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Darkstar #95877 09/07/14 08:33 PM
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Ahh, convenient. We just need the microcontroller(s) then smile

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Hmm ... OK ... I'll need to get another card of that type then ... I'd like to keep mine original.


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Darkstar #95968 09/13/14 09:32 AM
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This Diamond Speedstar on Ebay

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Diamond-SpeedStar...C-/380630685007

has a different chip than mine as XROM,below the label you can read "2311T01" and "9118WO" ... does that give us any clues how I could read my XROM chip without destroying it?


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Darkstar #96368 10/02/14 05:55 PM
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Siemens-Nixdorf built a lot of systems on these ISA format mainboards which plugged into a passive backplane.

http://songlcd.en.alibaba.com/product/18...main_board.html

The latest BIOS is still available on Fujitsu's support page and plays nicely with the at486 driver.

http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/download/Index.asp

Desktops => former models Desktops => PCD => PCD-4M


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Darkstar #96393 10/05/14 08:07 PM
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Is it possible to dump Simon? (no, not RB's husband, I mean the old electronic music memory game).
It has a TMS1000.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XqLG-ahNVuk/T2D1bxEK2FI/AAAAAAAABCI/MDT32WPvlSI/s1600/Simon.jpg
https://www.google.com/patents/US4207087...ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA


Darkstar #96394 10/05/14 09:14 PM
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Already been done, AFAIK. I don't know who has the dump though.

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Some new (old) documentation about the early Sun1 machines surfaced on bitsavers:

http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/IndexByDate.txt
http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/sun/sun1/
http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/stanford/sun/

(also for the Xerox Daybreak, which was a very nice machine for the time)

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That's awesome smile

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I was hoping you would find it interesting smile

now if only similar documents would surface for the older SGI boxes as well (and Sun2/Sun3)...

Darkstar #96484 10/15/14 02:46 PM
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There's not-terrible Sun2 and Sun3 documentation already on Bitsavers - TME emulates both of those.

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