Looking for AT&T 3B1/UNIXPC/PC7300 software
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Sat Oct 11 00:42:28 CDT 2008
On Friday 10 October 2008 09:50, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> 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....
I wasn't sure what to expect with it.
> 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 !)
I started in that direction with the thought of disconnecting the monitor
portion of it from the rest, and gave up on the idea after a bit.
> 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.
It arrived today, and research and preparations will commence shortly.
All was as expected, at the very least. :-)
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