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Kaypro 10

Postby LS120 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:11 pm

Well had some spare time today so decided to look at the Kaypro-10's there were 2 that came..

open'd up the first and found the keyboard plug on the keyboard unit broken so will have to replace that..

it did have the Handyman card in it.. so i will have to dump the 3 rom's..

so i decided to power it on as it look clean inside... it booted and hdd spun up but nothing on screen....

hmmm oh thats right they have a brightness control on the back.. so adjusted it and bingo we have a green screen with a A:>

dir showed all the files and ran mastmenu.com.. menu came up ok the pop hissssssssssssssss ok switch it off lots of magic smoke..

so i'm going to re-cap both the psu's in the 10's
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Re: Kaypro 10

Postby LS120 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:12 pm

another nice thing i found it had not been opened and had the HDD tag still in it..
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Re: Kaypro 10

Postby LS120 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:14 pm

one think i noticed was the WD Hdd controller is on the side of the FDD unit..
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Re: Kaypro 10

Postby LS120 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:15 pm

as i said the keyboard plug on keyboard needs fixing..
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Re: Kaypro 10

Postby LS120 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:17 pm

the add on HandyMan card goes into the cpu socket and the z80 into the card with the HandyMan roms..
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Re: Kaypro 10

Postby LS120 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:19 pm

one thing i noticed is it didn't have the battery or modem built in.. but has an empty rom socket..
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Re: Kaypro 10

Postby LS120 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:21 pm

so going to open the 2nd Kaypro-10 now and see whats inside..
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Re: Kaypro 10

Postby LS120 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:25 pm

well that's different.. so both Kaypro-10's but different boards and one has the modem and battery backup the other not.. also one is all socket chips and the other soldered 90% ...need to see what one is better..
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Re: Kaypro 10

Postby LS120 on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:27 pm

the two kids side by side.. before the psu's were removed..
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Re: Kaypro 10

Postby LS120 on Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:39 pm

OK so looking at the 2 Kaypro-10 i seem to that a 10/83 and a 10/84 or (universal) the one thing that got me was the 10/83 still had the small rom socket but no rom in it.. then i noticed reading how to upgrade the rom to the new 28pin for the 64k roms that the HandyMan took over the roll of boot rom and has 2 x 64k srams on it as well as the Z80 with through pins...

but other than pics of the handyman no other info can i find on the net.. other than articles on it (selling adds) of the time.. so ill have to image the disks and look at the txt/doc files on the disks i have..

but both psu's have all caps stripped out for now..
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