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Cassette Recorder CE Tool
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Cassette recorder, interface cards and tapes for 3683 Point of Sale terminal
  CE tool comprising cassette tape recorder, tapes, interface cards and cables. One tape shows it to be used for the IBM 3683 Point of Sale terminal IML Backup.

The cassette recorder was also used on S/7 for loading diagnostics. There was a routine for setting up the read head that involved first listening and adjusting by ear, followed by running the tests from the tape. A CE reports that this was extremely fiddly as test results were very inconsistent. (Info from Roman Niessner, former CE IBM Austria Salzburg branch.)
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Ivan Dally

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