Apricot F10

From: George Rachor <george_at_racsys.rt.rain.com>
Date: Sun Jan 17 23:46:16 1999


Couldn't find the keyboard....

Anybody want an F10 without a keyboard?


George L. Rachor george_at_racsys.rt.rain.com
Beaverton, Oregon http://racsys.rt.rain.com
United States of America Amateur Radio : KD7DCX

On Sat, 16 Jan 1999, Pete Turnbull wrote:

> On Jan 16, 10:42, George Rachor wrote:
> > Subject: Apricot F10
> > Spotted a curious find last night...
> >
> > It was labeled Apricot F10.
> >
> > It was narrow and had a minidisk slot in the front. In the back it had
> > what looked like a rca jack (Video?), a parallel port (Centronics) a nine
> > pin(serial) and something like a DB25.
> >
> > I suspect this is an expansion unit for the apricot line as I saw no
> > obvious keyboard port unless it was the DB-25...
> I don't think it's an expansion unit; I'm pretty sure it's a complete
> computer, except that it's not complete in this case :-) It sounds very
> like an F1, so perhaps the connections are similar.
> On the back of an F1, there's a 25-pin D serial port, a 9-pin D colour
> monitor connector, an RCA jack mono (composite video) monitor socket,
> centronics parallel port on the bottom, and a pair of power connectors
> higher up. The main power socket is an IEC style, and there's a 12V power
> input for use with an Apricot mono monitor as well. The keyboard
> connection on an F1 is by an infrared link. There's an IR sensor on the
> front, and a fibre optic connector as well, for situations where the
> sensor picks up too much interference.
> Perhaps the F10 also has an unusual keyboard connection on the front?
> --
> Pete Peter Turnbull
> Dept. of Computer Science
> University of York
Received on Sun Jan 17 1999 - 23:46:16 GMT

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