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  1. You would have been better off buying one of my...

    You would have been better off buying one of my Northstar Horizon (currently on ebay.co.uk) and I could have driven it to you as I'm about 20 miles away ;-)
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    And don't forget the import duty and VAT ! UK...

    And don't forget the import duty and VAT !
    UK government is making a fortune from my hobby.
  3. Blast. Another one that won't ship to the UK.

    Blast. Another one that won't ship to the UK.
  4. I have the same problem - did we confirm this is...

    I have the same problem - did we confirm this is an RJ9/11/22 socket ?

    Would be great to identify an exact replacement part number if possible (ideally from mouser/digikey). Have seen quite a few...
  5. Sorry to ask but what are the MESS forums ?

    Sorry to ask but what are the MESS forums ?
  6. The actsirius1 website has been down for more...

    The actsirius1 website has been down for more than a year. I did get a message back from the website owner indicating it would be back up soon (in about April last year).
    As I recall though he...
  7. I thought I was unique.... It looks like there...

    I thought I was unique....

    It looks like there are no less than three Vicki's on Ebay UK at the moment - mine is the cheapest one ;-)

    The others are a portable with no keyboard and apparently...
  8. Here is the set of Victor 9000 disk image links I...

    Here is the set of Victor 9000 disk image links I previously found.....
    I THINK it is compatible with the Vicky but this theory needs testing.

    http://vintagecomputer.ca/files/Victor%209000/
    ...
  9. It just so happens that I'm the chap currently...

    It just so happens that I'm the chap currently selling a Vicki on Ebay in the UK.......I have sold a few previously having acquired a job lot of them from an old insurance company where they were...
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    In which case it would be rude for me to not take...

    In which case it would be rude for me to not take them off your hands if its ok with you ?
    I'm quite local too so could collect this weekend ?
  11. Link seems to be broken to me......

    Link seems to be broken to me......
  12. Yes, I'd still be interested in buying your...

    Yes, I'd still be interested in buying your internal Clone parts - on the off chance the one I have already bought doesn't work or as spares.

    Can you take a picture of the parts please and get a...
  13. Was looking at this thread from earlier last...

    Was looking at this thread from earlier last year:

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?69929-Altair-8800-clone-cost-to-build/page2&highlight=8800c

    It's not getting any less expensive to...
  14. Yes looking like I'll go that route - there is...

    Yes looking like I'll go that route - there is another on Ebay at the moment but I can't see that going for any less.
  15. Altair 8800 - gosh they are expensive....

    Too rich for my blood (with shipping to the UK) - seems more than $3000 is needed for a basic setup now.....
    ...
  16. Yes, thats the next step for my investigation....

    Yes, thats the next step for my investigation. Schematics thankfully are readily available for the CRT.
  17. So on this machine, the CRT or PSU has a problem....

    So on this machine, the CRT or PSU has a problem. I moved the mainboard to another chassis and I don't see the same problem. In addition, while running the Tynemouth PetTester in the 6502 socket in...
  18. The horizontal and vertical drive signals are...

    The horizontal and vertical drive signals are fine - the video signal I THINK has some jitter on it - although I'm not happy that my digital scope is synching correctly on the signal - I'm not seeing...
  19. Yes, VERTICAL DRIVE is also solid. I'm not...

    Yes, VERTICAL DRIVE is also solid.
    I'm not convinced its the monitor although I did think this originally as it almost seems like a thermal/charging issue as it only occurs after a few minutes of...
  20. Gah - the double speed cursor seems to be a red...

    Gah - the double speed cursor seems to be a red herring - swapping the PIA's over seems to have resolved that so I have a problem in one of the PIA's. Its out o fteh way for now but I still have the...
  21. I'll have a poke around tomorrow. Certainly could...

    I'll have a poke around tomorrow. Certainly could be a timing issue - I have noticed that amongst other things the cursor now seems to be blinking twice as fast as it should (it was ok in the earlier...
  22. Commodore PET 3016 screen glitch & double image

    Folks,

    any idea what might be causing this please ?
    After power on 10-15 seconds on the screen glitches or wobbles into a double image. I'm not sure if its the mainboard or the CRT driver - I...
  23. Seems to work although the Model 1 seems to have...

    Seems to work although the Model 1 seems to have some issues.....

    57116

    57117
  24. Well, here is my answer - what a mess. The...

    Well, here is my answer - what a mess.

    The incoming power cable goes to a junction board/fuse holder that subsequently feed the rear three power sockets on the monitor (none of which go through...
  25. Thanks. I have downloaded that set from HP and...

    Thanks.

    I have downloaded that set from HP and they work fine.
    I'm actually after the two 5.25 Compaq MSDOS installation disks that would have come with the machine - version 3.1 as I recall.
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