Sharp PC-3000

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Sharp PC-3000

Postby YetiSeti on Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:00 pm

Not much interest in this? Surely better than the HP Palmtops with that usefully large screen size?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=362721461

Have you seen what can be (one person has) done with this machine :
http://home.freeuk.com/hieroglyph/pc3story.htm

Does anyone know the trader froggy2? This trader seems to buy almost every small computing device, calculator and chess computer there is and is almost un-outbiddable. Chess computers, calculators and pocket/palmtop PCs sell for lots overseas, but have quite a small market and specialised set of buyers in NZ. Does this person just buy and re-sell on ebay?

I have a few Sharp luggable and smaller machines and am considering this auction, but suspect there's probably a high auto-bid already set.
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Re: Sharp PC-3000

Postby RdM on Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:32 pm

YetiSeti wrote:Not much interest in this? Surely better than the HP Palmtops with that usefully large screen size?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=362721461

Have you seen what can be (one person has) done with this machine :
http://home.freeuk.com/hieroglyph/pc3story.htm

Does anyone know the trader froggy2? This trader seems to buy almost every small computing device, calculator and chess computer there is and is almost un-outbiddable. Chess computers, calculators and pocket/palmtop PCs sell for lots overseas, but have quite a small market and specialised set of buyers in NZ. Does this person just buy and re-sell on ebay?

I have a few Sharp luggable and smaller machines and am considering this auction, but suspect there's probably a high auto-bid already set.


Interesting questions, a lovely machine, and thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Quite amazing, what hieroglyph has done, and to see what can be done...

Pretty good final price too, it seems?
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Do you number a Sharp PC-7000 amongst your luggables?

I've been thinking of selling one; working fine, but the scree backlight is rather weak; I really need reading glasses to see it clearly! Haven't investigated whether some backlight conversion/replacement would be feasible...

I do have, not only an original, as new sealed (internally) manual for it, and the (an) original diskette, but also a spare, with just a little wear on the first couple of pages...

Cheers!

~ Ross
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Re: Sharp PC-3000

Postby YetiSeti on Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:42 pm

RdM wrote:Pretty good final price too, it seems?

$306 to froggy2

RdM wrote:Do you number a Sharp PC-7000 amongst your luggables?

I see I have a Sharp PC-7000 and a Sharp PC-7100. Without looking things up, I think they're both about the same machine. One has the optional CE-700P printer joined onto the back which is why I bought the second one.

RdM wrote:I've been thinking of selling one; working fine, but the scree backlight is rather weak; I really need reading glasses to see it clearly! Haven't investigated whether some backlight conversion/replacement would be feasible...

I do have, not only an original, as new sealed (internally) manual for it, and the (an) original diskette, but also a spare, with just a little wear on the first couple of pages...

I think the market is a bit low of some of these machines, but they are great for display if you don't have an example of a luggable/portable. The Compaq Portable just sold for a tiny amount because of a described display fault and these I think are one of the most stylish of all the luggables.
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Re: Sharp PC-3000

Postby RdM on Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:36 pm

I see I have a Sharp PC-7000 and a Sharp PC-7100. Without looking things up, I think they're both about the same machine. One has the optional CE-700P printer joined onto the back which is why I bought the second one.


The 7100 is the version with a hard drive instead of the second floppy:
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... st=1&c=496

(The printer suited either, I think.)

There's a port on the bottom of the 7000, covered with a screw/tab, that looks like an unkeyed IDE socket;- it connects to an external HD case it was designed to sit on top of. Wonder how standard/IDE it may be...

I've just had a mad idea too to see if old scanner flouros might replace a failing backlight... ???
Might measure voltages, &etc. ...

~Ross
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