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  1. C&F are generally very reliable. I trust that...

    C&F are generally very reliable.

    I trust that you notified your buyer that the 60Hz and 50Hz units are not the same.
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    Are these any better than the Keystone eyelets?...

    Are these any better than the Keystone eyelets?

    There are also these folks
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    This might be useful for PCB repair

    Schmartpatch

    Found it interesting; have no personal experience with the stuff.
  4. I see floppy (missing D765 FDC), dual comm (one...

    I see floppy (missing D765 FDC), dual comm (one 8250 and line interface missing) and parallel and clock.
  5. I don't know--it all depends on the installed ROM...

    I don't know--it all depends on the installed ROM in your system.
  6. Silly question, I know, but here goes: Have you...

    Silly question, I know, but here goes: Have you checked that the spindle brake is functioning correctly? I've seen both Tandon and Seagate drives where the spindle brake has failed. The normal...
  7. Thread: Microkit 8/16

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    They were pretty standard back in the day. Even...

    They were pretty standard back in the day. Even my SW radio has one.
  8. Thread: S-100 bad day

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    Not an uncommon design fault--the Altair 8800...

    Not an uncommon design fault--the Altair 8800 also has the AC switch on the front panel, sharing the PCB with the logic traces.
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    I've got some of that, but now have only an empty...

    I've got some of that, but now have only an empty aerosol can of TF. It was good stuff for cleaning--used by the tank-car lot in the old days in semiconductor manufacturing. It may still be legal...
  10. It all depends on the BIOS code and any code in...

    It all depends on the BIOS code and any code in ROM that actually boots the system upon reset. There may be a jumper or a check for a specific keypress to change the default boot device.

    As an...
  11. The Hawk drives I have are all SCA. (2 and 4 GB)

    The Hawk drives I have are all SCA. (2 and 4 GB)
  12. Does the drive behave on a standard "tweener"...

    Does the drive behave on a standard "tweener" floppy controller? In my own code, I've found that most floppy drives are edge-sensitive. The 765 uses a pulse width of 6 µsec.
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    Used to be Carbon tet or Freon TF for cleaning. ...

    Used to be Carbon tet or Freon TF for cleaning. Now long gone.
  14. I've seen the stepper drivers fail on some Tandon...

    I've seen the stepper drivers fail on some Tandon drives. Don't have enough experience with the Panasonic ones, though.
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    What are you using to wrap? G-D electric gun? ...

    What are you using to wrap? G-D electric gun? It's pretty hard to screw up a modified wrap using one of those.
  16. There are a few "undelete" utilities in the...

    There are a few "undelete" utilities in the SIMTEL20 archive (search it). However, much depends on (1) how fragmented the original file is and (2) what files you've written after the file was...
  17. Note that the drive I pointed to is ultrawide...

    Note that the drive I pointed to is ultrawide SCSI2; If you've got the Jaz Jet Ultrawide (68 pin connector), you're good. The 50 pin connector is a narrow SCSI. You can use a narrow SCSI drive...
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    Superbee DAM changed when?

    I've got a bunch of Superbee single-sided (30x128 MFM on track) floppies and I've noted that *some* of them use DAMs of FAh for *some* sectors, but not all.

    Anyone know the genesis of this...
  19. Nope, not yet--I've got a lot on my "to do" list...

    Nope, not yet--I've got a lot on my "to do" list and this barely breached the bottom rung.

    Thanks for letting me know.
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    See my posting some time back on making your own...

    See my posting some time back on making your own very thorough disk eraser from old microwave magnetron magnets. Even though I have an AC powered VHS bulk eraser, the magnet one does a great job.
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    When I first got going with my own wirewrap, back...

    When I first got going with my own wirewrap, back in the mid-70s, I used TI mid-height sockets. I figured that they, being gold-plated and all would be wonderful. Boy, was I wrong! they'd...
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    Sorry guys; the only Monroes I have are for the...

    Sorry guys; the only Monroes I have are for the System 2000. (CP/M-86)
  23. Does 286 protected mode (e.g. Windows 286) work...

    Does 286 protected mode (e.g. Windows 286) work on it?
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    I'll have a look--I've got some 8820 disks, but...

    I'll have a look--I've got some 8820 disks, but not sure if they boot.
  25. There are plenty of DDS/DAT drives on eBay for...

    There are plenty of DDS/DAT drives on eBay for cheap.

    Here's a seller with NOS HP DLT/VS 80 SCSI drives for not a lot. (They're UW SCSI-2, so should not be a problem). And they're half-height...
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