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8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
22 Dec 2003
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23:54:14
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Good day! Our guestbook was added on December 21st, 2003. Please take the opportunity to give us feedback. It would be great to know our efforts are helpful to other. Tell me what you want, and I will do my best to deliver. I also answer all emails. Thank you... Brian...


8bit-Micro Visitor:

Brian Hahn - Webmaster

Date:

22 Dec 2003

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23:59:33
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Thanks for your encouraging emails Demas. For those that don't know there is a great PCXT support website. Probably the most detailed information on running MS-DOS and GUI interfaces. Visit and support http://www.pcxt-micro.com The webmaster / SysOp ;-) is Demas Horn..


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Demas Horn
Date:
01 Jan 2004
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06:42:11
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Cooool site !!!


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
10 Jan 2004
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13:05:38
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Many thanks to Steven Hoffman, who is sending us a complete Tandy 600 for the collection. When that computer arrives we will be writing up about it and enhancing our support of the unit. Thanks again Steven and God Bless ya! Your 8bit Friend, . . .Brian


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
10 Jan 2004
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13:12:54
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I thought I would share this with you all. 8bit-Micro had a very special visitor on January 6th, 2004. Robert Sawyer  the Hugo Award Winner for his Science Fiction novel Hominids made a point of correcting some of our web contents. Normally I would be embarrassed for my over sites, but I was very honoured that Mr. Sawyer took an interest in what 8bit-Micro is doing. The following was his first correspondence;

"Hi, Brian. At http://www.8bit-micro.com/wp2wp3.htm you say: 'Display: 14 x 80 LCD Backlit (Switchable).' Is that really true? Does the WP2 have a backlight? I have one, and have no recollection of it having a backlight, but maybe it's activated by some key combo I've forgotten. All best wishes! ROBERT J. SAWYER, Science Fiction Writer"

Of course he was very right and I learned that using other pages as templates has its drawbacks. I thanked Mr. Sawyer and he replied again. I love science fiction and Robert Sawyer is the best of them! Just thought I would share.. :-)


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Melissa Hahn and Marlin Wilson
Date:
11 Jan 2004
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22:00:24
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Hi daddy see I told you I'd show him your site and he thinks its dandy. yup yup . bye daddy love you bye.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Rebecca Elliott
Date:
22 Jan 2004
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09:09:19
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Wow, I haven't seen the word CO-CO 2 in years, and its so nice to find out they haven't dropped of the planet. We go way back, and I still have it in a closet somewhere. I just had this brainstorm to get it out and show my kids where it all started, and I did a search and up you popped. I will be visiting your BBS if I can get it all together. Thank so much, you have made my day.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
22 Jan 2004
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13:22:08
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Hi Rebecca, Thanks for your comment. Yes, I have CoCo's in my collection. They really are cool machines. By the end of January you will see a review of a CoCo emulator for your IBM or Mac. Email me and tell me which machine you have and I will make sure one is downloadable on our site. Best Wishes...


8bit-Micro Visitor:
trobare@webtv.net
Date:
29 Mar 2004
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10:33:21
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TRS-80: I am in San Francisco and have the following equipment: 2 model II micro computers 1 model II disk system 1 8mg disk system 1 DMP100 printer 1 model III micro computer 2 model II keyboards plus approx 125 floppies, many with software, several boxes of manuals, a box of radio shack catalogs, etc.   Do you know anyone in the area that would be interested? thanks. Donald.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
David G. Weaver <brassankle@juno.com>
Date:
30 Mar 2004
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14:19:41
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Years ago I wrote 6 novels on a TRS-80. The manuscripts have never been published but are saved on 5 1/4" floppies. I would like to transfer the data to 3 1/2" floppies using MS Word or some IBM compatible format. Can anyone give advice on how to make that transfer? Dave


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Marlin Wilson
Date:
20 Apr 2004
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07:39:03
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Hi Brian, like what you have done it's easier to get around and the cool new setup. Love it,. it brings back lots of memories and keep up the good work and good luck.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
John B. Sandlin
Date:
24 Apr 2004
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17:40:50
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Cool Deal! I have a Tandy 102, Tandy 1100FD, Tandy 1000SX, and (though not technically an 8-bit micro) Tandy 3000NL and sites like this are a truly great thing!


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Howard Lee
Date:
25 Apr 2004
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22:12:36
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Good site. I didn't know you existed, it's good to have another resource, thanks for putting in all the time to do this cheers.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Manuel Thomas
Date:
06 May 2004
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06:40:37
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Absolutely superb site! A site such as this is a perfect way to preserve a large part of computing history.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
12 May 2004
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15:30:02
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Thanks your all your kind comments. We added a links page. Check out links to other notable vintage micro sites at: http://www.8bit-micro.com/links.htm


8bit-Micro Visitor:
J. Fisher
Date:
15 May 2004
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09:10:03
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I ordered a Tandy WP2 from Brian via this site. I am a VERY HAPPY camper! Brian does great work and you will get a wonderful piece of functional computing history that works in today's world as good as when it came out new over a decade ago. 8 bit micro is just a cool site - love the green on black reminds me of when I first started using computers way back when . . . THANKS BRIAN J. Fisher Central Florida USA


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Richard
Date:
17 May 2004
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16:13:59
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I would like to buy a WP-2 through some means other than PayPal, preferably from a business. I am a former Model 100 user who tried to get a WP-2 from E-Bay many moons ago because I thought it would be wonderful, but the person sent me a DOA unit (that I still have). Does anyone have any leads ? Thanks!


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
17 May 2004
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16:22:13
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Richard, You can purchase one here at 8bit-Micro.com.   Send me an email (editor@8bit-micro.com) and I can get one out to you. You don't need to use PayPal, you can send a money order. Drop me a line and give me an idea of what you need.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Eric
Date:
20 May 2004
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10:26:55
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Hello everyone, I'm in desperate need of some help. I have just acquired a Tandy 1000 minus the keyboard. I tried to hook up a keyboard that I have, but to find out it didn't work (to many keys or something)? Don't know??? The main reason I got this computer was so I could play a classic game (StarFlight). I played this game about 18 years ago and fell in love with it. Also, I some sort of disk so I can do a format reinstall???? MS-DOS Disk??? This pc has a bunch of junk on it, need to clean it out. If anyone can help me locate a keyboard and a boot disk for a reasonably price and directions to format, it would be greatly appreciated.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
20 May 2004
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13:51:14
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Eric - Please email me for some help at editor@8bit-micro.com. For now here is some information. The Tandy 1000 has a proprietary keyboard, which I have a few of. If you can't find one locally drop me an email and I can get one out to you. Any PC/MS-DOS boot-up disk will work on the Tandy 1000 up to and including MS-DOS 6.22. I would suggest that you get hold of a MS-DOS 5.0 boot disk. Good luck and thanks for visiting...


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Dave
Date:
21 May 2004
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09:29:17
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Hi, I have got 28 issues of (for you oldies) input magazine (1984) Marshall Cavendish, issues 1-30 with issues 5 & 6 missing.  Has anyone any idea where I can obtain the rest of the collection -  issues 5-6 and issues 31-52 ?   Please e-mail. (darv_uk@yahoo.com) .   Thanx to all.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Ed Suyker, Camrose AB. zeddyss@hotmail.com
Date:
22 May 2004
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20:50:39
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Hey BK Got ur site in my sights!! Looking good but where did u get this computer savvy? Besides my TEO 80 palm computer I also have a box of 8 1/4" floppies and if I looked hard enough sealed boxes of KAO 5 1/4" disks. Talk at ya later Ed


8bit-Micro Visitor:
nice site
Date:
06 Jun 2004
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21:31:27
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nice site!!!


8bit-Micro Visitor:
DAVID MEDEMA
Date:
10 Jun 2004
Time:
18:33:53
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Nice magazine. I saved it to my "favorites" It is a wonderful find for this Tandy collector. I like the downloads feature. Excellent articles on the T 1000 series. I did not know the TX & TL are 286 processor. Thanks. D.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
8bithunter
Date:
12 Jun 2004
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18:49:25
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I'm so glad I found this website. Maybe I am suffering an obsessive-compulsive dos-order but it is my d.o. and I like it. Don't go off the wire, or wireless, we are yet out here; 8 bit retro-maniacs; denizens and hinterlanders.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
edwinjmarvinmsd.wmconnect
Date:
19 Jun 2004
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06:24:36
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I have a Tandy 1000TX W/   DMP 5 PRINTER, AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENT DeskMate, Swiftcalc spreadsheet, Personal DeskMate 2m Color monitor CM5.and all original document that came with it, It is in excellent operating condition, however the two new ribbon for the typewriter have dried up. I also have The John Madden football game, interested?


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
09 Jul 2004
Time:
14:08:56
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For those who want to build a website and require domain hosting. Visit our new service site at http://www.8bit-micro.com/webspace.htm Thanks again for your comments.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Rodney J Jhonson Jr
Date:
03 Aug 2004
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12:40:06
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help help help! looking for a ``works`` disk (?) for a Tandy model 1000tx system. not the boot disk, its some sort of program disk. can this be copied and sent? will pay, name reasonable price. email: auntblanche@pcisys.com. thanks so much.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Rodney J Jhonson Jr
Date:
03 Aug 2004
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17:19:07
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dude, I am such an airhead. left a message earlier with incorrect spelling of name AND email address. here's what I need : a ´´works´´program disk, not a boot, for the Tandy 1000tx. can this thing be copied and sent? will pay a reasonable price. lemme see if I can get the email right this time: auntblanche@pcisys.net thanks so much, the Rodney


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Dan Boudreaux
Date:
07 Aug 2004
Time:
13:17:25
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It was great to find your site. I have a TRS 80 Model III that still works great. Before finding your site I thought maybe I was the only one that still had one in working condition. acrobat1601@yahoo.com


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Anthony
Date:
07 Aug 2004
Time:
21:21:23
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I have a TRS-80 model 4 that I got for free a couple of years ago. However, I never used it because I have absolutely no software for it. If you have any floppy software you can sell me, please email me @ Anthosen@Aol.com


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Rodney J Jhonson Jr
Date:
09 Aug 2004
Time:
21:22:50
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to: edwinjmarvinmsd.wmconnect saw your ad in 8 bit micro re the Tandy 1000tx gear. any chance of copying the boot disks? specifically, what the owner calls the ´´works´´ disk (the second disk). will pay reasonable fee. if you can't help, can you point in a direction? thanks mucho. auntblanche@pci.net


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Art Tetrault
Date:
17 Aug 2004
Time:
20:36:39
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Help! I acquired a working Tandy 1110 HD in good shape complete with a new charging/power unit. I want to use the laptop as a backup for my writing. I have written one book and am well on the way on others. The Tandy has DeskMate on it and I can't crack the password. There must be a code to bypass the DeskMate since it won't boot up on A: drive. I need to get into the ROM setup and eliminate the password feature. Usually it's two or three keys to press while booting up. I originally started with IBM DOS 1.1 in 1984 and do know a little about hacking into reluctant computers. arttetrault@netscape.net


8bit-Micro Visitor:
David Fierbaugh
Date:
18 Aug 2004
Time:
08:57:02
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I've still got a Tandy Zoomer Z-PDA that has some sort of digitizer problems. Still shows pictures (few dropped columns), and kinda digitizes, just not right. Does anyone know of a place to get replacement screen/digitizers for this. It's my oldest working piece of gear (trs-80iii died a while back), and I'd REALLY like to get it going again. Thanks --David da6d@fierbaugh.org


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Luz (eide97@yahoo.com)
Date:
26 Aug 2004
Time:
01:37:15
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Hallo! I hope someone of you could do me a really big favor: I have a Brother Super PowerNote PN 8500. I did a lot of work with it some years ago, and I did love it , really. Then, when I finished I put it on a shelf and forgot about it. Well, some days ago I tried to turn it on and the screen looks vertically cut, the icons don't appear clear. It seems that the small engine work ok, but the screen is failing by some reason. I thought that this could be possibly because of the lithium battery live or dead. Anyway, I've tried to find the small software that this laptop uses in the net, but it has been impossible till now. Could anyone help me with this problem? It is a soft problem? Thanks in advance for reading this Luz


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Mike Fratus
Date:
29 Aug 2004
Time:
11:54:36
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I've been looking for some software for my Brother Notebook PN-8500. Thanks for the download!


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Bob Farnell
Date:
30 Aug 2004
Time:
19:15:43
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Very helpful site. I'm a long time fan of the Model 100 ("model-T") and the 1100FD. I need a battery for my FD, it has to be tethered to an AC adapter for its juice. Advice?


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Craig Bakken
Date:
02 Sep 2004
Time:
11:43:18
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I have a TRS80 model 100 laptop. I also have a chipmunk disk drive and upgraded to the ROM software. I have a number of the cassettes in their original brown vinyl cases. I also have most of the documentation. It needs a good home. Anyone interested? cwbakken@hotmail.com


8bit-Micro Visitor:
John
Date:
07 Sep 2004
Time:
15:41:47
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I have a Tandy 600 laptop I purchased in 1986. It was never used and sits in the case. I'm going to keep it because it's kind of neat having something that is a part of computing history (although not really popular. Out of curiosity I was wondering if it had an actual value. From what I've read, only 20,000 to 25,000 units were ever sold so there can't be many left in existence. So, if anyone can offer a suggestion I'd appreciate it. My email is fred_m12@yahoo.com if you want to correspond that way. Thanks.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Carlo Notaro
Date:
12 Sep 2004
Time:
11:23:46
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Dear Madam or Sir, I wish to order a refurbished Brother Power Note Word Processor. Please be kind enough to inform me how to proceed. e-mail: TrintyGodIsLove@webtv.net


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Chuck Schwerin
Date:
13 Sep 2004
Time:
22:08:53
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Hi Brian - I'm looking for help in converting some smith Corona PWP files to IBM-compatible. So far, my use of Anadisk has not been successful in reading the disk created on the PWP. Do you have any suggestions? I'm flying blind. Thanks


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Jackie
Date:
16 Sep 2004
Time:
14:09:33
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Hey Brian, very helpful site! Keep up the great work on keeping "what wasn't broke fixed"!


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Robert
Date:
24 Sep 2004
Time:
14:49:10
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Looking to sell a TRS80 computer, software and Apple Computer and software.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Patricia Crews
Date:
27 Sep 2004
Time:
15:51:52
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I have an Zenith Data Systems with removable keyboard and power supply unit, also comes with the carrying case. The unit will show a green light when plugged in I think the on/off button is stuck and I don't Know how to fix it. Maybe it will be of use to someone. Make an offer triciacrews@charter.net


8bit-Micro Visitor:
>Brian K. Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
28 Sep 2004
Time:
18:06:24
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Hi...All....  I have found & fixed the guestbook. Your comments have been going into the 8bit-Twilight-Zone. I found them in a file hidden on the server. It appears that the html code was messed with. Sorry for the errors.

I will address a few of the comments that I missed in emails. Thank you for your kind comments and visiting.

All My Best

Brian K. Hahn

8bit-micro.com

 


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Gee
Date:
29 Sep 2004
Time:
12:40:52
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After browsing your website I thought it was great. I've got an old Tandy 1100 FD. I want to utilize it in to my car i.e. engine start up and other thingies. I was hoping you might be able to help me, I haven't got any of the disks for it i.e. DeskMate disks, setup disks etc. I would be grateful if you could send me any information of where to obtain them from. Many Thanks Gee gee2198@yahoo.co.uk


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Don Bauman
Date:
01 Oct 2004
Time:
11:29:28
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Hi I have 20 WP-2 all working and 2 Compaq suitcase or luggable (the first one Compaq built)1 works and the other one all most works for sale if any one is interested please contact me at gottogog@comcast.net


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Lee A. Perry
Date:
06 Oct 2004
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10:07:04
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If anybody is interested in my Tandy 1000 TL with 20 meg hard drive and 2 3.5' floppy drives, monitor, printer and various software programs, I am willing to let it go for shipping and handling. Please call 573-341-3590 or email rachlee@rollanet.org.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
TC
Date:
08 Oct 2004
Time:
12:20:18
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For Art Tetrault request for help back on 17 AUG 04. For possible help in bypassing DeskMate's password, try this link http://tvdog.shacknet.nu/1kfaq.html#III.B.11


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Demas Horn
Date:
09 Oct 2004
Time:
11:43:33
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Your CSS pages are looking good, Brian .... You can always find DeskMate and other free downloads at: http://www.pcxt-micro.com . Excellent site .... Brian


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
12 Oct 2004
Time:
18:05:58
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We (8bit-micro.com) now have one TRS-80 Model 100, fully refurbished ready to sell. It comes with a 90 day warranty and fully tested. If you are interested, please email me at sales@8bit-micro.com.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian K. Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
17 Oct 2004
Time:
13:07:16
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Good day, I have just finished refurbishing a Tandy 1400 LT Laptop computer. This is a very nice machine, and it is running perfectly. It comes complete with dual 3.5" floppy drives and the AC adapter. I am offering it for $50.00(US) Plus 15.00(US) shipping (North America). Add 6.00(US) for overseas. If you are interested you can send payment to sales@8bit-micro.com via PayPal. I will remove this listing as soon as it is sold, and in the event more then one persons sends payment, I will take the first and refund the latter. Thanks for your interest and support.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Benco
Date:
22 Oct 2004
Time:
06:31:24
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Hi I just received a Tandy 1000 from a friend. He and his father were cleaning out their aunts basement and found it.  They gave it to me not knowing what they had!!! it has been sitting in that basement for over 10 years and I took it home and cleaned it up a bit. it works fine!! mad__driver@hotmail.com


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Jordi Delgado
Date:
22 Oct 2004
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12:10:56
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Hi, I bought a TRS-80 Model 4D less than one month ago.  I've never had one, so any site with information on the workings of this wonderful computer is more than appreciated! Thanks Brian.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
sof762@msn.com
Date:
02 Nov 2004
Time:
10:39:36
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Bondwell model 2 looks to be in good condition for sale. best offer plus shipping. S\N BI 020002424 PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR PICTURES AND INFO OR OFFER SOF762@MSN.COM


8bit-Micro Visitor:
jefepapa@aol.com
Date:
09 Nov 2004
Time:
10:30:59
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I have a working Model 100 and all accessories except the tape recorder, that I would like to sell. Complete list of items on request. Also have a Tandy Model 1100 for sale.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Richard Allin
Date:
10 Nov 2004
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20:39:50
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I have a Co-co and a box of accessories that could use a new home. It was the last of the original 4K Co-cos, now with 32K (64K?), full-size keyboard, and monitor connector. Comes with monochrome monitor, Radio Shack tape deck, several tapes, several game cartridges, and I think a few magazines. Brian, I'm in Edmonton if you're interested. (May also be able to get a hold of a white Co-co2 or 3.) Reply to richardallin@shaw.ca Thanks, R


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Gary Weber
Date:
22 Nov 2004
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00:19:16
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Hi Brian, you have a great site! May the 8-bit vintage computers live on forever...


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Jeff Rottman
Date:
24 Nov 2004
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15:35:06
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I have a substantial collection of older machines that I would consider donating to someone who would like to set up a museum, or something. I have several Commodores, TI 99/4a's, Coco, Kaypro, Superbrains, and some more. Some with a lot of accessories. Also have older CoCo magazines, CP/M magazines, etc. If interested contact me: jeff@lpemail.com I'm in Texas, USA.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Jeff Rottman
Date:
24 Nov 2004
Time:
15:58:50
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I am looking for an AC adapter which will work with an old Tandy 2820HD Laptop. I have the machine, but don't know if it even works! I need to find some power adaptor which will work. It says it needs 16 volts, and 1.25 amps. jeff@lpemail.com Texas, USA


8bit-Micro Visitor:
MICHAEL DERRICK SMITH
Date:
06 Dec 2004
Time:
10:19:14
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WHERE IS YOUR STORE LOCATED?


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian K. Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
06 Dec 2004
Time:
13:53:39
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Thank you all for your comments and feedback. We hope that your holiday season is joyous and safe for you and your family. We have been receiving great support from many of you out there and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers and those that have come onboard and given us the privilege of hosting your websites, and for those of have taken advantage of our products and services from our on-line store. For those who need to locate us, we have a warehouse and service shop in the town of Millet, Alberta Canada. Our mailing address is at: www.8bit-micro.com/about8bm.htm Our Online Store is located at: www.8bit-micro.com/forsale.htm If anyone has any suggestions about future content of our Online Vintage Computer Magazine, please email us. We appreciate all your input. Thanks again and have a Happy Holiday!


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Nigel - in the damp and gloomy UK :)
Date:
17 Dec 2004
Time:
09:16:27
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Well done Brian on a great site full of useful (and tempting!) information, machines for sale etc. It's great to find someone (and a following) who still take 8-bit computing seriously. Besides the fun aspect we all know we can get just as much word-processing done with our "old friends" as any modern XP-powered PC. I have many Dream Writers (made both in Canada and Ireland), a few Amstrad NC's and of course the great Tandy WP's. Good to know I now have a place to "hang-out" on these miserable winter nights! Keep up the great work!


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Leo Mosby
Date:
17 Dec 2004
Time:
18:53:54
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Thank you for your website. I see where I will be coming back to it many times for information. The Full-Null Modem article is great but can not read on screen or on printout the numbers in the four small diagrams on the right side of the page. Would you send readable copies of these diagrams to lpmjr1@mindspring.com? Thank you.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
John Wallace
Date:
19 Dec 2004
Time:
08:46:31
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I had just picked up a Tandy 1000SL with printer joystick keyboard monitor it has 8" floppy that is missing.  I can't sing into the computer can you help me my e-mail is johnnyone117@hotmail.com


8bit-Micro Visitor:
"Bud"
Date:
28 Dec 2004
Time:
20:36:10
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Very interesting site, and I started out with computers using an 8 bit computer in 1988, a commodore colt, and back then I added my own 10 mg hard drive and EGA card, did a lot of word processing, games, and learning dos/computer upgrading on that machine. Never did get online with it, nor the 286 I had purchased over a year later. Wished I had kept them, cause I just had to buy a Tandy 1000sx with a 20 mg hard drive this year for a couple dollars, to play around with for old times sake. Too bad I don't have some sort of 8 bit modem, or a way to get programs for it. The way I see it, computers were easy to use back years ago, if you had your manual, these days, well, I practically need tech support every time I try to add something to my windows XP machine automatic, yeah right!, ha-ha).


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Bob
Date:
03 Jan 2005
Time:
13:50:19
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I have 2 laptops.  I think they are DOS.  They work, one boots up in color the other black and white.  $20.00 for both


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian K. Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
07 Jan 2005
Time:
11:24:01
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Hi... I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We are back and working up the January Issue which will be published by January 22nd, 2005. If you have any submissions, please email them to editor@8bit-micro.com by January 17th.

Just a friendly reminder. For those who are advertising hardware to sell in this section, please include contact information for follow-up. The previous posting would have sold those units to one of us here at 8bit-micro had that been done.

Thank you for all your support!


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Mark (Green Bay, WI)
Date:
13 Jan 2005
Time:
19:47:12
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Hi... cool site. Anyways, I have a Tandy 1400 FD sitting here, which only works some of the time. The problem is with the LCD display, in that most of the time, it is a dark blue, and won't display anything. I know, however, that the unit itself is working otherwise. Do you guys have any experience with this problem, and if so, might you have a remedy? I would dearly love to get this unit working if for nothing more than an emergency serial console unit for its more modern brethren. Thanks, Mark (mark@technomancer.org)


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Steve B
Date:
26 Jan 2005
Time:
05:21:38
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What is the process in uploading and downloading files to a pc? Do all of your refurbished units include everything I need to transfer files to a pc?


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Joan Leach
Date:
29 Jan 2005
Time:
16:08:59
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For the person selling 2 laptops for $20.00 each, you forgot to list your email for further info. Looking for an AC power supply for a Tandy 1400 laptop to see if it will work. Also for Tandy 200 upgrade memory chips. Is anyone making Booster Packs for the Tandy 100 any more? Thanks for a great site, Joan Leach jleach728@sbcglobal.net


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Steve
Date:
29 Jan 2005
Time:
22:37:32
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I would like to know if the 3.5 inch floppy drive on the Brother 440 can be used with SD/MM floppy disk adapters to expand the memory.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Stevie
Date:
02 Feb 2005
Time:
17:57:23
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Can the 8500MSD Brother Powerbook save files in either the *.txt, asciII, or *.doc format using the floppy drive, WITHOUT using the PC?


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
02 Feb 2005
Time:
22:11:37
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Steve.... The Brother 8500 SuperPowerNote has a standard 1.44MB. Floppy drive compatible with a MS-DOS or Windows PC. The file format of the Brother document is proprietary...BUT: We have on our website the program that converts that document to ASCII, RTF, or one of approximately 20 other word processing formats. Please visit our File Section for that program...


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Steve B.
Date:
17 Feb 2005
Time:
18:13:15
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I have a Brother Powernote PN-8500MDS. I also have 3 new batteries. I want to sell everything. My e-mail address is mbengi@mail.com


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Steve
Date:
17 Feb 2005
Time:
18:14:52
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I am interested in the WP-2. A couple of questions I have are: 1)Is the font size on the WP-2 screen adjustable? I am over 40, and need to see the font easily so I can work on editing big papers I am writing. 2)What are the ways that the WP-2 transfers file to a computer running Win98 pr Win XP? 3)How are files transferred from the computer to the WP-2? 4)What format does the WP-2 use to save files? Can it save and read files in *.txt format?


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Brian K. Hahn - Webmaster
Date:
17 Feb 2005
Time:
19:51:21
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Hi Steve, I too am over 40 and I wear tri-focal glasses. The WP2 has a good display and I have no problems using it. The text size is not adjustable, although I have never tried to explore that. I will have to get back to you on that. If you have Windows 98 or less the Tandy has a program called WP2DOS which is used in conjunction with a full-null-modem cable that has the WP2 use a directory on your desktop computer as an external disk drive. The file formats are ASCII so using a document outside of the WP2 is easy. If you have a Windows XP machine, you can use the internal TELCOM program in conjunction with HyperTerminal. It transfers files using ASCII or Xmodem protocols. You would also still need to acquire a Full-Null-Modem adaptor/cable for this operation.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
TRS-80 Man
Date:
27 Feb 2005
Time:
16:18:50
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You have a sell and trade click on, but nothing comes up?


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Computer News 80
Date:
27 Feb 2005
Time:
16:24:37
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We are looking for working or repairable Model 4 and 4 computer's. Contact us at compnew@trib.com.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Corey Handy
Date:
04 Mar 2005
Time:
13:25:07
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I have a Tandy 1000 TL/3 computer, with Keyboard, Mouse, All sorts of software. I am wanting to sell it. I was also wondering where I can sell it.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Corey Handy
Date:
04 Mar 2005
Time:
13:29:42
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Forgot my email address in last comment. Handycj@yahoo.com


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Mike J
Date:
10 Mar 2005
Time:
12:04:41
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Thanks for the site - note - the Mod 100 came out in 83, not 85 as noted here. Thanks again - MJ


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Daniel
Date:
10 Mar 2005
Time:
15:23:52
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Hi, I stumbled across your site a while ago, and I think it's great. I was thinking about your Bluetooth/IR article with the Tandy WP2, and thought you could take it a step further (maybe). Would it be possible to use a Net232 RS232-to-Ethernet cable adapter to connect to a server to do things like AIM, or web browsing? Even better, you could use an Ethernet to 802.11b adaptor (I got one from microcenter a few months ago for $39) to do this wirelessly (assuming the first one worked). Maybe someone adventuresome could try this out.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Date:
21 Mar 2005
Time:
07:24:57
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This site is very extensive! Great work! Thanks


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Birgit
Date:
26 Mar 2005
Time:
16:03:38
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I have recently purchased a bunch of vintage TRS computers. Where can I go to find out how these work? I am able to power them all up, but how do I get them to do anything? These are not like the one I have now.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Birgit Eastmanbir@aol.com
Date:
26 Mar 2005
Time:
16:10:18
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Forgot my email address in the last question. I am particularly interested in how to get the TRS-80 model 100 portable going. It powers up and all, but I cannot get anything on the screen. When I change the "DISP" I can almost see grid lines. I also have many more Tandy and TRS computers that I can get to power up, but don't know what to do after that. Along with these came tons of software in giant disks or floozies.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Mike Johnson
Date:
27 Mar 2005
Time:
13:22:21
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Sign me up Scotty. Just rediscovered my ancient WP-2 and would like to use it for writing on travels.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
B. Thompson
Date:
07 Apr 2005
Time:
19:44:24
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I had purchased a Brother Word Processor a few years ago. I got rid of the monitor because I brought a regular computer and I can always use the typewriter which uses the floppy disc. I thought I could open the disc up on my new computer and I can't to save my life. It's a WP-3410.  How can I hook the typewriter/printer up to my computer monitor and open up the disc?  If so, what cables do I need or can I use the cables that are connected to my computer?  I'm so excited now because I thought I had got rid of the typewriter/printer but it was under my bed all this time. Please contact me as soon as possible. Thanks so much! You can email me at blaclace1@earthlink.net


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Devrie
Date:
09 Apr 2005
Time:
03:20:13
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First of all, this is an awesome site. I loved the article about using computers for exactly what you need!! That's exactly why I just bought a Tandy WP2. I saw the AlphaSmart, but not only were they expensive, but I only need something to write quick little articles. I never knew something like the Tandy WP2 or even the Citizen CBM-10WP ever existed. When I look at what they could do, albeit somewhat simple, I can't believe they weren't in everyone's house!! I also have a quick question about "full" modem cables. I want to connect my WP2 to my modern PC for file transfers, and I am completely technologically inept. Can you tell me (After you answer B. Thompson's question, of course), what I should look for when purchasing one? I seriously doubt that I could make my own considering how confused I was when reading the article about it. Also, I was wonder what type of printers I could connect my WP2 to. Is there a chance I could connect it to a regular laser printer? Thanks for your work on this site and all the spiffy information you provide.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
PeteFrosio@comcast.net
Date:
10 Apr 2005
Time:
18:42:52
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Hmmmm.... I don't know where to start!! I have this NTS DreamWriter. Anyone have any ideas about what to do with it??? I'm savvy and handy and not timid about prying out chips. Any parts, upgrades ... or would someone like to give it a good home???


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Rob Slater
Date:
13 Apr 2005
Time:
22:51:03
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I have a Tandy WP-2 upgraded with an internal 128K RAM drive. I also have the extremely rare 32K RAM card. I am selling it and some 102s and PDD2 floppy drives on EBay- item #5185371776. 5185359617 & 5185357921 (2)Tandy 102 computers 32K upgrade, 5185361393 & 5185365176 (2) PDD2 disk drives, 1 with cable


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Gaston
Date:
20 Apr 2005
Time:
05:52:23
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I come to find technical research for my old pc´s like Tandy 1000 EM and my WP-2


8bit-Micro Visitor:
J. Peterson
Date:
15 Jul 2005
Time:
02:44:20
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FOR SALE: Tandy 1000RL Computer System This 'Top of the 1000 Series Line' is in pristine condition both functionally and cosmetically. The system is complete as originally described in the Radio Shack Catalog, including the small footprint RL (hard drive) console, CM11 Color Monitor, Tandy Deluxe Keyboard, Original Tandy 2 button Mouse, all cables, manual/users guide, and, of course, the DeskMate desktop software suite. Price: $125. Plus actual shipping costs to your zip code from 55421. Also available: The companion Tandy DMP2104 Wide Carriage Dot Matrix Printer. Also in excellent condition, works and looks great, but ribbon will need re-inking or a replacement (stuffbox type) Add $20. and additional shipping. For questions, photo's, more info, or to buy... Please contact: Jim Peterson www.technicraft@go.com


8bit-Micro Visitor:
J. Peterson
Date:
15 Jul 2005
Time:
02:45:55
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FOR SALE: Tandy 1000RL Computer System -- This 'Top of the 1000 Series Line' is in pristine condition both functionally and cosmetically. The system is complete as originally described in the Radio Shack Catalog, including the small footprint RL (hard drive) console, CM11 Color Monitor, Tandy Deluxe Keyboard, Original Tandy 2 button Mouse, all cables, manual/users guide, and, of course, the DeskMate desktop software suite. Price: $125. Plus actual shipping costs to your zip code from 55421. -- Also available: The companion Tandy DMP2104 Wide Carriage Dot Matrix Printer. Also in excellent condition, works and looks great, but ribbon will need re-inking or a replacement (stuffbox type) Add $20. and additional shipping. -- For questions, photo's, more info, or to buy... Please contact: --- Jim Peterson www.technicraft@go.com


8bit-Micro Visitor:
J. Peterson
Date:
15 Jul 2005
Time:
03:02:39
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Very nice! -- Great Articles and information attractively presented! -- Thanks for making a significant contribution to keeping these PC pioneers alive.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
mike
Date:
23 Jul 2005
Time:
23:25:09
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I have a 1984 HP-110 , HP's first ever laptop!! It's for sale on ebay right now... thanks


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Emily Martin
Date:
01 Aug 2005
Time:
12:51:42
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Hi, your site is great! I just bought a 1110hd from ebay. It doesn't have a hard drive installed, but one will be included. I have installed lots of hard drives and hope I won't have a problem. I have to find a power adapter for it. I found some specs that said it used a 120VAC, 60 hz. Don't I need a volt number also? Do you have any idea where I could get a power source? How about a MS-DOS 3.3 disk? I used to have one, long ago. Thanks very much!


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Emily Martin
Date:
02 Aug 2005
Time:
13:30:38
Remote User:

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Anyone have a Tandy 1110HD or 1110HD ac adapter?


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Mary
Date:
15 Aug 2005
Time:
17:52:50
Remote User:

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Need a 1110hd Tandy zippy@copper.net thanks.


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Mike FFToday
Date:
16 Aug 2005
Time:
14:43:53
Remote User:

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I need help with my TRS-80 server. TIA HTH


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Basil Fitze
Date:
17 Aug 2005
Time:
12:20:22
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Looking for a Coco 1 and or a Dragon 64 and will trade a Coco 3. I have 4 Coco 3's. e-mail basilf@shaw.ca


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Darren
Date:
21 Aug 2005
Time:
12:10:30
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Hello, great site. I have a Laser pc4 here that works just fine. There is a link on this site to this machine. I have the case, AC adapter (it runs on 4AAs), manual, cables and software (if I can find it all). If anyone is interested in this thing, let me know and I'll start looking (we just moved, it could be a chore). Let me know what you're willing to pay, plus S&H. Thanks, and again, great site. Darren DWMarcy@gmail.com


8bit-Micro Visitor:
Alfons
Date:
23 Aug 2005
Time:
11:33:34
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I like your site it's good to go back to the good old days. I own a Tandy HX 1000 Computer which still works good. I used it now and then. I live in Western Australia Kind Regards, Alfons alfons38@optusnet.com.au


8bit-Micro Visitor:
madniteowl2
Date:
28 Aug 2005
Time:
02:51:18
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Looking for a portable word processor. I have a DreamWriter C-200,but It needs a Manual and rechargeable batteries. I'm a Freelance Writing student. I'm also looking for a Manual and places to get supplies and parts for my Brother WP-760 D, I bought it used at GoodWill Industries. You can find a lot of the vintage WP at secondhand stores. I've got a couple of the older IBM computers and I need to clean up my house someday. Too much clutter. I wrote a poem about "Too Much Money, Not enough Bills" Like everyone else, I need to plant a Money tree in the backyard and guard it well. Sorry about my rambling on so. Have a great Week!! madniteowl2005@yahoo.com


8bit-Micro Visitor: Dave Gilbraith
Date: 13 Oct 2005
Time: 13:18:52
Remote User:
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Hi Brian, just a clarification on the laptop I promised to send to you. I indicated it is a Tandy 1100. My laptop is actually a Tandy 1400 HD. I hope this model is also appealing to you from a collector's standpoint. I'm planning to post it today with US Postal Service snail mail package service (I'm taking your advice and sending through the postal service instead of Fedex) I think they guarantee delivery in 4 weeks. I think I'll be sending two packages, one is the original shipping crate for the laptop; the other is a small carton with the original case for the computer. If you think about it, let me know when you receive them, just so I know that they got to you and I fulfilled my promise. In the meantime, I'm getting to know my new HP laptop, with a Turion 64 bit processor. Best wishes, David


8bit-Micro Visitor: John B
Date: 21 Oct 2005
Time: 21:49:05
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I'd been itching for something like an AlphaSmart, but less expensive; and like the old TRS-80 Model 100s you still find around newsrooms, but easier to hook up to a PC. Thanks to this site, I found out about the WP-2, picked one up cheap on eBay. And thanks to Brian for helping me step-by-step in linking it to my PC. I love it.


8bit-Micro Visitor: robert.karwowski@hotmail.com
Date:
28 Nov 2005
Time:
22:05:40

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I still have my Tandy 1100HD notebook. The floppy doesn't work anymore - but it still fires up when I turn it on. Was using a laplink cable to transfer files. I bought the modem for it and used it for years for remote communications. It's the most reliable PC I ever had & the only one I'll probably never get rid of. I like the green screen and the brightness slide adjuster. It's cream colored with smooth rounded case, sort of like a 57 Chevy. I found your site while looking for a solution for printing from MemoryMate Memo - a Tandy program that runs with DeskMate. My friend is a piano tuner and still uses the old program but now has it on a Windows XT pc and can't print thru a USB port. If you know where to look I'd sure like to know. I just got out my DeskMate diskettes to install it on my PC to see what I can do. I thought DeskMate was a little hoaky and used DOS.


8bit-Micro Visitor: robertsjosa@aol.com
Date: 09 Dec 2005
Time: 11:07:18
Remote User:
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Anyone know where I can get a system disk for a Tandy 1000TX and the 5 1/4 diskette for the Harddrive?


8bit-Micro Visitor: Robert knightsvalleyusa@hotmail.com
Date: 18 Dec 2005
Time: 22:52:43
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Hello, I just bought a DreamWriter IT jr for my daughter to use as a typewriter/word processor for her school work. I'm having a hard time finding out the spec's for the power cord. Please send info to www.ORACDECORUSA.com or by email info@knightsvalleyusa.com


8bit-Micro Visitor: Haighleagh Winslade h.winslade@ntlworld.com
Date: 25 Feb 2006
Time: 09:44:24
Remote User:
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Dear Brian, I found your wonderful site whilst search for a manual online for the Dreamwriter 500 that I have just bought off of Ebay.ca I don't know if you or any other readers can help me. I actually work in Professional voice recognition software and training. I'm also studying part time for a graduate diploma in law at Solent University. I didn't want to cart a laptop around because of the weight and also because we have to vacate lectures quickly before a laptop would have time to cool off so I bought this brand new (still has the plastic over the screen) Dreamwriter 500 from a chap in Canada. When it arrived I bought a new CR2032 backup battery and have charged up the batteries. However, when I insert a floppy disk into the FDD and press save file the machine either turns off or returns to the organizer and word processor logo at the start. Other then that its a great machine and works well with a nice clear font etc. I wondered if anybody could advise me on the floppy disk issue I have been using high density disks - perhaps that's it. Regards Haighleagh Winslade BA


  • 8bit-Micro Visitor: Steve11059@comcast.net
    Date: 01 Mar 2006
    Time: 06:17:22
    Remote User:
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    Hi everyone. I have a DG One laptop computer in perfect working condition with a thermal printer, power supply and case. It has software that came with it. Any recommendations of what to do with it? I hate to let it keep rotting in my storage area. Steve


    8bit-Micro Visitor:
    Date: 28 Mar 2006
    Time: 10:40:34
    Remote User:
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    It's nice. I found a lot of useful information.


    8bit-Micro Visitor: John jwbellyslapper@hotmail.com
    Date: 14 Apr 2006
    Time: 03:09:05
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    My first computer was a Tandy 1000 EX. My father bought it for me. About a few months ago I went to my parents place and dug it out of my old closet. I tried to turn it on but it did not power up. I was wondering do have any suggestions that might help me. john jwbellyslapper@hotmail.com


    8bit-Micro Visitor: Keith Schultz, schultz@durand.k12.mi.us
    Date: 19 Apr 2006
    Time: 12:42:18
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    I am looking for someone who can service a TRS 80 model 102 that I purchased about a month ago. It was working fine, went into power save mode when I stopped working for a few minutes. When I switched it back on it made a clicking noise and now I get a blank screen. I can adjust the brightness, but the main menu screen doesn't load, and yes it has brand new batteries, Thanks, Keith.


    8bit-Micro Visitor: Keith Schultz Kpschultz6@wmconnect.com
    Date: 25 Apr 2006
    Time: 03:05:42
    Remote User:

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    I see that you sell refurbished units. Do you offer repair services as well? I have a "sick" wp-2 that needs some TLC. Thanks for your time, Keith


    8bit-Micro Visitor: Mike mrbot@u.washington.edu
    Date: 11 May 2006
    Time: 20:26:43
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    Great stuff. I used Tandy PCs in my middle and high school computing classes (late 80s-early 90s) and have, well, mixed memories of them. My family's first PC was a Zenith XT clone, c. 1985, and it was quite "solid", for lack of a better term. That PC actually lasted over ten years before finally crapping out... Anyway, I'd love to get my hands on an older PC so that I could play all my old PC games from the 1985-1990 era. And for some good ol' BASICA programming.


    8bit-Micro Visitor: Grant Bruner wizewonincamp@shaw.ca
    Date: 14 Jun 2006
    Time: 00:21:08
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    Great site, Nice to see there are still a few of us Tandy 1000 history buffs around. Got my Tandy 1000 in 1986 at whopping $2500.00 including a printer and monitor. Later purchased 512 Ram on a daughter board for the unit. Has a nice clock on it so Don't have to reset time each time I boot up.
     


    8bit-Micro Visitor: awe53721@bigpond.net.au
    Date: 02 Aug 2006
    Time: 13:21:24
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    Thank you for the effort. This site sends me back to my early days and the fun I had with my first (Tandy) computers. I look forward to visiting this site in the future. :-). Go the Coco...


    Date: 07 Oct 2006
    Time: 19:13:54
    Remote User:

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    My first computer was a Tandy 1000 TL.(1989) I used it in college. I loved it's writing program wasn't compatible with any other computer at school. I think it HAD THE BEST GAMES, INCLUDING IT'S SOLITAIRE.

     

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