Tandy (Radio Shack) 6000 rescue - photos
bobalan at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jun 1 23:11:50 CDT 2008
Eric J Korpela wrote:
> Thanks to Jay for getting be back on the list.
> Please please please preserve the software and documentation and make
> them available to the world, if at all possible. If Al doesn't want
> it, I'll take some of it at least. Various Xenix versions and the
> Xenix C development kit are (or at least were) available online, but I
> haven't seen Fortran and Cobol. I think I've got multiplan here, but
> until I get my machine working again, it'll stay on disk. Save dumps
> of the drives in case there's something interesting on them. It's a
> shame that the old FTP sites that contained software for this beast
> appear to be entirely gone. These were one the most common Unix
> machines in existence. Now you'd think they never existed.
> My 6000HD is currently not functioning, and I haven't had time to
> attempt repairs. If you are planning to get rid of one or more of the
> 6000s I might be interested. Where are they located? Check to see if
> any have the Arcnet card. If so, rejoice.
> If you are planning to keep them, digital photos or scans of each of
> the cards, showing wire "debugging" jumpers in place would be
> valuable. I have been told that the printed schematics of the 68000
> card do not match the jumpered version, and I suspect that a dangling
> wire is the cause of my problems. Its destination is not entirely
> apparent, since the solder blob came off with the wire. Apparently
> the joint was never good. Who puts jumpers on the component side of a
> board anyway?
I have a photo of the manuals here:
More photos, close-ups of manuals and some hardware here:
There is Fortran, Pascal, Cobol, Basic, work processing, and many types
of business software. Some
are just the manuals, some have the disk in the binders. There's a box
of binders full of 8" floppies,
and a box of Bernoulli cartridges. Also, there's some stuff for the
Models 2, 12, and 16 thrown in the lot.
Al is not interested in the stuff so I need to find a home, hopefully
someone in the Silicon Valley area
(it's located at my house in Santa Cruz, CA). Shipping this stuff won't
be easy. I can take things to
a shipping store though.
I have not yet picked up the two machines and the big line printer.
Should have it all by next Wed.
I have no plans on keeping any of it. The lot included 25, 10 meg Data
General cartridges, some Nova 3
documentation, and two National Semi 4004 boards. That's the stuff I was
interested in. I can't store the stuff
forever, it's not in a good place, so the faster I dispose of it the better.
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