Old Computer Systems

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Introduction

This is the story of my continuing attempt to bring to life the old computer systems that I have saved from land fills everywhere. I find the older machines far easier to understand and work on than the new ones - but I work on and use the new ones as well.

Restoration

Restoration of old systems

Tools

Tools
Monitors
Operating Systems
Programming Languages
Drivers
Documentation

Intel Computer Systems

Intel Systems

ISIS/MDS Systems

ISIS/MDS Systems

Multibus Systems

Multibus Systems
Case Study in Restoring an Intel System 80/10
Case Study in Restoring an Intel iSBC 88/25 Based System
Case Study in Restoring an Intel MDS-225
Case Study in Restoring an Intel MDS-800

S-100 Bus Systems

S-100 Systems
Case Study in Restoring My Compupro System Number 1
Case Study in Restoring My Compupro System Number 2

IBM PC Systems

IBM PCs

Not so old N8VEM system

N8VEM

Software for the Old Systems

Old Software

Common Disk Subsystems, Formats, Standards, Repair and Geometry

Disk Subsystems
Formats, Standards and Geometry
Fix for 8-Inch Door Latches

Test Equipment and Miscellaneous

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Test Equipment and Adapters

HP-1650B Logic Analyzer
8080 Probe for HP-1650B
8085 Probe for HP-1650B
8086 Probe for HP-1650B
P796 Probe for HP-1650B
3.5 and 5.25 Inch Disk Probe for HP-1650B

Agilent manuals and software for the HP 1650A/B series of Logic Analyzers:

HP-1650A
HP-1650B
HP-10391B Disassembler SDK
HP-1650A/B Test Cables

LIF Tools for HP Test Equipment

LIF Utilities for Linux
LIF Utilities for DOS (Not Windows!)
Making Disks

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Last Updated: 6 July 2016