer, in addition to offering built-in color graphics and 3 voice sound that was better than the standard PC speaker sound and color graphics of the standard IBM PC and compatibles of the day. The PCjr is also the first PC compatible machine that supports page flipping for graphics operation. Since the PCjr uses system RAM to store video content and the location of this storage area can be changed, it could perform flicker-free animation and other effects that were either difficult or impossible to produce on contemporary PC clones.


Vinvectrex has not only reviewed every game made for the Vectrex, but discovered a long lost game for the IBM Jr. and probably changed the history of Star Wars fandom.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Nice to see Junior still fully operational.

  2. Happy to see this. We’d love to use this system in a trailer for Circuits of the Wind. Add an external modem and it’s ready to hack into the Pentagon!

  3. I have Jr hardware still in the box and shrink wrapped. Does any need item’s that came from my ’85 adventure?

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