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Hektor 3

Also very little information about the Hektor III. The case and keyboard were the same as the Hektor II but the electronic board was completely redrawn to support up to 64 KB of RAM and ROM.

Several I/O connectors allowed to connect an extension card, a light pen, a 1200/75 baud modem, a parallel printer and even a mouse.

The Hektor III was also loaned to the students for the duration of the Open University course, hence its rarity.

Thanks to Ian Hall for all the pictures.

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Have a Hector III in its box with manuals and cables etc.
Based in the UK
Any offers?

Saturday 23rd May 2020
Ed (UK )

I have just obtained an old Hektor III open university computer from 1983. Does anyone have a manual for this. Also it did not come with a power supply, so if you have the schematic then this would be usefull


Wednesday 10th October 2012
Colin (UK)

Here is one with some pictures on Ebay:$LH_DefaultDomain_146$hash$item336dc4a470


Monday 31st October 2011
schaap (The Netherlands)


NAME  Hektor 3
MANUFACTURER  Open University, UK
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  United Kingdom
YEAR  1983
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke 60 keys
CPU  8085A
SPEED  3.024 MHz
RAM  64 KB
ROM  8 KB up to 64 KB
TEXT MODES  80x24, 40x24 and 73x35.
GRAPHIC MODES  640 x 240 dots
COLORS  Monochrome
SOUND  Built-in speaker
SIZE / WEIGHT  27,5 (W) x31 (D) x5 (H) cm / 1.5 kg
I/O PORTS  TV/RF output, composite video, cassette port, 40-pin interface for an external peripheral board, 24-pin I/O controller, configurable for use as a parallel printer port. light pen connector
OS  Unknown
POWER SUPPLY  External PSU. Could be powered from a 12V car battery.
PERIPHERALS  Expansion board, 1200/75-baud modem, Mouse
PRICE  Unknown, available only on loan to Open University students

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