Xerox 820

From: joe <>
Date: Thu Jun 28 11:06:51 2001

Hi Rich,

    I have an 820-II (CPU/monitor only) and another 820 (not sure if it's a
-II or just an 820) with the 8" floppy drives and keyboard. I also have
some manuals and software but I haven't really had time to play with them
yet. I'd like to get copies of anything that I have. I'm in a rush right
now so I don't have time to study your list or compare it to what I have
but I'll try to get back to you in a couple of days.


     PS I was out scrounging yesterday and found a copy of a small XEROX
booklet about word processing on the 820. Most of it is pretty basic but
it does explain some the OS commands. Most of them are what you would
expect for CPM.


At 11:12 AM 6/28/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>Recently I acquired a Xerox 820, but as a single board, w/ power supply. I
>also received many docs (including a tech manual with Monitor listings and
>schematics). I know originally these were "all-in-one" computers, but many
>appear at ham fests in exactly the same shape as mine -- as a single board
>Of course, hooking a terminal up to it produces nothing (even testing at
>different baud rates/parity/stop bits, etc), so I'm wondering:
>- Are there any modifications (ROM or jumpers) to "convert" this to use the
>serial port for a console, rather than the keyboard and video display? I
>couldn't find anything in my docs, but of course, I have not read them in
>depth yet.
>In return, I could offer copies of the docs, or thanks to 22NICE and my
>Compaticard (thanks Don!), copies of the files on the diskettes (CP/M, "Word
>Processor", "Diagnostics", "Training Files" and "Program Files"), or images
>of the disks (assuming Teledisk could do it -- I haven't tried that yet).
>The disks are 5.25", SSSD
>Rich B.
Received on Thu Jun 28 2001 - 11:06:51 BST

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