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Thread: 14" amber monochrome monitor--keep or toss?

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    Hi Chuck,

    If you do manage to get the monitor working again, I'd be willing to buy it from you. I'm on the West coast though, so I don't know how much shipping would be, but I've always wanted to have an amber monitor. Plus I can say I got it from the coder who wrote SIMCGA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Yeah, I kept thinking that maybe I'd get around to fixing it. I did ship someone its twin a couple of years ago. Well, I"m willing to toss a couple of buck at it. If it doesn't work, then I won't feel too bad about tossing it.

    Oh, who am I kidding? I've already got a couple of monochrome monitors, even though my XTs have VGA cards in them. I've got to get rid of some of this stuff. We've got a good E-waste collection program here. I'll take the monitor and a couple of daisy-wheel printers in. Heck, I haven't powered on my Altair 8800 in 40 years, it should probably hit the e-waste pile too.
    I have plenty of machines I have not powered up in years, mostly because I have so many and some are duplicates and because I tend to bounce around between platforms and time periods.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
    Boxed apps and games for the above systems
    Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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    Well, I ordered a FBT that should work, if I read the datasheet correctly and interpreted the PCB traces. Worst case, I'll let some magic smoke out and it'll really be a piece of e-waste.

    For me, many machines just get ignored as I move to other projects. If I haven't touched a system, other than tripping over it in 5 or more years, I consider donating it to someone. Life nowadays is short enough that I can't imagine going back and doing anything with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    ....Life nowadays is short enough that I can't imagine going back and doing anything with it...
    I know the feeling, I just keep what i still have an interest in and have a use for now, Anything i no longer have an interest in and no use for gets sold / donated or dumped, When i pop my clogs it'll all end up down the dump anyway.


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