Unboxed 65XEs are common as muck, but boxed ones in this condition are pretty
uncommon. The outer box is a bit foxed but everything inside is spot on so I
was well chuffed. I think I'm right in saying this is pretty much the same machine
that graces the internals of the XEGS but in a more compact form factor. This
one's complete too, right down to the '10 games on 2 convienient cassettes'.
It had obviously been the victim of severe spillage in the past, judging by
the rust on the sheilding and motherboard, and since the keyboard didn't work
it became one of my test cases for dishwashing old machines that are scruffy
as hell. It's perfectly safe to do this as long as you don't use the drying
cycle and make sure there are no batteries or other electrical sources present.
Result - sparkly machine! It needs to be dried fully for 2-3 days before you
even THINK of plugging it back in though, and obviously everything needs
to be checked for traces of water.