a whatsits: Grid 1535 EXP

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Thu Jul 23 23:16:01 1998

On Thu, 23 Jul 1998, Joe wrote:

> I found a strange looking computer today. It's a Grid 1535 EXP computer and
> it has a extra pod that clamped on the computer. The pod contains a HP-IB
> port. There an empty slot to the left of the HP-IB port, what's it for?
> There's also an empty hole roughly 1 x 2 inches next to the power connector
> on the laptop. Is that where the battery is supposed to go? I also got a
> extra battery pack that also clamps to the outside fo the computer. Does
> any know the specs on this computer? It has a co-axial power connector.
> What voltage and polarity power does it require? What's the story with the
> HP-IB port and how do you access it?

Wow, it sounds like somebody just lost their GRiD-virginity. John H. took
my 1535EXP, so I have to go from memory. It's a 386DX-33 (in a PGA, so
you can upgrade it via Cyrix/TI/etc) with up to 8MB RAM (low-profile
SIPs). I think it wants 16-18V DC, center neg. The empty hole will
accomidate eithe battery or a power supply with an AC plug.

The GPIB was probably intended for compatibility with earlier GRiD
peripherals, and will be automatically detected by IntegGRiD, a version of
GRiD-OS that runs on top of MS-DOS.

The connector on the bottom of the machine plugs into a docking tray,
which John H. also took and I think was trying to sell last time I
checked. (John, are you there?)

-- Doug
Received on Thu Jul 23 1998 - 23:16:01 BST

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