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  1. It might be easier (for some value of "easy") to...

    It might be easier (for some value of "easy") to take out the drive, put it into a PATA to usb adapter / docking with external power and read it on a modern computer.
    If you do this, make an image...
  2. Thread: 1551 project

    by tingo
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    Perhaps the info her...

    Perhaps the info her https://vintageisthenewold.com/converting-a-1541-to-1551/
    might be of interest.
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    Nice jig! Thanks for sharing all this!

    Nice jig! Thanks for sharing all this!
  4. Would international shipping (Norway in my case)...

    Would international shipping (Norway in my case) be more or less than the price of the t-shirt?
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    Maybe something is on this site:...

    Maybe something is on this site: http://ps-2.kev009.com/rs6000-firmware/
  6. For salvaging data off floppies, don't forget the...

    For salvaging data off floppies, don't forget the modern options: a FluxEngine or Greasleweazle with a floppy drive and a power supply. Connect it to your modern computer via usb and you are ready to...
  7. Sharp PC-7000 - space for internal upgrades?

    We (our local makerspace) got a Sharp PC-7000 gifted. The machines seems to work, both drives, display, speaker and keyboard.
    I'm wondering if there is any space for internal upgrades in it? Like an...
  8. uh, yeah "a machine" I called that third piece....

    uh, yeah "a machine" I called that third piece. Perhaps I should have written "a computer" instead.
  9. One could wish that it worked like this. However,...

    One could wish that it worked like this. However, it doesn't.
    Most (perhaps all) usb floppy drives that that you can buy today are usb mass storage devices, and furthermore, those drives only...
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    It is common for paper tape era computers to use...

    It is common for paper tape era computers to use some 7-bit + parity variant to store characters, also on paper tape, so watch out for that. Example: ND (Norsk Data) machines use 7 bit + even parity.
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    The RGBtoHDMI...

    The RGBtoHDMI is a very flexible converter, however it might be overkill if you already have a monitor that will work with the frequencies the VAXmate outputs.
    Plus it is another project to...
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    That would depend on the disks I'm trying to make...

    That would depend on the disks I'm trying to make images out of. For ms-dos formatted floppies, I use mtools, for CP/M formatted cpmtools, and for ND (Norsk Data) floppies I use ndfs (aka ndfs-tool)....
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    I found one that was 10x12 mm and one that was...

    I found one that was 10x12 mm and one that was 10x14 mm and would ship to Norway, I have ordered, we shall see if it works. Free shipping, so it will take a while.
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    Digitronics 2540 repairs?

    Has anyone done any repairs on the Digitronics 2540 paper tape reader? (Ok, the manual calls it a "perforated tape reader")
    I haven't really evaluated the status of mine, but a visual inspection...
  15. Nice machine - thanks for sharing!

    Nice machine - thanks for sharing!
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    I'm using a FluxEngine with a Tandon TM848-2E...

    I'm using a FluxEngine with a Tandon TM848-2E drive and a FDADAP board, which makes the 8 inch drive look just like a regular 5.25 inch drive. Works well.

    As for dropping FluxEngine development -...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujitsu_Micro_16s...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujitsu_Micro_16s
    Interesting. I'm guessing yours is an Intel 8086 system?
    Do you have any pictures of it?
    (I'm on the wrong side of the pond, so I'm not a candidate...
  18. Checking... yes, it does.

    Checking... yes, it does.
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    Oh, cute looking thing:...

    Oh, cute looking thing: https://oldcomputermuseum.com/vmarc_88a.html
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    You forgot the most interesting thing: location?...

    You forgot the most interesting thing: location? As in: where in the world are you and this item located?
  21. FWIW, LibreOffice Writer was able to open S44.MAN...

    FWIW, LibreOffice Writer was able to open S44.MAN and export it as pdf. See attached file for proof.
    (stupid size limit, I had to extract the first five page of the pdf)
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    The Gotek is basically a "Blue Pill" compatible...

    The Gotek is basically a "Blue Pill" compatible board in a case, with SD card slot, a display, buttons and LEDs attached. So you can make something that fits and is compatible with FlashFloppy...
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    A fantastic build! Thanks for sharing it!

    A fantastic build! Thanks for sharing it!
  24. Thread: Hello!

    by tingo
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    Welcome, this is a good forum for questions,...

    Welcome, this is a good forum for questions, discussion and so on. People who hang out here comes from all parts of the world.
    Interesting. Why did you nickname yourself "Google"? Is there a story?
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    Wow, for that kind of money it would be better to...

    Wow, for that kind of money it would be better to design a new one. Unless you want to collect it, of course.
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