Can baking an old LCD screen fix it? How about rubbing it with a cotton bud? I tried a couple of suggestions I found on the internet to fix blotches on an old Hitachi monochrome LCD screen from my 1989 Psion MC400 laptop.
I took my old (1989 vintage) laptop out for a coffee to send some tweets & emails 🙂
Using USB to power old mobile/handheld computers
An app written in 1996 to simulate making voice calls from a Psion Series 3a.
5250 days later – booting an old pentium computer that’s been in storage for ~14.5 years. This filthy beast used to be the defender of the home network running the Smoothwall GPL firewall.
Poking around in the old Psion SIBO SDK debugger – which looks like it’s based heavily on the MC’s GUI…
Re-purposing an old Psion MC400 laptop mechanical keyboard from 1989 to work with USB via a Teensy LC (Arduino compatible) microcontroller
Emulating a Psion MC400 over 30 years later – a 1989 80C86 based laptop being brought back to life in MAME.
A look at what state-of-the-art mobile text processing for journalists was like in the mid 1990s – the Psion MC400 EROS system.
I read an online post about creating an “MC400 emulator”. That got me thinking about the ROM, and the 28F010 flash chips that realise it…
Comparing comments (or the lack of them!) in software from 1969 & 1984. NASA’s Apollo Guidance Computer versus Elite for the BBC Model B 🙂
A summary of all the things that are right with my 1991 Psion MC400 laptop, “online” via an attached Raspberry Pi 3B+ and wifi…
As of July 2021 Linux has been around for 30 years. For almost all of that time I’ve been installing Linux on just about anything I possibly can….
Getting the 1990s era Psion MC400 laptop online via an attached Raspberry Pi and some custom shortened Psion serial-USB cables… Tweets, Emails, BBC News & screenshots! All in glorious monochrome and at 19200 baud 🙂
Connecting my retro-laptop to the internet via 2 x RS232 serial connections to a Raspberry Pi… and defeated (for now) by lack of hardware flow-control signals 😦
My homage to Doug Rocket’s art installation at Place “MY LAPTOPS 1991-2005”. It’s well Mexico.
Some older GPS receivers can’t compute dates properly thanks to the original GPS system employing an epoch with 10-bit week number… a new epoch starts every 1024 weeks!