powering up older machines - is it safe?
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Tue Jun 3 17:23:59 CDT 2008
>Subject: Re: powering up older machines - is it safe?
> From: Steven Hirsch <snhirsch at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 09:00:15 -0400 (EDT)
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only" <cctech at classiccmp.org>
>On Mon, 2 Jun 2008, Allison wrote:
>> Generally yes in my exerience. The PS is a ASTEC switcher in the drive
>Do you recall anything about the semi-mythical Corvus interface for the
>VT180? It's mentioned in the Corvus technical literature, but I've never
>talked to anyone that's actually seen it in the wild. I'm curious if it
>ever actually existed.
Nothing mythical. There was a version of the corvus interface that
was a board that went under the Z80 and therefor allowed most any
Z80 system to accept the corvus hardware. It wasn't however sold as
a uniquely Robin thing.
FYI the Robin does not have any for of external bus. If you want
access to the bus you have to jack up the Z80 and grab it there.
I ahve a Vt180, Vt185 (VT125+VT185 board) and maybe 4 VT180 boards
rigged as standalone and a dozen more if I need a Z80, 8k of shadow rom,
65K of ram, 4 serial ports and a FDC on one nice board.
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