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  1. Al Kossow

    Orion Instruments UniLab 8620

    I was just clearing my manual backlog for Orion which got me wondering if I'm the only person in the world that has one of these. They are universal microprocessor emulator/trace boxes that attached to a PC. The box itself is fairly dumb and everything ran on the PC side. All of the processor...
  2. Al Kossow

    ISO Nicolet Paratronics NPC-800 CP/M

    I have one of these coming. I've had the manuals for a while and I thought I had disk images but now I can't find them. Does anyone have them?
  3. Al Kossow

    ISO Laserwriter separation roller assembly

    Posting here to see if anyone has parts for a Canon CX engines. The separator rollers have turned to goo, and I've not found a source for the whole assembly or the rollers Apple PN 970-1019, Canon RG1-0194
  4. Al Kossow

    debugger in bios slot rom?

    did anyone ever implement a debugger that came up at bios slot init time?
  5. Al Kossow

    RLL drive sampling project

    The interest in Seagate ST-27x drives revived my intererest in a project I've wanted to do for a while, to collect flux samples of RLL hard disks. A friend of mine got a Maxtor XT2190 that appears to have been written with an RLL contoller. The problem is there is very little information on what...
  6. Al Kossow

    soviet 'qbus' connectors

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-NEW-DEC-Qbus-Unibus-WireWrap-Socket-pdp-11-lsi-11-pdc/224397006739 be careful, soviet "qbus" boards don't have the same pin spacing
  7. Al Kossow

    Flip-Chip sell off

    I don't have any equipment that uses them any more, so I'll be ebaying off my A-W series flip chips over the next few days. The W's and PT08 boards are up now https://www.ebay.com/itm/184647476832 https://www.ebay.com/itm/184647420812
  8. Al Kossow

    imaging a whole hard disk into a file

    There has to be a simple way to do this in DOS I have a M-disk disk-on-chip which is a flash disk that presents itself through a BIOS interface. I'd like to clone it into a DOS file, so I don't have to go through the hassle of finding a DoC driver for Linux.
  9. Al Kossow

    Interface Technology RS-432 manual

    Someone within the past couple of years was looking for info on this, and I just found my copy of the manual. http://bitsavers.org/test_equipment/interfaceTechnology/Interface_Technology_RS-432_Microprocessor_Controlled_Data_and_Timing_Generator_198004.pdf
  10. Al Kossow

    Who made this motheboard?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Computer-Motherboard-Intel-i386-DX-CPU-Processor-Made-USA-VLSI-ISA-A80386D-/133507193921 The font in the silkscreen is really distinctive. I know I've seen these boards before. Micronics?
  11. Al Kossow

    A No RMS Alternate Universe

    Greed abhors a vacuum. If MSFT didn't exist, there are dozens of companies that could have taken its place. Stallman turning copyright on its ear as a force for good came out of left field and that has changed the world of software much more fundamentally.
  12. Al Kossow

    Z-29 technical manual

    Did anyone here win this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zenith-Data-Systems-Video-Display-Terminal-Z-29-Users-Technical-Guide/362990575813 I have most of the information on this terminal on bitsavers, but didn't have this and would really like to add a scan from it.
  13. Al Kossow

    ISO Sony SCSI CDROM service manuals

    I'm looking for service manuals for early Sony CDROM drives. The only one I've been able to find is for a drive with a Sony interface.
  14. Al Kossow

    IBM 8" floppy "post compensation"

    The BASF 6104 manual that was just posted has an interesting page AFAIK, this is the only other drive besides the Shugart SA850 to have a switchable filter on pin 2 that you're supposed to enable at cyl 60 when reading because IBM doesn't do write precompensation. I have seen problems using...
  15. Al Kossow

    Varix Omni-Programmer Info?

    Anyone have anything on another obscure programmer with no info or software? There isn't a microprocessor inside, so i'm guessing either a custom pc card or parallel port interface
  16. Al Kossow

    ISO Vectrix ISA graphics board info

    I dumped the firmware and took some pictures of an AT 34010 graphics board http://bitsavers.org/pdf/vectrix/isa but haven't been able to find much information on it. about all I've found is that they released a faster version in 1990, and that they were bought by Everex around then
  17. Al Kossow

    Someone is looking for an Athlon manual

    just saw this request on the MAME developers list. someone is looking for: "AMD Athlon and AMD Duron Processor BIOS, Software, and Debug Developers Guide, order# 21656" anyone have a paper copy, or know if it's on line somewhere?
  18. Al Kossow

    "The Decade Tech Lost Its Way"

    Title of a New York Times business special section I was trying to think of anything technically exciting about the 2010's, and I couldn't think of anything.
  19. Al Kossow

    Did anyone save the programs on the AST BBS?

    ancient history Did anyone save the programs from AST's BBS? I'm trying to find the programs for a few of their communications cards, in particular the AST-coax 3270 adapter which apparently were available through their BBS. I have a few AST manuals, which I'm going to try to get scanned and...
  20. Al Kossow

    Phi-Deck schematics?

    Does anyone have the schematic or manual for the version of the Phi-Deck that had the servoed Universal Motion Control capstan or the remote control box? A picture is up under http://bitsavers.org/pdf/phitech/pictures/phi-deck_motion_ctl.JPG