Anyone have an NEC PC88?

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Anyone have an NEC PC88?

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:54 am

I'm being sent the manual for a 'PC88' and was wondering how much interest there was in it.
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Re: Anyone have an NEC PC88?

Postby VIC on Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:29 pm

Yep. I do. A Couple of varients. I'm keen to get more bits and pieces for them but haven't seen much around.
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Re: Anyone have an NEC PC88?

Postby SpidersWeb on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:21 pm

Cool, well the manual should arrive tomorrow or Monday at worst, will take some photos.

Looked them up, seem like quite cool machines.
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Re: Anyone have an NEC PC88?

Postby Gibsaw on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:22 pm

Looks like a cool machine
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Re: Anyone have an NEC PC88?

Postby SpidersWeb on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:55 am

bah, it wasn't for the NEC PC88, it's for the IPEX PC88C a compact 1987 XT clone.
So if anyone finds one of those, I have the manual.

Came with MS DOS 3.3, which boots up as "Control Data Systems DOS" - although I didn't make it to the command prompt, by the time it had to load command.com the stuff that grows on them, which I thought I'd cleaned off, clogged the drive head. But at least I know if I clean the donut, they still work, but I'm not sure how useful this OS will be.

Had to clean the drive on the 5150 again, but it's happy again, glad I bought the cleaning diskette.

With the XT Guide to Operations I did get a Diagnostics disk and Exporing your IBM XT, however those disks are in even worse condition (well the media) and I'll have to replace the donuts. Rather than just a mould type growth, these have spots where the surface appears to have popped a little.
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