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ATR 8000 / 8088 upgrade - will be dumping this soon

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#1 rcgldr OFFLINE  


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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:26 PM

I have this stuff in storage and plan on dumping it soon, but would give it away to anyone willing to pay for shipping, or someone near Orange County California that would be willing to drive over and pick up this stuff.


Learl Siegler ADM 11 Ascii RS 232 terminal - appears to be working. I have a cable modified with an Atari style connector so that the terminal can be used as a proper 80 column terminal for the ATR 8000. I seem to recall that WordStar was able to send the ADM 11 command sequences so it would work in WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) mode. I don't know if the cable still works since the ATR 8000 is not working.


ATR 8000 with the 8088 + 512MB ram upgrade - apparently not working. For CP/M, the 8088 memory could be used as a ramdisk. It also runs MSDOS 2.11.


Two full height 8 inch floppy drives - I don't know if they are working or not, and they are very heavy. They are in a case with it's own power supply. The power comes on, and I can see the drive lights flash when I power off, but I have no way to test them


I have a bunch of 8 inch floppy disks for both CP/M and MSDOS 2.11, but these are worthless unless the ATR 8000 can be repaired and if the 8 inch floppy drives and the floppy disks work. Since these are not high density disks, there's a good chance that most of them are OK.


One issue is that I haven't been able to find any 5.25 inch floppies for CP/M 2.2, only the MSDOS 2.11 floppies, and a floppy with ramdisk for CP/M, and all of these are the original floppies from SWP, so that means anyone trying to get this setup working again would need at least one working 8 inch floppy drive, since I would include my collection of 8 inch floppy disks, which should be enough to get all the software up and running again.


#2 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:30 PM

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#3 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 AM

This is useful for us in a number of ways and will help recover some more goodies I have laying around. It will go to good use!


I am happy to have caught it just as it was posted, a good sign!

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