got an HP 9915A computer

Tony Duell ard at
Fri Dec 22 16:29:48 CST 2006

> Haven't decided what to do with it yet.

The HP9915 is very similar (elecrornically) to the HP85,. but in a metal 
case that can be fittied into a rackmount kit. The 3 edge connectors at 
the abck take the mormal HP85 interfacs, there's are pins on the main PCB 
insde that act like a built-in ROM Drawer and take HP85 ROMs.

There's also an internal PCB that can take EPROMs, and which I believe 
can be used as a read-only mass storage decice,

Tye BNC conenctor on the back is standard TV-rate composite video. The 
DB25 socket is for a keyboard. That keeyboard is rare (read 
next-to-impossible to find). But it's just a matrix of swtiches. There 
are pinouts (and schematics) for the 9915 on the web, the keyboard matrix 
is the same as the HP85 matrix, and I think the official service manual 
for that is on the web too.

The frontpanel buttons are electically the programamble funciton keys on 
the keyrboard, and the shift key. 


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