The computer I bought is in pretty good condition overall. Thanks to the black color, it hasn't yellowed and requires no retr0brighting. It powers up and boots to the BASIC screen, but power is where I found the first problem.
Despite the compact board, the C16 kept the same size and form factor as its predecessors. It would have been cool if they shrank the design down a bit, but they didn't do that.
I then removed the RF shield and board from the bottom of the chassis to get a look at the board itself.
Okay, it's not all that bad.
I don't have any software for the C16 and my SD2IEC isn't compatible with it, so I don't really know what I'll do with this thing once I've cleaned it. I managed to find this computer on Ebay for very cheap because the seller didn't know if it worked.
Anyway, that's all for now. Part 2 will be cleaning and reassembling the C16 with before and after pics. There isn't going to be a very dramatic difference.
Thanks for reading!