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  1. 2 Boxes Hard Sectored 8 inch disks for sale in Uk

    Hi - just posted on a famous online auction site - 2 boxes of 10 hard sectored 8" floppy disks - 2 separate auctions.

    One box Verbatim, one box Maxell. Maxell are in better condition.

    Not sure...
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    UK - as well as the Amstrad 512 and 640 - I do...

    UK - as well as the Amstrad 512 and 640 - I do remember their PC2386 and PC3286 range being Big. Amstrad were everywhere from the mid 80's to the early 90's - Budget HiFi equipment was another of...
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    Thanks for this, The NSA article has bought me...

    Thanks for this, The NSA article has bought me from knowing nothing about my NEC APC UCSD-p system to wanting to know more. I too will look for those Softtech manuals.
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    Diagnosing Vertical Deflection Issues: ...

    Diagnosing Vertical Deflection Issues:


    https://youtu.be/-Esmvx9vZ9k
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    I've watched a lot of Shango066 's videos on...

    I've watched a lot of Shango066 's videos on Youtube. I used to fix and fiddle with 70's and 80's TVs as a kid. I learned a lot about older 50's 60's stuff from watching Shango's vids

    Philco...
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    I'll try again with a courier this weekend - I...

    I'll try again with a courier this weekend - I have nothing but disdain for the PO.

    There is a key with a broken stem on my SB MB - the one I am fixing up is defiantly the most scrappy of the two,...
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    Hi Jon - I'm in agreement with all that! Out of...

    Hi Jon - I'm in agreement with all that! Out of the 4 lumps of vintage tech I have, the SB seems the most 'convenient' and practical to use. An early All in One PC! My IMS 8000 is a heavy lump which...
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    If those are the 06 and 86 next to the VDAC IC, I...

    If those are the 06 and 86 next to the VDAC IC, I have them both socketed and with tested good ICs. I've traced back to where the pins should go to using the schematic and continuity test too - cant...
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    Hi Jon, Thankyou again for more input - I will...

    Hi Jon,

    Thankyou again for more input - I will get 4 CRT8002's and your cleaning disks packaged up tonight!

    I sound like an obsessed oddity but I keep picturing how it will feel when I finally...
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    VDAC IC for Intertec Superbrain QD

    Hi - If anyone has a working spare CRT8002-003 VDAC IC, I need one to hopefully fix my Intertec Superbrain QD

    Needs to be the -003 variant preferably - it has a specific character encoding on the...
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    Superbrain QD Nearly Fixed?

    Hi all,

    Just a quick vid and rundown of where I'm at with my 12 year Superbrain quest:



    https://youtu.be/sRgMJ-PQWSs

    A pick of the Mboard after all the socketing etc I've done:
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    I will try and Image all my SB floppies this...

    I will try and Image all my SB floppies this coming week - you and others may find something of use in there if I post the .imd images.
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    Hi - I'm a superbrain owner too - also attempting...

    Hi - I'm a superbrain owner too - also attempting repairs. I've got mine to display a white raster and a block cursor so far. It's sounds like your troubleshooting skills are more advanced than mine....
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    ...Just found the manual in my inbox - thanks for...

    ...Just found the manual in my inbox - thanks for that. Once you have actually got hold of the IPL ALL ROM, the setup procedure seems pretty simple - really should have bid on that A1100 yesterday!...
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    Assalaam Alakium Mohammed! I've visited...

    Assalaam Alakium Mohammed!

    I've visited Morocco, not yet Algeria - what kind of Vintage computers do they have in Algeria? Any S100 systems?
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    Thank you - that would be most helpful. I forget...

    Thank you - that would be most helpful. I forget how we transfer files on forums, via PM? Do you need an email address?

    I didn't bid on the A1100 yesterday - I dont have enough info yet to see if...
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    Do you have the manual for the A1100 card? I've...

    Do you have the manual for the A1100 card? I've been looking across the web for it but no go so far. There is one for sale on eBay ATM, keep thinking it would be an interesting acquisition if one of...
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    So you have an IMS 8000 with a Winchester card...

    So you have an IMS 8000 with a Winchester card and disk? I've been looking for a card that would allow mine to interface to an mfm drive I have - all the cards I see on eBay are the Winchester type...
  19. Someone somewhere will likely have the same...

    Someone somewhere will likely have the same printer - it will be rare as hens teeth though. I would put the same request on all the vintage tech forums you can find on the 'net.

    I have a couple...
  20. This is useful info - I just bought a replacement...

    This is useful info - I just bought a replacement non polar electrolytic for crt driver board in my superbrain. It is tiny compared to the original. Not fit it yet - Ill have to watch out for heating...
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    My 8" head cleaner sleeve has a window on either...

    My 8" head cleaner sleeve has a window on either side for double sided drives and a clear plastic oval cutout that is sticky round the edges, just larger than the head access cutouts on the disk...
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    Nope - 148 years ago, the builders of my house...

    Nope - 148 years ago, the builders of my house decided to go with 3 x 2's I have since put a chipboard floor which added a lot of strength, it also hangs off the roof beams round the edge of the...
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    I'm as likely to wake up in bed with the loft...

    I'm as likely to wake up in bed with the loft floor and a ton of vintage tech on top of me!
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    My new friend: 52348 I've had it for years...

    My new friend:

    52348

    I've had it for years - scan the boards, scan all documentation.

    Time to get it in the attic and use it!
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    Good? Naa. Remember - I have a fully socketed...

    Good? Naa.

    Remember - I have a fully socketed system, a chip tester - both help one to bypass the skilled method of using logic probes etc. With my setup its S100 repairs for dummies! Couldn't be...
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