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K > KAYPRO > Robie


 

This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Kaypro Robie computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

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Friday 18th May 2012
Glenn (Hilo, HI)

We have a working model here at a computer store I work at. It POSTS but the system disk or drives must be shot because it doesn''t boot :( We also have a Kaypro 4+, Kaypro 2000, Atari 800, Commodore 2000, Commodore 64 on display!


Thursday 13rd October 2011
LaVerne Kreklau

I am the owner of the Robie pictured here. Back in the early ''90s I sent the keyboard to a place in I believe North Carolina to be repaired. I never seen it again. If anyone knows where I can find one please let me know. I have searched e-Bay for a replacement for a long time but have never found one.

Thanks.


Saturday 2nd January 2010
Diego Barizo (Uruguay)

A Robbie can be seen at David Addison''s office in "Moonlighting" second season.
It''s a nice show to spot old computers! :-)


Thursday 1st June 2006
Gary Herring (USA)

I actually bought one of these. It was the first computer I ever actually owned. This was in 1985; the owner of the computer store was pricing them to move and I thought I was getting a bargain. It took me a couple of days to figure out that I'd outwitted myself. I eventually replaced the thing with an IBM PC-XT. A friend of mine bought the Robie; miraculously, we remain friends. The Robie was certainly durable. Short of an axe or a shotgun, nothing was going to break the thing, but it was a better boat anchor than computer.





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