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Sad Photo
« on: 11:16, 09 October 20 »
With the exception of the 8256 (@geebus) and one PcW16 (@Habi)  - everything else has one final destination - Landfill :o
« Last Edit: 11:28, 09 October 20 by ComSoft6128 »

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #1 on: 11:18, 09 October 20 »
Blood pressure just shot up.

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #2 on: 11:24, 09 October 20 »
Please people rescue those...

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #3 on: 11:26, 09 October 20 »
Wott??

Why??

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #4 on: 11:31, 09 October 20 »
Wott??

Why??


Moved house recently - no space + I'm too tired now to start shifting these down two flights of stairs and along to the Post Office or wherever.


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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #5 on: 11:44, 09 October 20 »

Moved house recently - no space + I'm too tired now to start shifting these down two flights of stairs and along to the Post Office or wherever.
take it to the landfill, it will also cost you effort  :-X
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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #6 on: 11:45, 09 October 20 »
Are those two CM14 monitors I can see? Are you saying you're gonna throw those out?

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #7 on: 11:47, 09 October 20 »
take it to the landfill, it will also cost you effort  :-X


No effort but a few pounds for a waste disposal company to remove.

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #8 on: 11:51, 09 October 20 »
Are those two CM14 monitors I can see? Are you saying you're gonna throw those out?


One is in good nick (outer case ) but the CRT is damaged - mode 2 text looks like mode 1 - that machine was used as a power supply only for the Videomaster during testing and was left on continuously for days at a time. The other is filthy/discoloured but I think the CRT is OK.

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #9 on: 11:55, 09 October 20 »

One is in good nick (outer case ) but the CRT is damaged - mode 2 text looks like mode 1 - that machine was used as a power supply only for the Videomaster during testing and was left on continuously for days at a time. The other is filthy/discoloured but I think the CRT is OK.

Where are your fellow British electronic gurus? Have them switch the parts around to make one working CM14 in great condition.
Tell 'em they can sell it on eBay.

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #10 on: 12:28, 09 October 20 »
Would it be possible to have the printed materials and disks from one of the PcW16s?


I already have one but without those.


If you don’t want to go through the trouble of opening the boxes, I could consider having one fully boxed, if that’s ok with you.

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #11 on: 15:16, 09 October 20 »
This is sad indeed, too bad I'm miles away.
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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #12 on: 15:37, 09 October 20 »
Argh, I would been keen on a PCW16 but it's more than a 10 hour round trip to Glasgow!
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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #13 on: 16:24, 09 October 20 »
Please somebody from the islands with a car (or hovercraft) go there and save them!!!
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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #14 on: 17:53, 09 October 20 »
Would it be possible to have the printed materials and disks from one of the PcW16s?


I already have one but without those.


If you don’t want to go through the trouble of opening the boxes, I could consider having one fully boxed, if that’s ok with you.


Any 16 documentation I find I will put aside for you :)

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #15 on: 18:28, 09 October 20 »
Oh no don't do it Peter!  If you were closer I would come and pick them up and put them in my garage and help get them out to other enthusiasts, but you're at the other end of the country to me and would be a 2 day round trip so not sure I could justify it.

If there is anyway you can extract the pcb out an the cm14 I wouldn't mind having it to try to repair my broken monitor, the tube is fine the pcb is not.  Probably you can't because of the risk of high voltage though.

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #16 on: 18:32, 09 October 20 »
No problem @tjohnson ,

Will take about a week and as they haven't been used in about 25 years I think the voltage risk will be low :)


I'll let you know what the postage is on the day it is sent off.
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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #17 on: 20:39, 09 October 20 »

Any 16 documentation I find I will put aside for you :)


Thank you very much, kind sir!  :)

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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #18 on: 00:14, 10 October 20 »
Oh No! But you are so far away. I'd have a monitor otherwise.


But even I couldn't bring myself to desire a PcW16.
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Re: Sad Photo
« Reply #19 on: 03:12, 12 October 20 »
If you put them on eBay/Gumtree, people will snap them up. Please don't send them to a landfill.

I'm in London but I'm sure something could be worked out for me to take one machine if needs be. I'd cover the costs for a good courier...