HP 2640B badge?
Ian S. King
isking at uw.edu
Tue Apr 7 19:02:05 CDT 2015
I recently picked up an HP 2640B (thanks, Josh!) and I'm restoring it. The
keyboard cable was cut - but the mainframe end was thrown away - but I
found a printer cable that uses the same connector, and I don't have a
printer adapter for it. It has bad screen mold, but I have A Plan - I'm
going to try soaking the face of the CRT face-down in acetone, to see if it
will dissolve/loosen the offending adhesive.
It's also missing the badge plate: that part behind the keyboard and below
the screen that has the HP logo and the terminal name. Is there a chance
anyone out there has a parts-beast 2640B and would part with that badge
plate? In the alternative, maybe take some really good photos so I can
have one of my friends with a 3D printer make the badge bits, which I can
fasten to something Close Enough for Folk Music?
I plan to hook this up to my HP-1000 - I also picked up a HP-IB cable so I
can connect the -1000 to a (real) floppy or (emulated) hard disk. Fun
stuff! -- Ian
PS: I'll be at VCF/e next week.
Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Archivist, Voices From the Rwanda Tribunal <http://tribunalvoices.org>
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab <http://vsdesign.org>
University of Washington
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