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The Sharp PC 1500 Computer

Manufacturer Sharp America
Model PC-1500
Date Announced 1982
Date Canceled Unknown
Number Produced Unknown
Country of Origin USA
Current Value $10-$100
Processor 8-bit CMOS processor
Speed Unknown
RAM 3.5K (8.5K on the A model)
Storage Optional tape interface
Expansion Printer, tape interface, additional RAM
Bus Proprietary peripheral connectors
Video 7x156 dot LCD
I/O None
OS Options Built-in
Notes The Sharp PC-1500 is electronically the same as a Tandy/Radio Shack TRS-80 PC-2.
Related Items in Collection "The Works" - CE-150 Printer with Cassette interface, CE-201M RAM Card, CE-153 Software Board, CE-503B Circuit Analysis Cart, all docs (in French and English), cases, cables and plugs.
Related Items Wanted Additional Sharp/TRS-80 software

The Sharp PC-1500 was a (large) calculator style PC with a full host of both calculator and computer features. It can be programmed in BASIC as well as machine language.

Collection of Sharp PC 1500 and related items

The machine, printer and cabling all fit into a nice book-sized case.

Open case view of the Sharp PC 1500 case with associated gear

The open case reveals the contents. Most of the related items in the collection are pictured as well.

The Sharp CE 150 Printer

The computer could be attached to the printer/plotter which allowed for hardcopy output.

The Sharp PC 1500 Software Board

The Sharp CE 153 Soft Ware Board was an elaborate user interface addition to the PC 1500 that added programmable buttons to the system in the form of a fairly large board. The CE 153 in the collection appears unused and has only been out of the box for these pictures. (In other words, I don't know how to use it, yet.

The biggest obstacle is the fact that the PC 1500 itself is not currently working. The search is on for a replacement unit since repair attempts have been futile.

(Submitted December 15, 2016 12:13:19 by Toki)

I am so interested for Sharp PC-1500/A Mashine Code programms : specially structural analysis prgms : basic and ML prgms/


(Submitted July 6, 2016 10:38:20 by Rich)

I have a sharp pocket computer pc 1500a. E-mail with offer

(Submitted March 6, 2016 00:41:47 by David)

would like to purchase 1500 or 1500A in Australia

(Submitted March 9, 2015 21:06:21 by Marijan)

i have one pc 1500 + ce 150 printe very nice condition, price for both 120$ ,

(Submitted July 30, 2014 05:42:42 by Nicolas)

I have a PC-1500 to sell. Perfectly working with its cassette recorder, printer and color stick. contact :

(Submitted May 12, 2014 03:25:46 by Patrick)

I have one of it with printer to be sold. Contact

(Submitted April 8, 2014 13:47:24 by Patrick)

I have a Sharp 1600 with printerstation, colorstick, Floppy Disk and a Lot Manuals and trainingbooks (German) If you are interested Write me

(Submitted November 15, 2013 04:05:03 by Bernhard Wiesweg)

The speed of this nice Computer is 1.3 MHz.

The quartz is a 2.6 MHz type.

For higher speed it can replaced with a 4 MHz type.

For compatibilty you should can switch between this types.

greetings, Bernhard

(Submitted March 6, 2012 07:01:46 by toki)

Need Sharp PC-1600 Manual book on English. Everywhere I find German version, can somebody help me with English PC-1600 PDF Manual ??

Thanks in advance!!!


(Submitted February 22, 2012 22:03:27 by Classified)

Hello, I own a Radio Shack TRS-80 PC-2 (The same computer except for branding) and I would like to know the specs of the power adapter. Specifically: voltage, amperage, wattage, plug size, and center pin polarity.

(Submitted October 28, 2011 04:15:24 by Jim Burke)

This item has now SOLD and is no longer available.

(Submitted February 24, 2011 18:39:19 by Jim)

I am looking to purchase a working Sharp PC-1600 pocket computer and any accessories available.

(Submitted February 22, 2011 06:11:30 by used computers)

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(Submitted November 16, 2010 11:57:04 by Jim Burke)

I have a PC-1500 plus printer, RS232, pens, manuals, software, etc. Anyone interested in buying ? (in Glasgow, UK)

(Submitted November 8, 2010 05:34:08 by Claire)

Hi I have a sharp pc-1500 & pc-1500a. I am in Australia, please email me if your interested

(Submitted October 20, 2010 07:10:46 by dave)

hi all.. i have a sharp 1500 case and printer perfect con for sale. im in ireland and you can ph0871367425 on mobile or email me.tx

(Submitted October 1, 2010 07:39:08 by jim)

I would like a copy of the SHARP PC-1500 user manual. Can anyone help?

(Submitted July 23, 2010 16:03:31 by andrea)

I would like to bye sharp pc 1500. Anybody wants to sell?

(Submitted June 1, 2010 11:30:00 by (a href=mailto:)technikfischer(/a))

Dear Vic, I also have this problem, and I have found out what to do - so a little late my solultion: 1)Press ALL RESET 2)When you see New0? :check then press CL and type :NEW0 and press enter. Now there shouldn´t come the Error 13 any more.

(Submitted April 6, 2010 20:25:34 by Martin M)

I have a complete unit, but missing the CE153 software board. Maybe we can negotiate a fair price. Best Wishes

(Submitted December 22, 2009 11:00:24 by Al)

I am interested in purchasing a SHARPS 1500, do you know where I can buy one with various programs.

(Submitted November 16, 2009 11:04:09 by Paul)

I am interested in buying your pc-1500 calculator and other related products. How much are you selling it for?

(Submitted August 15, 2009 12:55:51 by Manny)

how decresed contranst in a sharp pc-1500A

(Submitted April 11, 2009 14:53:17 by peter)

I have a sharp pc-1211 from college days. But the yellow screen is gone. Seems a shame to throw away history. If someone has one with good screen but bad innards, they are welcome to mine. I am in europe Belgium.

(Submitted January 9, 2009 12:59:53 by 272uro Rajak)

Important warning !!! The large probability destroys the calculator because of the corrosion under the influence of aggressive chemicals which develops the collapse of plastic distance between PCB board. First signs are strange shadows on LCD display. Urgently needs to do cleaning and replacement that distance. Otherwise was able irretrievably will ruin herself LCD those contaminate printed little plates so and cannot more will clean herself. I have the same error in two PC1500A!

(Submitted December 31, 2008 02:38:58 by Reinhard Urban)

I'm looking for the software and the manual for the CE-153 Software Board. Thanks in advance.

(Submitted March 22, 2008 08:10:14 by (a href=mailto:)Daniel Kwan(/a))

I was writing my memory on my blog regarding to all the handheld computer I used to have or wanted to have. PC-1500 was one of the gear I own when I was young. Good times dude ... Thanks for your site, your photos, and the memories they brought me.

(Submitted September 22, 2007 07:17:28 by ivan borisov)

I have pc-1500 with printer, manual and cassete recorder. I want to sell all items.

(Submitted August 10, 2007 15:13:16 by JOSE RETANA)


(Submitted August 10, 2007 15:02:19 by JOSE RETANA)


(Submitted June 11, 2007 10:51:11 by harwood)

Lot of PC-1600 stuff for sale see for more info on software and memories...

(Submitted February 3, 2007 00:40:33 by Alexandre)

On my printer CE-150, the pencils don't go far enough to hit the paper! Does anybody know why?

(Submitted January 22, 2007 03:57:18 by Aladin)

Have a working Sharp PC-1500 for sale

(Submitted January 14, 2007 22:40:54 by EVAN)

Hi! Your site is great! Good work, it very impressive. Very nicely done. Keep it up!

(Submitted December 3, 2006 09:26:38 by mayur)

plz some one help me to how to use PC1500 BCOZ MY FRND GIFTED ME is there is any double keys to on the computer or only ON thank u

(Submitted November 30, 2006 07:22:33 by Sandeep)

I have a brand new unused in original box Sharp PC 1500. I am from London -UK and am looking for any offers for this if interested please email me. Thanks.

(Submitted November 6, 2006 23:50:44 by Emilio Malfatti)

Can anyone tell me where in the world could I find the all black or color Pen Set for the Ce 150 Printer ? I reside in Italy

Thanks a lot.

(Submitted November 1, 2006 02:18:12 by Claire)

Hi I have two sharp pc 1500 for sale. I don't know much about them. Please email me if you are interested.

(Submitted September 11, 2006 02:52:57 by Rasheed)

I remembered seing a Sinclair Z80 that was brought back by a 'computer science' student from Canada. It uses CP/M OS and has a cassette tape storage. Any biography on the inventor? I think his name is (Sir) Clive Sinclair. A Brit.

(Submitted August 17, 2006 18:41:52 by clyde)

i have a sharp pc-1500a for sale without the printer. it is in excellent working condition. i am asking $135.00 including shipping and insurance anywhere in the USA. COD cashiers check only. clyde

(Submitted August 7, 2006 17:10:44 by Ken Sugden)

I'm interested in the Sharp 1500. What is the asked for price?

(Submitted August 6, 2006 19:41:10 by Claudia)

To Andreas: Write 1+1 and hit Enter

(Submitted July 19, 2006 11:55:08 by Andreas Srrk)


I have a Sharp PC-1500, but i dont know as to calculate ?

I enter 1 + 1 = ? and it dont calculate ?

Can anyweher help me ?

Sorry i`m Germany and my English is Terible.


(Submitted April 2, 2006 05:03:24 by Rishi)

hi guys i have a sharp 1500 packed piece for sale.not been used at all. anyone interested please email me

(Submitted March 14, 2006 15:17:28 by Sydney)

I need to buy a CE-1600 with the 2.5 disk drive. Does anyone know where I might be able to find such a thing?

(Submitted February 25, 2006 06:40:39 by Justin)

I have a PC-1500 with printer and all the cables in working condition. It has the manuals (Instruction and application) as well as the Technical Reference Manual. Anybody interested?


PS I am located in Ireland

(Submitted January 4, 2006 08:11:44 by steven)


(Submitted November 7, 2005 11:45:37 by Gene)

Hi, I'm getting a Check 6 message when I turn on my PC1500 + Printer/Cassette Interface. The printer manual says that this means that the Interface is not fully charged (page 102). Of course there are no batteries user accessible on the interface so:

1) Does anyone know of a fix for this or how to access the batteries?

2) Are there other possible explanations for the Check 6?

Thanks in advance.


(Submitted October 19, 2005 05:07:51 by Dee)

Wanted to buy - Sharp PC 1500A plus Extended Memory For Sharp PC 1500

(Submitted October 16, 2005 06:24:02 by Stefan)

if anybody have an old sharp PC 1500 that he sell pleas send me an email i will buy it

(Submitted September 22, 2005 04:46:35 by Martin)


I need to buy the Sharp PC-1211 operation manual. If you have one to sell, please contact me. Thanks

(Submitted July 11, 2005 08:53:03 by Whit)

I have a PC 1500 that I would like to sell if anyone is interested. Printer included. Was working at last time of use. 4 Pragram chips with old (over 10 years) Dept of Ed software.

(Submitted May 20, 2005 12:08:14 by drago)

Sharp PC 1500A. Condition; as new. Used maybe few hours. I can send photos and maybe search for original manual and docs in the attic :

(Submitted May 10, 2005 17:09:54 by (a href=mailto:)griffin(/a))

Take out the batteries and leave it for a bit... put them back in again and retry, that may reset the memory and allow you to enter programs ok.

(Submitted April 23, 2005 06:22:01 by Mark)

I have a working Sharp MZ80K. (Not mentioned on your site.) It was my pride and joy in 1980 and I wrote many program for it.

(Submitted March 4, 2005 10:34:39 by Steve)

I'm looking for a manual for a sharp PC 2500

(Submitted January 24, 2005 12:27:40 by Zdzislaw Kob)

I'm looking for SHARP PC-1600 with suitable eguipm. but only in fair condition. If you have interested me things, write for me. Shipping to Poland. Zdzislaw Kob

(Submitted December 17, 2004 04:35:03 by phil Irving)

would like to buy the whole kit if you are interested

(Submitted December 10, 2004 06:49:40 by Nancy)

Have a working Sharp PC-1500A for sale

(Submitted November 28, 2004 09:12:50 by Kevin Lawton)

I too have one of these, complete with the additional interface as well. It works, but is not really the sort of machine I'm interested in. Would be happy to sell or swap for working S-100 CP/M or Commodore PET (4016 / 8032) stuff. Cheers, Kevin.

(Submitted November 5, 2004 00:40:38 by dragoljub)

I'm selling a working 1500A. I'm living in Serbia.

(Submitted October 25, 2004 10:15:57 by Andrew Taylor)

I am looking for a sharp pc-1211, if anyone has one for sale, please email me!!

(Submitted October 24, 2004 17:16:05 by Joe)

Does anyone know where I can get the black and color ink pens for the printer for the sharp pc- 1500 printer interface ?

(Submitted October 20, 2004 11:34:51 by Marcos Girello)

I have a old Sharp PC 1211 ( the display is broken)and I want to sell it ( Calculator and equipament to save data on K7). Price we can discuss. Marcos.

(Submitted October 9, 2004 07:47:55 by Tim)

Im selling a 1500A right now on Nice and cheap! Auction ends 19 October. Item number 5129843439.

(Submitted August 24, 2004 04:54:11 by Ben)

I#m selling one with printer how much is it worth (im selling)

(Submitted August 23, 2004 01:17:26 by Rod)

I would like to buy a Sharp 1500 or 1500A pc.

(Submitted July 27, 2004 11:22:19 by Hawk)

hi, i have a working Sharp PC-1500 with the printer dock , power supply , added memory 8K ,several extra ink pens for the printer, carrying case , 2 cassette tapes and owners manual if someone wants to make an offer my email is

(Submitted July 14, 2004 08:01:45 by Mauricio)

Hi, I'm interesting to buy one complete PC1500 case just like this. But I live in Brazil - South America. Do you know where i can find it? Thanks

(Submitted July 1, 2004 04:47:38 by Gareth)

I am selling one on Ebay right now... ViewItem&item=5707472658&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE% 3AIT&rd=1

Thanks - Gareth

(Submitted June 30, 2004 04:52:11 by Vic Belen)

I have a sharp pc 1500a. If I enter program, it gives me error 13, meaning exceeded memory. If I type mem then enter, it gives me zero (0). Is there not a built-in ram for this unit. If there is, how can I check or activate it? The memory expansion slot at the back is empty. Do I need one to make it accept program. Please help.


(Submitted June 26, 2004 03:50:08 by damian)

selling it?

(Submitted June 20, 2004 02:00:29 by Kari Haka)


do you know where i can buy old sharp pc 1211 or 1500

(Submitted June 13, 2004 14:50:28 by Aaron Edwards)

I have a working PC 1500.

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