Image Map Image Map

Search:

Type: Posts; User: MicrocomputerSolutions

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,831

    I have Ram-17s running on my Fulcrum I-8080...

    I have Ram-17s running on my Fulcrum I-8080 Clone. under CPM-80 and CPM-86 using the Compupro Dual Processor Board, and the IMSAI setup Compatibility Switches that the Ram-17 comes with.

    I have...
  2. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,818

    A cotton swab and alcohol works best in the hands...

    A cotton swab and alcohol works best in the hands of someone who is paying attention, if the drive mechanism is exposed.

    A cleaning disk is more convenient and faster, doesn't require any skill to...
  3. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,628

    Oops ! ! ! Meant, you don't need an extra...

    Oops ! ! !

    Meant, you don't need an extra power supply (besides the standard 5 and 12 for drive power). I was thinking that someone meant it took a jumper wire and a voltage source to pull the...
  4. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,628

    You don't need a power supply or jumper wires to...

    You don't need a power supply or jumper wires to get a drive to run. One half of the pins on the connector are grounds. Just turn the connector over (backwards) and plug it in. That will ground...
  5. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,628

    There are multiple versions of the TM-100-2. ...

    There are multiple versions of the TM-100-2. There major difference the motor speed board that is located on the back of the early drives.

    The motors on those early drives can seize up. Have you...
  6. When you buy a new laser printer, it comes with...

    When you buy a new laser printer, it comes with starter cartridges, which are toner cartridges with just a few pages of toner inside them. The Laser Printer Manufacturers took this idea from the ink...
  7. If the drives will read the boot disk after you...

    If the drives will read the boot disk after you manually set the head to Track Zero, I would say your problem is that the Track Zero Sensor needs to be adjusted. If the Track Zero Sensor was not...
  8. Kaypro used every brand of drive that they could...

    Kaypro used every brand of drive that they could get their hands on.

    I believe those Epson drive are standard 40-track double-sided 1/2 height drives. If I were you, I would replace them with...
  9. Tandon made zillions of TM-100-A drives, and they...

    Tandon made zillions of TM-100-A drives, and they came in different versions. Some versions have a small motor control board attached to the rear of the drive chassis, and some do not. A bad speed...
  10. There are slight differences between 360K drives,...

    There are slight differences between 360K drives, and more modern minifloppy disk drives.

    For example: many/most 360K full height 5.25" drives are older designs, and do not have a drive ready...
  11. Replies
    305
    Views
    32,384

    Advanced Digital manufactured a couple of...

    Advanced Digital manufactured a couple of integrated single board S-100 Systems. The more well known processor board was the Super Single Six, which contained a 6mhz Z-80A processor. The Advanced...
  12. Does your System utilize dynamic ram board/s? ...

    Does your System utilize dynamic ram board/s?

    If so, I would think that timing problems with dynamic ram memory, and dynamic ram memory boards would cause a speed problem before the hard disk host...
  13. Replies
    39
    Views
    3,258

    Nothing is as reliable and accurate/repeatable as...

    Nothing is as reliable and accurate/repeatable as a analog alignment disk and a scope OR alignment tester.

    There were two types of alignment testers available at one time. Analyzers which were...
  14. Replies
    830
    Views
    129,142

    The cost of shipping has been rising...

    The cost of shipping has been rising exponentially to the point where the shipping costs more the the object being shipped. the shipping companies have been getting fat off younger consumers who...
  15. Replies
    39
    Views
    3,258

    No. Just because you can read a disk does not...

    No.

    Just because you can read a disk does not mean that the drive you are using to read is in perfect alignment.

    You need to be able to format, and write a disk, then move that disk over to...
  16. Replies
    39
    Views
    3,258

    You can't just swap parts in any floppy drive...

    You can't just swap parts in any floppy drive without aligning it afterwards. Floppy drives do not automatically center heads over the written tracks like some/most hard drives.

    After swapping...
  17. Most people don't realize that different...

    Most people don't realize that different equipment (DCE and DTE) may require a different combinations of high and low signals (not all are the same). And some don't require any handsake at all (but...
  18. Interfacing serial devices has become a "black...

    Interfacing serial devices has become a "black art" as has many technical procedures since PC have become the norm, rather than the exception. In the early days, when people built and programmed...
  19. PRE-IBM printers are not plug and play. The...

    PRE-IBM printers are not plug and play.

    The guy plugging the printer into the computer needed to know something about handshaking and baud rates to get a serial printer to work.

    And that's why...
  20. No, I never modified my original Expandoram II...

    No, I never modified my original Expandoram II board.

    I was thinking that I'd buy another one, and experiment on it after getting it running, but never got that far.
  21. Replies
    47
    Views
    4,548

    China has been the dumping ground for U.S. waste...

    China has been the dumping ground for U.S. waste for years, which it why it would not be unusual to see products used and discarded in the U.S. for sale in China. Electronic Waste was being dumped...
  22. Replies
    24
    Views
    2,774

    Obviously the Original Seller was a Flipper, who...

    Obviously the Original Seller was a Flipper, who didn't know that the computer was worth more than he was offering it for. I bet he feels stupid now.

    And VCM made a smooth move by getting that...
  23. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,799

    Vista was a company that made accessories and...

    Vista was a company that made accessories and (Orange?) clone parts for the Apple, and S-100 computer market. It was owned by the same brothers who owned ACP (Advanced Computer Products), a early...
  24. You cannot Sysgen the Compupro Loader from CDOS...

    You cannot Sysgen the Compupro Loader from CDOS onto a single density 128 byte sector format floppy. Not enough room for the Loader. I haven't tried Sysgen with anything except 128 and 1024 byte...
  25. Rent a car?

    Rent a car?
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4