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>Mike has those 500 HHC e-proms for sale -- that will go for scrap if we<
>I'll be honest: I plan on recouping my costs, but I don't plan on getting
rich for my troubles: I'm thinking of reselling for $1.60 to $1.75 per
pound (remember -- 50 per pound) + UPS shipping and packaging _only if<
What size EPROMS are these? Have they already been programmed? Will they
work in anything but the HHC? And if already programmed, what do they do
for the HHC?
My sister moved to Norway and used a company called AirSea Freight.
Everything you can get on a standard pallete, stacked 4ft high, for 750.00
takes 6 weeks to get it though.
> From: Sam Ismail <dastar(a)crl.com>
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Re: Half an attic full of old computers (help save them!)
> Date: Monday, August 25, 1997 1:09 PM
> On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Fredrik Ekman wrote:
> > Hello!
> > I am currently working for a company in Gothenburg, Sweden that used to
> > the Scandinavian importer for Sord computers (a Japanese company)
> > the eighties. Their attic is full of old stuff, most of which the boss
> > would like to throw out, and which he would unless a couple of
> > disagree with him. Not only are there computers and peripherals, but
> > loads of documentation and software.
> If anyone in the states wants to get some of this then maybe we can get
> together and get a bulk freight deal going to spread the shipping costs
> around to get some of this over here.
> Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer,
Here's a new item For Trade:
Complete Heath H88, less case/monitor
- Terminal board
- Three I/O cards
- One of those 5 1/4" floppy drives Heath used with the big door
- Complete documentation set!
Perfect for somebody with a broken H88
- OR -
You can install this in a Heath/Zenith terminal and pow! you have an
H88. In fact, I believe it's designed to do this.
Other Stuff For Trade!
- TRS-80 Model I
- Altos Z-80 MP/M multiuser system with built-in 8" drive & tape backup
- Apple IIgs (cpu only)
- Apple Macintosh 128, correct keyboard & mouse, system boot disk
- Atari 800
- Atari 520STfm
- Atari 1040STf
- C64 in original box
- North Star Horizon
- Timex-Sinclair ZX1000
Items Wanted (trade up/down/whatever):
- S-100 systems, drives, cards, brochures, docs
- BYTE issues 1, 3, 4
- Ohio Scientific Challenger
- Exidy Sorcerer
- Intecolor 8001 / CompuColor II
- RCA COSMAC
- Rockwell AIM-65
- Sinclair ZX80
- Intertec Superbrain
- Heath H8
- Cromemco System One/System Zero/C-10
- Spectravideo SV-318
- Mattel Aquarius accessories
- Docs for Byte Systems Byt-8
- Lisa Office System (unserialized)
- Disk OS for NEC PC-8001
- Microsoft Adventure
Computer conversions for video game systems wanted:
- Magnavox Odyssey Command Center keyboard
- Mattel Intellivision II computer adapter keyboard
- Entex 2000 Piggyback keyboard for Atari VCS
- Unitronics Atari VCS Expander
<> > rarer was the 8088 to 386 SX-16 upgrade board...the world's
<> > 386.)
<> K00L. How long does it take to install Linux using that? :-)}
<Ya know, I was going to try to run Windows on it -- it came with 1 MB. Tha
<ought to be interesting across an 8 bit bus. You suppose I could fit enoug
<files on my ST-412?
You may get it to fit. I've done it with the inboard386 on my xt (1meg ram)
and you have to do a custom install and windows wants a large swapfile that
may exceed the 10meg disk. I did dos5.0/winders3.1 How did it run? Ok,
obviously slow (386sx/16) and swaps it's brains out. Very few applications
will run as there is not enough space after swapping for many to start and
it tends to crash easier. I also have windows3.0 which will run on a 640k
Hi to everyone on the list
does anyone have a list of websites or a list of users groups
for the Ohio Scientific Challenger 4p?
I have had this computer since 1981 boxed in moth balls and decided
to see if it still worked..
did the normal search by search engines but no luck so far...
kb8kac tech plus
Whilst in a self-induced trance, Marvin happened to blather:
>I was at one of the local thrift stores (a once a month or so experience)
>and found a Radio Shack TRS-80 Disk/Video Interface unit for $0.90 with
>manual. Apparently it was marked down from about $3.95 or so to get it gone
>and I was more than happy to help out at that price even not knowing what it
>was. After reading the manual, I still don't know but it talks about the
>portable computer and I see one reference to a model 100. Anyone have more
>information on this thing as far as what it attaches to? The model 100 is
>obvious but since it talks about the connecting it to the Portable Computer,
>are there others this thing might work with? Also since it didn't come with
>a floppy disk, is this just a standard TRS-DOS or is there something special
>about it? Finally, it is missing the connecting cable and does anyone have
>the pinout for it or know where I might find it on-line? Thanks!
Ohhhh... nice buy! They wouldn't happen to have 3 more at that price, would
The DVI as it was shortened to would give 180K floppy (40 track, SSDD,
18SPT) storage and 40x24 & 80x24 VT-52 compatible screen capability to a
Tandy 100, 102 (later, lighter, redesigned 100), or the Tandy 200 (which I
[[ Editor's note: Obviously, you need one of the above-mentioned portables
to make use of the DVI... ]]
It needs a special cable that I have seen for sale on comp.sys.tandy, and
at the for-sale listing at:
[[ Editor's note: this is a cgi-program accessable from the "For Sale" link
They also have a wanted listing and a guestbook! ]]
It *does* require a boot floppy disk, I believe these are still available
at Radio Shack for a few $$$ apiece (at least in the US... not sure about
other countries) I have a boot disk for the DVI that boots the Model 100 --
too bad it doesn't seem to work with my T200. :-(
I do have the pinouts for the cable, but the connection to the M100 was a
specially wired 40-pin DIP cable, that I've heard is mongo-painful to try
to build yourself (and, of course, RS doesn't stock those IIRC). The cable
for the T200/T102 is easier to build with 40-pin IDC connectors and ribbon
cable (I successfully converted an IBM-PC Clone IDE data cable)
If you wish more information on this or most anything else from the "Model
'T'" world, just let me know.
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Programmer, NorthernWay | nuclear warhead disarmament should *not*
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I am trying to revive a PC Jr. At power on I get two beeps, no video
either on the IBM monitor or through the RCA connector. I have tried
removing plug-in boards except for power supply, with same results.
Also tried two different PC Jr keyboards, plugged in, same results.
Does anyone recall what two short beeps indicates on an IBM PC/Jr?
This is getting to be a real pain...
Sometimes it boots, most times it won't. Usual response is I say
It hits the disk twice, and halts at 050110. I have run the RA down all
it's diags in the manual, no faults. Same for when it boots. The UDA50
does running lights too. Doesn't matter if I use A or B. Only difference
there is A lights up sometimes and B doesn't. Cables look fine. What's
going on? Does it just hate me?
Also, when RSTS/E does come up, it sometimes traps to 4.
Timeout/sysfail vector. Something says this drive is going...
the first one is a bal-500 eprom programmer. it fits in a slot, but it's too
tall to run with the cover on! it's not a pc card either. anyone with info on
the second is a mpc peripherals ap-32 card. its full length with a language
card connector, and empty socket for eprom i guess and 6 leds at the top and
a toggle switch at the back.
the third one is a full length card called an appli-card by pcpi.
the last one is a full length card that looks older than most made by axlon
1981. it has a 34 pin header at the top of the card. lots of 74lxxxx chips.
no other identification for this one.
i can take pictures of these with my quickcam and make available on my page
if need be. if anyone knows anything about these cards, give me a shout
I was able to score the following from Temple Univ. on Friday. There is still
a load of stuff for older machines, and older machines themselves (such as a
load of 11/23s, a handful of 11/40s, two 11/34s, plenty of RL01s, monitors,
printers, etc. Too much to report...and I didn't even have time to get to the
"documents" room, where they had software and manuals for all of the hardware.
I spent over 4 hours there and didn't even scratch the surface. I'll be going
back in early-October to get more stuff.
Here's what I got:
1 DEC 6' 19" rack with 30a power controller
1 MultiTech modem rack and 2 DEC communications servers.
The rack is filled with 10 2400-baud modems.
2 DECMate terminals minus keyboards :-( maybe next time.
1 EPROM programmer/IC tester (no disk; bummer)
- Miscellaneous cables
1 RD52 hard drive; bad power supply
and the grandaddy of them all: A working VAXstation I. Hadrware/software
unknown at this time, although I can identify a console port, an Ethernet AUI
port, and 12 serial ports.
Now, I have a shopping list for my next trip, and I need to see the docs and
Time to play...
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