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Manuals for Open University Hektor / PT502

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    Manuals for Open University Hektor / PT502

    Hi Folks!

    Does anybody have a copy of the user manuals for this machine? I have book number 3 but I'm missing the all important books 1 & 2 which describes how to use the monitor / assembler.

    Cheers,
    Dave

    #2
    So you were the lucky highest bidder? Sorry can't help with the manuals.

    Here's the ebay link just so others can see all the pics:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    CP/M-86 Software Repository www.cpm86.eolith.co.uk

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      #3
      Nope, not that one. I got mine about 3-4 months ago for £15 and its in better condition too

      Just wish I could figure out how to use it!!

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        #4
        So it wasn't one of the box of 15 in Todmorden then!
        Sorry but no I haven't either.
        "Don't it always seem to go
        That you don't know what youíve got Ďtil itís gone" (BANG )

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          #5
          Nope, not one of them either!
          I did see them listed and was tempted to stick in a bid but went for a little more than I wanted to pay. Did try and email the seller about getting a copy of the manuals but didn't get a reply.

          Cheers,
          Dave

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            #6
            Hektor manuals

            Hello,

            I have scanned in the getting started guide, book 1 and book 2 into PDFs.

            Send me your email address and I will email them to you.

            Stephen storr

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              #7
              Stephen, Thats fantastic. Will PM you with my details. Thanks!!!

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                #8
                Sorry for this thread necromancing; but as finally an Hektor III emulation is on the way thanks to the MAME's team, the real Hektor III docs could be of great help, specially the ones that describes the hardware. No idea if the ones in these thread are from the Hektor III or the older models but it's worth asking I think...

                Does anyone still have the Hektor III books or have a clue about how to get them?. Thanks!

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