Information requested on Vector Graphics machine
jplist at kiwigeek.com
Sun Nov 13 14:32:09 CST 2005
So last night during the tornado watch in Iowa I was muddling about in my
basement with my wife (Seated listening to the radio) and rediscovering
the treasure trove of Good Stuff I have stored down there.
I came across a Vector Graphics machine that I've had for a few years now
and not even poked a serious look at.
This Vector Graphics machine is not an all-in-one like the ones I seem to
have found online, but in two desktop style chassis', one containing the
S100 cardcage and cards, and the other a rather large MFM hard disk.
I am totally unfamaliar with this machine, and google seems to be
providing me with few well descriptive pages on what the machine is and
about the Vector Graphics company.
What I do know: The machine is Z80 based on a "ZCB" single board computer
which sits in the S100 bus. It also has a hard disk/floppy drive
controller board, what appear to be three memory boards and three
"FlashWriter II"s which, all share one wire in common with a memory board
(A big question mark over that one).
Alas some philistine couldn't be bothered unplugging the unit from
whatever it once hooked to, and snipped both the ribbon cables to the
drive chassis as well as a ribbon cable that lead to an unknown device
(possibly a specialised graphics display).
Replacing the cabling isn't a problem, of course, but whatever the blue
ribbon cable goes to definitely did not come included.
All information greatfully received;
Pictures of the poor thing (and copious asian beetles) here:
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