Just curious how many Hewlett-Packard Integral computers were sold. We have one here at the SMECC Museum that we are building a display around it for.
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Mon Feb 1 12:17:07 CST 2021
Australian HP museum site... yes kudos to them! What wonderful work they have done and some of the friendliest peple around!
Even though I pull a copy down from there. If it is,for something we have in the collection I also try to get original manuals too..
On Sunday, January 31, 2021 Tony Duell <ard.p850ug1 at gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 6:25 AM Frank McConnell via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2021, at 10:09, ED SHARPE via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > Hi Doug! No, we do not have a copy of this HP JOURNAL. We do not have manuals either. We,are lucky to have the unit wonder if you can still order ink for the printer. I do have an unopened ink cartrige.
You can get scans of the manuals from the Australian HP museum site
Do you have any expansion boards in it? Extra memory is very useful
(and you can turn any of the boards into a 1MByte one by adding the
chips and changing links). As is an RS232 interface (something that
IMHO should have been built-in)
Do NOT leave the ink cartridge in the machine. The ink is somewhat
corrosive and if it leaks onto the flexiprint that connects the
cartridge to the logic PCB it will damage it. Due to the layout of the
machine the flexiprint is longer than the one in a normal Thinkjet so
you can't just raid one of those for spares. Yes there is a way to
kludge it with ribbon cable and connectors but it's best not to have
the problem in the first place.
> HP 51604A. I was surprised a few months ago to find that Staples claims to be able to sell new HP cartridges. Looking earlier today, HP can too!
> Seriously, we’re talking about ink cartridges including replacement print heads for printers manufactured in 1983.
I was equally surprised to find that ink ribbons for the Epson HX20
laptop (M160 printer mechanism) along with the ones for the narrower
M150 mechanism are still being made.
But as I've said before, I'd rather find parts for a machine made 30
years ago than one made 5 years ago.
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