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  1. The 8-bit guy burnt a trace on his by hooking an...

    The 8-bit guy burnt a trace on his by hooking an external power supply to the internal one (sounded like a really bad idea to me). When you’ve got a board that won’t power-up, blasting more current...
  2. Pretty sure a shorted cap would prevent the...

    Pretty sure a shorted cap would prevent the machine from powering on at all.
  3. Have you checked the smaller orange ones? Pretty...

    Have you checked the smaller orange ones? Pretty sure those can short too.
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    Cool. Thanks for the info.

    Cool. Thanks for the info.
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    I’ll use whatever will work with it. I don’t...

    I’ll use whatever will work with it. I don’t currently have any plans to use it in a system, I just really would love to get it running. I believe this one came from a Rainbow 100 originally, which...
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    Makes sense. I’ll check my controller’s document...

    Makes sense. I’ll check my controller’s document and see how to change that.

    Thanks!
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    Yes, these MFM drives are wonderful machines. I...

    Yes, these MFM drives are wonderful machines. I just got my Seagate ST-412 running properly, so that’s going to be used in this XT once I get it built. It’s a 10MB full-height monster :) Surprisingly...
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    Yes, I’d love to see some pics of this! Sounds...

    Yes, I’d love to see some pics of this! Sounds like an interesting beast!
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    Seagate ST-506 issues

    I’ve had this drive for several years, and have never had luck getting it to work. When I low-level it with my WD MFM controller in my 5150, the light will come on, the interrupter will stay still...
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    krebizfan, that looks interesting. I’ll check...

    krebizfan, that looks interesting. I’ll check that out.

    resman, really? I didn’t know that!
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    I’m assuming there is in some fashion or another,...

    I’m assuming there is in some fashion or another, as I’ve seen XTs that have had Zip drives added to them before.
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    I’m gonna let the drive the the talking here....

    I’m gonna let the drive the the talking here. Just shot this quick audio clip on my XT’s ST-225:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YcrFwpbwpbQ

    Watch the whole thing to hear the reading towards the...
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    Ha! :) Well, the issue is finding an Intel...

    Ha! :)

    Well, the issue is finding an Intel Inboard! But, I do actually have a 5150 that has one of those in it. You can indeed slow the machine down to an 8088 level with the utility. Pretty...
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    Yeah, I considered a 386, but I really wanted it...

    Yeah, I considered a 386, but I really wanted it to be a 286. But yes, those later 386SX boards are indeed tiny!

    Since IBM themselves shoved a 286 into an XT case, I was kind of trying to somewhat...
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    286 IBM XT sleeper build FAIL

    Well, I thought I had this awesome plan to put a 286 in an IBM XT. Found a case for a great price, and the damn board is too long! Now I know why the 5162 board is notched!


    54111


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  16. I think the only solution would be to burn a new...

    I think the only solution would be to burn a new ROM with an image from an American unit. If you aren’t equipped to do so, I’m sure someone on this forum could help you out.
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    I personally consider any computer 15-years-old...

    I personally consider any computer 15-years-old or older to be “vintage”. 15 years is pretty ancient when it come to computers IMO.

    But, this is just my personal opinion.

    I like Pentium 4s a...
  18. Very nice! I’ve got a Samsung S500, which is a...

    Very nice! I’ve got a Samsung S500, which is a larger 286 machine. Very well-built clone. Still need to get a hard drive put in it though.
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    If you are looking for something, I would...

    If you are looking for something, I would recommend starting your own thread for it, so more people will see it.
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    I don’t know unfortunately. I’m sure someone here...

    I don’t know unfortunately. I’m sure someone here will though.
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    Yep, the C840 and 8200 are internally the same...

    Yep, the C840 and 8200 are internally the same machine. I have an 8200 and I love it. It’s my favorite Windows XP/P4 laptop.

    I agree, these were very high-end mobile workstations in their day....
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    Well, I finally found those wonderful yellow palm...

    Well, I finally found those wonderful yellow palm rests! Found a 4-pack of colored ones on eBay for an exceptionally good price, and snapped the up instantly!

    Pics:

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    53948


    The...
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    One thing interesting I did find inside of the...

    One thing interesting I did find inside of the keyboard on this machine is that the keyboard cable has a male and a female connector on the end if it, which makes me think this was an extender cable...
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    I installed a much lower profile fan today in...

    I installed a much lower profile fan today in place of that huge AC fan, which had a separate cord hanging off of it that had to be plugged in! This one is wired up to the PSU inside, so it works...
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    I suppose I could, but not right now for sure....

    I suppose I could, but not right now for sure. Besides, I’ve got many other early systems with tantalum caps, so this one isn’t any more urgent than those in my opinion.

    But, it probably wouldn’t...
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