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Tandy TRS 80 Color Computer 26-3002A

by billdeg - 11/25/2010
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The TRS 80 Color Computer 1 model 26-3002A. This unit is pretty beat up looking, but it works.
Boot screen and PRINTMEM of the coco 1
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Tandy / Texas Peripharals 5 1/4" drives

by billdeg - 11/25/2010
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Three 5 1/4" disk drives commonly used with Tandy computers from the TRS 80 model 1 with expansion unit and the Coco 1 and 2.
I have begin diagnostics and repair of a set of about 10 external drives. Mostly these enclosures have the Texas Peripherals International (TPI) model 10-5355-00 installed.... [ read more ]

Commodore BX-256-80 - 8088 Co-processor

by billdeg - 11/10/2008
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Last Post: [ 256-80 ROMs are fine with 8088 ] 11/19/2010
The other day I saw some rare Commodore CBM 256-80 computers for sale and despite the lack of keyboards I bought them. Turned out to be a great deal!
CBM 256-80 with 8088 co-processor
Upon inspection of the insides, I was surprised to find that both were actually the BX models. This is truly a rare find, indeed. The 256-80 BX is also known as the CBMX256-80 and the BX256-80. In the US the CBM 256 "BX" model with the 8088 co-processor was not officially sold by Commodore. The few 8088 cards that were produced in test/prototype batches were given to the Chicago B Series User Group for free. I have a copy of the release letter to prove it. Bruce Faierson, the 2nd president of CBUG and owner of Northwest Music near Chicago, installed a few CBM 256-80's with these prototype... [ read more ]

Litton Sweda International 8452

by billdeg - 11/19/2010
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A computer appeared on the floor of my shop the other day. It's a Litton Sweda International Floppy Disk Model 8452. I am not sure if this is a single 8" floppy disk drive or a computer with a floppy disk drive. On the back is a 15 pin female connector and two sets of four circular female 8-pin connectors. More to come.... [ read more ]

Tandon 100 1a/2a shugart 450 mpi 52

by billdeg - 11/13/2010
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Today finally started working on the 30 full-height 5 1/4 drives that have accumulated over the past few years...... [ read more ]

Bryans Analog Plotter Model 20170/S

by billdeg - 11/08/2010
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Bryans Analog Plotter Model 20170/S Bryans is an English company that made analog plotters. Click image for picture.
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Atari 520ST

by billdeg - 12/24/2009
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Last Post: [ Atari 520ST SF354 Replacement ] 11/03/2010
The 1985 Atari 520ST Computer
This is a 16-bit Atari computer system with a 68000 processor. The 520ST was marketed to compete with the early Amiga computers and has similar capabilities and interface. The 520ST usually came with an SC1224 monitor and an SF354 disk drive. This particular system's SF354 disk drive is not working. More to follow. Pictures... [ read more ]

Toshiba T1000 laptop

by billdeg - 11/03/2010
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The 1987 Toshiba T1000 laptop. This is not the first Toshiba laptop, the T1100 came first.
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Mark 8 Microcomputer Video

by billdeg - 10/14/2010
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Mark 8 Microcomputer Jon Titus LCF Group Collection Floyd Virginia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcgeWmh8ym8... [ read more ]

Ed Roberts (MITS / Atlair) dies at 68

by billdeg - 04/02/2010
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Last Post: [ Remembering Ed Roberts / Biography ] 10/12/2010
PC World Article: http://www.p...s_at_68.html Popular Electronics Jan/Feb 1975 Articles http://vintagecomputer.n...-poptronics.cfm More information: http://e.../Ed_Roberts_(computers)... [ read more ]

PDP 11 Unibus Machine Controller

by billdeg - 10/07/2010
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What we have here is a PDP-11 class Unibus machine controller. From the front panel it looks like this computer was used to splice "something". This is not the complete system. Click image for larger view.
Digital M series flip chips populate a backplane unit. Here is a close up view of the card labels. Click image for larger view.
I have the Digital book that describes the function of each flip chip in detail. There is no CPU logic, this unit was probably a custom analog... [ read more ]

IBM Thinkpad 500 model 2603

by billdeg - 10/07/2010
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The IBM Thinkpad 500 model 2603 was an early netbook sized laptop from late 1993. This system boots up to Windows 95, but it originally came with Windows 3.1(1).
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Go Corporation Penpoint Tablet

by billdeg - 10/07/2010
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The 1991 GO Corporation Penpoint Tablet Model G400
This is a first generation stylus tablet computer. I don't have a power supply. More pics... [ read more ]

Magnavox Mystery Binary Counter

by billdeg - 01/11/2007
Total messages in this thread: 8
Last Post: [ Testing Homebrew Binary Counter ] 10/06/2010
Please help me identify the use of this unit ... when was it built? http://vintagecomputer.net/Magnavox/... [ read more ]

A new Z80 Board for the S-100 Bus

by monahan_z - 10/03/2010
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For people interested in building/repairing S-100 systems, Andrew at N8VEM and I at S100Computers.com have just completed a prototype of a new S-100 Z80 Board. The board is capable of reaching up to10MHz in a system with an active terminated bus. It also can address up to 1M of address space with 16K windows  useful for CPM+. If you would like to read about this board please look here:- http://s100computers.com...0CPU%20Board.htm There is a growing list of people getting interested in these S-100 systems. We get these bare boards produced in batches (typically $20-40, depending on demand). So if you would like to be kept in the loop as this board evolves you need to contact Andrew or me. ... [ read more ]
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