I'm still digging. I found more 550 stuff. I think this is everything
that came with the 550. Here's a chance for you 550 owner's to get the
whole set at one shot!
Original DS-DOS box and invoice.
Original Sanyo Easywriter ver 1.3 disk
Original Sanyo disk box with 550 dos ver 2.11 and BASIC 1.25, two
original Sanyo disk for InfoStar (set B disk 2 and 3 of 4; disks 1 and 4
are below), original Sanyo disk for DOS 1.25 and BASIC ver 1.1
Original Sanyo disk box with all three original disk of set A, WordStar
and CalcStar and a backup copy of DS-DOS.
Two card board dummy disks used to protect the floppy drives duing shipment.
>A few weeks ago we were talking about the Sanyo 550 series and someone
mentioned one of the alternates operating systems that supported 80 track
drives in the 550. I said that was DS-DOS by Michtron.
> Today I found an old Sanyo disk package with four disks for the 550. One
of them is DS DOS 2.11, one is InfoStar, one is MailMerge/SpellStar and the
other is a disk of misc utilities. The first three are original disks. In
additon, the InfoStar, MailMerge/SpellStar are Sanyo labeled disks that
came with the 550. If anyone wants them, trade me something I can use and
they're all your's.
I have come across an Osborne model OCC1 Serial # 134033. This unit has the
300 baud modem. It also has 5 1/4 disk with it. (SuperCalc, WordStar,
Qbasic) The unit boots up and runs the software but after about 15 to 20
minutes it starts to overheat.(smoke)
My question is - What is the selling price for a unit like this and where
would be the best place to sell it?
Thanks for your help,
Director of Information Technology
SGS Tool Company
PO Box 187
Munroe Falls, OH 44262
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Yesterday I finally got a couple books I'd gotten on eBay a couple weeks
ago, obviously "VAXcluster Principles" is an interesting book, but I was
surprised how good of a book "The Digital Dictionary" is. I got the 2nd
Edition (the first was mainly internal use). It's a dictionary of all the
different terms that were in use around 1986. As such it contains info on
the PDP-10, PDP-11, and VAX, as well as DECmate's, Rainbows, and
Professionals. As well as the Apps, Languages, and OS's. Great book if
you want to know what a specific term or acronym means. Well worth picking
up if you are in to DEC stuff and can find a copy!
| Zane H. Healy | UNIX Systems Administrator |
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| Empire of the Petal Throne and Traveller Role Playing, |
| and Zane's Computer Museum. |
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Looking for info on the Dynalogic Hyperion, a "portable" DOS machine
manufactures around 1983. At least the one I have is 1983. it was designed
and initially built in Ottawa, Canada. Hyperion was acquired in about 1983
by Bytec, who was later bought by I think a Quebec company called Comterm.
Anyway, mine has stopped working: The machine still boots but no image is
displayed on its 7" diag screen. Hence I am looking for service info and/or
persons who have worked on the machine.
Any leads would be most appreciated.
> This is two years late, but the terminal the original poster describes
> sounds like an IST (model 1), a CRT-based CDC product, vintage about 1978.
> There was a later edition called the IST-II, also CDC. It had two 8" drives
> and a Z-80 CPU, as well as connectivity to CDC PLATO mainframe systems,
> either by dialup modem (1200 bps) or multiplexer.
Actually, I was the original poster; a reply to me mentioned the
terminal you're describing.
> The IST is not the oldest PLATO terminal, but it is the oldest that CDC
> manufactured, I suspect. Even my PLATO IV (Magnavox, 1971) is not the
> oldest, but only the first mass-produced machine. The earliest ones date to
> about 1961 and there are probably only two or three still in existence, if
> we're lucky enough to have that many. A precursor to these would be Norman
> Crowder's Auto-Tutor, vintage about 1958, which has characteristics very
> similar to the PLATO terminals (though it is not a computer terminal, it
> operates on filmstrip media), and PLATO's mechanisms are said to have been
> influenced by this machine.
It's one of the mid-70s Magnavox plasma displays I'm looking for...
Say, are you able to connect to NovaNET with the magnavox terminal? if
so, we should meet for a game of Empire or Avatar some time (although
I'm sure you'll wipe me out).... or maybe a more civilized game of chess...
Hello to all VAXenfolks,
i do have a problem with a VAX-11/730 that i have reconstructed
resoldered, replaced cable, everything. Pictures on www.vaxcluster.de.
i am a bit proud of it... But sorry for the bad web-page design!) over
last few months.
It is now willing to boot and tries to load it's microcode tape from the
TU-58 drives. I even have a microcode tape which looks like it could be
But the TU-58's are so battered that i have not been able to read the
I have repaced the rubber rollers, but the read/write-heads look, ummm,
I have found somewhere some TU-58 simulator software for DOS which looks
like a promising alternative; i would place a mini-DOS-computer inside a
VT-102 and route some additional cables to the VAX and bee fine.
BUT: How do i get the contents of the microcode tape of the tape, into a
DOS file without access to a working TU-58?
Is someone on this list able to read the tape?
Has someone already made a tape image i could just use? I mean, i have
a original DEC tape, with serial number and all. I might even come up
with a license document, if i search long enough...
Any help would be greatly welcomed. This old lady is just to beautifull
to use it as an electric heater only...
Michael Schneider email: ms(a)silke.rt.schwaben.de
People disagree with me. I just ignore them.
I am building a FPGA ( Field programmable gate array ) computer
in the style of the early computers that had a front panel and
TTY for I/O. While I don't have have a front panel working the
Hardware serial bootstrap does work on my prototype. Since I
have a few LOGIC cells left in my FPGA to play with I was
thinking adding a cassette interface. Does anybody know of
schematics on the web that I can get ideas from.
Standard Disclaimer : 97% speculation 2% bad grammar 1% facts.
"Pre-historic Cpu's" http://www.jetnet.ab.ca/users/bfranchuk
Now with schematics.
On Mon, 14 May 2001, George Leo Rachor Jr. wrote:
> Stay of execution on this Diablo 3200.....
> We have bought a bit of time as my wife has convinced them not to hack it
> up until I get to see this critter.
> Obviously we have no software for the machine and I'm assuming you don't
Actually, I do. I got the original OS disks as well as a bunch of
floppies with various bits of accounting type software and useless data.
> The computer recycler has agreed not to remove the original components
> until it can be determined if the box is usuable in some rudimentry
> function as is. (They were going to gut the original components and
> replace the guts with something more modern).
Silly. Were they planning to use the same CRT and keyboard? I don't know
how. If all they wanted was a nice desk for a computer then maybe they
should go to Office Depot?
> Now the challenge is to find software that might boot the machine up.
I can make copies for you. Mine supposedly boots.
Here is a picture of mine.
Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Here's a picture from 1966 of an IBM computer at the IBM computing center on
Manhattan (New York City, New York USA). The text for the photo says that
the computer is being used to make a payroll calculation.
Visible are 4 big-fridge-sized reel-reel tape devices, the console with
operator seated at it, and some other things in the background.
What's the computer model? Does anybody know who this guy (operator)
Just a neat photo.
It's about a 150k jpg file at this url:
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