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Chilton's Guide to Kaypro Repair and Maintenance

transparu

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Does it cover the Kaypro 16?


Yes, apparently it does!

In Microcornucopia No 34 1987, there is a note indicating that the Kaypro 16 IS included. (Though this is of little value if the book isn't available.)


Microcornucopia No 34 1987.PNG

Dave
 

jjandersoj

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Hi Guys,

I had the book in my hand for a "hot second", I can confirm that Kaypro 16 is covered.

Alas, Good Ole UPS has lost my only copy.

I acquired it for $90, spent $40 for the can service and got permission from Haynes.

I could care less about the money, I wanted the book.

Pardon me while I cry a bit.

JA
 

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Did you already pay for the service even though they didn't receive the book? Seems like you should only have to pay when service is rendered?
 

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OK i can't promise anything but have a friend in the US that's going to see if they can get an inter library transfer and scan it for me... here's hopping...
 

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well i'm hopping all goes well with my friend in the USA she will contact the library on Monday.. she is giving them a week..
 

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I certainly feel your pain in all of this...

Have you tried this document, in the meantime?

http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/kaypro/1484-C_Kaypro_Technical_Manual_Aug84.pdf

Good luck, I'm rooting for you!

smp

That's actually an older version of that manual, theres an '85 version out there that is linked to in a number of other threads (I don't have it off hand). I'm sure everyone here has that one, but more kaypro technical manuals, the better. I think the OP went offline in depression though since he hasn't returned.
 

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The post office is nuts, MRArgent sent me a package on May 3rd,, it went into limbo until the 15th showing up West of his location (I'm very much east of him) and I finally got it a day ago. There were at least 3 major hiccups along the way... for no apparent reason.
 

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yes we have touch down..... and the crowd goes wild........

now we wait.. she is doing in chapters from the book..
 

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transparu

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WELL DONE Mate,
Great to see you'r elation - and that the VCFED crowd is being well served!
All CAPS for my video board re-do arrived in the last couple of days.
 

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Oooppps! Sorry about that. I certainly hope he keeps pressure on the USPS. I would think that it's quite a rare thing that something actually disappears and is never found.

smp
 

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Hi Guys, So glad we found a copy. I wanted to post the content of the original authorization email:

Mr. Anderson,

I received your inquiry regarding reproducing information contained in the Chilton Kaypro computer book.

In 1990, Haynes purchased print rights to Chilton automotive manuals. I can't say whether or not the Kaypro book would have been included in this purchase.

If Haynes does in fact hold rights to this book, I will authorize cost-free, non-commercial distribution of copies on a limited basis among your community of vintage computer enthusiasts.

Best regards,

Mike Forsythe
VP Editorial
Haynes North America, Inc.
P: (805) 262-3359
C: (805) 358-3338
www.haynes.com
 

jjandersoj

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Hi Guys,

My USPS Search for my missing Kaypro Chilton package is still not successful.

I'm really disappointed, but I need to move on.

I can file a claim and get my $80 I paid for the book. Yes I paid $80.. I recognized it's value to us here at the VCF.

I'm so glad @LS120 was able to secure a copy.

I'm looking forward to getting the electronic copy .

John Anderson (jjandersoj)
 

LS120

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the good news is it's 1/2 scanned and in 1200dpi and will be 1 file in pdf.

so hope it will be soon
 

VERAULT

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Hi Guys,

My USPS Search for my missing Kaypro Chilton package is still not successful.

I'm really disappointed, but I need to move on.

I can file a claim and get my $80 I paid for the book. Yes I paid $80.. I recognized it's value to us here at the VCF.

I'm so glad @LS120 was able to secure a copy.

I'm looking forward to getting the electronic copy .

John Anderson (jjandersoj)

Its a damn shame John, we all appreciate your effort though.
Mick
 
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