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DG MPT/100 – Update 1

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Data General MPT/100 Main Board

I have finally found the time to start work on the restoration of the MPT/100. I have removed the Main PCB and started the long process of component inspection, cleaning and component testing. The picture shows the area previously covered by the brightness potentiometer and its mounting hardware. This was the first component to be […]

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DG microNova I/O

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Data General microNova I/O Cable and Terminator

One thing that has genuinely surprised me is how much ex Data General people want to help with physical items for a restoration and with how much information they remember about kit they worked on many years ago! VIP Alexandre made contact with me completely out of the blue and offered to send me the […]

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Data General MPT Schematics

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DG MPT Desktop Schematics

I am pleased to report that I have managed to obtain a set of schematics for the MPT series Desktops. VIP Lothar located a section on the MPT in his fiche collection and I was able to have these converted to PDF. This will make any repair on the MPT much easier and in addition […]

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Crater en masse

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crater en masse

I had a call a couple of days ago to say that the Data General 6220 5Mb Winchester Chassis was ready at the shot blasters. On collection I was amazed to see just how much damage the rust had done to the chassis. With all of the oxidant removed the chassis revealed a lunar type environment […]

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Something Rather Rusty!

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DG 6220 Winchester Side-1

I found (via the classiccmp mailing list) an intriguing Data General item; intriguing because I have not seen a unit like this before. I made enquiries with the owner and they did not know what it was either. They also sent me a picture of the rear of the unit saying “you should be aware […]

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Data General MPT/100 Has Arrived

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MPT/100 Angle

This Data General Enterprise MPT/100 has arrived for restoration and preservation – it’s a sweet little machine that has a microNOVA CPU hiding inside, dual 5.25″ floppy drives and integrated keyboard and display. It would have run MP/OS. More to follow on its dedicated restoration page here. I am looking for Documentation and Software for the […]