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127) Graeme Marshall  Male
Location:
Christchurch
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Friday, 10 September 2021 04:30 PM Host: 222-154-28-206-vdsl.sparkbb.co.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi,

I have an IBM 8560 with screen and keyboard. Is anyone interested in it.

Regards


Graeme
126) Luc Barbier  Male
Location:
Belgium
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Monday, 30 August 2021 06:57 AM IP: 185.180.44.245 Write a comment

Hi Terry,
I really like your video's on YT. I only discovered them recently and it was a real joy watching them.
Thanks for all the work you put in it.

Luc
125) Simon McCullough  Male
Location:
Indiana, USA
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Thursday, 12 August 2021 06:11 AM Host: 199.182.142.9.etczone.com Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry,
I have been a fan of your YouTube videos for some time. I will eventually view all of them. I've heard your interview on floppy days and your guest hosting a couple years ago. I have visited your website several times. I thought it was finally time that I gave you some feedback to let you know how much I appreciate all the things that you do and the hard work you put into all of this.
Greatly appreciated! I hope you continue for a long time to come.
Thank you,
Simon
124) Brad Grier 
Location:
Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Wednesday, 9 June 2021 11:57 AM Host: S01063cb74b17ce3f.ed.shawcable.net Write a comment Send E-mail

Thanks for putting the NEC 8201a articles online. It helped rekindle my appreciation for the unit. I've just received one and am in the process of reviving it.

Also received a PC-2081 data recorder (Japanese version of your PC-8281a). Current task for it is to track down any documentation for it. The magic Google machine is turning up empty so far!

Anyway, thought I'd sign the guest book, let you know I dropped by and appreciate your retro work. Thanks!

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Wednesday, 9 June 2021 04:44 PM
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Thanks for the comment Brad.
123) Keven Ryan  Male
Location:
USA
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Friday, 4 June 2021 01:06 AM Host: cpe-173-90-183-109.neo.res.rr.com Write a comment Send E-mail

hope this e mail finds you well. I have some questions I'm hoping you can help me with. Firstly, The sound for model 4 I have the CR 81 hooked up to the 5 din in the back of the model 4 and I have my speakers hooked into the Mic on the Cassette player. Using the games on floppy disks gives me no sound. When I use cassette I rewind the tape to play first game for example, I turn on computer, hold break key and reset button, type L , press enter, then type system and lastly, type in name of game hit enter and wait to load. My question is when do I turn on cassette? is it after I type in the name of game and hit enter/ or at the same time?I do know it has sound . But this is all new to me.I've watched so many of your videos! So good!! Grateful for any help.

Thanks so much!

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Wednesday, 9 June 2021 04:53 PM
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First, connect amplified speakers directly to the MIC output from the DIN plug to hear sound in games. You don't need the cassette deck. To your next question, press PLAY on the cassette deck AFTER you hit ENTER.
122) Kirk Gornall  Male
Location:
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Tuesday, 27 April 2021 04:47 PM Host: d66-183-204-237.bchsia.telus.net Write a comment Send E-mail

I stumbled upon your youtube channel. The videos there are great! I then wondered if you were still active and I found this website. Thanks for all the information you present on all these retro computers!
121) Mark Lindberg  Male
Location:
Brisbane
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Friday, 5 March 2021 05:01 PM Host: n49-187-57-185.rdl3.qld.optusnet.com.au Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry, I have acquired an old Apple ][ europlus complete with a load of disks, manuals and the double drive. It all seems to be working except the red light on Drive 2 doesn't come on and there's no monitor. Whats your best advice for getting it checked/fixed and connecting a monitor please?

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Wednesday, 9 June 2021 04:48 PM
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Any composite monitor would do, including a TV with a composite input. As to the disk light, until you can see what's happening on the screen, it's hard to know. In a working machine only the first drive will light up on boot.
120) Fritz  Male
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Monday, 23 November 2020 02:55 PM Host: p4fd34516.dip0.t-ipconnect.de Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry,

I’ve now watched all of your nice both interesting and informative videos. Thanks so much for all the work you put into these. Nowadays I watch the videos for falling asleep because of your - now familiar - calm voice. Thanks again and

All the best,
Fritz
119) Fritz  Male
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Monday, 23 November 2020 02:55 PM Host: p4fd34516.dip0.t-ipconnect.de Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry,

I’ve now watched all of your nice both interesting and informative videos. Thanks so much for all the work you put into these. Nowadays I watch the videos for falling asleep because of your - now familiar - calm voice. Thanks again and

All the best,
Fritz
118) Brittany  Female
Location:
Denver
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Saturday, 7 November 2020 04:36 AM Host: 71-33-128-169.hlrn.qwest.net Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Tezza,

I really enjoyed your site and youtube videos. I was wondering if you might be able to help me figure out what this GIF is [giphy.com] I do not think it is a dos computer as the title suggests but a terminal and dot matrix printer, but I cannot for the life of me figure out the brand or model. Do you recognize it? Thank you again.
117) Dean 
Location:
Maryland, USA
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Saturday, 24 October 2020 01:17 PM Host: c-73-212-165-11.hsd1.md.comcast.net Write a comment Send E-mail

Compute in Good Health!\

Had many computers, from the first generation TRS80 Model 1, and many systems since. Was manager of Tandy Computer Repair for a while, then ran my own PC manufacturing.
116) Charles Platt  Male
Location:
Arizona, US
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Friday, 2 October 2020 07:35 AM Host: 70-59-241-183.phnx.qwest.net Write a comment Send E-mail

My first computer was an Ohio Scientific C4P. I received it as "payment" for writing the documentation and collaborating with development of an early word-processing program, WP6502. I'm writing an autobiographical account of that time in 1980-81 and would like to use your photo of a C4, as I made the mistake of giving mine away a long time ago. My autobiog is strictly a non-profit venture so I hope you won't mind sharing your photo with me.
115) Brian Reid  Male
Location:
Christchurch
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Thursday, 3 September 2020 08:07 PM Host: 125-236-226-22.adsl.xtra.co.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

I have fond memories of the System 80 as my first computer. I bought business System 80 brand new for about $1200 in early '82 from Smith City Market. I figured that since I had a couple of tape recorders already that the additional lower case and numeric keypad would be more useful. The first game I wrote was a worm that increased in length and died when it hit itself. Next was firing at a randomly dancing * on the screen. Used it for essays at university too. Replaced it eventually with a C64.
114) shreedurgapg 
Location:
Gurgaon, India
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Sunday, 23 August 2020 06:30 PM IP: 157.39.72.190 Write a comment Send E-mail

Good information. Thanks for sharing.

Alistair Clark Send E-mail Monday, 12 October 2020 12:54 PM
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I have a business model System 80 I suppose yours had the extra rom chip beginning 3000H. Can you remember how you accessed this rom in particular the procedure for a screen print? I have disassembled the rom and printed it out on my Epson MX80 and understand a good portion of it, managed at one stage to have the text in typewriter mode. Can you remember this happening??
113) Bill Hazel  Male
Location:
Michigan, USA
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Thoroughly enjoy the YouTube videos which you have created and shared! Great format, history, etc. I really appreciate you and all the effort that you put into these.
Came here to see the website and very glad too that you created this Guestbook to give us all an opportunity to say...
Thank you!
112) Peter Chomley  Male
Location:
Melbourne
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Saturday, 22 August 2020 07:42 PM IP: 103.137.14.220 Write a comment Send E-mail

Well done Tezza. Checking what is in my shed during this Covid lockdown and uncovered various old (mostly IBM) systems I've stored over 40 years. Reading your projects file to see if I can resurect any. Also ondering what is on those old floppy diskettes there...
111) Alistair Clark  Male
Location:
Christchurch NZ
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Tuesday, 14 July 2020 06:04 PM Host: 219-89-237-148-adsl.sparkbb.co.nz Write a comment Send E-mail

My two System 80's are going good. I had the keyboard units recapped but not the expansion units. The cassette model is my own machine the other is the business model, I had to put in 32k of ram chips and a new z80 chip for it to work. Long gone are the 51/4" drives instead I use a 10to 12 twist on the ribbon cable with 31/2" standard PC drives. Also gone is the old drive power supplies now using that small 5v chinese brick. I still use my DSmith B&W screen but the System 80 gives a great display on an LCD Digitor TV screen. My Colour Genies are up and running the Gnomic Wizard disk interface is the same as the P1000 except they add an extra small board to contain a loader ROM. My chips also have the numbers sraped off them.I use Microdos in both the System 80/Colour Genie and my own loaders with m/c games.

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:05 AM
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Long live the System 80s!
110) Dave G  Male
Location:
Port Macqaurie
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Tuesday, 30 June 2020 06:09 PM IP: 103.226.53.170 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi Terry, I was perusing my bookmarks and found your amazing web you-tube presence again. The pure nostalgia and easy going delivery of the information contained in the videos is a remarkable feat in both nostalgia and content.

Cheers
Dave G

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:07 AM
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Thank you. The videos were done a while ago and I'm embarrassed about the sound quality these days. Good to know they are still enjoyed though.
109) willus.com  Male
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Hi Terry. Awesome site. I really enjoyed perusing it. I've created a page with links to a lot of your software that will run in Peter Phillips' emulator on my web site. You're welcome to copy those links over to your site.
[willus.com]

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:03 AM
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That's great. I've added a link in the Software intro page on the System 80 site.
108) Thijs 
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Monday, 27 April 2020 02:39 PM IP: 121.73.23.101 Write a comment

Just found your site. Wonderfull!
I'm in locked in in Welly, perfect time to try to connect 3D glasses to my SGI Indy.

I found the hack to solder a button battery ontop of a Dallas clock chip to be delightfully deranged.

Cheers,

Thijs

Terry Stewart Send E-mail Wednesday, 15 July 2020 01:09 PM
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Thanks for the feedback!
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