Franklin PC-8000

Franklin 8000 Box Shot, angled.
Franklin 8000 Box

One of Franklin’s attempts at the IBM market, post Apple fallout.

Narrative »

  • Received via donation at my place of work. Originally came with the monitor, too, but during a shop clean out, the monitor was tossed. Bummer. The machine is in beautiful aesthetic condition, but does not function properly.

Vital Stats »

  • Model Number: PC-8000
  • Serial Number: 08030430
  • Date Code: 870924 (Built 24 September 1987)

Acquisition Data »

  • Acquisition Date: 2001 or 2002
  • Acquisition Method: Donation
  • Acquired From: Client Dropoff

Physical Condition »

  • Condition: Mixed – Aesthetically great, functionally poor.
    • 15 March 2015: Displays K-B Error! on POST. Will not boot using any known good disk or drive.
  • Other: Original keyboard, power cord, and packaging are with machine. Manuals are not present.

Associated Accessories »

  • None. Original monitor was lost due to miscommunication.

Photographs »

Franklin PC 8000 System
Franklin PC 8000 System
Franklin PC-8000 Shipping Label
Shipping Label