Looking for AT&T 3B1/UNIXPC/PC7300 software
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Fri Oct 10 08:50:21 CDT 2008
Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> On Friday 10 October 2008 00:24, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>> Looking for diskette images of the OS, development,
>> tcp/ip/ethernet, diagnostic diskette, etc....
>> -- Curt
> Having fun with the new toy?
yes. It is an interesting box. Not quite what I expected....
looking for software for it... and a WD2010 chip (which would
allow me to exceed 1024 cylinders on the hard drive). If I can
find someone to burn a PAL for me... I can also add support for
the 4th head select line... upping the max heads from 8 to 16.
I may not change these things... but if I can easily enough I
will to give greatest drive flexibility.
I had it all apart (it is difficult to take this thing apart !)
There was a small 'sliver' of plastic cracked away at the front in front
of the keyboard... I glued that. The larger crack in the back doesn't
want to close well (even with a clamp), so I doubt superglue would
work very well... so since it is not very apparant, I'll probably fill the
crack with epoxy to strengthen it and that should do. The metal
that was bent was straightened... but a metal tab where the back
metal screws onto the side metal was a casualty... it broke off while
trying to straighten it.... but not a big deal, as it is held on by 3
other screws.... assembled you'd never even know.
I must say this thing is really difficult to take apart and put
together.... it has pretty good build quality though. The toughest
part is that the rear case binds on the floppy drive power
connector.... if I had followed the 3B1 FAQ recommended
disassembly procedure I probably would have broken the floppy
drive PCB. I took the monitor off the top, that allowed me to
see what I was doing... there was just enough room to use long
needle nose pliers to disconnect the floppy drive power connector.
reassembly will be fun....
Let me know when the laptop arrives.
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