Kaypro PC?

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblakeman_at_kih.net>
Date: Tue Jan 1 16:21:38 2002

If it has the V20 then it was originally an 8088, if it has a V30 then it
was an 8086. Anyway it's basically an XT clone with separated processor
board and planar, as opposed to the normal XT types that had all on one
mainboard. I've worked many of these in years gone by and there's nothing
out of the ordinary on them, just use as you would any other XT clone. I too
seem to remember the pushbooton on back being a reset on that machine.

AFAIR the Kaypro site is long gone, I could swear Kaypro went under many
moons ago. Matter of fact Premio bought the name in '99 and killed it off
again this year - see the PCWORLD page at


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Robert Schaefer
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 9:52 AM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Kaypro PC?

I'm looking for info on one of these. I's some kind of XT clone, with an
eight-bit passive backplane and an upgraded V20 on a CPU card. It runs
MSDOS, and
currently boots into dosshell. A little googling turns up numerous resumes
containing Kaypro PC, and a number of old classiccmp posts regarding them,
but no real info. kaypro.com seems to be down ATM. I'd especially like to
know what the switch and pushbutton on the back of the CPU card do. IIRC
it's not a reset button, but I might be mis-remembering.

Received on Tue Jan 01 2002 - 16:21:38 GMT

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