Got a Rainbow 100 and ...

Alan Perry aperry at
Sun Nov 11 01:41:40 CST 2018

On 11/10/18 11:00 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 6:56 AM Alan Perry <aperry at> wrote:
>> 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
>> inside.
> There's a catch on each side under the 'step'. Release those and the
> cover comes off. Unplug the drive and power cables from the main
> PCB assembly (at the rear right), undo the thumbscrews on the back
> and the PCB assembly slides out.

It is clean on the inside. A very thin coating of dust.

As far as the hardware itself ...

There is nothing in the left-side drive bay, just the dual floppy drive 
in the right-side bay.

There is a memory expansion board (how can one determine its size?) and 
the board that the floppy drive connects to (is it all floppy controller?).

That's it.

Is there anything that I should check on it before I connect it to power?


> -tony

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