Archive for TRS-80

Workshop Weekend

I was attending a repair workshop this weekend along with other vintage computer aficionados. These (paid) workshops are typically to provide working space for those who need an area to work on their vintage computer systems, or even to pick the brains of other attendees of the workshop. On this visit, I brought a portion […]

Retro Christmas Wishlist: Day 11 – 15

Ten days in this series so far. Did any of the things I have posted ever show up on your former wishlists, or even better, show up as a gift during the holidays? Don’t forget to start at the beginning of this series if you haven’t done so already. Day 11: The TRS-80 Computer (1977) […]

Video Blog – Episode 1 – TRS-80 Transfer

I finally got around to creating a video demonstrating the process mentioned in a previous post where I transferred files from a PC to a TRS-80 Model IV. The remarkable part is that I got it out this soon (he says sarcastically, LOL). I re-shot the video several times, using a standard definition video camera. […]

TRS-80 Hard Drive System – Now Operational

I was sitting on a TRS-80 hard drive system for a couple of years without doing anything with it. I did plug it in to my Model IV, just to see what would happen. I figure anything between a successful system boot and a successful release of smoke and ozone would result. Turns out, I […]

Transferring programs TO a TRS-80

For years, I owned a TRS-80 Model IV two-disk system. I purchased it in the late 1990s at a community yard sale for only $25. Since then, there was little I could do with it. All I had was an L-DOS 6.3.1 boot disk. If all I wanted to do was format floppies, or type […]

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