Recent acquisitions. A donation from Wellington

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Recent acquisitions. A donation from Wellington

Postby tezza on Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:09 pm

Hi,

I had a bit of good fortune recently. See
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blo ... n-haul.htm

I won't be keeping all of this lot, so as I work through them (gradually) you might be seeing a few making an appearence on Trade Me.
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Re: Recent acquisitions. A donation from Wellington

Postby lizardb0y on Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:17 am

You lucky bast ;)

I've been looking for a working ODP for ages!
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Re: Recent acquisitions. A donation from Wellington

Postby tezza on Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:36 am

Yea, there are some nice items there. My wife is not too impressed that my collection has spilt over from the designated computer shack to the garage proper though :)

Andrew, what is a ODP?
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Re: Recent acquisitions. A donation from Wellington

Postby lizardb0y on Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:29 pm

tezza wrote:Andrew, what is a ODP?


That's a typo :). A One-Per-Desk, on the other hand, was the original ICL branding for the ComputerPhone. I have two in parts awaiting restoration, but I suspect they're both beyond help.
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Re: Recent acquisitions. A donation from Wellington

Postby gavo on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:00 pm

lizardb0y wrote:
tezza wrote:Andrew, what is a ODP?


That's a typo :). A One-Per-Desk, on the other hand, was the original ICL branding for the ComputerPhone. I have two in parts awaiting restoration, but I suspect they're both beyond help.


I had a few of those years ago when I was a kid (all in nice working conditiion) - my uncle worked at Telecom and they binned a whole lot of them (so he rescued them for me) - I'm not sure what happned to the ones I had in the end - I suspect my Mum chucked them out when I wasnt looking!
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Re: Recent acquisitions. A donation from Wellington

Postby tezza on Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:00 pm

Yea, mothers do that :)

I've got lots of projects on at the moment so I probably won't get around to look at the computerphone for a while. Like most computer gear that's been lying around unused for decades it's unlikely to work without some attention. In doing some research yesterday I did read they normally contain a lithium battery in which case I'd better get in there and check. Those things leak. Hopefully it's been removed or if not is at least still intact.

The results of a battery leak are not pretty! I would have an Apple IIGS if it was not for this
http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blo ... leIIgs.htm
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Re: Recent acquisitions. A donation from Wellington

Postby tezza on Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:15 pm

Whoo hoo! The guys who donated the Computerphone just found the manuals and sent them to me! They are in great condition.

Having the manuals, I'm now thinking I might try to restore the beast and add it to the permanent collection.

I still haven't got around to working through this Wellington stuff. I'm still working my way through the System 80 haul repairing as I go. The expansion units had a lot wrong with then but I'm getting there. Just a controller issue on one to fix now (however, it's a tricky issue and it's driving me NUTS! :) ).

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