> does anybody have bits for the TI 960B (not 960A) minicomputer, e.g.
> software, schematics etc. ?
I have some additional material on the 960 that isn't up yet on
bitsavers. The 960 and 980 share some peripheral interfaces.
Did you end up with the 990 system as well?
A fellow has a Kaypro II here he wants an offer on. There are manuals
and a modem, cables, works, floppies and high expectations.
Any idea what to offer him?
I see numbers from 50 to 600 on epay, but figure this is a the low end.
He was asking 400, and is possibly the first owner. If I find out it
is an estate sell out I can probably handle it, but if it is an original
owner, I figure i should have a good idea what to offer with some backing.
any discussion appreciated.
It looks like it has has booted and run cpm from one of the screens full
I was dropping off some rubbish today at the local council dump, and noticed an old HP machine in the trailer next to me. I didn't even say anything, I just stopped and stared at it and the guy asked if I wanted it. When I said yeah, he replied with "shame you weren't a few minutes earlier, I just chucked two others in the recycling bin and all the manuals and tapes/cards are in the pit."
Turned out to be an HP 9820A, and I managed to get the other 9820A and a 9810A out of the recycling bin without anyone noticing. Unfortunately couldn't retrieve anything else.
Just wondering if there is anything in particular to watch out for when powering up one of these for the first time other than normal power supply checks?
I (obviously) don't know much about these machines at all, but I'm particularly mystified about how the built in card reader worked (is it magnetic?).. Could it be written to as well?
Anyone know an inexpensive source for prototype DIY circuit boards?
From time to time, I like to use them to prove out ideas, and I'm
running low on stock.
brain at jbrain.comwww.jbrain.com
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:08:12 -0800
From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
Subject: Re: Service bureaus (Was: Tek 4051 firmware listing
After that, I learned to drop by keypunch to occasionally chat with
the ladies (it was comprised entirely of women), and occasionally
drop off some munchies and other things. They knew me and I knew
And I never had an issue with keypunch after that.
As a matter of fact my very first job was also in a service bureau and
that's where I also learned the importance of being able to charm the
ladies, a skill that's served me well (and gotten me into considerable
trouble) in subsequent years...
1987 vintage. I have this one in beautiful condition, although batteries may be tired.
Does anyone out there have a functioning system disk for its drive A? The ones I have are duff or not the correct type of disk - difficult to tell. DOS 3.3 is the revision of DOS required.
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Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:01:00 -0500
From: John Foust <jfoust at threedee.com>
At 05:07 PM 4/15/2012, David Riley wrote:
>On Apr 15, 2012, at 1:02 PM, Steven Landon wrote:
>> <loads of crap>
> How can this fellow continue scamming, year after year?
> - John
Well, as he gets banned from one forum/list after another, he just moves on
to the next; looks like he's found a home here at last...
To his credit some people have apparently bought from him with no issues,
but I'd still be wondering if any of the stuff he's flogging now is part of
the loot he stole from fellow hobbyists in his prime...
I need to make Space and I've got a random assortment of things I've
either never turned on, or not messed with in many years. Free for pickup
(I'd really prefer not to box them up) from 50441:
IBM 5324 w/keyboard and monitor
I've never powered this on and the drive knobs were snapped off prior to
my receiving it. My understanding is this is a binary compatible System/34
in baby shoes, but I might be full of it.
AS/400 9402 F02
I last powered this on maybe eight years ago. It booted, but I haven't
touched it since.
Six drives between them - they should be working
IBM Series/1 in rack
Someone gutted this before I got it - I have an 8" FDD and the logic cage
with the controllers panel. Someone removed the power supply, but I have
no reason to believe any of the logic boards were damaged. The hard disk
was also taken to pieces, so I have the rack tray and, presumably, the
controller in the logic cage, but not the disk itself.
Given how long I've had them, I stress "as-is". Lemme know if you're
Here's a puzzler.
One of the two memory boards from my PDP-11/35 is short four ICs. See:
It looks like it was an 8KW board that was user-expanded to 16KW, and if
I'm reading the switches correctly it was configured for starting
address 000000. (The other 16KW board I have is configured to start at
Those four missing ICs seem weird, though. The other board is is fully
populated. Were they just pulled before the PDP was trashed? Or is that
a valid configuration?