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  1. Some PS/2 keyboards have DIP switches on them to...

    Some PS/2 keyboards have DIP switches on them to use XT mode. I use an IBM Model M on Tandy machines that have PS/2 ports. Many Model M's are autoswitching so the first key you press after a cold...
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    If its the pure IDE (not ATAPI) model its plug...

    If its the pure IDE (not ATAPI) model its plug and play. I have mine set as the slave. Only caveat is the disk needs to be in the drive when you start the machine up, and if you swap disks you'll...
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    The majority of 1000ís wonít support 1.2MB as...

    The majority of 1000ís wonít support 1.2MB as they are high density.

    You might want to check out the faq for more details. http://www.oldskool.org/guides/tvdog/1kfaq.html
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    This may be a sin to say on the Tandy forum, but...

    This may be a sin to say on the Tandy forum, but Iíd gladly trade my 1000 keyboard for an adaptor that would allow me to hookup something like an IBM model F or M.
  5. Thanks. Thatís really helpful. Btw. I have a...

    Thanks. Thatís really helpful.

    Btw. I have a parts SX motherboard if you need parts. Iíve already pulled a few chips off, but let me know if youíre looking for anything
  6. Yeah. My other SX has interference on the speaker...

    Yeah. My other SX has interference on the speaker too, but this goes way beyond that. It sounds like somebody is tuning a ham radio and scratching on cardboard. Not the typical whine of poorly...
  7. Recapping a 1000SX & PSU / Speaker Interference

    Hey guys. Hoping to pick your brains real fast.

    I've started trying to restore a junk SX I've had kicking around (see my sig for all the missing parts) and I thought I'd gotten it back up and...
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    Itís basically a dongle with a chip that...

    Itís basically a dongle with a chip that translates the signal from Atari/Genesis to Tandy format. Beyond that I donít really know. I got mine here...
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    It runs slightly faster which is nice for some...

    It runs slightly faster which is nice for some games that struggle on an 8088. But more importantly you can run programs that require 286 instructions. Also its a cheap and easy upgrade.

    However...
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    I actually considered the modem and parallel...

    I actually considered the modem and parallel sound/network cards not really part of the upgrade since they are technically external devices. HOWEVER, I was thinking about having a USB pigtail hang...
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    I like thexder too.. 55098 And its way easier...

    I like thexder too.. 55098

    And its way easier with a gamepad
  12. I have a closet with common parts I am likely to...

    I have a closet with common parts I am likely to need and a storage unit full of oddball stuff and machines that I havenít gotten around to fixing.

    I live in Texas and the garage and attic are...
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    1000 HX Restore / Upgrade complete

    I just finished (maybe..) upgrading and restoring an HX I came across that was in pretty poor shape. It was absolutely filthy and the UV damage to the keyboard was some of the worst I've seen....
  14. I have both an RSX and a TL/3. Honestly the RSX...

    I have both an RSX and a TL/3. Honestly the RSX is cool because of the form factor only. Itís VGA and the Tandy sound isnít supported by most software because of the port change. I donít even...
  15. Here's another solution too. I hacked up a...

    Here's another solution too. I hacked up a floppy extension cable and added dupont connectors to the power pins.

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  16. I take a little more gruesome approach. I solder...

    I take a little more gruesome approach. I solder a molex connector to the power supply, usually harvested from some Y splitter or dead PSU. I then get a 12Ē-18Ē extension to run to the new drive. On...
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    Iíd much rather have that than a ďproper pcbĒ

    Iíd much rather have that than a ďproper pcbĒ
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    Ive debated doing that. Even just soldering one...

    Ive debated doing that. Even just soldering one end of the ribbon to the top of one of djosís Isa adaptors. You can easily stuff an XT CF in the space between the keyboard and the expansion bay. And...
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    Nice! I've gotten 4 cards going too, but where...

    Nice! I've gotten 4 cards going too, but where you have the VGA, i went with a HardMPU to drive a MT-32 MIDI setup. I also have the zip drive in there and haven't had any issues powerwise (yet). I...
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    Yeah baby! Thanks for the help trix, and for the...

    Yeah baby! Thanks for the help trix, and for the tools to do it. I uploaded funda-ex.zip to tvdog for ya.

    On a side note that stupid booter woke up my whole family as I normally route to speakers...
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    DONT PANIC! I made multiple copies with anadisk....

    DONT PANIC! I made multiple copies with anadisk. The data is secure.

    TESTFDC seems to error out with "!No FDC Interupt"

    On the other hand I was able to get DISK2IMG dump the disk. It also gave...
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    No luck there. I put what I believe are the...

    No luck there. I put what I believe are the right settings in for a 5.25 DD but it only reads for a second then quits. I would very much prefer to store this as an image file and would absolutely...
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    ... Anadisk

    ... Anadisk
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    Well I managed to work around the problem. ...

    Well I managed to work around the problem. Basically my original disks are going bad, but I was able to boot of the original EX DOS disk, switch it out for a non-bootable copy, then run sys from...
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    Tandy EX boot disks

    Silly question. I made the Tandy EX ms-dos disk from an image on tvdogís site with freedosí diskcopy command. Unfortunately it doesnít want to boot. Is there a better dos app for doing this or maybe...
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