Just started refurbishing a TRS-80 Model 4P
Cap replacement time for the PSU, then to find why the video won't sync.
Have myself a nice new desoldering station from Jaycar (well Soarnar I got it via works account). Works really well, better than the old Pac MBT at work.
Once I get the 4P running I will see about fitting in a board that uses an SD card to emulate a Hard Disk. May have to burn a set of Eproms so it will boot from this
rather than the floppy.
The first personal computer I ever saw or touched was a TRS-80. My dad demonstrated his to me. That was my introduction. As a result I went out and bought a much simpler unit (couldn't afford the TRS-80) and started learning how to program in BASIC. Later I graduated to CP/M and assembly. Lots of nostalgia there. Where did you get yours?
MY first computer (I saw) was a TRS-80 M1 with L2 Basic.
My first computer that I lusted after was from Practical Electronics , the UK101. Wrote my first basic program from their tutorials on paper lol.
First computer I ever owned was a Dick Smith Systems-80.
This 4P I got off Trademe, although I have another one that I picked up from New Plymouth.
I have approx 350-400 old computers, mostly 8 bit machines perhaps 60 are in working condition.
I have a couple of Kaypro CPM machines , some Osbourne 1s, Amstrads, etc etc etc.