From: Bill Girnius <>
Date: Mon Jun 23 13:39:33 1997

A place in my location called surplus exchange, has about a dozen pcJR's on
a skid. I didn't find any power supplies, but by the looks of the place,
they could be anywhere. Let me know what to look for when I go back and
I'll see if I can't rescue some more. (assuming the old lady lets me). I
know the PC JR I bought, has a Parallell port on the outside, which I
learned only today is a "Side-car". I have dozens of composite mono and
color monitors from my apple// and Zenith collections. I also managed to
scrounge out of this pile, [one] keyboard with cable, and [one] joystick
and about 5 or 6 cartridges. The other PCjr,s seemed to be alone. Let me
know what to look for on the CPU's and I can go through all of them one by
one. If anyone else want's one, let me know and we can see what we can do.
Last trip there I got a TI99/4a, atari 800, 1050 drive, 410 drive, Tandy
COCO 1,. Commodore 1741 drive, Commodore mps 803 printer (I think) it works
good. And an apple//+ for parts. I paid 35 for everything. I noticed this
pallete of Jr's but I sure as heck didn't see any monitors, keyboards or
power, except the one keyboard I did find elsewhere in the building.

> From:
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Re: IBM PCjr
> Date: Monday, June 23, 1997 9:28 AM
> > Welp, that rules out rigging one, thats beyond my techincal ability to
> > fabricate. Anyone have an Extra for sale or trade?
> They're underrated but you can just get one to keep orginals but I
> could supply you a adapter for your own use with a PC power supply
> box. This way, you can simply plug in and go?
> I do not know where to get these black transformer bricks. The
> PCjr around here is rare as hen's teeth in my hometown. :)
> Considering that, I was lucky to find it in standard configuration of
> parallel port side car and the box but no cartidges! :(
> I also overheard that someone was trying to use TV with PCjr, you
> missed something really needed: demodulator box or find a computer
> compsite monitor which works better especially in 80 column mode.
> Commorde color monitors is good picks for this.
> Jason D.
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