Re: Xerox 820 boards, NOS
Edward Greeley wrote:
> In going through my stock of "stuff", I came across some Xerox 820 items
> I forgot I had. I bought a bunch of them back in the day when Xerox was
> phasing out their PC business:
> 2 each Xerox 820 boards, fully populated including 64K RAM, brand new/
> never used, but untested. For those who may not be familiar with these
> they are complete single board computers similar to the early Kaypros or
> Ferguson "Big Boards". They run CP/M and can use either 5.25 or 8 inch
> disk drives. Unfortunately, they only run single density on either size
> drives but I modified five or six of them to do double density (and some
> other neat tricks) using little kits that were advertised in
> "Microcornucopia" magazine (anybody remember that one?). The video
> output (monochrome, of course) is set up to drive a TTL monitor such as
> the Ball Brothers units that were popular in those days. Asking $15.00
> EACH, plus shipping by your choice of carrier.
> 1 each Power Supply for the 820 board. This is a switching type supply,
> also brand new and untested. It provides all the voltages to power the
> computer board and a Ball Bros. type TTL monitor up to 12 inch size, but
> does NOT power the associated disk drives. Asking $10.00 plus shipping
> as above.
> Please contact me directly if interested.
> Thanks for reading,
> Ed Greeley
> Mobile, AL 36605[/color]
I should hae added to the above message that I am NOT a business or
other commercial entity. What I am is a hobbyist who has a way of
accumulating WAY too many "one time good deals" and salting the stuff
away and forgetting about them after a while.