In a message dated 7/30/03 12:40:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Anybody know where I can find an Owner's or user's manual for this? Or
> what are the Video In, Video Out and Video I/O ports for?
Probably for a VCR backup tape unit. They used them quite a lot.
Went scrounging today and one of the things that I picked up is a FAT
three ring binder full of Field Engineering manuals for the Storage
Technology Corp model 1960 Series Tape Subsystem. Includes the FE
Maintenance manual, Illustrated Parts Catalog, Part Number Compatiblity
Listing (breaks down ALL of the engineerng changes and their PN
effectivity), something called a Master Machine Level Listing, a User's
Guide for 1900 Diagnostics, a pamplet about "Communicating with the
Monitor", an OEM Maintenance Reference Guide and one more book that's
missing it's title page. Looks like everything you could ever need for the
STC 1960 Tape system. Everything in a three ring binder marked "STC Field
Engineering". The docs are a good three inches thick. Anybody want it?
Preference given to those that can archive/scan it and make it available to
others. You pay the postage.
Surprisingly I have a New Comrex ComFiler Hard disk subsystem on eBay and it
doesn't even have one bid with seven hours to go.
New old stock (NOS) in it's original carton, instructions, circuit card for
the Epson QX-10 cables and an external 10 meg hard drive.
Starting at $24.95 plus shipping which I think reasonable.
Astoria, OR 97103
Is anyone familar with this system? I can't find anything on AM's site
and only one brief description on the net. I know it runs AMOS and has a
68000 CPU. This one has a 190 Mb hard drive and appears to have 4 Mb of
RAM. It also has a PIICEON add-in card that adds 8 additional serial ports.
It's also hanging up with a status code of 6 when I power it up. There' s
no terminal attached so that MIGHT be the problem. I found a manula for a
new AM system and it doesn't list a stat code of 6. Does anyone have a list
of the codes for this system?
Anybody know where I can find an Owner's or user's manual for this? Or
what are the Video In, Video Out and Video I/O ports for?
I have an old Quantum Lightning 540 AT hard disk
containing some data I want to retrieve. The drive
itself was removed from a computer some years ago
(about 7 or 8 years), working as far as I remember.
However, now, having tried to install the drive in a
more modern machine to archive the data to CDR, the
drive while recognized by the machine and the drive
itself spinning up and apparently working returns a
"hard disk read failure" error.
Trawling the web, I found a short thread entitled "HD
repair techniques" on cctalk. Like the original author
of this thread, I too have a drive that contains data
that is perhaps not worth the hundreds of pounds (GBP)
that professional data recovery entails but wouldn't
mind recovering the data all the same.
Can anybody point me in the direction of any good
information regarding the testing/diagnosis/repair of
>I am a grad student at UC Berkeley and I could use one of your
>387sx-16's on a project I am working on. If you still have some and can
>spare one, I am in the mechanical engineering department at:
I don't have any at this exact moment, but I may come across more of them
in the future. Do you have a deadline by which you need the chips, or is
it just something you want to get eventually? (ie: should I hang on to
your address and let you know if/when I get more, or will it be too late
and you won't want or need them anymore).
I am attempting to make a reproduction name plate for an Altair
8800. I can try out various OCR-like fonts, but I was hoping
that someone might have already identified the same or a similar
font to the one used on the bottom of the front panel. If I
can successfully do this, I'd certainly be willing to make them
available to list members.
Contest: who can come up with the cleverest place to put one
of these OTHER than on the front of an Altair?
Saver of Lost Sols