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    Today, 09:30 PM
    Thanks Doug.. here's a video of what it's doing: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=MebmJt3IwxQ Thought it might be a UART problem but I...
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    Today, 07:24 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    I decided 'what the h-ll' and removed the 10mhz in favour of the 18mhz. As you can see from the photo.. there is an immediate improvement in text...
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    Today, 04:35 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Question.. what would be the consequence of installing an 18mhz crystal (only one I have lying around ATM)? The base specs call for 16mhz. The more...
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    So I got this Hazeltine 1510 I picked up for $80. The main issues with it are as follows: 1) The screen has some kind of plastic 'shield' in...
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    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    For that matter.. the MCM/70 almost certainly qualifies for Woz' statement?
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    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    Kinda thought that. I mean.. depends how one defines computer.. heck, the TV Typewriter wall pulling off that trick in 1973.. but that wasn't a...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Found this quote on that Bonhams auction for an Apple 1: "I didn't realize it at the time, but that day, Sunday, June 29, 1975, was pivotal. It...
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    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    I can certainly add mine to yours -- I think I will be keeping mine as purely about sales... I want it to become a resource we can all use to bid...
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    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    I've continued to update the spreadsheet as auctions pass. As mentioned, the genesis of this was to track Apple II auctions and get a better...
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    November 21st, 2017, 09:38 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Yeah.. I've actually gotten it to blink a cursor. I had a bad 81LS97, also there was a 81LS95 for some reason. The latter seems to have no negative...
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    November 21st, 2017, 06:19 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Soooo close..
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    November 21st, 2017, 10:20 AM
    I had an opportunity to jump in on the last auction of the 'computer' part by itself.. but I kinda hesitated at $2000 and wasn't sure if I really...
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    November 21st, 2017, 07:56 AM
    Will do. Meanwhile, the most expensive Intellivision set yet sold: ...
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    November 21st, 2017, 12:00 AM
    I nabbed that one. I'm stunned nobody else bid. Even the hoarder didn't appear. There were 29 people watching it, and I know the Netronics ones...
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    November 20th, 2017, 11:49 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    I will definitely get those tomorrow. I had a crazy day at work and then a Lions event this evening.. so only had time for some quick chip swapping....
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    November 20th, 2017, 10:50 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Had one more development. I swapped 74ls32s around.. now when I power on, I get the initial screen of junk, but then it flashes and goes to another...
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    November 20th, 2017, 12:18 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Yes sorry.. ic18.. typo. With the 74162 there I get what looks like 64char output instead of 32. I'm not a big fan of 123s.. in about 50% of my...
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    November 20th, 2017, 11:37 AM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Interesting. When I plug the 74162 into IC18, the display changes from what was 32 character to what appears to be 64. Perhaps I've stumbled on its...
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    November 20th, 2017, 09:39 AM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Had a little time between appointments. I found two more cut tracks and patched them. Also shuffled the 74LS163s. We are getting signs of life! ...
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    November 20th, 2017, 07:49 AM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    It was around 11:45pm when I checked the forums one last time before bed and saw your note. :) I will check and get back to you on these. ...
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    November 19th, 2017, 11:46 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Yes set memory to Int. There was one jumper I may not have bothered with.. think it was the one that handled stop bits and something about incoming...
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    November 19th, 2017, 10:17 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Progress! Got a screen up after fixing a cut track under IC 19. That got me *something* like cahracters on the screen. Swapping the 74LS163s (and...
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    November 19th, 2017, 08:19 PM
    I bid on this Compucolor. I did not realize they'd reached the strata of Altairs: ...
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    November 19th, 2017, 07:38 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Ok so made a few discoveries. The 74ls123 at IC18 (think that was it..) had a pin bent out. There is a 74LS162 IC one up from it.. according to the...
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    November 19th, 2017, 05:32 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Wired everything up to the defaults, removed the adapter in IC11 and put the 74LS11 on its own there. Removed all the add on wires, wired up to psu...
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    November 19th, 2017, 04:36 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    NM.. I just reread the manual. Only need -12V for RS232. I'll leave that out for now.
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    November 19th, 2017, 04:29 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    So I have two power supplies here.. neither has all the voltages I need but between them I do. I know this was done in the past with other vintage...
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    November 19th, 2017, 04:07 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Drat.. was ready to use my MMD1 PSU to fire up but forgot it doesn't put out -5V. Always something!
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    November 19th, 2017, 03:53 PM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Agreed. Okay, I've taken lots of pictures.. I think what I'm going to do is get down a step.. remove the Nasbus and all that from the equation.. and...
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    November 19th, 2017, 11:01 AM
    falter replied to a thread Nascom in Other
    Thanks Dave. I feel like I'm in a bit of a bind with this one. Usually my preference is to go to ground and get down to bare bones functionality....
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by falter on June 25th, 2017 at 11:09 AM
All hail the $3000 Apple II+!

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