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    Nice. I spent a good chunk of time driving...

    Nice. I spent a good chunk of time driving machines like this. Like the DECWriter(?) as well.

    Glad it's so far away I'm not tempted :-)
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    Friden Flexowriter 2371

    The things your neighbors bring you when they know you're "that computer guy"...

    Very dirty/grungy/rusty 2371 Flexowriter.

    I have a lot of homework to do on this guy before I start any physical...
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    Yes - various bracketry exists to put a hard...

    Yes - various bracketry exists to put a hard drive in a dual-floppy SE. I don't know if that was actually a real Apple option or only third party. I have one machine so equipped. It's got the FDHD...
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    If you go, find out what they might want for that...

    If you go, find out what they might want for that Tek terminal - if you are not going to buy it yourself :-). I'm interested depending on price/condition... Not sure when I might be able to make it...
  5. Planning to be there!

    Planning to be there!
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    Where is this? I'm in the Twin Cities and never...

    Where is this? I'm in the Twin Cities and never heard of it!

    Off to google...

    Ah - it's in Andover. I'm in Northfield, about as far south of the Cities as this is North. I'll have to see if I...
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    Thanks! I'll check them out.

    Thanks! I'll check them out.
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    Those 4/330s are giving me the sweats... any...

    Those 4/330s are giving me the sweats... any chance you'll be at VCFMW this September?
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    I could use the power supply out of those first...

    I could use the power supply out of those first gen Compaq DeskPros that were in the early part of the video that was online...
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    Ahh - what Sun stuff might you have?

    Ahh - what Sun stuff might you have?
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    Teletype looks good. Heavy on the covet.

    Teletype looks good. Heavy on the covet.
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    Sharp PC-2500 User Manual?

    I'm working through a couple of "portable" computers. One is a Sharp PC-2500.

    Does anyone have a User's manual for this guy? I can find the service manual all over the internet, but not a user...
  13. Regular pink pencil eraser (the block kind) will...

    Regular pink pencil eraser (the block kind) will do pretty well without damaging any texturing on the case.

    Baking soda with a damp rag is also pretty good.

    I've not tried Magic Eraser, but it...
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    OK - the machine will boot with a different...

    OK - the machine will boot with a different floppy- I had a real Gateway DOS 5.0 install disk that worked. Proof that once again one should always check the most obvious things.

    After booting,...
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    If I type in a location for COMMAND.COM, it just...

    If I type in a location for COMMAND.COM, it just cycles with the same error message again.

    I will create a new floppy this weekend (need to dig out an appropriate machine) and see if that makes a...
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    Sperry/Corona PPC-400 troubleshooting

    I have in hand a Sperry labled Corona PPC-400

    It has a WDC hard drive controller in it, and a DTK(?) 1.2M floppy drive controller as the only cards.

    The machine has 512K of RAM in it, based on...
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    I'm not aware of any other images specifically...

    I'm not aware of any other images specifically for the VT-180, but if any exist, I'm interested since I have one myself. I have the "Dave's" images for mine.
  18. That Indigo2 is a steal!

    That Indigo2 is a steal!
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    Mmmm.... Love that CM-2!

    Mmmm.... Love that CM-2!
  20. My days of wanting to pick through piles of stuff...

    My days of wanting to pick through piles of stuff like that are pretty much over, unless it's from some greybeard *nix guy like me :-)
  21. If you can get to the Free Geek in Minneapolis,...

    If you can get to the Free Geek in Minneapolis, ask Wes for the "box of ribbon cables" and you'll find plenty, likely for free. I just got one there last week for a Mac Portable drive conversion.
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    I'm local, and in touch with a few other...

    I'm local, and in touch with a few other like-minded individuals. I've PM'd the seller and see if we can work something out. There's stuff there I want, but wouldn't/couldn't keep all of it ;)
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    No fair! I'm in MN - how'd you get one (or more)...

    No fair! I'm in MN - how'd you get one (or more) of our PDPs down in Texas? :)

    I wonder if your ATEX machine came from the Mpls Star-Tribune? I'm pretty sure they ran those there.
  24. Well, you could swap the external mechanism into...

    Well, you could swap the external mechanism into the machine and declare partial victory :)

    Is the felt pressure pad missing from the non-working drive?
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    Sperry SP-2/Corona PPC-400 - How to open?

    I've got a Sperry SP-2 (a rebadged Corona PPC-400) that I want to open up to assess and clean.

    Not sure how exactly to open it. Before I start judiciously unscrewing things, anyone know how this...
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