The schematic for the M20 is on the web someplace. I think that itis on Chris
Grossler's site. It has a few differences between models butthe edge connector should
be there on one of the last pages.As I recall, the M20 also supplied the power for the
monitor. I'mnot sure if that is the same for the 6300. What memory cards did the M20
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2012 14:34:20 -0500
From: mcguire at neurotica.com
Subject: Re: olivetti m20 and CPM8000
On 12/25/2012 02:05 PM, dwight elvey wrote:
Hi Dave Did you get the M20 on ebay?
Hi! Merry xmas! Yes I did, and amusingly, that same seller actually
had TWO, and a local friend of mine got the other one. :-)
If so I find it interesting that your having
problems with the 6300.
I'm not sure why that would be interesting, but it is what it is. :)
It is too bad that the monitor got damaged.
Yes. I'm not even sure HOW it happened. It has been in a box for
many years, since I received it from a friend. It took a truck trip,
then sat in a storage locker, then sat in my garage, then took a truck
trip up here, sat here for awhile, and I unpacked it just a few days
ago. The outer case is perfect, which I was pleased to see, but then I
noticed a rattle when I turned it over, and then I saw the telltale
"splat" on the inside of the CRT face. :-(
The machine is in mint condition, as is the keyboard. I'm hoping to
get it running in an all-original setup. These little Olivetti machines
are amazingly well-built and I really like their style.
I'm told that the signals are compatable
monitorand the M20's monitor. The connectors are completely
different.On the 6300 monitor, is the tube busted? If so, these
arerelatively easy to find a similar size to fit. Even if not, a
temporarysetup can be made to use a different tube.Dwight
Yes, the CRT is physically broken. It's interesting that the M20 will
drive this monitor; do you have the pinouts so I can make an adapter?
I'll try to get more than one 6300 monitor. Of course I'd love to have
the M20 all-original as well, but those monitors (as you know) are
pretty scarce so I don't have much hope for that.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA