I picked up this huge HP box with half the case(plastics anyway)
missing... I picked it up because it had a DomainRing card and other
Apollo-like ports. I finally figured out it's an HP9000, but I'm not
sure which one yet. The board is labeled A1421-66538. It has a 25MHz
68040 CPU. The HP-IL keyboard port is a neat touch. Does this thing
use a normal VGA monitor? Looks like this one has a tape drive(DC600
tapes like my Apollos?), and two hard drives - one is a freaking big
5.25" FH like my Apollos, the other is HP SureStorageDisk 1000S+ 3.5"
drive. I see 4 ISA slots, one has a DomainRing card. Will the other
Apollo cards work there too? Any pointers to good HP9000 info(I'm
still recovering from hauling this huge box in to do much searching
right now - this thing is bigger and heavier than the Apollos! LOL, I
though nothing could get bigger...)
I think my iMac is intimidated by this huge box towering over it on
the desk now...
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Another recent addition to my growing collection is, as the title
suggests, an IBM 5285. It has a 12" display and dual 8" floppy drives.
The separate keyboard is connected at the front of the machine by a
large 25 pin connector.
Originally passed to me as "working" the machine fired up to display
what looked like a single ASCII code at the top centre of the screen
and a column of blocks on the far right. The keyboard is laid out very
much like a terminal keyboard and testing the keys the keyboard buffer
quickly becomes full. This results in what looks like a series of
memory addresses along the bottom of the screen.
All the while the two 8" drives are merrily spinning away. I have one
disk with the machine which when inserted in either drive fails to read
or alter the state of the display.
My initial thoughts were faulty connections. I took the covers off to
reveal about a kilo of dust liberally spread around the inside. I
cleaned each component carefully and replaced the boards. Now I don't
get anything on the display and the drives still whirr around oblivious
of disk or no disk...
So... my questions are:
1. Has anyone come across this model before and is it a dumb terminal?
2. What checks would you suggest to solve the disk access problems?
3. Can anyone point me towards a repository of information about it?
Thanks in advance
Things are really starting to fall into place around here. I got my 3rd
and 4th MDS-800s running today :-) I posted a couple of pictures, there's
no text or links yet but here's the directories.
(Yes those things under the counters are HP 1000s. I have three working
ones so far but only two good power supplies. So far I have FIVE bad power
supplies for them. I'm going to have to sit down and learn how to fix thm
Here's a link to pictures and description of my first one.
Got my 3rd Series II machine, a MDS-230, working last week. Tomorrow I
start on MDS-800 numbers 5 and 6. Number 3 and 4 MDS-800s had 8088 and 8086
emulators, the first two had 8080 emulators. I got 8x48/8x49 and 8x51
emulators with the last two MDS-230s and had an 8085 emulator with my
MDS-235. Does anyone have any of the other emulators such as the one for
the 3000 series bit slice processors or the (non-intel) Z-80 emulator? I'm
also looking for a personality card for the 1702 EPROMs for the UPP 103
> Lucky you - I have been looking for an SPC-16 for some
> time now. And there's precious little information on
> the web.
I've put a few GA16 document scans up at
I know a source for a complete ATW800 in the UK area if anyone is
interested. They are asking 250 UKP for it (Cambridge area). Let me
know, condition is untested. I wish I could go for it, but since I am
across the pond, it is just too costly :-(
You can have the 5250 card if you want. Send me your mailing address and I'll send the card off to you.
From: Jason McBrien [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: IBM 5250 Emulation Adaptor
I'll take the 5250 to add to my collection if nobody else has a pressing
need for it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Feldman, Robert" <Robert_Feldman(a)jdedwards.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:55 AM
Subject: IBM 5250 Emulation Adaptor
> Free for postage:
> 1 IBM 5250 Emulation Adaptor ISA #82G7060
> 1 HP SCSI Adaptor ISA (for Scanjet?) #C1752-66500
> I found these half-length ISA cards in the trash on the way to work today
& have no need for them. Each is in a zip-lock bag and looks OK, but is
untested. Postage would be about $2.00 each.
> Robert A. Feldman
While working the flea market this weekend a guy selling items near me came
over at the close of business on Sunday and offered me all of this computers
items for free. He told me to just pick out whatever I wanted !!! I ended
up with 7 large boxes of goodies software (Windows ver 1.03 new never opened
box), Apple IIe and related hardware for it, Tandy hardware, printers, and
other items. I have not been able to sort it yet for a full list but will
update everyone after I have a chance later this week. From another dealer
out there I purchased some goodies for the Vic20: 8K Tam memory expansion
cartridge by MSD inc., HesWare 5-cartridge module, Vic-1924 Omega Race
cartridge, Vic-1212 Programmers Aid cartridge, HES C304 HesWriter cartridge,
Vic-1929 Personal Finance, Vic-1920 Pin Ball cartridge. She sold all it to
me for $1.75 :-)
I picked some other game cartridges for other systems for 25 cent each also
and several mousepads. Except for the heat it was a great weekend.
I don't know him, but many users of SIMH would agree to have one
copy of DSM-11 available. Myself one of them, just by the way ;-)
Other old PDP software is welcome too.
----- Mensaje Original -----
Remitente: Luc Vande Velde <luc(a)e2t.be>
Fecha: Lunes, Junio 30, 2003 8:40 am
Asunto: RE: DSM (digital standard MUMPS)
> If you can read magtape (9track) I can send you the distribution
> tape (a
> what I have is the version for PDP11 running native on this
> machines (min.
> 11/40 on UNIBUS; 11/23 on QBUS)
> I don't have VMS versions
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: cctech-admin(a)classiccmp.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]Namens John Willis
> Verzonden: vrijdag 27 juni 2003 20:46
> Aan: Cctalk@Classiccmp. Org
> Onderwerp: DSM (digital standard MUMPS)
> Is it still possible to find DSM? Looking to learn the MUMPS language,
> preferably on one of my
> VMS machines.