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billdeg
September 4th, 2012, 12:54 PM
I have made some progress on my Visual 1050 project, and met with new set backs. Such is life

For a brief moment I had everything working perfectly - the system was booting to an external hard drive and I had about every software package that existed in Visual 1050 format installed. CP/M Plus, mouse, everything. ... Then the drive controller died and I have to fix it. That's OK, I pretty much have had to replace everything else :-)

http://vintagecomputer.net/visualtechnology/1050/thm_Visual_Technology_1050_bootscrn-BIOS2.jpg
Boot screen, system booting directly from the hard drive

Here is a link to painful restoration project. So far I have replaced all of the keys, the drive controller chip, and found a replacement quad-density double sided disk drive.
http://vintagecomputer.net/browse_thread.cfm?id=333

billdeg
September 4th, 2012, 01:50 PM
Here is a cap that I think is causing the computer to not recognize the presence of a Winchester drive.

http://vintagecomputer.net/visualtechnology/1050/thm_Visual_1050_Winch-drive_Ontel-controller_cap.jpg

Bill