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Tandy TRS-80 Model 102

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When you first turn it on, you get something like this:
Jan 01,1900 Sun 00:00:00   (C)Microsoft 
 BASIC     TEXT      TELCOM    ADDRSS   
 SCHEDL    -.-       -.-       -.-      
 -.-       -.-       -.-       -.-      
 -.-       -.-       -.-       -.-      
 -.-       -.-       -.-       -.-      
 -.-       -.-       -.-       -.-      
Select: _              29638 Bytes free
This is known as the MENU. I prefer to call it the System screen...

At the top is the current Date/Time and at the bottom how much free RAM there is.
The words in capital letters are programs, and the -.- is placeholders for files.

To navigate this, you can use:

  1. The arrow keys to move to the program you want and press the Enter key. You must then load the fie you want from the program.
  2. Navigate to the File you want and press the Enter key. It will be opened in the correct program...
  3. Type the name of the file or program you want and press the Enter key. Warning, Basic programs will Auto-run!
If the machine is left untended for a while, it will power down. The only way that I have found to wake it up again is to switch it off, then back on again.
The leftmost function button (marked with Pause) will also function as a Break key if the Shift key is depressed at the same time.

How to set the Time/Date?

How do you delete a file here?
(None of the obvious keys work, but if it's a M$ product... )

Rename or copy?


This was found in a manual later:

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