Scor­pio News

  

July–September 1987 – Volume 1. Issue 3











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ordering thie extra drive at the Beige, Like the 1.24 drive. with Ble

tine as the system, it too would be te

wroag, dt Was a black geivel “when f eyle reply (1-e- making a “feature* out of ret chay then how the delves are people!

here are two recesses in the front panel. One contains a reset button, This {8 Tvety usefol facility, any clones have n0 reset, and if you somehow manage £0 fotally hang the systen you nave eo resort to powering it Off and back om again She eecond fevers, inmedintely above ‘the firat conttins «power-on indicator, Winchester access’ indicator, Cr speed indicator, and xey-switch., The PU speed Indicator is off for ons, green for she, nnd red for Lonlls, “the keyewiten, when locked, divables the Leyboard and physically Locks the cate iid to ene System. the loge to the keyooerd disabling it that {a)’you cen go sway from pete tyacenis’thn ae, SP sone work and novone con Glecpe Sty br (oy tocone

ccese your private filer. Presumebly Locking che Lid on’is to prevent people from ‘stenting’ bosrds from inside your system © but they could still take EhePwhote ehingt

‘The ondy other items on the front are an *Elonex* label, and some designer

witch. On the rear of 2 maine-out socket. This socket ie intended for the connection of maine to the display monitor, and is controlied by the main eysten’s on/off sviteh so that you have to

Just the one switch to power the whole thing on and off. Just above the sockets te the cooling fam vent. The only other thing on the rear, other than Access to the rear of the expansion boards, 19 the keyboard socket.

‘There 4a a rear panel for each of the eight expansion slots. on one (the colour board) fe a S-pin D-type, for connecting to the display monitor, and a DB-25(8) for the parallel pore. ‘there are two other panele “occupied”, each with a DB-250M) for the serial ports.

Inside T had no intention to go ineide the unit until two things happened:

1) I decided to try out the ke it turned part way round, and then met jome resistance, I assumed chat it wasn’t mating up too precisely with the tatch to lock the id on, and turned it a Little harder. The resistance Glsappeared. I later discovered that the Reset button no longer functioned, put

242 together, and realised these thinge may well De nerociated with one another!

2) The Norton Utd1ity programs include one called SYSINFO, that gives you various information about your system, Like how much memory it hus, plus the Kerulte of a timing test. The timing cost ie tupposed to indicate the number of times faster the system is than a standard TBH PC. I know various people dispute the actual figures given, but Telco know that # 10MHz, 0 wait state syaten should give ile GE approx. 11.5. My system said 10 3,’ regardless of whether I software switched the wait states on or off. Referring to the manual Lidlecovered that there is a link block ineid that can be set to aelect either (i) always one wait state, or (4ll jctable zero or one wade ata

To open it just requires the cine one wae nielngy Then vith the driver ent

I must say that the whole thing seems to be very well built, with excellent access to everything. To remove any of the expansion boards requires the

ae of just one screw per board. To remove # disk drive requires the Felease of two screws per drive at the front, disconnecting the power and date Cables, and then the drive just slides out to the front on Funners.


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