Might you have any updates on your Nixdorf 620 / Entrex 480 system? I am
quite interested, and it's been a while since I've seen any email with
these keywords here, from you or anyone.
Someday, it is my hope that I might take a tour of your system in Belgium,
on my next trip to the region, if you would be open to this. I am quite
fascinated by this rare dinosaur of a system.
I have begun to archive your work, and everything else I've ever found
about the Entrex 480 systems here:
Like your system restoration, it is a work in progress...
On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 9:52 AM Dominique Carlier via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
I understand very well your concerns about sending by
mail rare data on
magnetic media. It's a pity that I live so far away (in Belgium), even
if I have not finished to configure my machines, at the end I should be
able to write anything on any media, and concerning magnetic tapes it
will be from 500 to 6250 bpi.
If one day you find in your stock a communication board for Nova 1200
that you do not use please note that I am a potential buyer.
In the meantime, I have to find solutions to reopen all my old monsters
to the outside world ;-)
On 16/01/2018 15:19, Jay West via cctalk wrote:
The 'other Jay' wrote...
Diagnostics for DG systems are notoriously difficult to find. I have a
I have a full official DG-issued/labeled original diagnostic OS tape. I
it is at 800bpi though. If I had an 800 bpi drive (everything I
have is 1600-6250) I'd image it for everyone.
I have a nice S/130 rack that I was almost finished restoring till Bruce
stopped responding. It's been sitting in my workshop for years now and
I may have to just get rid of it. Next to it is a pile of about 8 nova
800/1200 cpus (all stuffed with boards) that I was going to start on next,
but was waiting till the S/130 was done. I'd like to get done with them so
I can move on to other machines that need to be restored... but may have to
just move them out altogether.
I'm wary of just sending the tape through the mail for imaging.... maybe
find someone local with an 800 bpi tape drive and eric smith's