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  1. World of IBM, Intel multibus plus a new PDP 11 !

    My PCW9512 is sort of working and the Gotek is installed and was at a bit of a loss what to do next

    I managed to obtain a rack mount Micro PDP-11/73 that will need some care before powering up, but also saw a basket case 5160 on Ebay that was near enough to go and pickup, so went for it and now its mine

    The front bezel is split in two and the case is bent on the right hand side, just where the Hard Disk is , so that unit is very suspect, but hey ho.
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  2. Tandy 2500 SX/20 and Tandy 4825 SX restoration thread

    I just dug out my old Tandy 4825 SX and want to max it out. Can anyone tell me what the largest hard drive this will support natively? Also could I use an AMD 5x86-P75 with it? There doesnít seem to be a way to change the FSB from 25 to 33MHz, but I canít remember if this vintage machine would just adjust automatically.

    Thanks!
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  3. Multibus & Amstrad PCW, what a pair

    Fitted my Gotek into the case by cutting the original badge, as it had been cut out to allow the original drive to be mounted as drive B, it was already missing, but still seems a shame to cut original stuff.
    On the plus side, with the OLED, the Gotek looks good and is useable.

    Been collecting some multibus cards for a few years now. Have a 286 processor card and a memory card. recently obtained a card frame, linear PSU and have been looking for a suitable 'vintage' looking ...
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  4. iMac G3

    Just picked up the iMac G3 I bought mid April (CV19 !) in the original Bondi blue, complete with the puck mouse and box

    All seems to work (luckily the owner had reset the system and the password was set back to 'password') but the case and keyboard are filthy.

    The keyboard needs really careful work. Removing four screws at the back allow the rear part of the case to be unclipped from the lower, however the front clips will not pop.

    To separate these, first ...

    Updated June 17th, 2020 at 04:41 AM by Gary C

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  5. Amstrad ! arrgh

    I have had this PCW 9512 sat in the workshop for almost a year now after picking it up in Telford (for the princely sum of £3.70) so I thought it was time it got an airing.

    Powered up to a white screen, quick poke about to find this is normal.

    Got to hand it to that Sugar bloke, he knows how to build down to a price. No ROMS !, system boots from a small amount of code built into the printer driver chip FFS.

    Came with a disk, but this was very none operational ...
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