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    I don't use TextNow for incoming calls. I use it...

    I don't use TextNow for incoming calls. I use it to make free calls and for SMS.
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    That's still what it's called on my phone.

    That's still what it's called on my phone.
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    On MFM drives? Isn't that what we have here?

    On MFM drives? Isn't that what we have here?
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    In that case... I hope it's the bearings. :-)

    In that case... I hope it's the bearings. :-)
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    Hangouts Dialer? I've found TextNow to be ...

    Hangouts Dialer?

    I've found TextNow to be much more extensive plus it uses your Google contacts, if you let it.
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    You can use TextNow with WiFi to make calls...

    You can use TextNow with WiFi to make calls anywhere, domestically, for free. I have it on my desktop, phone and tablet.

    You could use it on a phone that doesn't currently have cellular service,...
  7. C'mon, SL, if copies were allowed here there...

    C'mon, SL, if copies were allowed here there wouldn't be enough space on the host's servers to handle all the posts! :-)
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    I think that's what's wrong with mine. They...

    I think that's what's wrong with mine. They spin up to their max speed and then shut down, try to spin up, again, and shut down again.

    Other than bearings are there other places to look? FWIW,...
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    I have drives that do that immediately, without...

    I have drives that do that immediately, without any possibility of heat effects so it might not be heat related. FWIW, those drives are all useless.
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    Other drives may work (as you have already...

    Other drives may work (as you have already discovered). You may not be able to boot from them due to the geometry mismatch but if you're willing to boot from the floppy the hard drive is useable. ...
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    Could be the CRT or even the flyback.

    Could be the CRT or even the flyback.
  12. New posts are still possible but no existing posts can be currently accessed...

    ...so you won't be able to read this until the issue is rectified unless you get it from the 'Activity Stream' where you can only see the first few words of a post's body.
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    If you think Western Digital drives are...

    If you think Western Digital drives are compatible with your machine I have some you might want to try.

    They are : 120 MB, 170 MB and 250 MB.

    I also have a Conner 170 MB.
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    Absolutely... just like it could be practically...

    Absolutely... just like it could be practically anything else as well. :-) Good luck.
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    Get real. Diurnal temperature cycling is...

    Get real. Diurnal temperature cycling is virtually a nonentity in comparison to the temperature cycling of a running then not running machine over and over again!!! :-)
  16. You're making a lot of sense with this discussion.

    You're making a lot of sense with this discussion.
  17. Neither have I.

    Neither have I.
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    These two statements sum it up quite nicely...

    These two statements sum it up quite nicely regarding acceptable environmental storage conditions.

    In a nutshell, moisture is the bad guy.
  19. What does a floppy error have to do with a...

    What does a floppy error have to do with a partition on the HD? You can run DOS 3.3 and ignore the HD. Floppy reads and writes are independent of any HD and can be done floppy to floppy for testing...
  20. Nothing vintage about that lot!

    Nothing vintage about that lot!
  21. So it never happens when you're running DOS 3.3? ...

    So it never happens when you're running DOS 3.3? Only with DOS 6.22?
  22. I've never had that happen to me nor have I had...

    I've never had that happen to me nor have I had any firsthand reports from people I know that it's happened to them either. Until that happens I'm not going to worry about it.
  23. Chuck, re-check that link.

    Chuck, re-check that link.
  24. I have several drives from Dells that have green...

    I have several drives from Dells that have green sleds (rails).
  25. Just like everything else electronic or...

    Just like everything else electronic or mechanical. Nothing lasts forever.
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