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Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
05-31-2019, 08:56 PM
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Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
Does anyone have a copy of the Users Guide for the Sharp PC-2500, preferably in English? If one doesn't exist in English. I can take other languages. Thanks.

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05-31-2019, 09:19 PM (This post was last modified: 05-31-2019 09:20 PM by Zaphod.)
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RE: Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
Service manual (if interested):

https://www.manualslib.com/download/1261...-2500.html
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06-01-2019, 12:59 PM
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RE: Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
(05-31-2019 09:19 PM)Zaphod Wrote:  Service manual (if interested):

https://www.manualslib.com/download/1261...-2500.html

Thanks, however, I already have this document. Just to clarify, I am looking for the User Manual as I am interested in the printer/interface commands as well as trying to figure out how the spreadsheet/contact programs in the device works. If an English manual does not exist, I may go ahead and try to create one, like I did with the G850VS. However, I need a User Manual as a starting point. Would prefer PDF, however, I can work with a physical manual. Thanks.
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06-02-2019, 07:00 AM (This post was last modified: 06-02-2019 07:00 AM by Zaphod.)
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RE: Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
(06-01-2019 12:59 PM)jwhsu Wrote:  Thanks, however, I already have this document. Just to clarify, I am looking for the User Manual

Yes, I knew that, just put up for reference when I went searching.

Here's another one that might interest you:
http://www.digitanto.it/mc-online/PDF/Ar..._067_0.pdf

I'm still looking Big Grin , I like a challenge.
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06-02-2019, 01:31 PM (This post was last modified: 06-02-2019 01:36 PM by Zaphod.)
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RE: Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
(06-01-2019 12:59 PM)jwhsu Wrote:  as I am interested in the printer/interface commands as well as trying to figure out how the spreadsheet/contact programs in the device works. If an English manual does not exist, I may go ahead and try to create one, like I did with the G850VS. However, I need a User Manual as a starting point.

Legend (my google research) has it that it "had the same characteristics" as the PC-1350, which was superseded by the PC-1360, with which they supposedly supplied the 1350 book for.
So it may be that the printer commands at least might work the same, (albeit the 2500 had 4 colour printing), the sharp 4 colour printer of the era was for the PC-1500 so the commands for that may well be the same.
(Actually the two printers apparently use the same pens.)

http://basic.hopto.org/basic/manual/Shar...0%20DE.pdf

and

http://destroyedlolo.info/sharp/LM.html

also

https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-11...09468.html

That's all I have for now.
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06-03-2019, 02:33 AM
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RE: Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
(06-02-2019 01:31 PM)Zaphod Wrote:  
(06-01-2019 12:59 PM)jwhsu Wrote:  as I am interested in the printer/interface commands as well as trying to figure out how the spreadsheet/contact programs in the device works. If an English manual does not exist, I may go ahead and try to create one, like I did with the G850VS. However, I need a User Manual as a starting point.

Legend (my google research) has it that it "had the same characteristics" as the PC-1350, which was superseded by the PC-1360, with which they supposedly supplied the 1350 book for.
So it may be that the printer commands at least might work the same, (albeit the 2500 had 4 colour printing), the sharp 4 colour printer of the era was for the PC-1500 so the commands for that may well be the same.
(Actually the two printers apparently use the same pens.)

http://basic.hopto.org/basic/manual/Shar...0%20DE.pdf

and

http://destroyedlolo.info/sharp/LM.html

also

https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-11...09468.html

That's all I have for now.

Thanks. I’ll have to run some tests.
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06-03-2019, 01:19 PM
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RE: Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
(06-03-2019 02:33 AM)jwhsu Wrote:  
(06-02-2019 01:31 PM)Zaphod Wrote:  Legend (my google research) has it that it "had the same characteristics" as the PC-1350, which was superseded by the PC-1360, with which they supposedly supplied the 1350 book for.
So it may be that the printer commands at least might work the same, (albeit the 2500 had 4 colour printing), the sharp 4 colour printer of the era was for the PC-1500 so the commands for that may well be the same.
(Actually the two printers apparently use the same pens.)

http://basic.hopto.org/basic/manual/Shar...0%20DE.pdf

and

http://destroyedlolo.info/sharp/LM.html

also

https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread-11...09468.html

That's all I have for now.

Thanks. I’ll have to run some tests.

These manuals are also available in English (along with many others) here:

https://sharppocketcomputers.com/

1350 Svc Manual
1350 Sharp Literature
1360 Svc Manual
2500 Svc Manual

and the 1360 User Manual here (so there was actually a 1360 manual):

http://basic.hopto.org/basic/manuales.php

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06-04-2019, 11:02 PM
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RE: Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
I just checked my collection. I have a PC-1350 and to my surprise, it also included an English manual. If there is interest, I can scan it for everyone.

As far as explorations, not much progress. Most of the graphical commands in the PC-1360 manual do not work on the PC-2500. I looked at the CE-150 plotter instructions and they also do not appear to work. Need to do some detailed digging into this system to see how to operate. It may be that the instructions could be similar to the CE-515/6/7P plotters. However, I don't hold out much hope in finding a user manual for those devices.

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06-04-2019, 11:58 PM
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RE: Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
(06-04-2019 11:02 PM)jwhsu Wrote:  I just checked my collection. I have a PC-1350 and to my surprise, it also included an English manual. If there is interest, I can scan it for everyone.

As far as explorations, not much progress. Most of the graphical commands in the PC-1360 manual do not work on the PC-2500. I looked at the CE-150 plotter instructions and they also do not appear to work. Need to do some detailed digging into this system to see how to operate. It may be that the instructions could be similar to the CE-515/6/7P plotters. However, I don't hold out much hope in finding a user manual for those devices.

Jack

Since the 1360 English User Manual is already available, instead of scanning the full 1350 manual, it may be sufficient to only scan those portions that are different from the 1360. The 1350 and 1360 are very similar models, so I would not expect large differences. Just an idea to save time/effort scanning.

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06-05-2019, 05:46 PM
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RE: Sharp PC=2500 Users Guide
(05-31-2019 08:56 PM)jwhsu Wrote:  Does anyone have a copy of the Users Guide for the Sharp PC-2500, preferably in English? If one doesn't exist in English. I can take other languages. Thanks.

Jack

It's not a manual but this list of peeks and pokes for various Sharp machines, including the 2500 might be of use to you:

http://destroyedlolo.info/sharp/adresses.html

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