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TI-59 card reader
« on: May 27, 2017, 08:31:19 pm »
Just joined your User Forum and have also been a member of the HPCC for a few years.
I have 2 TI-59s (one is locked on the P100-A printer) - both card readers won't read or write to mag tape cards
However both card readers do a lot of whirring but don't get pulled through.
The other 59 locked to the printer (lost key) - 2 different locksmiths have tried to open it but failed (I can hear a number of modules when you shake it).

Is there anyone in the club that could repair the readers please and/or unlock the PC-100A (I'm in Sheffield UK)?
Also the other 59'has a missing battery cover lost and both steel battery prongs have been broken right down to the mother. Both 59s will run on external power.
The reason I can no longer do fiddly jobs is because of Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Thanks Dennis Tuckerman
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Re: TI-59 card reader
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 08:37:37 pm »
Hi there, welcome to Omnimaga. Unfortunately, your hardware is much older than what our userbase tends to dabble in, and offhand I can't really think of anyone who would know about doing much of anything with those old models. You might have better luck asking at https://www.cemetech.net/forum. They tend to have people that do more hardware stuff, you might perk someone's interest. However, most of them are also more familiar with newer hardware.