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    March 21st, 2019, 12:16 PM
    KenEG replied to a thread Zaisan XT Clone in PCs and Clones
    Are you sure the floppy is functional? The first thing I would do would be to clean and lubricate the drives t make sure they spin and the heads...
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    March 18th, 2019, 05:29 AM
    Yes, I got very lucky right after I bought the Colt and found a Seagate ST351A/X on eBay at a very good price. It works perfectly in 20MB XT mode. ...
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    March 14th, 2019, 11:59 AM
    Inserting the chip in backwards and turning on the computer may have damaged the chip and/or the one piggy backed on it depending on where VCC and...
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    March 14th, 2019, 05:28 AM
    Are you sure it's not the controller? Seems suspect that four drives all fail in the same way. If you have another computer you can swap them into...
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    March 14th, 2019, 04:56 AM
    Thanks, but I am trying to keep the machine fairly stock. All I want is the updated Commodore BIOS so I cam use the full 42MB capacity of my hard...
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    March 13th, 2019, 04:51 AM
    I am a Chemist and was amazed when we needed to buy compressed air in a can and was told I needed to put it to chemical clearance and obtain a safety...
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    March 12th, 2019, 06:26 AM
    OK, thanks you both for the information.
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    March 12th, 2019, 04:20 AM
    This seller has a supply of BIOS chips for PC10/20/30/&40 Commodore computers. I just bought a 4.41 (latest I...
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    March 8th, 2019, 12:22 PM
    Try using something like DeOxit on both the socket and pins of the 6502 to remove corrosion. That should both make it easier to insert and assure...
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    February 25th, 2019, 12:14 PM
    KenEG replied to a thread 360k Floppy Drive in PCs and Clones
    You could try to find a Micro Solutions BackPack parallel port floppy drive. Probably a bit more expensive solution, but it can be used with any DOS...
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I am over 60 and started computing on a Commodore VIC 20
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PCjr, DTK PC-XT Turbo, 386DX 33, 486 laptop, Pentium 120, Pentium III 500, various old laptops, Commodore Colt, all working. I also have a 286 that I need to see if I can repair.


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