Sharp MZ-700

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Jan 29 11:03:01 1998

On Thu, 29 Jan 1998 wrote:

> I just picked up an MZ-721, which is rather neat. Oddly, it loads Basic
> from tape, which seems fairly unusual for a cassette-based system.
> Anyway, when I switched it on I got nothing but garbage on the screen,
> and ning I do seems to change it at all. Shoud I consider this a dead
> computer, take photos and treasure the manuals? Or is this the sort of
> think which *may* be repaired, so I shoudl track down someone who fixes
> these things and get them to look at it. Indeed, is it even worth the
> effort?

No old computer is ever "dead". One shouldn't hold onto them only if they
work. The point is to keep them around so that one can at least see and
touch them, open them up and look at their circuitry. You can't do that
with a picture obviously. All computers will eventually "die", but I'm
not about to start burying them all. After all, they don't start
decomposing and smelling bad. If you don't want to keep it, e-mail me
privately and I'll pay to have it shipped to me and I'll hold onto it.

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