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NEW STUFF FOR TRS-80 COMPUTERS:

(Newsletter CD, Cables, Power Supplies, CRTs)

In my never ending quest to keep people's TRS-80s up and running I try to find solutions and replacement parts for machines.  Below is a list of items which are new, or in the case of cables, made up from new components, to keep Tandy computers alive and kicking.

 

They come with a 90 day or more warranty, just like Tandy used to offer, and friendly after-sales assistance should something go wrong after the 90 days is up. 

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New!!

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Model I Double Density Adapter

(Released 1st October, 2016)

Who is it for? It's for Model I owners who want to upgrade to double density disk operation like in the good old days.  New_Perc is compatible with the old Percom Doubler II which has not been available since 1983.  Compatible with all previous DD DOSes.

 

ONLY $USD109.00 + shipping

See a VIDEO of the New_Perc DDA in action HERE

 

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New!!

Model I Serial Adapter Cable

(Released 1st October, 2016)

Who is it for? It's for Model I systems which have the RS232C board installed in the Expansion Interface but are missing the cable which connects to your serial I/O device.

 

ONLY $USD39.00 + shipping

See a VIDEO of the Serial Adapter Cable in action HERE

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NEW!!

"NewBUFF" Buffered EI Cable Replacement

(Released 24th July, 2016)

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 - COMPLETLY ASSMEBLED AND TESTED! -

If your Expansion Interface requires a Buffered EI cable, and your cable is either missing or malfunctioning, now you can replace it with a new one made from new components.  It even fits inside the plastic case your old Buffered EI cable came in.

For a video about the NewBUFF, click HERE.

Only $USD80.00!

($A105.00)

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FreHD/Quinnterface Combo Box

Who is it for? It's for Model I fans with a standard 16K Level II and monitor.  No modifications to the TRS-80 are required (though lowercase is recommended).

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ONLY $USD249.00!

See a VIDEO of the FreHD/QI Combo Box in action HERE

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FreHD/M1HD I/F Combo Box

Who is it for? It's for Model I fans with an expanded 48K Level II system with Expansion Interface.  An Eprom needs to be installed in the Model I (soldering required, but no trace cutting) and a power cable installed in the Expansion Interface (no soldering required). 

 

"If you don't want to modify your Model I then you can leave the Eprom out and boot the FreHD with a traditional floppy disk" - Ian.

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ONLY $USD229.!

 

See a VIDEO of the FreHD/M1HD I/F Combo Box in action HERE

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"Quinnterface" Mini Expansion Interface for 16K Model I FreHD users!

 

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 - COMPLETLY ASSMEBLED AND TESTED! -

Neat little device is perfect for Model I users who own a 16K Level II unit (which is most of you) but no EI or Disk Drives, and don't want to modify your Model I with upgraded boot Rom or memory upgrade.  The Quinnterface, developed by J. Andrew Quinn from New Zealand, adds 32K RAM and auto-boot functionality to your FreHD.

For a video of how to set up and use the Quinnterface, click HERE.

Only $USD95.00!

($A125.00)

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Cable Kit for Model II/12/16/16B/6000 HRG

(Released 1st June, 2015)

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 - COMPLETLY ASSMEBLED AND TESTED! -

If in 2014 or 2015 you bought one of the HRG boards on eBay sold by rpsi92 in the USA, you quickly found that it lacked the pair of special cables required to hook the board up to your system.  They are made from a combination of New and NOS (hard to find) parts and work perfectly.

For a video of how to set up these cables and your HRG board, click HERE.

Only $USD69.00!

($A95.00)

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Model 4/4GA/4D HRG boards!

(Updated 23rd September, 2015)

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 - COMPLETLY ASSMEBLED AND TESTED! JUST PLUGS IN NO SOLDERING REQUIRED! -

Four types of the Grafyx Solution board are available depending on TRS-80 and requirements.

This great new device works in all Model 4s, 4Ps and 4D. To order yours go to the HRG page HERE.

All are $USD165.00ea!

($A215.00)

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NEW!!

U72 GAL (PAL-compatible) chip for M4 128K upgrade

(Added 16th October, 2014)

A PAL chip is needed to upgrade Model 4 Non-Gate Array computers up to 128K.  These have been unavailable for years and without it you can't upgrade to 128K.  Thanks to Dean Bear and Andrew Quinn, I can offer these compatible chips burned into a GAL for $FREE (limit one per person).  You only pay the shipping cost! 

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Why free?  Some years ago a report in CN80 stated that burning U72 onto a GAL instead of a PAL produced unpredictable results, however Dean, Andrew and myself have been using GAL versions for years with no problems.  So the jury is still out ... but if you want to try one yourself, it costs you nothing!

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NEW!!

Model 1 Hard Drive Adapter

(Added 20th July, 2013)

This great little device connects a TRS-80 primary hard drive (an in future the FreHD emulator) to your TRS-80 Model 1 computer!  Unavailable since 1983, Tandy used to make a small adapter to connect a hard drive to the Model 1.  Extremely rare these days and when they do come on the market, grossly overpriced, I decided to get some made up which I will now sell for only $A50ea.  Comes with a small cable to connect to the Expansion Interface, and I will email you drivers which will work with your TRS-80 primary hard drive.  If you need the hard drive cable, see below, but if you are using your primary drive on a Model III/4/4P or 4D then you can use that cable - it plugs straight into the adapter.

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For a video of this device in use, click HERE.

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(Added 7th April, 2013)

Power Supply for TRS-80 Model I - $145

Just what you need if your Black US 120V or White Aus 240V power supplies have worn out or just plain gone missing.  This is a new design by D.Bear utilising compact toroid transformers resulting in a power supply small enough to fit in the Expansion Interface, but with enough grunt to power a fully expanded Model I system, and even then with plenty of power in reserve.  Only takes up one power socket too!  These are custom made to order, depending on which country you need it for, so contact me for price and shipping details.  $145 + postage and comes with 1 year warranty.

May sell in parts for CKD form for those capable of assembling their own unit - email me first. 

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Video of the Model 1 power supply in action HERE.

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NEW!!


(Added 30th March, 2013)

Composite video cable for Model I - $15

Just the cable needed to connect a Model I computer to a composite monitor, such as the C= 1084S, or any green screen or amber monitor, or to most televisions with the three RCA cable composite inputs (pretty much all TVs made in the last 15 years).  $15 + postage and comes with 1 year warranty.

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Want to make your own?  I show you how in my video here.

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NEW!!


(Added 1st Feb, 2013)

CP 40W Power Supply for TRS-80 Model III and external secondary Hard Drive $75-$80

Just arrived from the USA are brand new 240V CP Power Supply suitable for use in TRS-80 Model III, cassette-based Model 4, and TRS-80 External Secondary hard drives. These are BRAND NEW old stock, the troublesome Rifa filter caps have been removed and replaced with reliable MKT caps, the supply is then tested for an hour before being packed and sent.

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There are 2 types*:

One has 8 additional components and is suitable for the motherboard supply in a TRS-80 Model III or cassette Model 4.  (The additional parts supply -12V needed by the memory and RS232 board.) $80 includes 1 year warranty. 

The other has the 8 components missing and is suitable for the drive tower on a Model III, drive tower on an upgraded cassette-to-disk Model 4, and an external Secondary hard drive.  (All those devices don't need -12V.)  $75 includes 1 year warranty.

* When ordering I may request details of your computer to make sure you get the right power supply for your application.

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NEW!!

(Added 6 May 2012)

Newly updated for 2012, last year's CD had about 700Mb worth of information, this year I've added more than double that, making it well worth the $10 to buy the new version.

Australian TRS-80 Newsletters CD has over 100 newsletters from former TRS-80 User's Groups such as Sydtrug, Bits'n'Bytes, Nawscug, ES80UG, as well as heaps of general and special interest artefacts to read. Only $10 inc. p&h, email me to order it:

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NEW!!

(Added 16 December 2012)

NEW Inter-connect cable for TRS-80 III/4 Hard Drive.

Is your cable unreliable or did you buy your hard drive off eBay or CraigsList without one? I make replacement cables which have a new 50-way card-edge connectors at one end, 50-way IDC connector at the other end, and made to whatever length you specify (standard cables are 90cm (3ft) long).

$45 + postage (includes 90 day warranty).

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NEW!!


(Added 28th Oct, 2012)

ASTEC 65W Power Supply for TRS-80 Model 4/4P/4D/Hard Drive $90

Just arrived from the USA are brand new 240V Astec Power Supply which is the same as in a TRS-80 Model 4, 4D, 4P and traditional TRS-80 External Primary hard drives. These are BRAND NEW old stock, the troublesome Rifa filter caps have been removed and replaced with reliable MKT caps, the supply is then tested for an hour before being packed and sent.

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$90 + postage and comes with 1yr warranty (275 days more than Tandy's standard 90 day warranty.)

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NEW!!

(Added 7 July 2012)

NEW Inter-connect cable for TRS-80 Model 1/Expansion Interface.

The cables provided by Tandy with the Expansion Interface are now over 30 years old and people are finding them to be somewhat unreliable, or in extreme cases, just don't work at all. I make replacement cables which have new 40-way card-edge connectors at either end, and made to whatever length you specify (standard cables are 6 inches long).

$25+ postage (includes 90 day warranty).

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NEW!!

(Added 6th May 2012)

NEW 12VCMP31 green screen CRT for Model I/III/4

Is your CRT in your Model III or 4 TRS-80 worn out? Is it full of screen burn or did you break it when you opened your machine and don't know where to source a new one? Or are you sick of the regular B&W television-grade tube in your TRS-80 Model 1, III or US M4?

Just arrived from the USA, I have currently on hand NOS P31 green screen CRTs which are easy to install, see my video HERE.

They work great in a Model III or 4, and work reasonably well in a Model 1 (this is due mainly to the very archaic video circuitry in the Model 1 monitor).

If you are in Melbourne I can even install them for a flat fee of $45 while you wait...

$150ea with 90 days warranty.

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NEW!!

(photo soon)

 

(Added 1 Jan, 2013)

NEW Floppy drive cable for TRS-80 Model I.

Is your Model I's floppy drive cable unreliable or did you buy your computer off eBay, CraigsList, or GumTree without one? I make replacement cables out of new parts, and made to whatever length you specify (standard cables are 90cm (3ft) long).

2-drive cable $35 + postage (includes 90 day warranty).

3-drive cable $40 + postage (includes 90 day warranty).

4-drive cable $45 + postage (includes 90 day warranty).

"I can also make floppy drive cables for any TRS-80 computer including the internal and external ones for the Model III/4, Coco disk drive cables, and cables for the Tandy 1000/2000 series!  If you need a custom cable length for that specialised TRS-80 application just ask me!" -Ian.

 

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