HxC fitted to LSI Computers System M-Three

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SteveH
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HxC fitted to LSI Computers System M-Three

Post by SteveH » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:53 pm

Here are a few photos of an early 1980s British built computer (LSI Computers Ltd, System M-Three) that I restored a couple of years ago. It's an ugly duckling of a Z80 based system that has two continuously spinning noisy Shugart 8” diskette drives.

This was the state of the system after being in someone’s attic for 20+ years.
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Here it is restored and running an EPROM based monitor program.
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And here it is fitted with a HxC floppy emulator - the screen shows Wordstar word processor under my own build of CP/M 2.2 operating system.
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SteveH
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Re: HxC fitted to LSI Computers System M-Three

Post by SteveH » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:13 pm

For anyone interested, the following Google photo album has more pics of the restoration process, including the addition of the HXC Floppy Emulator and an IDE Hard Drive (using a disk-on-module).

https://goo.gl/photos/tMza3ootuxB6FYF38

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Re: HxC fitted to LSI Computers System M-Three

Post by Jeff » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:22 am

Very nice restoration !
And thanks for the compatibility report ! :)

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Re: HxC fitted to LSI Computers System M-Three

Post by AW99 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:59 pm

Good job! Looks like a new product now and together with the HxC it's even more fascinating.

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