HP 1000/E

From: Steve Robertson <steven_j_robertson_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Fri Dec 21 10:35:02 2001

Took deliveery of my "New" HP 1000/E last week and yes Virgina, there really
is a Santa Clause. For those who would bash eBay, here's proof that there
are good deals to be had.


Obviously there are no disks or OS but otherwise, the computer seems to be
complete. Considering it's age, it's in remarkably good condition. All the
cards aand covers are in place, very clean inside. Cool!

I powered the thing up and it seems to work. I have absolutely no experience
with these machines so, I really can't say for sure. When powered up, some
of the lights do come on and I can select different registers and toggle
data in and out.

So... What's next?

I'd really like to see it do "something" even if it's only blinking a coule
of the lights. If someone could provide a SIMPLE routine to make it do that,
I'd be grateful. Once again, I don't have any exposure with this thing so,
I'll need pretty explicit instructions.

I'm not familiar with all the cards but, from what I can tell, there is no
ASYNC card in the box. I think it was originally used with a HPIB terminal.
I do have some HP terminals but, none of them have HPIB interfaces. If
anyone has a ASYNC card the'd be willing to part with, please let me know.

I'm not sure what the licensing issues are but, would really like to find a
OS for the system. I've got plenty of HPIB disks, tapes drives, etc... so
copying the OS shouldn't be an issue. If anyone can provide a reasonable
solution to getting the OS, once again, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks for the help and Happy holidays to all,


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Received on Fri Dec 21 2001 - 10:35:02 GMT

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