Here are the pocket computer user’s manuals (OCR).
All manuals are scanned from my own materials.
If you have some of the missing manuals (or not in this list) to offer (or sell) please tell me.
I’m searching these manuals in brazilian for the PC-1500 RP2 !
If you download something, please fell free to write a little comment.
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How nice to ‘meet’ the author. When reading the manual I enjoyed the humorous attitude, and I thought at once this was not written by a Sharp Japan Co. employee. I did look for your name but as you have explained above it is sadly absent. I have the manual and a PC-1500 and I intend to use it. Thank you
I am very happy to have a PDF copy of the Sharp PC-1500 Instruction Manual (brown one), as I am the author. As a young man, recently graduated from college, I was commissioned by Hong Lu, president of Unison World in Berkeley, California to write a manual for a new device that Sharp Japan was creating. I wrote the manual in 3 months (9/1981-12/1981), working only from a prototype: which consisted of the display, keyboard, and circuit boards screwed onto a piece of plywood and connected by wires. When the manual was finished, it was sent to Japan for “editing” and printing. The “editors” did not understand English very well and managed to insert about 2 typographical errors per page! My name and the Unison World company name were removed from the manual because the Japanese executives at Sharp believed that having an english manual written by someone outside the company was an embarrassment (loss of face). We, and Sharp America, argued that a non-company manual would help sales in the U.S. but we were politely ignored. Rai Wasner, the VP of Unison World, wrote section VII.A and commissioned translations of my manual into French, German, and Spanish. I spent January of 1982 typing the translations into a computer, one by one.
That’s an honor to read your comment.
Your message is exactly why this website is for : tell the story of this pocket computer and all peripherals, software and manuals too 🙂
I’m sure you will tell us other stories about our favorite pocket computer !
Do you know that one of these manuals have a reference to the “Technical reference manual” ?
Yes, only one !
It’s the “PC-1500A Bedienungsaneitung” !
That shows us how the german users were fan of this pocket computer.
A big thanks to Ledudu who offered me the PC-1500A Bedienungsaneitung !
You can visit his website : http://casio.ledudu.com