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Texas Instruments Expansion System (Peripheral Expansion Box)

November 9th, 2014 No comments
Texas Instruments Expansion System (Peripheral Expansion Box - PEB)

I thank my dear friend Ciro (www.ti99iuc.it) for giving me the “Peripheral Expansion System” and for making me discover a whole new world of the Home Computer Texas Instruments TI-99/4A.

Gallery:

The Peripheral Expansion Box (aka P-Box or PEB) is a stable, silver/gray plastic and die-cast metal box containing eight slots for peripheral expansion cards and a compartment for a floppy drive or two drives of half height (“slim-line”, slim as understood in the 70ies and 80ies; today it is the normal height of 5,25″ drives for PCs).

The PEB offers space for 8 expansion cards. All slots are wired in parallel, and the power supply is designed to supply all cards including up to two floppy drives. Floppy drives may be put into the right compartment of the box.

With the appearance of hard disk controller cards, users tried to mount hard drives into the box into the floppy compartment. However, the power supply is not designed to sustain the current required for the hard drives; thus, a separate power supply is recommended.

All peripheral cards are expected to provide their own voltage regulators. Therefore, it is not recommended to replace the power supply by today’s PC switched power supplies, as those already provide regulated power which may cause the regulators on the cards to lower the voltage below the acceptable range.

Zoe playing at Ms.Pac man on the TI-99/4A:

source: ninerpedia.org

Considerable donation of retro things for my Repair Laboratory

October 28th, 2014 No comments

I must thank my friends which have contributed to the growth of my Repair Laboratory with donations of spare parts.

For this donation i thank: Andrea Pierdomenico, Paolo M.R, Paolo Cognetti.

The items listed below are in poor condition and they are not working.

Donated items:

  • 2 x Atari 800 XL
  • 1 x Amstrad CPC 464
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2
  • 2 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k
  • 3 x Commodore 6499
  • 1 x Joystick Spectravideo
  • 1 x Joystick Suncom Slik Stik
  • 1 x Joystick Competition Pro deluxe version (PC)
  • 1 x Commodore VIC-20 RF Modulator
  • 1 x Commodore VIC-20
  • 1 x Philips MSX VG-8020
  • 3 x Commodore 64 Power Supply
  • 1 x Commodore Amiga 500 Power Supply
  • 1 x Philips NMS 800 Data Recorder
  • 1 x SVI Spectravideo 904 Data Cassette
  • 1 x SVI Spectravideo 728 MSX Home Computer
  • 1 x Commodore 16
  • 1 x Commodore Floppy Drive 1541
  • 1 x Apple IIc
  • 6 x Sinclair Spectrum Microdrive (only the drive)
  • 1 x Motherboard XT Clone
  • 1 x Motherboard XT IBM 5150
  • 1 x Power Supply Clone XT 5150
  • 1 x MDA Graphics Card ISA
  • 1 x Floppy Controller ISA
  • 1 x Motherboard Amiga 600
  • Some Floppy Disk.
  • Some Tape Cassette.
  • Some cables.

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

Commodore CBM 4040 Dual Drive Floppy Disk

October 19th, 2014 No comments
Commodore CBM 4040 Dual Drive Floppy Disk

I must thank Davide M. for the donation.

Gallery:

The Commodore 4040 is the replacement for the previous models 2040 (USA) and 3040 (Europe). It’s a dual drive 5¼” floppy disk subsystem for Commodore International computers. It uses a wide case form, and uses the IEEE-488 interface common to Commodore PET/CBM computers.

These drive models use a similar single density, single side floppy data storage format to that used by the Commodore 1541 drive, but with a slightly different data marker indicating which model originally formatted the disk. The low-level disk format was similar enough to allow reading between models, but different enough that one series of drive models could not reliably write to disks formatted with one of the other model series.

Download: CBM 2040-3040-4040-8050 Disk Drive Manual (1235)

Testing the Floppy Drive with the ZoomFloppy interface:

source: wikipedia

A new donation from Simone B.

September 29th, 2014 No comments

I thank Simone B. for the donation. The donation was made through the Blog.

Donated item:

  • Sinclair Spectrum 128k +2a – Boxed (Black version)
  • Sinclair Spectrum 128k +2  – Boxed (Grey version)

The donation of spare parts is always a good thing

September 14th, 2014 3 comments

I must thank my friends which have contributed to the growth of my Repair Laboratory with donations of spare parts.

Donated items:

  • 2 x Sega Dreamcast
  • 1 x Sinclair 128+
  • 2 x Amiga 500 Memory Expansion
  • 1 x Amiga Powersupply
  • 1 x Philips Multi Voltage Power supply
  • 1 x Commodore CBM/PET Power supply (complete and working)
  • 1 x 8088 Motherboard (Clone)
  • 1 x Floppy Drive Controller (ISA Card)
  • 1 x MDA/Parallel Controller (ISA Card)
  • 1 x PC Clone (8088) Power supply
  • 6 x Unknown Adapter/Interface
  • 1 x Atari 7800 Motherboard
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k Motherboard
  • 1 x Pong Clone Motherboard
  • 1 x Amstrad CPC 464 Motherboard
  • 1 x Commodore 6499
  • 1 x Power Supply C64/VIC20 (Clone)

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

Festival of the spare parts and some things to be restored

August 10th, 2014 No comments
Festival of the spare parts and some things to be restored

I must thank my dear friend Andrea and all friends which have contributed to the growth of my Repair Laboratory with donations of spare parts.

Donated items:

  • 1 x Commodore 128
  • 2 x Sinclair QL
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum +
  • 1 x Spectravideo SV-318
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2
  • 1 x Philips MSX VG-8010
  • 1 x Philips MSX VG-8020
  • 1 x Olivetti Prodest PC 128
  • 2 x Olivetti Prodest PC 128/S
  • 1 x Amstrad CPC 464
  • 1 x Amiga 600 without Floppy Drive
  • 1 x Commodore CDTV
  • 1 x Atari Floppy Drive 1050
  • 1 x Atari Tape Recorder 1010
  • 1 x 512k Expander Ram from Miracle for Sinclair QL
  • 2 x Floppy Disk Drive 3.5″ for Sinclair QL (*)
  • 1 x QLFDC Floppy Disk Drive Interface v5.1 from Miracle for Sinclair QL
  • 1 x Floppy Disk Drive 3″ + Interface for Sinclair QL
  • 1 x Centronics Interface for Sinclair QL
  • 1 x Power Supply for 3.5″ Floppy Disk Drive
  • 2 x Cables

(*) Needs to be made a Aesthetic Restoration.

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

A new donation from Fabio B. (Frater Sinister)

August 1st, 2014 No comments

I thank Fabio B. (Frater Sinister) for the donation.

Donated item:

  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum + PSU (50% Boxed)
  • 1 x Sinclair Thermal Printer
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Interface 1
  • 4 x Sinclair Microdrive Boxed
  • 1 x Interface Midi Master for Amiga 500/2000
  • 1 x Vic-20 Cartridge VIC-1941 (Number Nabber / Shape Grabber)
  • 1 x Vic-20 Cartridge VIC-1922 (Cosmic Cruncher)
  • 1 x Harey Alien Invaders Handheld game
  • 4 x IC Motorola 68000
  • 1 x IC MOS 5719 (Amiga Gary)
  • 2 x IC CGS 5719 (Amiga Gary)
  • 3 x IC CGS 8362 (Amiga Super Denise)
  • 1 x IC CGS 8364 (Amiga Paula)
  • 2 x IC MOS 8364 (Amiga Paula)
  • 5 x IC CGS 8520 (Amiga CIA)
  • 1 x IC MOS 8520 (Amiga CIA)
  • 2 x IC Amiga Kickstart ROM v1.3

New Donation: Macintosh Plus MB & Floppy Drive / Atari 600XL …

February 5th, 2014 1 comment
Atari 600XL / Turbo 5000 Cartridge MSX 1-2 / Motherboard MAC Plus - Floppy MAC Plus

Details:

I thank a friend for the donation.

Donated item:

  • Macintosh Plus Motherboard.
  • Macintosh 800k 3.5″ Floppy Drive.
  • Atari 600XL (dead)
  • Turbo 5000 Cartridge from Robtek for MSX 1 or 2
  • Commodore 64 Tape Adapter.
  • A unknown Cable.

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

Substantial donation of integrated circuits

February 5th, 2014 5 comments
Substantial donation of integrated circuits

I really enjoyed this donation that was made by Mokuccio and Zibri. Many thanks.

Donated items:

9 x CGS 8580R5 COMMODORE 64 SID
1 x MOS 8580R5 COMMODORE 64 SID
3 x CGS 6581R4AR COMMODORE 64 SID
2 x MOS 6581R4AR COMMODORE 64 SID
5 x MOS 6532 RAM-I/O-Timer (RIOT)
6 x MOS 8565R2 VIC II (HMOS)
1 x MOS 8501 COMMODORE 264 SERIES CPU
7 x MOS 6504 28-PIN 6502, 8K ADDRESSABLE MEMORY, ON-CHIP
1 x MOS 901229-05 COMMODORE 1541 (OLD) KERNAL
2 x MOS 901226-01 COMMODORE 64 BASIC
3 x MOS 901227-03 COMMODORE 64 KERNAL
1 x MOS 901225-01 COMMODORE 64 CHAR
1 x MOS 901486-07 COMMODORE VIC-20 KERNAL
2 x MOS 390059-01 COMMODORE 128 CHAR
1 x MOS 251913-01 COMMODORE 64 KERNAL+BASIC
1 x MOS 901460-03 COMMODORE VIC-20 CHAR
1 x MOS 901486-01 COMMODORE VIC-20 BASIC
1 x MOS 318004-04 COMMODORE 16 KERNAL
1 x MOS 310654-03 COMMODORE 1571 KERNAL
1 x MOS 325341-08 COMMODORE 1526/MPS802 ROM
1 x CGS 251968-03 COMMODORE 1541 II (NEW) KERNAL
1 x MOS 325302-01 COMMODORE 1541 DOS V2.6 LOW C000-DFFF
1 x MOS 251828-01 GATE-ARRAY 1540/SFD1001/C128D
3 x MOS 317054-01 COMMODORE PLUS/4 ROM
2 x CGS 8701 COMMODORE 64 VIDEO CLOCK GENERATOR
1 x MOS 8701 COMMODORE 64 VIDEO CLOCK GENERATOR
1 x MOS 251641-02 COMMODORE PLUS/4 PLA
1 x MOS 318006-01 COMMODORE C16/116/PLUS 4 BASIC ROM
1 x MOS 317053-01 COMMODORE PLUS/4 3-PLUS-1
1 x CGS 6559R5 COMMODORE 64 VIC II
7 x MOS 6569R3 COMMODORE 64 VIC II
1 x MOS 6569R3 COMMODORE 64 VIC II (CERAMIC)
9 x CGS 6510 CPU
4 x MOS 6510 CPU
1 x ROCKWELL 6502 CPU
1 x MOS 325340-03 MPU COMMODORE PRINTER 1520
1 x SHARP 252535-01 COMMODORE 64C CUSTOM PLA MEMORY CONTROLLER
10 x CMD G65SC22P-2 (VIA)
5 x MOS 6522 (VIA)
5 x MOS 8520 (CIA)
6 x CGS 8520 (CIA)
9 x MOS 6529B COMMODORE 16/116/PLUS-4 KEYBOARD CONTROLLER
7 x MOS 6561-101 COMMODORE VIC-20 PAL VIDEO CHIP
4 x MOS 8551 PLUS-4/A2232-3 ACIA
3 x MOS 8568 CRTC COMMODORE 128
5 x MOS 5710 COMMODORE 1571 CIA
7 x CGS 8372R8 AMIGA FAT AGUS
3 x MOS 8372R8 AMIGA FAT AGUS
1 x MOS 8372R6 AMIGA FAT AGUS DIP (CERAMIC)
3 x CGS 8373R4 AMIGA DENISE HI-RES
3 x MOS 8367R0 AMIGA AGNUS
2 x MOS 8364R4 AMIGA PAULA (CERAMIC)
1 x MOS 8364R7 AMIGA PAULA
5 x CGS 8364R7 AMIGA PAULA
7 x CGS 8375 AGNUS HI-RES
4 x CGS 8372A AMIGA FAT AGUS
3 x MOS 8371 AMIGA FAT AGNUS
15 x CGS 5719/318072-01 AMIGA GARY
3 x MOS 5719 AMIGA GARY
4 x KICK ROM v1.2
2 x KICK ROM v2.05
2 x KICK ROM v3.0 (39.106)

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Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

New Donation: Commodore 64 RTTY Hardware & Software

January 28th, 2014 1 comment
Commodore 64 CW RTTY ASCII Hardware & Software

I thank a friend for the donation.

Donated item:

  • Homebrew RTTY demodulator for Commodore 64.
  • Software and Documentations.

A new donation from Fabio B. (Frater Sinister)

January 14th, 2014 No comments

I thank Fabio B. (Frater Sinister) for the donation.

Donated item:

New Donation: Fenner MX-66 (Monochromatic Monitor)

October 16th, 2013 No comments

I thank a friend for the donation.

Donated item:

  • Fenner MX-66 (Monochromatic Monitor)
    • The Mx-66 was a green phosphor CRT-based monochrome monitor manufactured in Italy by Fenner.

Some donations of the weekend

October 7th, 2013 No comments
Some donations of the weekend

Thanks go to: Damiano (manosoft) and my Brother Alessandro.

Things that have been donated:

  • 4 x Box of Verbatim Datalife 3.5  2HD Floppy Disk.
  • 1 x Apple Keyboard for my iMac G3 “Bondi Blue” M5521
  • 1 x Iomega Zip Drive SCSI + Cable.
  • 1 x Iomega Zip Drive USB + Cable.
  • 11 x Zip Disk.
  • Some 3.5 Floppy Disk.

New Donation: Sandy Sinclair QL Printer Converter

October 2nd, 2013 No comments

I thank a friend for the donation.

Donated item:

  • Sandy Sinclair QL  Printer Converter.
    • The Sandy Printer Converter was a serial to parallel printer interface made by Sandy (UK).

New Donation: Hardital Bang 2082 and Logica Kick Mouse

August 30th, 2013 No comments

I thank a friend for the donation.

Donated items:

  • Hardital (Italy) Bang 2082.
    • This is a Accelerator expansion for Amiga 500/2000 with a 68020 @ 14.3 MHz (synchronous) and a optional FPU up to 68882 @ 25 MHz (asynchronous).
  • Logica (Italy) Kick Mouse.
    • Kickstart Switcher 2.0