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Altair #1 - Lost in the mail. Who got Altair #2?

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    #16
    Altair #1 "got lost in the post" but it did not disappear into an alternate dimension, it existed and may still exist somewhere, it may turn up one day.

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      #17
      Have you contacted Bob about this? Maybe he could give some more details on the history of this system.

      It seems that he would be easy to contact:

      http://www.cringely.com/bout-bob/

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        #18
        Originally posted by leiy View Post
        So I suppose the real Altair rev.0 with lowest serial ever exist is #3, and the biggest serial with light-yellow pillar board holder inside Altair I can find on internet so far is #47.
        I can safely say serial number 201 has the light yellow pillar board guides on the first couple of cards, the later added cards moved to the blue ones.

        Cheers,
        Corey

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          #19
          Originally posted by Corey986 View Post
          I can safely say serial number 201 has the light yellow pillar board guides on the first couple of cards, the later added cards moved to the blue ones.

          Cheers,
          Corey

          Great info! Any photos? Thank you.
          www.worldcommunitygrid.org (World Community Grid: a scientific research projects)
          Altair 8800,1974, one of 1st made, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=229
          Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221148A, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=202
          Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221876K, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=77 most detailed photos
          Here's Altair 8800 rev.0 survivors list for reference: http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=144

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            #20
            I'll try to remember to take some tomorrow.

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              #21
              OK, here is Altair #201
              IMG_0149.jpg
              IMG_0151.jpg
              IMG_0153.jpg

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                #22
                Originally posted by Corey986 View Post
                OK, here is Altair #201
                [ATTACH=CONFIG]24581[/ATTACH]
                [ATTACH=CONFIG]24582[/ATTACH]
                [ATTACH=CONFIG]24583[/ATTACH]
                Nice machine. Thank you very much.

                Leiy
                www.worldcommunitygrid.org (World Community Grid: a scientific research projects)
                Altair 8800,1974, one of 1st made, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=229
                Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221148A, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=202
                Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221876K, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=77 most detailed photos
                Here's Altair 8800 rev.0 survivors list for reference: http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=144

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Corey986 View Post
                  OK, here is Altair #201
                  [ATTACH=CONFIG]24581[/ATTACH]
                  [ATTACH=CONFIG]24582[/ATTACH]
                  [ATTACH=CONFIG]24583[/ATTACH]
                  I noticed the DB25 holes from backpanel are round corners & right side of PSU metal base plate from last photo has holes. These makes the #201 Altair special.

                  The #201 indicate, the SN number with light-yellow pillar holder on stock Altair computers reached to #201 so far, and the lowest serial with blue pillar holder I found on internet so far is #790.

                  Thank you.
                  Leiy.
                  www.worldcommunitygrid.org (World Community Grid: a scientific research projects)
                  Altair 8800,1974, one of 1st made, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=229
                  Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221148A, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=202
                  Altair 8800 rev.0 SN221876K, http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=77 most detailed photos
                  Here's Altair 8800 rev.0 survivors list for reference: http://www.vintage-computer.net/?p=144

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                    #24
                    Hi All;

                    I have never seen an old Altair with the BIG Capacitors over on the side, instead of the small ones along the Back of the machine..

                    THANK YOU Marty

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                      #25
                      This one has been upgraded. The entire power supply had been upgraded and attached to the original motherboard is a 3rd party one which adds 8 slots.

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