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  1. UK Members - Anyone want to help ship an item?

    I've been after an Apricot Xen for 20 years now and one finally popped up with its accessories and it's POSTing....but it's in Basingstoke, which appears to be an hour west of London
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    Gaming historian. Very much connected with Atari...

    Gaming historian. Very much connected with Atari to say the least. He died at the end of August. :(
    Now that the name has been brought up however, this connects his name, Mindset and NY state...
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    Merrick, NY. For some reason that name is...

    Merrick, NY. For some reason that name is familiar.
    Didn't a bunch of Mindset stuff sell out of that place last year?
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    Which in that case is essentially a BUS mouse.

    Which in that case is essentially a BUS mouse.
  5. Power supplies need capacitor work as...

    Power supplies need capacitor work as preventative maintenance. The gas plasma screens sometimes develop lines.
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    And you want $14K? How about I show up with a...

    And you want $14K? How about I show up with a truck and $1000 and call it good?
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    IBM had the System 9000 which offered GPIB as an...

    IBM had the System 9000 which offered GPIB as an option, but that wasn't a marketed product until the early 80's.
  8. The internet implies that this...was...R45. That...

    The internet implies that this...was...R45. That I can tell from the photo it isn't related to the adjoining power header.
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  9. Oh neat, an IBM 029 card punch terminal.

    Oh neat, an IBM 029 card punch terminal.
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    Yeah, a passive DB25 cable is all you need. ...

    Yeah, a passive DB25 cable is all you need.

    Now keep in mind that the Lisa and ProDOS handle the Profile differently. While later versions of LOS will let you partition for a portion as MFS/HFS...
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    As others have mentioned the HDA assembly in a...

    As others have mentioned the HDA assembly in a ProFile is a standard Seagate ST506 or 412, but with Apple proprietary boards for motor control and head R/W amplification (with the components being...
  12. With everyone also suggesting brake cleaner, DO...

    With everyone also suggesting brake cleaner, DO NOT substitute with carburetor cleaner.
    I have melted screwdriver handles to explain why you should not bring that around most plastics.
  13. Standard grade DOT 3 brake fluid has worked...

    Standard grade DOT 3 brake fluid has worked extremely well for me in the past on Apple plastics and I trust it enough I used it to strip my rattlecanned Lisa with EXTREMELY positive results pulling...
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    Considering the cost to ship is something you are...

    Considering the cost to ship is something you are fully aware of, in a situation like this where there's a few thousand kilometers to travel I would be investing in Instapak bags for perfect-fit foam...
  15. Since it is successfully threading, unthreading...

    Since it is successfully threading, unthreading and deslacking the tape it's adjusted properly but you audibly have an idler or gear that isn't seated properly and is rubbing against something....
  16. Well the voltages are pretty standard stuff and...

    Well the voltages are pretty standard stuff and it's all pretty low amps. If you were really desperate you could replace the power supply entirely with a modern equivalent modular supply. (Like this...
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    Onboard ram of that era should be SMD DIP. Pretty...

    Onboard ram of that era should be SMD DIP. Pretty easy stuff to replace using a hot air rework station but you won't necessarily know which chip is bad until you replace them either all at once or...
  18. I don't see what issues would crop up. The...

    I don't see what issues would crop up. The original II/II+ PCB layout was cloned to death in the 80's and is a fairly solid design using off the shelf parts. There are harder replica kits you can...
  19. Trying to find a specific early 2000's benchmark program

    This has been bothering em for a while but I thought I could track it down again but I have not been able to.
    Way the heck around 2002 or 2003 when I got my first laptop it had a benchmarking...
  20. I've considerd going for one myself before...

    I've considerd going for one myself before because I love how chunky and horizontally expansive they can get but yeah, the peripherals are really hard to find.
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    More details on that product here, including,...

    More details on that product here, including, options, models, pricing and availability. Looks to be a 5170 with a few extras as it says you can also use it as a regular 5170.
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    Well the first thing I noticed is that internally...

    Well the first thing I noticed is that internally and externally it's almost identical to a Philco-Ford portable cassette recorder I bought as a gift for someone last week. The big issue was the belt...
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    OP, you got a link or screenshot of the thread in...

    OP, you got a link or screenshot of the thread in question that put all this on the record?
    Something about this really doesn't add up with the facts and it sounds a lot like someone got RDF'd.
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    Welcome to the forum! Hmm, now were you taking...

    Welcome to the forum!
    Hmm, now were you taking those measurements with the power supply plugged into the logic board and loaded, or with the leads connected to the multimeter and no board loading?...
  25. Later versions of GIMP (and presumably photoshop...

    Later versions of GIMP (and presumably photoshop as well) will detect rotation data in the EXIF and ask if you want to use it or not, otherwise I find opening it in the editor, rotating it, saving...
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