I'm desperate to get more of the information I have accumulated over time onto this site but it's a slow job.
Now, a HUGE thank you to Vaxman and his lovely wife.
I had an Email out of the blue from Vaxman (followers of my blog will know that Vaxman and I have corresponded many times and he has been able to supply me with 8870 related documentation in the past), saying he had found an 8870 / Micro 7. I was very excited for him. The Micro 7 is a lovely machine and it's nice and compact. We exchanged several Emails on how he could attempt to get the machine working, but unfortunately it became clear there was something very wrong. He also didn't really have the time to invest fiddling around with this as he has many other projects on the go, and this was just a distraction to him.
I also secretly think his wife wanted this piece of junk out the way :)
I will write more about it soon and include pictures. I've also got some very useful documentation to go with this machine.
So, once again, a huge thank you to Vaxman and to his wife for packing it up so well and arranging it to be shipped to me in the UK. Oh, and to his cat for supervising and making sure the job was done properly.