It works

The PX-8 I bought was described as “Turns on wont type or respond”, so I was expecting to have do some work on it. After taking a quick physical overview, and checking the voltage of the power adapter. I powered the system on for the first time, it was as described.

After that I started to look though the documentation that was included with the laptop, and found a short booklet that described the initial reset procedure. This is recommend when using the laptop for the first time and after connecting the battery. There is a reset button located in the ROM capsule compartment. Pressing this button brought the laptop back to life.

That was easy, now it’s time to start exploring what the system can do and the weird but somewhat familiar world of the CP/M operating system.