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3390[Altair Computer Club] Re: Altair 88-DCDD floppy disk controller?

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  • toml_12953
    Aug 9, 2013
      Merde! I cringe at the thought of such destruction!

      --- In altaircomputerclub@yahoogroups.com, "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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