[Coco] Re: Coco Digest, Vol 27, Issue 56
tony at tcapp.com
Tue Dec 27 18:41:11 EST 2005
I live/work very close to Halted- if anyone wants me to check on something.
It's a great place for surplus parts. I think I've even seen the
non-tandy analogue coco joysticks there, from time to time.
(oh yeah, Kraft joysticks, the ones with the selectable return to
center tab on the bottom)
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 01:07:56 +0000
From: farna at att.net
Subject: [Coco] Cheap LCD for CoCo???
To: coco at maltedmedia.com
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Halted Electronics (http://www.halted.com/) has Fujitsu Styleu 1000
(486/DX4 100 -- see http://gradzone.com/fuji/st1000specs.htm for
details) pen based computers with a 8" diagonal 640x480 monochrome
screen for $29.95!!! They don't have a hard drive or power supply,
and I doubt the battery is any good, but the price is incredible for
a hacker! They have one PCMCIA-ATA type III slot for a hard drive,
and another that will take two type II or another type III card. The
Type III HD is the only HD it has, no internal. Other than that it
has a standard 9 pin serial and a standard parallel port, PS2
keyboard port (just one -- use splitter for a mouse), an external
monitor (standard VGA connector (will support 600x800 graphics on
external monitor) and an external floppy connector. The floppy
connector only seems to work with Fujistus drives though, something
probably hard to find. But a PCMCIA USB port card would solve that!
They were made to run Win95, and will run DOS. Only has 8M
B RAM, upgradeable to 32 MB. I don't know what kind of RAM
chips/modules are used.
This just looks like something a CoCo hacker would like for parts if
nothing else. Run FreeDOS on it and make it an OS-9 terminal! Replace
the CoCo keyboard with this thing if you have a ROM in the CoCo that
will auto boot OS-9 and you'll have a supper compact system!!
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Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 20:20:08 -0500
From: James Hrubik <jimhrubik at earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [Coco] Cheap LCD for CoCo???
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
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Looks like they have all kinds of DIN stuff, too!
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