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  1. Folks, We have a buyer. Thank you! Lou

    Folks,

    We have a buyer. Thank you!

    Lou
  2. Marc, C'est trés facile. When you roll the RL...

    Marc,

    C'est trés facile. When you roll the RL drive all the way out on its rails (as if you were gong to load a pack), look at the rail itself. You will see a latch on the bottom side of the rail...
  3. Ok, we have no takers yet, so we're going to have...

    Ok, we have no takers yet, so we're going to have to sweeten the deal ...

    No PDP-8? No problem! When you buy the RK8E/RK05 package listed above, for only another $400 more, I will include a...
  4. Jack is correct. I am only three hours drive from...

    Jack is correct. I am only three hours drive from Providence.

    Lou
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    I will haul this giant monitor to VCF East on...

    I will haul this giant monitor to VCF East on Saturday if anyone is interested. Please send a PM.

    Thanks,
    Lou
  6. RK8E and two RK05 drives available (NY/NJ) !!!

    Folks,

    Tim and I have for your consideration all the makings of a very nice two-drive RK8E / RK05 system. I can bring it to VCF East this coming Saturday, or it can be picked up in...
  7. This has all been done before. You should study...

    This has all been done before. You should study the photos in this album: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/album.php?albumid=376

    All cables are to be straight, no twists. Also the FMPS are available...
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    Julius, The links may not work, but it is not...

    Julius,

    The links may not work, but it is not hard to find the pictures. I always create an album here on the forum for the images I post. If you view my profile, you can see my albums, then find...
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    FTGH: VR290-DA (wow is it heavy!!!)

    Folks,

    Free to a good home I have one really heavy DEC VR290-DA monitor. This beast is fixed frequency and totally useless unless you have a MicroVAX that can use it. I saved it from being...
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    Roland, Ok, now I understand. So far, you've...

    Roland,

    Ok, now I understand. So far, you've tried buying only the replacement female end of the cable. You are trying to salvage the cord.

    What I have done is take an extension cord, with a...
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    DEC pc325SL and Facit 4550 plotter

    Way back when I went to undergrad, I used this very DEC pc325SL (pictured here: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/album.php?albumid=437&attachmentid=52048) I wrote lots of papers on it, and ran the student...
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    Roland, Just shave away the part of the...

    Roland,

    Just shave away the part of the plug that interferes (assuming you are trying to fir a molded plug). That's what I have done. There will be plenty of insulation left.

    Lou
  13. Folks, We now have two interested...

    Folks,

    We now have two interested parties. One who sent a message earlier and another later. I have sent PMs to both. Thank you all for following this thread. If a deal does not occur, I will...
  14. Folks, I'm glad that the MCA Sound...

    Folks,

    I'm glad that the MCA Sound Blaster will make this lot a good value indeed. My price for the lot as listed remains as originally listed. I really want it all to go, and all go to a...
  15. For Sale or Trade: PS/2 8580-A31 and 8590-3T1

    How're ya gonna do it? You're gonna PS/2 it!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Jcha_zqvU

    It's time to downsize, and non-core to my hardware collection are these two fine, clean (clean booting and...
  16. The Gotek works out of the box on the RQDX3 as an...

    The Gotek works out of the box on the RQDX3 as an RX33. There was a thread here a few years back that quite a few of us participated in. We also examined the image file on the USB memory stick.
    ...
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    Another factor that is pulling the value of your...

    Another factor that is pulling the value of your Rainbow down Alan, is that it also likely lacks the color graphics option. Since you only have the VR201 and not VR241, your machine is likely...
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    This is almost as bare bones as a system could...

    This is almost as bare bones as a system could get. It was a CAPS-11 system. CAPS-11 is really slow, because the TU60 is really slow. You'll see toward the bottom of this photo that we have a TU60:...
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    That is about what I was thinking as well. Anyone...

    That is about what I was thinking as well. Anyone really wanting a Rainbow will wait / pay for a machine with Drive W:. Good luck finding the option by itself.

    Lou
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    So after sorting through a bunch more floppies, I...

    So after sorting through a bunch more floppies, I was able to come up with about six error-free sides to start with. The process involved punching the single sided sector holes (for both sides),...
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    The RX02 was all DEC, just like the RX50. Some...

    The RX02 was all DEC, just like the RX50. Some earlier RX01 drives have transports that were made by CalComp, but the surrounding sheetmetal and electronics were by DEC.

    With care and repairs, all...
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    We made some progress today. I made my own BC26P,...

    We made some progress today. I made my own BC26P, which connects two RX drives to the DECMate. I connected two teacart RX02 drives and was able to work with all of them under OS/78. I needed to...
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    The photos of the keyboard shelf are great. I...

    The photos of the keyboard shelf are great. I have never seen it before in detail. I like how it extends and retracts.

    You are in luck, the parts keyboard still had the letter O. It's yours.
    ...
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    He should just be happy that his kid has interest...

    He should just be happy that his kid has interest in history of technology. Any parent today should be happy that their kid would want to play with 80s technology rather than waste time on a smart...
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    I would not call it big and I have two of them....

    I would not call it big and I have two of them. As far as value goes, there was a thread last week about that, so go see my comments there. However I would not suggest you flip this machine,...
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