Z-100 LifeLine For Sale Page

I have maintained a huge stock of standard Z-100 series computer parts and offered repair services since 1994, when Paul Herman moved on and I became editor of the "Z-100 LifeLine". Have you noticed the prices for computer products, particularly for Z-100 parts (if you can find them) online? Even floppy drives and what once were common parts have gone nuts on Ebay. I still sell most everything you would need for your Z-100 for much less and still offer repair services. Before you buy elsewhere, give me a call. Check the costs below (which already includes shipping) and if there is something you need that is not listed, I can quote you a price. All my regular parts for the Z-100 are fully tested before shipping.

 

WavesBullet     Z-100 Costs & Services

Here are the present 2019 prices, which includes shipping, for repairs and most standard parts for the Z-100. Press the back button when you wish to return here.

 

WavesBullet     Standard Stock

I'll eventually include pictures for all the stuff. But in the meantime, here are the last few IDE Controllers that are for sale, and once they are gone, that will be the end of them:

 

  WavesBullet     LLIDE1a          LLIDE1b          LLIDE2a

The New Z-100 LifeLine Controller!  These come programmed to your specific system (with or w/o MFM Hard drives in the system) and can handle up to four IDE devices. See the IDE Controller page for additional information. Note:  The Master and Slave here is referring to the controller connector, each of which can have two devices. The price includes the necessary ZROM and ZDOS, and shipping. It does NOT include IDE devices nor cabling, though arrangements can be made. My favorite IDE device is a tossup between the 256Mb or the 512Mb Compact Flash. You will notice that the price sheet above shows the new $250.00 price, but if you mention this advertizing and website, I'll stay with the original $240.00 price!

 

  WavesBullet     ZCLK3          ZCLK1          ZCLKscrn1

The New Z-100 LifeLine ZCLK2!  This first image shows the new circuit board layout with ribbon cable, the second with it installed, and the third with the PAINT display on my Z-100. The price sheet shows the new $60.00 price, but if you mention this advertizing and website, I'll stay with the original $55.00 price.

 

WavesBullet     Excess Stock

Over the years I have also collected quite a bit of 'One of a Kind' items and some that I have extras of. Here is your opportunity to get items at an excellent price, often at prices just over shipping.  Check this page often because I hope some of this stuff does not hang around long... Click on the pictures for a larger version. Remember, all prices include shipping here in the States.

 

  WavesBullet     MG5720a          MG5720c

Canon PIXMA model MG5720 series ink.  Let's begin with this printer ink. I bought it by accident online from Staples (I must have had a senior moment, because I don't remember it at all) and we did not see that it was the wrong kind until Myra tried putting the Black ink into our Canon MG5220. So it is not returnable - my fault and opened. So here is an opportunity for one of you to get a great deal on a set of ink cartridges for Canon PIXMA models MG5720, MG5721, MG5722, MG6820, MG6821, MG6822 or MG7720 printers. It also comes with a pack of 4x6" Glossy Photo Paper. It lists for $56.00 new at Staples. I'm asking $35.00.

 

  WavesBullet     ZMF100a           ZMF100b

The FBE ZMF-100 Memory Upgrade for the older 85-2653-1 Z-100 motherboard.  I'm asking $25.00, which includes shipping. Ask for a quote for the 256k RAM chips. 

 

  WavesBullet     CDRspeed1

The CDR Z-100 Speed Module.  I have two of these with the instruction booklet, and a third with just a printout of the instructions. This is the famous 5MHz/7.50MHz Upgrade that usually requires no other chip changes in the computer because it is just short of the dreaded 8MHz modification. Further, it can be switched back to 5MHz at any time. Originally marketed for $49.95, I'm asking $35.00, which includes shipping.

 

  WavesBullet     ZDS8087a          ZDS8087d

The Zenith Data System's 8087 Coprocessor Adaptor Card for the Z-100. I found several of these installed in some of the U.S. Air Force Z-100 computers. You cannot find these on the web, and once they are gone, they will be history. While I don't believe they speed up normal Z-100 operations much, they were meant for detailed graphics operations or for performing floating point mathematical operations. If you are trying to calculate PI, then these are for you. I'm asking $10.00 apiece for these, if purchased with one of the 8087 chips offered below.

 

  WavesBullet     Easy87a          Easy87c

These are  UCI's Easy87 Coprocessor Adaptor Cards for the Z-100. I'm not sure where I picked these up. As with the ZDS version, you cannot find these on the web, and once they are gone, they will be history. As I also mentioned several times, I don't believe they speed up normal Z-100 operations much; they were meant for detailed graphics operations or for performing floating point mathematical operations. If you are trying to calculate PI, then these are for you. I'm asking $15.00 apiece for these, if purchased with one of the 8087 chips offered below. 

 

  WavesBullet     Intel8087a          Intel8087b

Ok, These are the famous Z-100 8087 CoProcessors.  They also work in the Z-100PC (H/Z-151/161 series). As I already mentioned, these are fantastic for arduous graphics work or floating point arithmetic, but I personally see little use for these for normal Z-100 operations. Nevertheless, there are spots for these located on the Gemini Board (the PC Emulator board), and the separate 8087 boards I showed above. I did find some of these listed on E-bay starting at $25 for the 5MHz versions and I'm willing to start there. As a refresher let's review the stats:

8087 Type                Speed                   Asking Price      Notes:

Plain 8087               5 MHz                    $25.00

8087-3                     5 MHz                    $25.00

8087-4                     4 MHz                    $20.00              Not listed anywhere; I suspect it is the 4MHz vers.

8086-6                     6 MHz                    ------                  Not available.

8087-2                     8 MHz                    $40.00

8087-1                     10 MHz                  $80.00 

 

WavesBullet     High-Resolution Z-100 Video Solutions!

Over the years I have collected several 'unique' High Resolution Solutions to make Z-100 video even better, more impressive. For a description of the Z-100's impressive Interlaced Video see the article:  Z-100 Graphics. Here are available solutions that I have:

 

  WavesBullet     ProScan16Color1a     ProScan16Color1c     ProScan16Color2b

PROSCAN:  Higher Resolution Z-100 VideoPROSCAN:   See William N. Locke's Z-100 Notebook Article in Sextant Magazine #33, Early Spring, 1988. ProScan was Travis Barfield's contribution to improved Z-100 graphics. This daughter board cost $65 at the time; plugged into the Z-100's video board and required the use of NEC's MultiSync monitor or similar. ProScan gave you a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels - roughly twice the Z-100's usual 640x225 pixels, and the same number as operating the Z-100 in Interlace mode. But the annoying flicker associated with Interlace was gone because with ProScan the normal horizontal scan rate was nearly doubled. See the article on:   Z-100 Graphics  for additional information.

I have only one of these for sale; it does not include the Z-100 Video Board (pictured just to show installation) and it is untested; I'm asking $80.00. I've got another installed with a ProColor system, described later. Add the Z-100 Video Board (tested) for an additional $100.00. 

 

  WavesBullet     ProColor512Video1a     ProColor512Video2a

PROCOLOR:  Z-100 Video with 512 Colors!  See Paul Herman's Issue #9, Z-100 LifeLine, August 1990.
Travis Barfield developed another impressive video system for the Z-100. The new ProColor 512 color video upgrade for the Z-100. The production model of the ProColor video board consisted of a standard Z-100 video board with two additional circuit boards attached to it. They were all mounted together to make one 'thick' video board which mounted in the same way as the original video board.
Before you could use ProColor, however, you needed to make sure you had the right type of monitor. The best choice was an auto-synchronizing type, like the NEC MultiSync or Logitech AutoSync. At a minimum, you had to have a monitor that accepted analog RGB video signal. The standard Zenith ZVM-134 or ZVM-135 monitor would NOT work, because they were digital RGB monitors. Another reason for going the MultiSync route was so you could use the high-resolution ProScan display mode, which was included with the color upgrade. See the article on:   Z-100 Graphics  for additional information.

I have only one of these for sale; it is untested; I'm asking $200.00. I've got another with a ProScan board installed, described next. 

 

  WavesBullet     HughesV1ProScan1a     HughesV1ProScan2a     HughesV1ProScan2b

PROCOLOR:  Higher Resolution Z-100 Video with 512 Colors!  See Paul Herman's Issue #9, Z-100 LifeLine, August 1990.
Travis Barfield developed another impressive video system for the Z-100. The new ProColor 512 color video upgrade for the Z-100. The production model of the ProColor video board consisted of a standard Z-100 video board with two additional circuit boards attached to it. They were all mounted together to make one 'thick' video board which mounted in the same way as the original video board. This board also has the ProScan High Resolution Board installed. 
Before you could use ProColor, however, you needed to make sure you had the right type of monitor. The best choice was an auto-synchronizing type, like the NEC MultiSync or Logitech AutoSync. At a minimum, you had to have a monitor that accepted analog RGB video signal. The standard Zenith ZVM-134 or ZVM-135 monitor would NOT work, because they were digital RGB monitors. Another reason for going the MultiSync route was so you could use the high-resolution ProScan display mode, which was included with the color upgrade. See the article on:   Z-100 Graphics  for additional information.

I have only one of these for sale; it is untested; I'm asking $250.00. 

 

  WavesBullet     HughesV1Video1c     HughesV1Video2a     HughesV1Video3a

Hughes V1 Board: 16 Color Z-100 Video!  See William N. Locke's Z-100 Notebook Article in Sextant Magazine #31, Nov/Dec, 1987. Also see Stanley Schwartz's article "A More Colorful Z-100 Can Display EGA Video", published in Sextant Magazine #39, Early Winter, 1989.
Hughes Development Systems developed the V1 Video Enhancement Kit, which gave the Z-100 an additional 64K bank of video memory, the intensity plane, for $139.00 (without the Z-100 video board). The Z-100 computer could then bank-switch the intensity plane with the blue plane, under the control of an I/O port. That memory permitted adding intensity to the primary colors red, green, and blue. Those three colors and the intensity could then be mixed to produce a possible 16 colors.
The blue plane and the intensity plane had the same memory address. The V1 control port located at 97 hexadecimal (151 decimal) determined which of the two were used. Bit 5 of this port controlled whether or not the intensity plane was displayed on the monitor. Bit 6 controlled whether the blue or intensity planes are sccessed when writing to memory. And bit 7 controlled whether the intensity plane should be written to automatically when any plane is writen to. If bit 7 was 1, then whenever a value was written to any plane, the same value would be written to the intensity plane. These three bits were the only bits used to control the V1 board.
The V1 board and associated cables were physically installed between the video and main boards of the Z-100. No trace cutting or soldering were involved in the installation.
To see the extra colors, the monitor, such as the Zenith ZVM-135 color monitor, had to have the capability of using the intensity signal. See the article on:   Z-100 Graphics  for additional information.

I have only two of these for sale; they do include the Z-100 Video Board but are untested; I'm asking $250.00.   

 

WavesBullet     S-100 Bus Kits!!

Over the years I have also collected several 'unique' Kits, and I offer them here for you. Obviously they have been overtaken by Technology, but they are for the S-100 bus and may very well work in the Z-100; at the very least they will provide hours of fun with your Z-100 to get them to work. Some come with bare boards, some with instructions and parts lists, and some with most of the parts! We start with the kits with some, if not all the parts:

 

  WavesBullet     SSM 2716EpromPgmr1          SSM 2716EpromPgmr2          SSM 2716EpromPgmr3          SSM 2716EpromPgmr4

The SSM (Solid State Music) Microcomputer Products PB1 2708/2716 EPROM Programmer KIT. It comes with a nice instruction booklet and what appears to be all the parts. If you are interested in learning basic EPROM programming with your Z-100, here is your chance. The two Zif sockets alone are worth most of the price. I'm asking $70.00.

 

  WavesBullet     SSM MB7 16kRAM1          SSM MB7 16kRAM2          SSM MB7 16kRAM3

The SSM (Solid State Music) Microcomputer Products MB7 Low Power 16K STATIC RAM Board.  Please note, this is STATIC RAM and not the dynamic RAM normally used in our computers. Does that matter - I have not a clue. All there is is a nice instruction booklet, a blank S-100 circuit board, and I've copied the parts list for you. I'm asking $35.00.

 

  WavesBullet     JadeBigZ1          JadeBigZ2          JadeBigZ3          JadeBigZ4

Jade Computer Products, 'The BIG-Z', Z-80 Micro Processor Board.  It has very detailed instructions and uses 2 or 4 MHz operation. I have to admit that this one may not be useful in the Z-100, but if you want to try emulating a Z-80, H/Z-89... here's your chance. I've included a parts list. If you have any questions, I'll try to answer them from the instructions. I'm asking $45.00.

 

  WavesBullet     WMC EPM 2a          WMC EPM 2b          WMC EPM 2c

The WMC EPM-2 2708/2716 EPROM 16/32Kb Board.  This is a memory board designed to interface programmed 2708's or 2716's to the S-100 (WAMECO) bus. Any multiple of one memory chip can be used and the start and stop address can be set in 4K byte boundaries. From that I gather it is NOT a programmer. There is a nice instruction booklet, a blank S-100 circuit board, and I've copied the parts list for you. I'm asking $35.00.

 

  WavesBullet     WMC Mem 2a          WMC Mem 2b          WMC Mem 2c

The WMC MEM-2 16 Kbyte 2114 STATIC RAM Memory Board.  This is a memory board designed to interface 2114's to the S-100 (WAMECO) bus. Any multiple of two memory chips can be used and the start and stop address can be set in 4 Kbyte boundaries. The memory can be increased by 4 Kbyte increments until the full 16 Kbytes are used. There is a nice instruction booklet, a blank S-100 circuit board, and I've copied the parts list for you. I'm asking $35.00. 

 

  WavesBullet     WamecoMEM3Kit     WamecoMEM3a     WamecoMEM3b

WamecoMEM3c     WamecoMEM3e     WamecoMEM3h

The WMC MEM-3 32Kx8 STATIC RAM Memory Board.  This is a high density memory board designed to interface 2114's to the S-100 (WAMECO) bus. Any multiple of two memory chips can be used and the start and stop address can be set in 4 Kbyte boundaries. The memory can be increased by 4 Kbyte increments until the full 32 Kbytes are used. I have one as what appears to be a full kit of parts, as pictured, except it has no RAM included. It requires up to 64 2114L low power RAM ICs. One source that I have found very reliable and reasonably priced can be found at Unicorn Electronics (unicornelectronics.com). They are presently offering 2114L Static RAM in quantities greater than 25 for $2.37 each! There is a nice instruction booklet, a blank S-100 circuit board, and I've copied the parts list for you. I'm asking $35.00 for the bare board, with instructions, and $55.00 for the full kit, except memory.

 

  WavesBullet     CCS XVI 16kRAM3          CCS XVI 16kRAM4          CCS XVI 16kRAM5

The California Computer Systems Model XVI 16K STATIC RAM Board.  This is a memory board designed to interface 2114 STATIC RAM chips to the S-100 bus. Bank select capability is available which is compatible with AM100, Cromemco and other systems. The board is NOT compatible with address select systems such as IMSAI. Any multiple of two memory chips can be used and the memory can be increased until the full 16 Kbytes are used. There is a nice instruction booklet, a blank S-100 circuit board, and I've copied the parts list for you. I'm asking $35.00. 

 

  WavesBullet     UnkRAMBd1     UnkRAMBd2

An Unidentified Memory Board.  Judging from the other memory boards that I have, it appears to be another board for up to 64 2114 Static RAM chips. All the parts are marked on the board except the RAM chips. If anyone recognizes the board and manufacturer, I would appreciate the info to place here. As I know nothing about it, you are on your own. This is bare board only; I'm asking $30.00.

 

 I hope that you find something that you can use.

WavesHBar6