Phil_Matthews at DRSOptronics.com
Wed Oct 19 06:50:48 CDT 2005
Thanks for the reply, Joe R responded to me yesterday and told me about
it being a hard drive, I sent him back some pictures, which I have
attached, in hopes of identifying what I have. If you know what it is, I
would appreciate the help, let me know if more picture or anything else
From: Frank McConnell [mailto:fmc at reanimators.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:21 PM
To: cctalk at classiccmp.org; Matthews, Phil
Subject: Re: HP 9133
Phil Matthews wrote:
> I have been looking at your cctalk bulletin board and it appears that
> Frank McConnell is someone who knows a lot about old HP computers. I
> have been tasked to replace the HP 9133 computer on some of our test
> equipment with new PC's. I was hoping to contact somebody who might
> know if this is possible and how to do it. So I was wondering if you
> knew how I could contact Frank McConnell or somebody who might know.
Appearances can be misleading. I mostly wonder why it is that I
remember how to take apart a 262X terminal better than I remember what I
was working on last month.
And, my work with this stuff was in a data processing and office
automation environment, so what I remember is mostly terminals and
HP150s and some early Vectras and of course classic HP3000s. There are
other folks who read cctalk who have more clues than I do about the
test-equipment side of HP, so posting to cctalk may get you more help
than I can give you.
One thing I am sure of, your first step is to take another look at your
system. The 9133 is a disc drive; actually it is two of them, hard and
flexible. It does have a microcontroller, but its firmware is about
being disc drives, not about computing. Something else in there is the
computer, and you need to look again and find out what that is.
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