The RonTurner Collection

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The RonTurner Collection

Postby RonTurner on Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:23 pm

Here are some photos of the odd computer or two from my collection: (more to follow) :)

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Video Genie and System-80 - Printer cable, Artic computing (Planet Nebula) tape and Dick smith software tape.

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An interesting Apple II clone, brand unknown ? :)

comments welcome :)
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Found some more Apples

Postby RonTurner on Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:47 pm

Already shown this photo, self explanatory...
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Here are some more, A few clones :| in this lot
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You can see a missing space bar and badge, don't worry ,got them, "fell off"
There are some other Apples stashed around the place, you can never have to many Apples :P

UNISYS Kennedy Tape Drive Unit, and a couple of big ol' heavy Hard drives underneath:
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Got plenty of Cassettes and Tape Reels for it. The whole setup weighs quite a bit, took two people to
get it up on the table, lucky its got wheels now, cause thats one big tape deck !

Inside one of my System-80 interfaces, a board has been added, a switch at the back and a new printer socket:
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Looks like if you had a system-80 you mod'd it, then look at the chip piggy backing on the
added board, looks like when you run out of mod's you mod'd the mod ?

Had to get to a fuse in an Apple IIc 9inch monitor, not a task to be taken lightly:
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Will have to put it back together now ! , had to remove 44 screws to get to the fuse :(
you could say the fuse wasn't in the most convenient location :)
The filter caps had cracks then subsequently shorted out when powered up, blowing the fuse,
replaced the filter caps and fuse, two more IIc monitors to do now :| before the smoke comes out !

And the photo of it back together and working , who says the magic smoke coming out is the end ?
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Not bad for two hours work !!! took awhile to figure out how to put it back together!
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Re: The RonTurner Collection

Postby RonTurner on Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:52 pm

Here it is the Amstradcpc464
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Re: The RonTurner Collection

Postby tezza on Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:28 pm

That System 80 expansion mod is a double density card, yes?
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Re: The RonTurner Collection

Postby RonTurner on Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:15 pm

tezza wrote:That System 80 expansion mod is a double density card, yes?

Yup its a double density card 8)
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Re: The RonTurner Collection

Postby tezza on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:08 pm

RonTurner wrote:Yup its a double density card 8)

Nice. At some stage I'll be doing some updates on my System 80 site. Do you mind if I use that image to show people what this mod looks like?
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Re: The RonTurner Collection

Postby RonTurner on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:52 pm

go for it :D in fact I will email you some more clearer photo's of it around this weekend sometime :D
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Re: The RonTurner Collection

Postby tezza on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:55 pm

RonTurner wrote:go for it :D in fact I will email you some more clearer photo's of it around this weekend sometime :D

That would be great Gavin, thanks!
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Re: The RonTurner Collection

Postby RonTurner on Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:55 pm

My Bread-bin collection, just the computers, I have cables,tape decks,drives, commodore monitors etc for each one.
I also have original boxes, PSU's, books, Carts,tapes,Disks and other kinds of commodores, these are just my bread-bins,
I have some mint boxed items stored in large 120 ltr plastic containers that look almost brand new :D
don't ask me whats going on with the yellow Vic-20's ? but both the yellow ones and the white ones are Vic-20's :|
One of those really yellow VIC20 cost me $5 with tape deck and PSU + cables and it works !
I also have in my possession almost every last issue of C.C.U.G. user group monthly publication.
4 x C64 , 4 x VIC20 , 2 x C16, they all work except for both the C16 (black screen of death)

The C64 was the perfect cross breeding of game console and computer 8)
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Re: The RonTurner Collection

Postby Gibsaw on Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:37 pm

RonTurner wrote:The C64 was the perfect cross breeding of game console and computer 8)

Almost. It had all the elements, but was more than a bit rough around the edges. :D
"dsakey" on trademe. Apple II's are my thing.
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