Need NEC APC manuals

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Fri Feb 25 08:07:07 2005

Does anyone have manuals for the NEC APC? I have them, or at least I used
to. They're here somewhere. I quite literally tore through my warehouse
tonight looking for them. I must've opened over a hundred boxes. Didn't
find them.

I once used my APC to dump a bunch of source code from some 8" CP/M disks
over the serial port using PIP. I remember I had to do something special
to setup the COMM port to do this. I've tried messing with STAT to assign
the AXO: port (equivalent to PTP: on most CP/M versions) but nothing I do
works. When I do pip axo:=b:filename.txt it reads the file and then locks
up. I can't break or anything to interrupt it. Nothing comes over the
serial port on my PC end and I don't see any lights blinking on my
breakout box.

I've been trying to get this son of a bitch to work for months now. But
every time I'm thwarted, and then I look a bit for my manuals where they
should be and they aren't there. So either there's a small pile of boxes
I still didn't touch tonight and therefore they are still out there
somewhere, or they were raptured.

Anyway, if anyone has the manuals, I need the section on PIP and STAT and
anything having to do with the serial ports.


Another useful bit of info to know is if there's some test I can do with
PIP or some other utility to send characters down the serial line without
locking up the damn machine. Any ideas?


Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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