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    As I recall (keep in mind that it's been 30+...

    As I recall (keep in mind that it's been 30+ years), there was a plan to install diskette drives there, but never happened.
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    Cool. I was able to locate replacement...

    Cool. I was able to locate replacement batteries. Now, I need to acquire time to install them.
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    My newest: My Tandy 1100FD...

    My newest: My Tandy 1100FD

    And my portables: PC-4, PC-3, PC-2 and Model 100

    I even have all the peripherals (working!) for my PC-2
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    1. There was a time when people thought that they...

    1. There was a time when people thought that they were junk and trashed them.
    2. There are still companies that use these old terminals on their equally old computers. I had a friend of mine that,...
  5. The Model 100/102 were sold well into the MS-DOS...

    The Model 100/102 were sold well into the MS-DOS era. The ability to run for days on 4-AA batteries coupled with a built in modem was a combination that was unbeatable for quite some time.

    I...
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    Battery question. As long as I don't have the...

    Battery question.

    As long as I don't have the battery plugged in when I hook it up to AC power, could I replace the battery with something like this.
  7. You might want to talk to a Sysop on one of these...

    You might want to talk to a Sysop on one of these BBSs. They are doing that now - some with REAL old hardware (like a real C-64 or Apple II).
  8. The first PC that I owned was a Sperry HT. It...

    The first PC that I owned was a Sperry HT. It was an IBM-XT compatible but with basically double the clock speed and the ability to put 4 5.25" floppy drives into it.
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    If it's this one...

    If it's this one, I can confirm that it works. This is the same one that I bought. It looks like it's from the same place I bought mine. So it looks like they got some extra money out of me for...
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    You need to do a little more than just replace...

    You need to do a little more than just replace the belt. The old belt usually melted to the pulleys in the floppy drive, so you'll need to clean the residue off before installing the new belt.

    If...
  11. Using the losetup and mounting a "blank" image...

    Using the losetup and mounting a "blank" image worked fine for me. Just a couple commands and the image is mounted. Then I can copy the files (as root).
    I supposed that if I frequently traded data...
  12. I was wondering if I could mount the images. ...

    I was wondering if I could mount the images. Thanks for saving me the time to research that.
  13. I'm just starting a Gotek conversion for my Tandy...

    I'm just starting a Gotek conversion for my Tandy 1100FD and this disk image thing is what seems disappointing to me. I was hoping that I could just create a directory on the USB drive and drop the...
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    But I did notice a rather high failure rate in...

    But I did notice a rather high failure rate in DS/DD floppies as I was playing with my 1100FD. The floppys were formatted out of the box and most of them were just fine. But on about 5 out of 20, I...
  15. My DS/DD floppies arrived and I was able to...

    My DS/DD floppies arrived and I was able to successfully write to them on my USB floppy drive and read them in my Tandy 1100FD. I had some fun this weekend calling BBS with my WiModem232 and Commo....
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    I recently got my Tandy 1100FDs working. The...

    I recently got my Tandy 1100FDs working.

    The big problem I found with the floppy drives is that the old belt often melted to the pulleys. You must clean the old belt residue off (I used alcohol...
  17. Thanks, but I already picked up some. But you...

    Thanks, but I already picked up some.

    But you were right. I covered the HD hole on the HD diskettes that I formatted in the Tandy 1100FD's drives. All but 1 had problems. But the one that did...
  18. Good to know. Thanks. I'll try covering the HD...

    Good to know. Thanks. I'll try covering the HD hole on my current batch of floppies and see what happens.

    But it looks like I'll be getting a box of DD disks soon.
  19. Sorry. It was readable in the Tandy 1100FD -...

    Sorry. It was readable in the Tandy 1100FD - formatted with no bad blocks and I was able to write and read a file from it.
    But it was not readable in my modern computer's USB/Floppy drive.
  20. Does it infer from the disk itself whether it's...

    Does it infer from the disk itself whether it's 720K or 1.44M (after the disk has been formatted).

    I have a stack of 1.44M diskettes, but I formatted them in the 720K drive. That worked in the...
  21. Ahhh.. That might be the problem. The drive is...

    Ahhh.. That might be the problem. The drive is DD. The BIOS of the computer doesn't support HD floppys.
  22. Reading/writing diskettes on modern hardware for vintage hardware

    So I actually had some time today and I finally got both my Tandy 1100FD floppy drives cleaned up.

    They both format diskettes without error and I can write and read files without any error.

    I...
  23. So the serial number on the box doesn't match the...

    So the serial number on the box doesn't match the serial number of the C64. So, as a collectable, the box is valueless.

    Original C64 power supplies are notorious for going bad and they aren't...
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    I just checked out comp.sources.games on Google...

    I just checked out comp.sources.games on Google Groups and was rather disappointed in what I saw.

    If you find a good place with sources for the old text based games, please post it here.
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    The quick answer is 1. One program at a time. ...

    The quick answer is 1. One program at a time.

    The CE-155 is just a RAM module. It just lets you put bigger programs in to your PC-1500.

    The CE-161, though, should be able to hold another...
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