[vcf-midatlantic] Update on the Xerox 8010 (Star)

Adam Michlin amichlin at swerlin.com
Mon Jan 27 22:29:13 EST 2020

I'm going based on this:


And a photo posted by someone Facebook (that I don't think is on the 
above link - I think it might be a personal collection item).

Quite possible the keyboard for the 6085 is mixed up with some of the 
other Xerox items. Can't wait to find out!

On 1/27/2020 10:17 PM, David Gesswein via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> It looks like a 6085 mouse. The keyboard we think is for the 6085 may not
> be. I don't think it looked like these.
> https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=14478
> https://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1052
> CHM has one of the mouse but they didn't identify its use.
> On Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 10:08:14PM -0500, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> David Geisswein was so kind to take a look at one of our Xerox 8010
>> (Star) machines at the recent workshop. It turns on... counts to 10
>> on the LEDs, and then does nothing else.
>> But, as you know, that's a huge first step. The Star is now in the
>> musuem and is slated for further repair as soon as possible. Hands
>> on use will happen!
>> But we have a mystery:
>> https://www.instagram.com/p/B72OuuBn4D2/
>> Our donor provided two Xerox 8010s (Stars, if you prefer) and one
>> Xerox 6085 (aka Daybreak) and only one mouse. Neither machine seems
>> to have a port that matches the connector the pictured mouse. Maybe
>> we're missing a piece, though?
>> You shouldn't need an Instagram account to view the pictures, but
>> let me know if that is causing problems and I can upload them
>> elsewhere.
>> Best wishes,
>>             -Adam
>> <https://www.instagram.com/p/B72OuuBn4D2/>

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