IBM 5271 (PC3270) host interface options

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Mon Nov 26 12:48:30 CST 2007

On Sunday 25 November 2007 02:29, r.stricklin wrote:
> I am restoring a ca. 1985 IBM 5271---the so-called 3270 PC. I
> received it intact, with a full complement of cards, cables, etc. It
> looks very much like it was shut down, removed from its original
> office installation, and then apparently left somewhere the squirrels
> could get to it (thus, "restoring"). I've vacuumed about forty pounds
> of sunflower seed hulls out of it. Blessedly, I haven't found any
> other signs of animal inhabitation.

This reminds me of the Kaypro I was brought once that had been used in a barn.  
I must've pulled ten pounds of straw out of it,  which would tend to explain 
the disk errors they were getting...

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ablest -- form of life in this section of space,  a critter that can
be killed but can't be tamed.  --Robert A. Heinlein, "The Puppet Masters"
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M Dakin

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