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Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - Howard Owen - 01-25-2006

And only $59.00. Makes me queasy just looking at the pictures.

10C, only $59.00 BIN


Edited: 25 Jan 2006, 11:32 p.m.


Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - Vassilis Prevelakis - 01-25-2006

at least there is no doubt that the pictures are original :-)

**vp


Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - hal - 01-26-2006

Looks like it was (well) used in the space program...as a blast deflector.
Or perhaps it spent some time on the bottom of the space shuttle (like during a re-entry).
Hal :)


Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) - 01-26-2006

This babe deserves a better place to rest... in 'pieces'. (sig)

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Luiz (Brazil)




Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - David Smith - 01-26-2006

I don't know... looks like another person ripping off HPMUSEUM photos to me ;-)


Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - Namir - 01-26-2006

Hal,

You are on to something .... perhaps it was used to collect comet dust (shown in the eBay picture) for the probe that just came backto earth???? If that's true, this baby can be worth millions!!!!!!!!!!


Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - Namir - 01-26-2006

The folks at CSI HP say that the 10C in that auction has lepracy!


Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - Howard Owen - 01-26-2006

Well, someone bought the poor thing.

It's odd, the case looks like it's been through hell, but the buttons are clean. And he claims it passes the self tests. Tsk.


Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - Gerson W. Barbosa - 01-26-2006

If such is the case, isn't it a real V'ger?


Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - bill platt - 01-26-2006

Somebody, please archive these pictures somewhere!

It is a great example of the indestructibility of the voyagers...fantastic!

He even displays the self-test results--- a "10" in the middle of the display.

Edited: 26 Jan 2006, 10:30 a.m.


Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - Paul Brogger - 01-26-2006

I'm guessing an extended period of exposure to moisture (high humidity perhaps?) or maybe something caustic. It looks like the aluminum faceplate is extensively oxidized, with loss of ~50% of the black background. Someone has tried to fix that with a marker. (I recognize that from my own attempt to hide scratches on the face of the first HP-48 I disassembled -- oooops!)

If that is the case (very punny!), it's not surprising that the keytops look relatively unaffected. (What is surprising, however, is that it still works -- if indeed lots of moisture is the culprit.)




Re: Bee-yoo-tee-full 10C on eBay - Les Bell - 01-26-2006

Looks like the worst case of youthful acne I've ever seen. Still, in a few years, it should grow out of it.

Best,

--- Les

[http://www.lesbell.com.au]