Got a Rainbow 100 and ...

Alan Perry aperry at
Sun Nov 11 00:56:45 CST 2018

On 11/10/18 10:51 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 6:47 AM Alan Perry via cctalk
> <cctalk at> wrote:
>> What I got was the system unit, a VR201 monitor, a keyboard, a vertical
>> deskside stand for the system unit, and a LQP02 daisy wheel printer. I
>> also got the MS-DOS and CP/M doc and software slip cover boxes. The CP/M
>> disk box is still sealed and the CP/M docs are still in shrink wrap. The
>> specific need that the seller bought it for involved MS-DOS, not CP/M.
> Does it have any of the optional expansion boards (hard disk controller,
> RAM, graphics) in it?

Right now I am looking up how to open up the system unit and see what's 

>> 1. The VR201 monitor is leaking a brown fluid. Doing a little searching,
>> I found some stuff posted here a couple years ago about it being common
>> for them to leak PVA compound, so I am presuming what is what I am
>> seeing. Right now I am looking for something that describes how to open
>> the case up to clean the stuff up. If someone can give me some pointers
>> to some docs/write-ups and save me some time, that would be great.
> The first thing to do is to fully extend the little 'leg'. Put the
> monitor the normal
> way up, press the button on the side(near the bottom) and lift it so
> the leg slides
> out.
> Then, monitor screen-down. Prise (pry?) the circular cap off on the
> back near the
> connectors. Undo the screw thus exposed. The case then slides off.


> -tony

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