Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 43 / DECEMBER 1983 / PAGE 10

Where Are The Commodore 1541s?

We have received many letters from readers asking about the disappearance of Commodore 1541 Disk Drives from the market. A Commodore representative told us that the demand was greater than the supply. Apparently, Commodore did not anticipate that so many 64 owners would purchase 1541s rather than Datassettes.

However, several Commodore dealers informed us that the return rate of 1541s had recently been high, suggesting a technical flaw. Possibly Commodore is attempting to locate and correct the problem and then reissue the 1541s. Commodore has said that the drives would be back on the market soon.