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  1. Sweet! The sign was looking very tired.

    Sweet! The sign was looking very tired.
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    Nice fix!

    Nice fix!
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    Small bump to this thread: If you want to see a...

    Small bump to this thread: If you want to see a video of swapping a Lisa CRT, I filmed one a while back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oauo8NQYomo&t=130s

    The original CRT is a P7 phosphor -...
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    Update: I was able to refurb 2 5mb profiles, and...

    Update: I was able to refurb 2 5mb profiles, and one 10mb profile using BLU over the weekend. One drive did take two attempts, however I can confirm that BLU is able to LLF both the 5 and 10mb...
  5. You want to use a normal RS232 cable, not a TTL...

    You want to use a normal RS232 cable, not a TTL cable.
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    I've used the foams from the seller in Germany...

    I've used the foams from the seller in Germany and found they work great.

    It's great to have more directions for "rolling your own" though!

    -J
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    Glitch has the tape right now. Thanks for the...

    Glitch has the tape right now. Thanks for the info on the cartridge.

    Would it be possible to read the cartridge on another type of drive to get the data off?

    I should add: I've never had my...
  8. I'm eagerly awaiting options for bus expansion -...

    I'm eagerly awaiting options for bus expansion - I've been running some type in BASIC games on mine for now and found it to be stable.

    I'll also be interested when a Shugart type disk interface...
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    Responded to your PM. Copies of the disks I have...

    Responded to your PM. Copies of the disks I have are here:

    http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/bits/TI/MicroExplorer/

    I've not been able to read the tape cartridge yet, which I assume has the...
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    In 2005 the community college I attended used...

    In 2005 the community college I attended used these for the modems segment of the computer networking classes. They replaced a Mitel PBX, whose tape drive had finally died.

    -J
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    Tried swapping the analog board from another...

    Tried swapping the analog board from another mechanism... no change. The LLF finishes, then when the surface scan for the spare table gets to the last track it bombs out with a status 00000003,...
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    I was trying to format one of my Profiles, and...

    I was trying to format one of my Profiles, and had the same experience as Snuci... 4k Z8 w/ the 5mb formatting rom image written 2x. Upon power up the heads get moved to track 0, the formatting part...
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    Does that car use a clock spring for the horn, or...

    Does that car use a clock spring for the horn, or a slip ring? Does the SRS light come on then go out when you turn the ignition on?

    -J
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    On my Compaq I only replaced the caps that...

    On my Compaq I only replaced the caps that shorted. It's been fine for a year. I'm sure if I went to take it to a festival another would fail though...

    I'd also suggest you redo all the key foams....
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    Plan on having to repair the keyboard. Do...

    Plan on having to repair the keyboard. Do research on the KeyTronic foam & foil switch.

    There's a vendor on ebay who sells replacement foams. I got a set, they work really well, and are worth his...
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    I'd disagree... a big part of the Lisa is being...

    I'd disagree... a big part of the Lisa is being able to run the Office System. That's why I'm not a huge fan of the square pixel kit, or the CPU accelerators. If you want a fast 68000 get a Mac...
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    Lots of 2000s HP computers had similar...

    Lots of 2000s HP computers had similar transformers in their power supplies.
  18. Here's the recreation: ...

    Here's the recreation:

    https://68kmla.org/forums/index.php?/topic/29149-original-mac-demo-program/?hl=1984+demo#entry314141

    Too bad it won't run on a 512k either :/

    -J
  19. Yes, it was one of the (iirc 2?) 512k prototypes...

    Yes, it was one of the (iirc 2?) 512k prototypes that existed.

    I'd love to have a copy of that disk too....

    -J
  20. In a pinch you can cover the HD identity hole on...

    In a pinch you can cover the HD identity hole on a 1.44m floppy and use it in a 400k drive too. This will be less reliable than a proper DD disk, but I've personally not had much trouble using cheap...
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    Does XP still boot? Why not use Disk2VHD instead?...

    Does XP still boot? Why not use Disk2VHD instead? https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx

    -J
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    GooGone won't hurt a CPU, but if it had some kind...

    GooGone won't hurt a CPU, but if it had some kind of epoxy I'd think scraping it would be the only way to remove it.

    What type of CPU is this? What material is it made from?

    -J
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    If you can find a Postscript printer with a...

    If you can find a Postscript printer with a serial port there's some Postscript code, written for the Apple II, you can load into the printer which will turn it into an ImageWriter.

    Of course you...
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    Great find! I haven't used my M13 in a...

    Great find!

    I haven't used my M13 in a while... I find I miss the Windows key too much. I'm using an Apple Extended II at work and home at present...

    -J
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    What does the stock bios not do that you want to...

    What does the stock bios not do that you want to accomplish?
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