Looking for TRS-80 Model parts (and/or someone in the Phoenix, AZ area)
pete at pski.net
Mon Apr 24 06:55:07 CDT 2017
> On Apr 24, 2017, at 7:37 AM, Peter Cetinski <pete at pski.net> wrote:
>> Just picked up a TRS-80 Model 12, and it boot to the "insert disk
>> prompt" ... Yay!
> You can find the MC68000 board set (you’ll need a CPU board and at least one memory board) on eBay quite often. In most cases, it will be the Model 16 6Mhz board which will allow you to run TRS-XENIX 1.x. If you’re lucky, you’ll find the Model 6000 8Mhz board which will allow you to run Xenix 3.2. Finding a card cage is the hard part. These are extremely rare but do pop up from time to time. There is another option called the Hans-02 and 03 adapters created by Hans Rietveld which is a modern replacement for the card cage. You can find them on Ian Mavric’s site.
> http://ianmav.customer.netspace.net.au/Hans/ <http://ianmav.customer.netspace.net.au/Hans/>
Correction: You’d want the Hans 03 and 04
In regards to the keyboard, the later Model 12/16B/6000 keyboards are hard to find. The Model II keyboard is more common. You can easily use the Model II/16 keyboard with these by creating a new 5pin DIN cable and switching a few of the keyboard input pins and swapping the gender of the connector.
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