Epson HX-20

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Just a quick one afore I go to bed I just got a HX-20 :) :) :)
will post piccys and ask loads of stupid questions soon.
watch this thread
 

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Wow! I remember those. One of the first "portable" computers. It looks like a full sized 8-bit machine from the 80's with a small LCD screen for a display.

Here is something quite mad. Epson still have the manuals on their site here.

And there is a nice site here with loads of programs for the system.

At the time I really wanted one of those, but they were very expensive. Instead I got one of the much smaller Sharp portable computers. About the size of a pocket calculator and with a full mini qwerty rubber keypad and LCD. I was trying to remember what model it was and looking at the old-computer.com site I think it was the Sharp PC-1251 here, but it might have also been the PC1260. I will have to try and find it. I know I originally stopped using it because the power switch broke and I couldn't repair it, but I'm sure it could be made to work again. It was great at the time and I coded loads of little programs on it while traveling to school on the bus. Now that has to be up there in terms of being a geek! :LOL:
 

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Gary

Nice one mate, It's a Nice machine so dont hold back on the pr0n :wink:

TC :mrgreen:
 

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Here are a few piccys to start with, before I tidy it up.
I need to dig out where the batteries are/should be 27 year old NICADs may be a problem :shock:
 

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And a few more..
 

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SkydivinGirl said:
OMG!!! It's SOOOOOO cute! I want one :)

Heather

/Kin wonders how many AmiBay Members wish they could be a "Transformer" now.... :mrgreen:
 

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@Kin

Do you think If I packed my self in a "Large" box With a label saying

"Epson HX-20 Inside - Post to the States - Urgently"

I could get away with it :?:

TC :LOL:
 

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< dreams... that SDG seems to have attracted quite a following here, maybe it's the avatar, the daring adventurer, a girl who loves computers, intellegent, the American accent, playing tanks on the sofa... (nooooo, I'm married)

Back to the HX-20..
I have extracted the battery pack and it hasn't leaked, ordered 4 SubC Nimh tabbed batteries (should be NiCad but they are being phased out) so I will be soldering and shrinkwrapping a new battery pack together tomorrow :)

Then to see if she lives..
 

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I couldn't resist it... I have taken the motherboard out.

firstly here is the 24 column printer which takes a 6cm wide roll of paper.
 

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:oops:

Ok, you guys made me blush! Quite a feat, I might add!

@Kin

Hmmm... Transforming people... I think the two eyes on the screen would give ya away...

@TC

You could try, but I think I'd end up with a TC Popsicle after your cargo trip over :D

@imnogeek

Awww, that's so sweet... isn't it? :wink:

Thanks for all the HW Pr0n!

Heather
 

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imnogeek said:
< dreams... that SDG seems to have attracted quite a following here, maybe it's the avatar, the daring adventurer, a girl who loves computers, intellegent, the American accent, playing tanks on the sofa... (nooooo, I'm married)

SDG is a fantastic sport as well as a great helpful personality, certainly gained everyone's respect rightfully so and it's great she's part of Amibay.

Thanks for all the hardwork mate the piccies make a nice change from Commodore Mobo's :wink:

TC :mrgreen:
 

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/....Kin also knows that by American Standards, if something or someone is cute, it means they fancy the pants off it! :mrgreen:

Don't blush anymore SdG. I can feel the heat over here! :LOL:

@ Imnogeek

Playing tanks on the Sofa! :roll: - PMSL!! :mrgreen:
 

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Probably I should have been more precise, being a retro computer site I obviously meant scorched tanks on my A600,...or did I??
 

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See now this is a Retr0liciously-Delicious Thread!!!!

27year old Paralell processing on 640Hertz Baby!!!!!
 

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@Kin

Yep, I definitely fancy it. Hope I didn't burn ya! :wink:

@imnogeek

I guess you can't decide which would be more fun, eh? :p

You're all like the geeky brothers I never had!

Heather
 

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@ SdG

Luckily for me at the time, I was in & out of a Cold Room whilst wearing my Drain-pipe Thermals with Raybans! :mrgreen:

No problemo!

Kin 8)
 

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New battery pack fitted today :)

She lives :D :D :D
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need to look at keyboard when you tap hard on a key it adds other stuff "auto" seems to be the most common :?:
 

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