Sanyo MBC-555 - help?

From: Ross Archer <>
Date: Fri Aug 23 16:50:00 2002

MHStein wrote:
> I've got one of these cuties (monochrome monitor), but no
> software or docs. Disk spins on power up, but no text at
> all on screen; have tried PC-DOS 1.0 through 3.3, but no
> message of any sort. Is this normal with a non-Sanyo disk,
> or does it have a problem?

I remember seeing one of these babies at the UC Irvine
computer store when it was brand-spanking new. As I recall,
it could output text *almost* as fast as a Commodore 64
(I exaggerate. It was pretty much even.) But it
looked cool and had a non-toy disk drive that didn't sound
like a machine gun on each power-up. :-)

If I recall correctly, it was an MS-DOS system, so unless
BIOS was seriously broken, it should run generic MS-DOS if

Have you done a Google search for info. on the Web?
Perhaps there are DIP switches to set or your drive is
just dead?

-- Ross

> Anybody have a boot disk, and if so, can it be tele-disked
> or would I need the physical diskette?
> TIA,
> m
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