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    https://hackaday.com/2016/06/06/the-worlds-supply-...

    https://hackaday.com/2016/06/06/the-worlds-supply-of-db-19-connectors/
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    Cheers. I will replace the chips tomorrow....

    Cheers.

    I will replace the chips tomorrow. Hopefully the cracked leg was causing the problem, but as it was strong enough not to get left in the socket, I would have though it was intact enough...
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    Back to this board after getting the TRS80 and...

    Back to this board after getting the TRS80 and Microvax up and running.

    Can now get it to boot fine (never found out why one working disk interface didn't like this machine) and I have been using...
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    Ive had some luck with...

    Ive had some luck with https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07QDP4SCV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Just used it to resolve a problem with my Apple II as the ram was not being...
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    crikey, 15k !

    crikey, 15k !
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    Ibm series 1 computer

    Crikey

    https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/auctionrevolution/catalogue-id-auctio20-10009/lot-a99369e8-b1bc-4734-a0ed-aab300a30690

    Opening bid is a bit too steep for me.
  7. Thread: Pcw9512

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    The HT lead is a problem. Cant easily removed the...

    The HT lead is a problem. Cant easily removed the video tray without disconnecting it. Is it a pull off ? does it disconnect at the tube or the transformer ? Long time since we did monitor repair...
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    Ive generally been using a V1.2 ATX PSU. All the...

    Ive generally been using a V1.2 ATX PSU. All the voltage you generally need with enough current for most, soft start and short protection. All in a handy case. Use 20 pin extensions cut to match the...
  9. Thread: Pcw9512

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    :) Just got the lid off. That drive is really...

    :)

    Just got the lid off. That drive is really buried in there isn't it !
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    Oh, I read that info. It certainly was built to...

    Oh, I read that info. It certainly was built to meet a very specific brief.
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    lots to think about. Not sure it even works...

    lots to think about.

    Not sure it even works yet !

    What is the startup I would expect without a disk ? Just gives a white screen at the moment and the drive light comes on.
  12. He probably would have been a phreaker too so...

    He probably would have been a phreaker too so wouldn't have paid for calls.
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    Ah, its not a + so its a 3" drive

    Ah, its not a + so its a 3" drive
  14. Thread: Pcw9512

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    Pcw9512

    Just sat ready to pickup a PCW9512, a daisywheel printer and a dot matrix printer off ebay.

    Couldn't refuse for 3.80

    Intersting little machine, Z80 and CPM i believe. Amstrad thought they had...
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    Its arrived and its perfect ! thanks Jay

    Its arrived and its perfect ! thanks Jay
  16. Thread: Tapuino

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    Tapuino

    I'm sure it's been done before but just finished my tapuino in a c2n case.

    Buttons are momentary switches connected to the original controls which are still in their original frame and pivot.

    I...
  17. Thread: MicroVAX 3300

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    Damn it. The A version of the PSU is not...

    Damn it. The A version of the PSU is not selectable and B versions are 200+

    Not only that, it has a blown cap, so it looks as if it was powered up at 240 before I got it. :(

    Given the big...
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    Dos on Multibus ? Do you have any info ?. I...

    Dos on Multibus ?

    Do you have any info ?. I have a 286/10A multibus I processor card with intel monitor EPROMS and a 512bk memory card, plus a iSBC backplane and at somepoint want to cobble...
  19. Thread: MicroVAX 3100

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    Yes, i wont trust a TK50 tape, but I do want to...

    Yes, i wont trust a TK50 tape, but I do want to get my TZ30 to work, fixing things part of the joy :) and I wont rest until its right. Also need to find a correct looking solution to the NiCd...
  20. Thread: MicroVAX 3100

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    This is what I found in the manual 3.7...

    This is what I found in the manual

    3.7 Automatically Starting and Stopping UCX
    To start the UCX software automatically when the system starts up, edit the SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM file and...
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    The wife has even given me permission ! Anyway...

    The wife has even given me permission !

    Anyway

    Got a few things to work out

    As I am on OpenVMS 6 im using UCX and can startup comms manually. However, the manual seems to state running...
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    Fun is there an archive of all these sorts of...

    Fun

    is there an archive of all these sorts of things, like the flight sim or the 3d maze hidden in certain versions of Excel, the Microsoft banner in the PET. There must be lots of them, all being...
  23. Thread: Slow News Day

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    Division and multiplication are not equal, your...

    Division and multiplication are not equal, your right.

    I meant in the BODMAS thing, you treat them as equal importance and default to left to right.
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    Would be interesting to try the same experiments...

    Would be interesting to try the same experiments with Omega 636
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    Forgot to say division and multiplication are...

    Forgot to say division and multiplication are equal, so then it becomes left to right precedence
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