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  1. LAB8/E changing characters

    Quote Originally Posted by gnupublic View Post
    Hello,
    my name is Volker and I'm working in IT business since 22 years. Now that I'm in my fifty's, I found back to my roots and the computer I had when I was young. I realized it was fun and wanted to go further back in time. Since then I'm reading in this part of the forum, because I got very interested in DEC computers.
    Last month I got a LAB8/E. I started to clean up everything in the LAB8/e, formed and tested the capacitors in the power supply. Calibrated the voltage, tested
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  2. Pericom terminal restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by zippysticks View Post
    So I bought this non working Pericom terminal which won't power up (shorted smoothing capacitors and burned out bridge rectifier) and also has a pretty 'terminal' case of screen 'cataracts'.

    Have the rectifier and capacitors on order so decided to tackle the screen problem. This is caused by the ageing of the 'glue' that bonds a layer of protective glass to the CRT. It becomes opaque and starts to bubble - usually around the edges.

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  3. Depotting an 80's MCU from Ford...for AMC

    Mention fuel and emissions control to people who lived through the 70's and early 80's with a car and for some reason the music of CCR and the sound of helicopters start going through their heads as if the Malaise Era was as traumatic to them as Vietnam might of been.
    Basically in that period the ability to run an engine loud and rich was being clamped down on to deal with smog and fuel shortages. Initially it was devices such as anemic carburetors, smog pumps, the Exhaust Gas Recirculation ...

    Updated May 26th, 2019 at 04:44 PM by NeXT

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  4. I would like to ask some software Questions about ongoing/continuing support for the

    Quote Originally Posted by KC9UDX View Post
    There's a huge difference between "can" and "will" and "has resources to".

    I'd love to. But I can just barely find time to do the things I already do.
    Thats why I am looking for ready-made solutions first. Such as applications from the FreeDOS Community. Or anything else anyone knows about I don't.

    It would be a different story if I had managed to get my hands on SchoolMate Plus! Back in 2012.
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  5. Request for help on 5170 Mobo

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabertooth View Post
    I have purchased an IBM 5170 with the Type 1 Mobo. I knew it didn't work when I got it but I do have some electronics background and thought I could make it work. I have changed out all the tantalum caps as well as a few of the MLCC. I installed the Supersoft BIOS v1.2 and it led me in a direction where I changed both 9517 DMA IC,s, replaced the original memory chips with NOS KM4128-15 the 8254 timer, 8942 keyboard controller and the 146818 RTC. I still get the same results as I have befofre
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