Sharp MZ-1500 Manuals

As time goes on it is becoming harder and harder to locate documentation for retro machines. There are many sites whose aim was to document and preserve this information but many fall by the wayside as people age or move on, which clicking on many old links will show.

In order to ensure the documents I reference for these projects remain available they are placed in the table below. I've also listed a set of current working links which are invaluable references.

As the MZ-1500 was never officially exported and most of the documentation is written in Japanese (Hiragana, Katakana or Kanji - Hiragana and Katakana are simplified Japanese characters easier to learn and write, Kanji is the pictograms, of which there are many thousand, dating back thousands of years).

To translate Japanese into your language, I recommend the use of Google Chrome either it’s realtime web translation or Google Translate where you can copy and paste Japanese text and translate as needed.

The table below contains all the manuals I have located to date which are needed for the MZ-1500. The MZ computer division of Sharp were generally good with documentation, well presented and containing all the needed information but for the MZ-1500 they decided not to add technical details such as the schematics. The IO and Oh!MZ magazines, sold in Japan, are a repository of good information when you cant find it from the manufacturer. They printed in their magazines nearly all the required schematics and machine detail for many of the Sharp MZ and X series machines.


Manual Language Description
Owners Manual Japanese Sharp MZ-1500 Owners Manual.
BASIC Manual Japanese Sharp MZ-1500 BASIC Language Manual.
Utilities Manual Japanese Sharp MZ-1500 Utilities Manual.
I/O Map English Translated I/O Map from Maroon DTI.


Schematic Description
MZ-1500 Sharp MZ-1500 Circuit Diagrams first published in the IO Magazine.

Site Language Description
Sharp Museum by Oh!Ishi Japanese A comprehensive museum of all Sharp computer products. Use Google Chrome and click on the MZ-2000/MZ-2200 links for further details.
Maroon DTI Japanese A good source of MZ-700/1500 information, some of which I translated and stored above, ie. I/O Map.


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