[Sorry for being net.slilent for a couple of days. My ISP 'upgraded'
its mail service and caused me many headaches, soem of which are still
there. And I am nto at all convinced the 'upgrade is desirable anyway]
But the 'Strad PPC is quite vanilla - it's a
desktop 8086 motherboard
in a kinda-sorta portable case. It bombed in the market & the last
Eleectrically, that's basically true, mechanically, it isn't. There is
not standard form-factot motherboard in an Amstrad PPC. There are 2
boards joined by a longer version fo the DIN 41612 conenctor that contain
the same sircuitry (in fact, IIRC, the chipset is that from an Amstrad
PC1512 desktop machine) along with the LCD interface cirucitry, PSU (to
run it from a 12V-only supply) and so on.
ones were sold off cheaply for less than the retail
price of their
onboard 2400baud modem. There was even a utility sold to hook a PPC
to your ordinary computer & use it as an external modem.
The TechRef says something like 'Telecommunication regulations prevent us
from discolsoing any information on the design or
operation of the
internal Modem'. The service manual gives full schematics. Go