Sharp X68000 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.

At the risk of duplication this section provides access to all the manuals and schematics I can find, which may be present on other sites, along with a list of valuable links still operating.

As the X68000 was never officially exported (which, like the X1 was a crying shame as it is an immensely impressive machine, ahead of the Amiga at the time) 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 and schematics I have located to date which are needed for the X68000.

Some X1 schematics can be found in the Oh! MZ & Oh! X and I/O magazines published by Soft Bank which are only online in places like the Internet Archive and some models, such as the X1 TurboZ you can still locate the service manuals which contain them.

The table below contains all the documents I have been able to locate which are needed if you intend to work with the Sharp X1.


Manual Language Description
Technical Guide Japanese X68000 Technical Guide.
1MB Expansion Manual Japanese X68000 1MB Expansion Manual.


Schematic Description
X68000 Schematics Sharp X68000 Circuit Diagrams.
X68000 PSU Sharp X68000 Power Supply Circuit Diagrams.

Site Language Description
Sharp Museum by Oh!Ishi Japanese A comprehensive museum of all Sharp computer products. Use Google Chrome and click on the X68000 links for further details.


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