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  1. Crazy Computer Weekend.....

    Got 2 machines on the bench now...one modern-ish, one retro......

    My Wife's Dell Dimension 4600, which I'm rebuilding with Windows 7 x86 for her birthday with the new licence I purchased. SHe's had this computer since 2003, the darned thing just won't die, and with good reason.....here's the list of issues it had at the start of the weekend....

    - won't "rewind" on XFINITY or Netflix videos (locks up machine)
    - grinding 20GB PATA HDD, I would lie awake ...
  2. my XT 5160 arrived today

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    so, thee XT arrived today. pretty good shape.. too good, really.. the interior is way too clean.. very little dust trapped in front of chassis grill holes (the black round holes).
    i took some pics after wiping it down pretty good.. I'm really satisfied with the exterior condition.
    I can't fire it up until the remainder of my parts arrive.
    it has the 256K motherboard, but the cards appear to have lots of RAM.. i may setup an ESD station and pull-out the cards to see if I ...

    Updated March 16th, 2014 at 08:17 AM by luvit

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  3. my 5160.. on it's way

    Here are pics and description of the XT 5160 I claimed on Fri, Feb 21. -- It should arrive this week.
    No monitor or keyboard. It was mis-advertised as a 5151.
    It had two hard drive face plates, so i'm gambling that it *may* have 2 hard drives.. lol.

    The description was:
    IBM 5151 without monitor. 14 Day Guarantee.
    Unable to fully test without monitor, but powers up and sounds post chime
    Works only with IBM 5151 12" transistor–transistor logic
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    Updated March 16th, 2014 at 08:18 AM by luvit

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  4. i've spent over a week, already, just searching and selecting

    i spent a lot of time carefully selecting units. i live in a very rural area where i MUST drive for hours to pickup hardware, which isn't much better than shipping.. so I opted to have each unit shipped.
    Shopping by price was the first priority, but then I had to compromise a little for a better looking unit that was a closer match to the specs i wanted. i've spent a week just making 3 selections -- i'll describe them in this blog and post progress. I should start seeing some items arrive ...

    Updated March 16th, 2014 at 08:19 AM by luvit

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  5. Within the Pyxis 360

    I mentioned the IPS-360 as well from the previous blog entry. It seems that a few boaters and geocachers use them and they all complained it takes forever to pull in enough satellites to work. Mine arrived slightly more used than the 760. It least it had a carrying case.




    Again we have the documentation. We don't ...

    Updated February 15th, 2014 at 04:25 PM by NeXT

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