VCF Ban, Vector Graphic cards, Wright card punch, MDS Keyboard
elson at pico-systems.com
Wed Apr 29 21:10:22 CDT 2015
On 04/29/2015 10:40 AM, Mike Stein wrote:
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> Subject: Re: VCF Ban, Vector Graphic cards, Wright card
> punch, MDS Keyboard
>> Have a '286 PC? I have a pick and place system that uses
>> a massive proprietary board that is essentially a 286 PC,
>> but with lots of EPROM and battery-backed static RAM.
>> I got rid of all my 286 gear almost 20 years ago, and now
>> worry just a little about spares.
> I do have some '286 systems, but it sounds like a stock AT
> clone wouldn't really be useful as a replacement for what
> you have there.
No, of course, the BOARD would not be useful, except as a
donor for parts. There are a number of socketed parts, as
wll as a bunch of other '286 support chips.
> I'd definitely back up those EPROMs and the BIOS though;
> most everything else could probably be replaced.
Yeah, I'm almost afraid to mess with it, but I really SHOULD
back up the EPROMS. There is no "BIOS", just the code in
the EPROMS. This is a very custom Yamaha "robot controller".
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