Humpty Dumpty

Julian Wolfe fireflyst at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 8 15:57:00 CST 2007


I can't believe I forgot to mention when you do this, lick your finger
before sticking it under the anode cap (it will insulate you from any
charge) 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org 
> [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Julian Wolfe
> Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 9:51 PM
> To: 'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts'
> Subject: RE: Humpty Dumpty
> 
> Sorry, forgot to add, you should pull it off AS FAST AS 
> POSSIBLE to pull your arm away from the charge that may arc from it. 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
> > [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Julian Wolfe
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 9:20 PM
> > To: 'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts'
> > Subject: RE: Humpty Dumpty
> > 
> > Start by pulling off the CRT anode, just slip your finger under the 
> > suction cup and pull, and it should come off.
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
> > > [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Richard
> > > Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 8:47 PM
> > > To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> > > Subject: Humpty Dumpty
> > > 
> > > Any ideas on how I would go about putting this humpty dumpty back 
> > > together again?
> > > 
> > > Its a Visual 500 terminal, and its significant because
> > > 
> > >     a) in two years of monitoring ebay I haven't seen any other
> > >     Visual Technology terminals offered
> > > 
> > >     b) it has graphics capability (Tektronix 4010 emulation)
> > > 
> > > <http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/vintage/images/damaged/visu
> > > al-1.jpg>
> > > <http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/vintage/images/damaged/visu
> > > al-2.jpg>
> > > <http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/vintage/images/damaged/visu
> > > al-3.jpg>
> > > <http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/vintage/images/damaged/visu
> > > al-4.jpg>
> > > <http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/vintage/images/damaged/visu
> > > al-5.jpg>
> > > <http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/vintage/images/damaged/visu
> > > al-6.jpg>
> > > <http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/vintage/images/damaged/visu
> > > al-7.jpg>
> > > <http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/vintage/images/damaged/visu
> > > al-8.jpg>
> > > <http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/vintage/images/damaged/visu
> > > al-9.jpg>
> > > 
> > > This thing was so poorly packed that even the spacing 
> posts in the 
> > > keyboard were sheared off.  The circuit boards don't 
> appear damaged 
> > > and amazingly the tube doesn't appear damaged, but
> > obviously the case
> > > is pretty heavily smashed.  The ebay seller accused me of 
> trying to 
> > > rip them off by claiming damage and then made a big stink 
> about me 
> > > giving them negative feedback.  I think there was *one* inflated 
> > > pillow style spacer on the top of the unit when I opened 
> it.  They 
> > > also tried to claim that UPS packed it, which seems like utter 
> > > bullshit.
> > > 
> > > I've been thinking that I might be able to glue enough of
> > the pieces
> > > of the case back together to get something stable enough to
> > have the
> > > electronics working again.  (I've never attempted to power
> > it on and
> > > man, was I pissed when I opened up this box!)
> > > 
> > > I suppose it would be prohibitively expensive to try and
> > recast a new
> > > plastic enclosure for it...
> > > --
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> > > download
> > >       <http://www.xmission.com/~legalize/book/download/index.html>
> > > 
> > >         Legalize Adulthood! <http://blogs.xmission.com/legalize/>
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
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