3390[Altair Computer Club] Re: Altair 88-DCDD floppy disk controller?
- Aug 9, 2013Merde! I cringe at the thought of such destruction!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill Sudbrink" <wh.sudbrink@...> wrote:
> toml_12953 wrote:
> > Here's another thought....I see full size scans of both the 8800 and
> > 8800B front panels on eBay right now. Maybe you could buy one of those
> > and replace the damaged faceplate graphics. Then you'd have to cover it
> > with a clear sheet, of course but it should look pretty good once done.
> No, no. You don't understand. Somebody went "mad scientist" on this unit.
> The front panel interface board and cables are gone. Traces are cut and
> holes are drilled all over the front panel pcb. Many of the LEDs and
> switches are gone. Looks like he/she tried to mount IMSAI sized switches
> in multiple places, hacking holes in the dress panel and the metal panel
> behind it. Oddly (fortunately), the rest of the chassis, mother board and
> power supply are immaculate. Not even a significant scratch in the paint.
> Bill S.
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