Intel MDS Series II poll

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Thu Dec 30 20:22:33 2004

Hi Dave,

   I have a crap load of 8741s (I think!) that are just waiting for a
project like this! I already have this installed in my MDS-235. I'm sure I
have plenty of 2716s too but those are common. Hmmm, this might be a good
opportunity to try out that Stag programmer that I've never used.

  I got your other message and will call you some other time. My OL fell
and messed up her ankle and I'm having to tote and fetch for her and I'm
worn out. Also just spent three days cleaning %$^%&% HSA hijacker off my


At 09:06 PM 12/30/04 -0500, you wrote:
>Ok, I've been on a kick lately to get my Intel MDS Series II systems
>working as much as I can. So my interest in them is peaking.
>I'd like to know who has Series II's on this list, if you don't mind
>admitting it. I know that Tony, Joe, Steve, Dwight, and a few others
>do. And Joe can probably supply anyone who wants one with a system.
>;) Just kidding Joe. You are hanging onto yours as an investment,
>right? I know I am!!!
>These last couple of days I copied images of the ROM code that makes up
>an upgrade for the Series II called iMDX-511. It was all new firmware
>for the IOC board (4 2716's) and a new firmware in the keyboard (8741A)
>to implement the upgrade. It turned the RPT (repeat) key into a
>"function" (FCTN) key. And along with the latest version of ISIS (4.3)
>you had the capability to hit FCTN-D for "DIR " or FCTN-T for " TO " and
>many other "soft" keys for ISIS command line shortcuts. It also added
>cursor addressability to the integral CRT and some attributes, like
>reverse video, blinking, underline, etc. All stuff that we take for
>granted today, but in those days it was a big thing!!!
>Anyway, if anyone is interested I can make the binaries available and
>help those of you who have these beasts get it implemented.
>Any takers?
>Dave Mabry
Received on Thu Dec 30 2004 - 20:22:33 GMT

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