[rescue] Old micro - Casio FX-9000P

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed May 7 17:01:17 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at 02:45 AM, Gavin Hubbard wrote:
> I rescued an early eighties micro-computer today. It is a Casio 
> FX-9000P, a
> 2.75MHz Z80 based system that runs a simple BASIC interpreter. This
> particular machine has two 16kB RAM expansion cards, a 4KB RAM card, 
> and a
> 4KB ROM option card.
> The 5.5" CRT has a slight problem with horizontal sync, but this seems 
> to
> clear up after it has warmed up. Perhaps there is a bad cap in the CRT
> timing circuits.

   That sounds neat!  Pics!!

> I was very pleased to find that some of the previous owner's programs 
> were
> still stored in memory. Including some which date back to 1987. I'm 
> glad I
> wasn't working in NZ back in 1987 - the tax rate on income above 
> 38,000p.a.
> appears to have been 57% :-o

   OMG...time to move...I thought THIS place was bad...


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