Microsoft multiuser Basic for the Altair 8800
computerdoc at sc.rr.com
Wed Jul 15 13:56:31 CDT 2015
How did you go about checking things out before you applied power for the first time (again)? :) I think I need to check out the electrolytic capacitors and the transformer at least.
In my system, the front panel is wired to the backplane along with the power supply wires so when I do power up, how do I protect everything?
There are screws the power wires come from, but they are difficult to get to. Do I need to consider replacing any other caps?
Do you have a write up about your experience? Any help you can give in the hardware department is most appreciated. Thanks in advance. Take care my friend.
computerdoc at sc.rr.com
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> Hey Kip
> I can't help you with the software, but I just finished an Altair restoration (my first) a few months ago, and am still interested in getting
> the machine connected and actually doing something interesting. The Altair was almost totally below the radar by the time I really
> started getting up to speed on micros, which would have been around 1983-1984 or so. This one was sort-of given to me by a former
> colleague of mine, around eight years ago. It was a total basket case, a real pile.. but it seems to be sorted at this point.
> It would be great if you'd let me follow along, keep in touch and let me know how you're working to get the Altair linked up to the
> term, getting the system bootstrapped, loading software, etc.. that's been a problem here, figuring out the serial I card (or finding one
> to replace it, that does have docs).
> On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 11:56 PM, Kip Koon <computerdoc at sc.rr.com> wrote:
> > Hi Guys,
> > I have finally decided to restore my original Altair 8800 which has
> > been in storage for over 30 years. Does anyone have a copy of
> > Microsoft's Multiuser Disk Extended Basic for the Altair 8800? When I
> > was in college in '79 to '81, in the computer room was an ASR-33
> > Teletype and 3 Learseigler terminals connected to an Altair 8800B. An
> > IMSAI was also there connected to one
> > ASR-33 Teletype. I'd like to resurrect this multiuser Basic software
> > environment on my Altair someday once the restoration is complete.
> > Any help in securing a copy of all the necessary software would be
> > most appreciated.
> > Thanks a bunch in advance. Take care my friends.
> > Kip Koon
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