Welcome to the homepage of the "Z-100 LifeLine", a professional journal for users of the Heath/Zenith H/Z-100 series computer. I'm glad you stopped by.
This web site is for computer hobbyists interested in facts about the Z-100's history, hardware, software, service and support. The Home Page contains some links to other related Z-100 Web Sites.
The LifeLine Page contains information about the newsletter. Be sure to check out the index to prior articles in the LifeLine. I've also completed an index to Z-100 related "Sextant" articles. Access to these indexes is through this page. If you haven't been a regular subscriber to the "Z-100 LifeLine", you've been missing a lot.
The What's New Page contains an update on the latest happenings in the Z-100 Community and select information from the latest issue of the "Z-100 LifeLine".
The Z-100 Page contains information on the Z-100 series computer, it's initial configurations, and the improvements made over the years.
The Repair Page contains information on disassembling the Z-100 series computer, and serves as a launching vehicle to articles on Z-100 repairs and modifications that may be of interest. The latest addition is an article on the description, differences, and servicing of the Zenith ZVM-13x series of color monitors. If you are having any difficulties with your monitors, you won't want to miss this one.
The NEW IDE Page contains information on a new IDE Controller Board to replace the Z-217 Controller Board and MFM Hard Drive system presently being used in the Z-100 series computer. This board is finally completed and all the pre-orders have now been shipped. In addition to working with IDE hard drives, it also works great with Compact Flash (CF) memory cards. However, I cannot recommend the Disk-on-Module (DOM) memory units - they seem a bit flaky during my limited use. It may have been the unit I received. I still have a few extra IDE boards, so if you are interested, contact me NOW!
Finally, if you haven't visited in a while and are not a subscriber to the Z-100 Lifeline, you may want a quick update on what's happening. Click on What's New! or the link in the right column.
Feel free to browse around. Use the e-mail link below to tell me what you think, or if you have any suggestions. I hope you enjoy your visit!