Reasonable price for a complete SOL-20 system?

Corey Cohen AppleCorey at
Sat Oct 15 17:27:18 CDT 2016

corey cohen
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> On Oct 15, 2016, at 5:31 PM, Fred Cisin <cisin at> wrote:
>> On Sat, 15 Oct 2016, Corey Cohen wrote:
>> A few more things to note.  Assume the keyboard needs new foam, no big deal.  Check the wood to make sure it's not cracked.  And make sure you have the personality module included.
> Does the disk system include a boot disk?   Minus a few hundred, if not!
> What documentation comes with it?
> Some manuals, such as Digital Research CP/M manuals add only a little.
> But any original ProcTology (not the official nickname) manuals are to be prized.  I've heard that a lot of that is now available online.
> NO idea about price(s).
> My first Apple2 was a home lashup where somebody put an Apple motherboard into a Sol case, with an RCA membrane keyboard connected by a cable hanging out the front.  He sold it to me for $150 when he finally got a "REAL" Apple2 in a REAL Apple case.   WHY did I give that away?
> Later, I was given a Sol-20, without disk drive.  After it had been hanging around for years, I loaned it to a colleague, for him to try to get his going.  But then, the college tried to FIRE him for, among other things, retrieving computers from college dumpsters and having too much old computer stuff.  The judge of the arbitration reversed the firing, but the college had already dumpstered ALL of "that junk" from his office.
> --
> Grumpy Ol' Fred             cisin at

Boot disk is easy if it's a Northstar.  There are enough of us who can help out with that.  Micropolis are also easy.  I can also help if it's a Helios. 


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