For more information, see the 1530 page.
The flap opens with a simple mechanism and a spring.
On the back there is a black type label, adapted to the C264 series. It shows the drive as 1531. It was produced in Taiwan.
The left variant differs from the right quite a bit. The left has an orange sticker inside, a small white counter and the SAVE LED on the left side. The right datasette has a silver sticker as well as a black, larger counter and directly below it the SAVE LED. There are also other differences: the grooves in the glass, the keys, the size of the window, the position of where the cable leaves the case, ...
The 1531 is a color variant of the 1530. The only difference besides the color is the connector. It fits only to the C264 series, since the drives are otherwise identical, you can also use them with an adapter on all the other Commodore computers.
A rare variant is the white 1531. Probably it was the first series, as still housing the 1530 were used. The black, thin cable, which has a mini-DIN connector, can be seen. For more information, please refer to the 1530 page.
The black type plate says that this device is a 1531. Thanks to the still intact warranty label at the bottom, we can be sure that it is in original condition.
The original packaging of the 1531. It was cometimes delivered with an adapter for VC20/C64/C128. The included manual was right below the tape drive.
Inside a cassette drive with a small circuit board (shielded). The 1530 (pictured here) is identical to the 1531 with the exception of the cable.
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The above shown devices are in the collection!