March 8, 2018 – New Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the March 2018 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter on his trs-80.org.uk web site. You can find all of the issues on his downloads page.

Contents:

PAGE 03 IN MAV’S WORKSHOP: Using Co-Co Drives on a M1/M3/M4
PAGE 07 From .JPG to /BAS in Easy Stages
PAGE 10 A review of the Colour Genie
PAGE 16 In Mav’s Workshop: TRS-80 Linepinter VI
PAGE 25 Binary Countdown
PAGE 27 Postacards to the Editor
PAGE 29 The FreHD Adapter
PAGE 37 In Mav’s Workshop: TRS-80 Farming Articles
PAGE 47 Competition
PAGE 48 Ebay.co.UK Review
PAGE 49 Deal or No Deal – A New TRS-80 Game!
PAGE 37 In Mav’s Workshop: Model 4 Roundup

December 13, 2017 – TRS-80 Model I Free for Local Pickup

Update: Claimed

A site visitor in the Alexandria, Virginia area is offering a Model I system free for local pickup.

Details (From the donator): Model I, Level II, 16K. I purchased in in 1980 at the Springfield Mall in PA. It was working when I boxed it up in 1985 and stored it in a bedroom. Now there is a problem. I’m able to enter and run a simple program, but the characters displayed on the screen aren’t as expected. I suspect the monitor is fine, and maybe a contact in the computer is corroded. I’m including the computer, monitor, power supply, cassette recorder, original box, two Level II Basic Reference Manuals and some cassettes.

Note (From Ira): My hardware expert, Ian Mavric, believes from the pictures that it is more than likely that the cause of the problem is that one of the video RAM chips has failed.

     •  Model I

     •  Model I, Level II, 16K Computer

     •  Monitor

     •  Power Supply

     •  Cassette recorder

     •  Original box

     •  Two Level II Basic Reference Manuals

     •  Some cassettes

As always, to keep away those would say “hey, would you ship” (when the above states local pickup only), please contact me at freetrs@trs-80.com if you can do a local pickup and I will relay in the order received.