IBEX CPM Computers

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Fri Jun 8 00:04:30 2001

On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Terry Collins wrote:

> Can anyone enliten me about these computers. I was invited to help
> someone clean out his garage.
> Ibex, CPM 2.2 I have received a two dual floppy machine, one is 8"
> floppies and the other is 5" floppies.
> Also need to know the best way to recover 8" floppies that are water
> affected.

Rather depends upon the degree of affectation. As a first step, I would
find enough 8" floppies of the same type (SS/DSDD) as are affected plus
at least one. Trim off the top edge of the jacket of one of the good
disks and remove the disk. Do the same to one of the damaged ones of
the same type. Keep track of which is the upper side. If needed -
probably - gently wash the surfaces of the disk with a mild soap
solution and rinse with distilled water. Air dry. When dry, insert
into the prepared jacket, insert in drive and make a copy to one of the
other disk. Repeat for other damaged disks.

You can save the removed disks between clean paper if you like with side
and disk name marked in the hub area.

                                                 - don

> In the haul was a VZ200 with tape drive and some IBM Jr (?)
> If someone wants the IBM box, they are welcome. I'm in Sydney
> Australia..
> taah.
> --
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