Refurbing an old Sanyo “Triple Five” MBC-555 #VintageComputers #Retrocomputers @LeadedSolder
The Leaded Solder blog looks to tackle restoration of a Sanyo MBC-555 MS-DOS machine from 1982:
Sanyo made a bunch of interesting computers over the years, and the MBC-555 is no exception. It will run MS-DOS, but the 6845-related video chipset is completely incompatible with CGA – the Sanyo’s high-res mode is 8-colour bitplaned 640×200, like a PC-8801mkII! Reportedly, it is also slower than a 5150, and has a smorgasbord of weird hardware bugs that render it even more incompatible with common PC software.
The keyboard is a little unusual for an IBM PC incompatible – it emits ASCII codes into a Mitsubishi M5L8251 USART.
Check out all the features of this vintage machine and how it was brought to life in the post here.
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