[vcf-midatlantic] Tandy 6000HD lives!
pete at pski.net
Fri Mar 15 08:38:07 EDT 2019
> On Mar 15, 2019, at 1:06 AM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Another Tandy 6000HD lives again! The hard drive had a bad head, and was replaced with a Seagate ST-251 (thank you, David Gesswein). The foil-and-foam Keytronics keyboard required a complete rebuild (disintegrating foam), and a Sun Type 4 keyboard was sacrificed to provide replacement pads. The Sun pads will no doubt eventually go as well, but they're from 1991 and in really good shape. The upper case was severely cracked in multiple places, and I did my best to stick it back together with MEK. Finally, I formatted the drive and installed Xenix 3.2 and the full development system from 8" diskettes. This system is going to the LSSM (Large Scale Systems Museum), for their new Unix workstation section.
Beautiful job! Thanks for bringing this beast back to life to be shared with others to see. Did you install the Xenix Dev Sys from real floppies? That’s quite an accomplishment itself given the number of disks involved!
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