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    Ultimately I found that wireless tech kept...

    Ultimately I found that wireless tech kept changing too fast on me (my last upgrade was in the middle of the Draft-N spec change) so I ended up getting a little Cisco gigabit router and hanging a...
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    Specifically where in the northern US are you? I...

    Specifically where in the northern US are you?
    I think I can shed a bad 33mb Kalok and a Miniscribe plus a parted out Apple Widget HDA if you are interested in early voice coil drives. Problem is...
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    Digital Group Z-80 System Bootstrapping

    I'm helping a friend get a Digital Group Z-80 system up and working that supposedly before him was "working".
    System came with monitor, the kludgy system chassis, an even more kludgy keyboard and a...
  4. Digital Group Syetem Cassette bootstrapping

    I'm helping a friend get a Digital Group Z-80 system up and working that supposedly before him was "working".
    System came with monitor, the kludgy system chassis, an even more kludgy keyboard and a...
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    What I briefly had running was a gmail account...

    What I briefly had running was a gmail account that with IMAP would sync to an Exchange server running locally. Mail coming in through gmail or my domain handle email would go to google's inbox and...
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    I'm not actually seeing corruption, or at least...

    I'm not actually seeing corruption, or at least it's not corrupting data being written, otherwise I would expect the LLF and the format to fail spectacularly when it CRC's.
    I could verify this if I...
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    ST506-style Hard drive failing cold

    I had to salvage the HDA assembly from a Miniscribe 8425SA scsi disk to make a working regular 8425 using the two cable interface. If I'm reading Stason.org it should be formatted and addressed like...
  8. I have a TV tuner card, a frame grabber, an MPEG1...

    I have a TV tuner card, a frame grabber, an MPEG1 decoder and one EISA TIGA graphics card which all use the feature connector. As mentioned above the connector is limited to an 8-bit color bus, so...
  9. Thread: Apricot Xen

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    It seems like a weird choice though to not offer...

    It seems like a weird choice though to not offer any 3.5" drives as an option as it alienates all their previous products and software which used 3.5".
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    That's exactly what I did. For the disk...

    That's exactly what I did.

    For the disk utilities floppy and the first recovery disk I extracted the unpacked archives to 3.5" floppies. On the Apricot I booted to an MS-DOS 3.2 floppy, then...
  11. Thread: Apricot Xen

    by NeXT
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    Okay, now that my OCD is in overdrive I was able...

    Okay, now that my OCD is in overdrive I was able to figure out where the brochure was for the XEN-i system and not just the original Xen which is not a PC compatible.
    ...
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    Alright so good news, I powered it up and fed it...

    Alright so good news, I powered it up and fed it a random Acer branded DOS 3.3 disk and it booted up to a prompt no problem so that gives us a lot more flexibility and verifies the floppy drive is...
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    The jumper is currently set in the "CX" position....

    The jumper is currently set in the "CX" position. There is no jumper on the BX pins.
  14. Thread: Apricot Xen

    by NeXT
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    Apricot Xen

    Was not expecting to tick two Apricot systems off the list with a few months in between. This is a machine I have been chasing for a long, long time.
    I have not seen a Xen since 1994 or 1995. They...
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    You're gonna have to give me a few hours to get...

    You're gonna have to give me a few hours to get back to you on that.
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    The drive in the system is what I believe to be...

    The drive in the system is what I believe to be DS HD 1.2mb, not DS QD.

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/a166/ballsandy/CGS_10137.JPG


    I actually have not yet powered it on since it...
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    Online details on the Xen are hit and miss....

    Online details on the Xen are hit and miss. Initially it was a 286 with software IBM BIOS emulation, then it was a 286 with "some sort of" pc compatibility (I believe they just called it the Xen-i by...
  18. Thread: Expensive day

    by NeXT
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    Don't feel too bad. One of my parking brakes has...

    Don't feel too bad.
    One of my parking brakes has been stuck in the drum for months. Lets just say that right now I got 3-wheel stopping power. ;)
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    Writing 3.5" disk images to 5.25" disks

    So I'm trying to write out the utilities disk and the recovery floppies for the Apricot system I just finished working on and there's a problem. Normally Apricot used 3.5" diskettes and all the...
  20. Thread: Apricot Xen

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    A system has been located. :) ...

    A system has been located. :)

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/a166/ballsandy/IMG_6912.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

    I am still searching for the matching monochrome display....
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    If I'm understanding it right, it needs perfect...

    If I'm understanding it right, it needs perfect alignment if you wish to recover whatever was on the drive due to existing track alignments.
    However if you don't care for the data, just stick it...
  22. I'm not seeing any combination risers being...

    I'm not seeing any combination risers being available for this board. Either you had standard vertical mounting cards or a 90 degree adapter for one card at a time for 1 and 2U server enclosures.
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    I've heard of a few Widgets where even just a...

    I've heard of a few Widgets where even just a brief opening on a clean kitchen table to reattach the transducer glass was fine. You got nothing to lose at this point by opening it.
  24. Okay I think I got it sorted out in the end. I'm...

    Okay I think I got it sorted out in the end. I'm not sure how ParcelForce Global can quote only 95 pounds to ship a computer but whatever, I double quoted.
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    Is there a FRU or a more IBM-styled part number...

    Is there a FRU or a more IBM-styled part number on the backside? They typically are arranged as XXYXXXX.

    Edited: Oh I see now. It looks like a 122 key model with the 3270-style terminal layout....
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