[vcf-midatlantic] help for a HP86b in Italy

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Thu Apr 7 21:46:22 EDT 2016

I was contacted by someone in Italy, who is trying to get an HP86b 
computer and its GP-IB connected floppy drive back into operation. He 
has limited technical skills, and limited English. But he seems to be 
finding the right Web sites with information on the computer. The HP 
seems to be operating but not recognizing the drive; he'd cleaned the 
drive to get the gunky grease out.

What he lacks, is some local help in his native Italy. USA discussion 
groups speak in colloquial English, hard to read and write. They won't 
be patient as he learns to describe actions in English. Myself, I've not 
worked much with these, I'd have to (re)learn them to help, which is not 
my priority.

Who is working with these old HP desktop computers in Europe, these days?

Herb Johnson

Herbert R. Johnson,  New Jersey USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

More information about the vcf-midatlantic mailing list