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    Genius!

    Genius!
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    No it isn't. I was defining "keyboard people" as...

    No it isn't. I was defining "keyboard people" as people who tear vintage keyboards apart for their parts and use them(or sell them to people who use them) in ugly modern keyboards. If that wasn't...
  3. I did notice that. I messaged him asking about...

    I did notice that. I messaged him asking about that on one of his listings which was missing a CPU. He said that he had tested it using a CPU from his collection of spare parts, which he subsequently...
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    Keyboard people have a bad reputation because...

    Keyboard people have a bad reputation because they destroy vintage keyboards like the Borg destroy planets. Destroying fewer vintage keyboards doesn't change that.
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    I have this image: 55803 but the last place I...

    I have this image:
    55803

    but the last place I sent it to refused to print it on copyright grounds. I think that restoring my 25 year old computer to original condition falls under fair use but...
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    WTB: IBM 5160 front logo badge

    I have an IBM 5160 which came with a top cover that went for a 3270 and, unfortunately, someone had "corrected" the logo badge with an engraving tool and a sharpie. I'd like to get the case back to...
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    I wonder if it's possible to add support for them...

    I wonder if it's possible to add support for them to the XT-IDE bios.
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    Would that TSR work with an XT-IDE or would it...

    Would that TSR work with an XT-IDE or would it require an actual hardcard?
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    Or better yet... Into XT-IDE itself.

    Or better yet... Into XT-IDE itself.
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    I don't remember that from my original computer....

    I don't remember that from my original computer. Maybe I didn't have the TSR to go with my Hardcard?
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    That's not a terrible idea at all. I'd download...

    That's not a terrible idea at all. I'd download it.


    It's ideas like this which make me wish I wasn't a software guy. This would be a beautiful XT-IDE mod. Maybe someday I'll learn enough about...
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    There's nothing to dump because a previous owner...

    There's nothing to dump because a previous owner had completely removed the platters from the drive. I will definitely be using an XT-IDE to replace the original controller. I decided to re-use the...
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    IBM-5160 hard drive:Lemons to lemonade

    A while back I purchased an IBM 5160 that had an IMI-5012H hard drive in it but, unfortunately, it didn't boot or spin up. After a quick examination of the computer, I found that the hard drive was...
  14. eBay seller with a lot of reasonably priced IBM 5170 motherboards

    This is the eBay seller:
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/biff_howard_tannen/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

    These are some of the boards:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/183940716677?ul_noapp=true...
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    AutoCad 2.62 Manuals

    I have AutoCad 2.62 on my IBM 5150 and I'd like to learn how to use it but I can't find manuals for it anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find them? It looks like it can do some cool stuff,...
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    How long do you think it will be before that...

    How long do you think it will be before that happens with IBM PC's from the 80's(5150/5160/5170 etc)?
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    Another idea: Would an XT-IDE be able to co-exist...

    Another idea: Would an XT-IDE be able to co-exist with the MFM controller? If so, I might be able to directly copy from one drive to another.
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    I hadn't thought of that. I'll have to look into...

    I hadn't thought of that. I'll have to look into it. I've never used Laplink before.
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    Cloning an old hard drive

    My mom has an old Unisys 286 computer with a lot of data on it from my childhood. The computer still boots and works correctly and I want to make a copy of everything that's on it. However, my only...
  20. The last time I did something like this I started...

    The last time I did something like this I started with a DOS 6.22 virtual machine from Winworldpc and used a procedure along these lines:
    1) use the dd command to create a blank 256m(or whatever the...
  21. You can remove rust non-abrasively with products...

    You can remove rust non-abrasively with products like Evaporust. You just let it sit overnight and rinse with water. It's like magic!
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    It depends on the size of your power supply. The...

    It depends on the size of your power supply. The early 5150's have a 63w power supply but mine is a later model and it has a 150w(I'm still not sure if it is original or not). However, if it was able...
  23. IBM PS/2 Model 80:...

    IBM PS/2 Model 80: https://vermont.craigslist.org/sys/d/claremont-ibm-ps-2-model-80-restored/6951074645.html
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    Additionally, if you want to keep your ribbon...

    Additionally, if you want to keep your ribbon cable fully within the enclosure, you can use a 37-pin M/F strait through dsub cable to connect the 5150 to the floppy cable. I've tested this and it...
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    I plan to upgrade my setup, at some point, with...

    I plan to upgrade my setup, at some point, with an external enclosure that contains the both Gotek and a 3.5" 720k floppy drive(I'm pretty sure a 1.44M drive will also work provided the disks are...
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