Looking for the pcmcia (pccard) drivers for IBM Ethernet II Credit Card
adapter and IBM Home and Away 14.4 Modem/Ethernet drivers...
Looking to set up classic Win3.1 and OS/2 on an old 760 laptop.
d|i|g|i|t|a|l had it THEN. Don't you wish you could still buy it now!
Hey guys, we're on the next phase of our paper we're presenting at a
conference soon and are hoping to collect a listing of 1960s era mainframes
and minis that had CRT displays available for them. We're obviously already
aware of the various DEC models released in the 60s that had them, but
we're looking for other brands now.
If you guys would be so kind to help us out (since we're in a bit of a time
crunch) and share the following, it would be awesome!
Computer maker and model:
Dot, vector, or character display:
I have this vague memory that back in the day, any well-equipped computer operator would have a tool in the desk drawer which trims the end of a mangled magtape to a nice, neat curve. Do I actually remember that, or did I make it up? As I get older, my imagination is getting better than my memory, and it's getting a lot easier to vividly remember things that never happened.
If such a tool exists, I want one!
I recall another little tool (and I think I still have one somewhere) that was a give-away from the Sun User's Group. It was a little pocket-clip screwdriver with a flat blade on one end, a hex key for VME card mounting screws on the other, and "SUGtool" or something like that marked on the side.
One of our printers in the computer room that I worked in at UCI in the late 1980s had a tool sitting about for punching the carriage control tapes for one of our old line printers. We had separate printer queues for letter sized and wide format paper, both pointing at the same printer. One of the operator's jobs was to frequently stop one queue, change the control tape loop and the paper in the printer, then enable the other queue.
Write rings were littered all over the place, naturally. And then there was the suction-cup tool for lifting the raised floor tiles.
What else might be found in the operator's desk drawer or sitting around the computer room?
Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>
IBM famously introduced its CKD disk file format in the 60s; did anyone else
(other than IBMs clones including RCA) support such a disk format?
Specifically a disk format with a block (record in IBM terms) having a
variable length key field (including 0 length) and a variable length data
field. To the best of my knowledge everyone else used a fixed block (sector
to most) size on a disk volume but my knowledge of most of the BUNCH is
I close on my house in 6 weeks, All this needs to go, I will not have
room in the new place
Woz Edition Complete IIGS with monitor, keyboard, mouse and drives. $150
Commodore 128 with boxes and accessories $200 dollars
Amiga 2000HD with accelerator GVP SCSI, RAM Card and CD-ROM $500
Sun Cycle 5 CPU upgrade $50 dollars
Sun Sparcstation 5- $20 dollars
Thinkpad 390E $50 dollars runs openstep
Thinkpad 760ED $40 dollars Runs OpenStep
Mac Mini Core 2 Duo $200 4GB RAM/120GB HDD
PCMCIA CD-ROM for Amiga 1200 $20 dollars
Macintosh 512k with Apple HD20, This is an aldus asset tagged machine $300
Original Apple II, Rev 6 with 9inch B&W Security Monitor and disk II
Heres a minty Commodore 128 bundle
Everything is in its original boxes in pristine condition and it all
works flawelessly, Comes with 1902A monitor, 1750 REU New in box,
OkiData Printer, 1571 Drive. Lots of software and games. Even a
floppy notcher. $300 dollars plus shipping from 49601
Next up is a Woz edition Apple IIGS, It is in great condition, ROM 01,
with 1.25MB RAM
Comes with Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Joystick 5.25 drive and 3.5 drive.
Good Starter IIGS System. This is in clean condition
Asking $200 dollars plus shipping from 49601
Prices are Or best offer or trade for interesting amiga gear
Clearing out more stuff
Stock Woz Edition Apple IIGS with 1MB RAM Expansion, Monitor, Keyboard,
Mouse, 3.5 drive, 5.25 drives, Joystick and Imagewriter II, All for
150 dollars or best offer.
Mint Commodore 128 System in original boxes
Includes a 1902 Monitor, REU, 1571, Okidata printer, Lots of disks,
cables and accessories
All for $350 dollars or best offer
i recently got a MAI Basic Four 210 from the Netherlands. The CPU now
powers up, have not yet tried the 14" Piram harddisk.
I would like to know if the CPU is working. It seems to be based on a
microdata 1600 but equiped with dram and cmos ROMs.
The machine has switches were it can be set to boot standard/alternate
>from disk, tape or from a serial terminal. Since
the tape drive has a capstan roller transformed to liquid and i have not
yet tested the disk i would like to know how to
boot from a terminal.
I have not yet read the microcode proms nor have i checked if they are
soldered or on sockets.
Does someone out there have access to the cpu manuals that are stated in
the service manual ?
1300 CPU Technical Manual, Document No. SM 1200
M1300 Series CPU Organisation and Description Reference Manual
Pictures from the machine are here:
and the manuals are on bitsavers in pdf/mai, the service manual also
contains the cpu schematics, the ones for the tape
controller and the disk controller are included in the tape / disk
What do you think are the chances to get the disk up and running. (since
i have no tapes of other software)
All seems to be stored dry, no rust, nor a lot of dirt in the machine.
Seemd to be powered on the last time more than 15 years ago.
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