Classics long overdue a Boot.

Sean Caron scaron at
Thu May 19 17:14:55 CDT 2016

On Thu, 19 May 2016, Dale H. Cook wrote:

> At 04:57 PM 5/19/2016, Austin Pass wrote:
>> Systems we've neglected or failed to boot recently.
> My Amstrad PPC-640 gets booted a couple-few times a year when I need a native MS-DOS machine with a real serial port for work on some vintage broadcast hardware.
> I need to dig out the three CP/M machines (Osborne 1, Kaypro 4-84, Kaypro 1) and see if they will play, as they have not been booted in about a decade.
> Dale H. Cook, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA
> Osborne 1 / Kaypro 4-84 / Kaypro 1 / Amstrad PPC-640

I've also got an Osborne (Executive) that I hadn't run for a while. I was 
pleasantly surprised to find that it, too, came right up after maybe a 10 
or 15 year retirement. I was even more surprised to find that every bit of 
media that came with it is STILL GOOD. Wow!

The only trouble with it is that occasionally the video starts to roll. If 
the machine is not too warm, I can usually get 10 or 15 minutes out of it. 
Probably needs some capacitors replaced ... I ought to open it up and have 
a look.



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