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    Its too bad, I was prepared to spend up to...

    Its too bad, I was prepared to spend up to $199,000 without prior-inspection, but I'm afraid $200,000 is going to need a curatorial analysis.
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    you have exactly described the problem with my...

    you have exactly described the problem with my PCJR, though here we are ten years later, and no source for the delay line remains. (Other than a few of those shifty "we sell everything until you ask,...
  3. IIRC, the left arrow works as \ on the HX in Dos...

    IIRC, the left arrow works as \ on the HX in Dos 5.
  4. Amazon's finest, cheapest PSU later... The Gotek...

    Amazon's finest, cheapest PSU later...
    The Gotek using Flashfloppy firmware doesn't seem to work with the modified Trackstar drives in any configuration. What I ended up doing is to use the Gotek to...
  5. It looks as though 12V is used for an audio...

    It looks as though 12V is used for an audio amplifier, and that's about it. -12V and 12V show up on the parallel port, which I have no desire to use, and on the ISA slot, where anything goes, I...
  6. I made a floppy cable with connectors on both...

    I made a floppy cable with connectors on both sides of the fold, so I could try a straight-through connection as well. I also tried hooking up a 720K floppy to see what happens.

    Then the...
  7. T1K Mystery: Trackstar, Gotek, and Floppies

    Here's what we know:
    The A: Gotek with FlashFloppy works fine, whether connected directly to the MB, or through the Trackstar floppy adapter, the Gotek boots DOS 3.2.
    The B: Teac 54B floppies,...
  8. Impressive work, but I have to ask... why were...

    Impressive work, but I have to ask... why were you sitting in a barn for twenty years?
  9. Thread: Ebay 'offer'

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    It's a good way for the seller to avoid paying...

    It's a good way for the seller to avoid paying the eBay tax, though that is really not in the spirit of the concept. Ask her to send picture of the item with today's newspaper.
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    Not for the floppy drive device, it seems this is...

    Not for the floppy drive device, it seems this is for an external CD
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    I take it that Tandy Graphics can no longer be...

    I take it that Tandy Graphics can no longer be used with a VGA card installed? Does Flashfloppy on a Gotek work in a 720 drive mode? What's the purpose of a Zip drive if a CF card XTIDE is used? How...
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    Wow. The industrial design. It belongs in a...

    Wow. The industrial design. It belongs in a museum.
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    I did something crazy-stupid today, and it worked...

    I did something crazy-stupid today, and it worked surprisingly well. I used my electric leaf-blower.
  14. What's a good non-self-destructing replacement...

    What's a good non-self-destructing replacement for tantalum capacitors?
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    Should I feel bad that I don't know who Jason...

    Should I feel bad that I don't know who Jason Scott is? Wait... is that the Arcade board fixer guy?
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    So what does the "hidden" switch on the secondary...

    So what does the "hidden" switch on the secondary keyboard pcb (and for that matter all of the unpopulated traces) do?
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    Prolly gave the warranty to cover the new board

    Prolly gave the warranty to cover the new board
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    Yes, I'm not sure what the differences among...

    Yes, I'm not sure what the differences among Octane and Octane 2 might be. The one Octane 2 that I see in eBay completed auctions went for $1000 w/o mouse or keyboard.
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    He seems to want $1500. I say "seems" because he...

    He seems to want $1500. I say "seems" because he isn't sure what to ask based on eBay completed sales being all-over the map.
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    A friend wants to sell his Octane2 if you are...

    A friend wants to sell his Octane2 if you are interested in that version. It has a "Sony Imageworks" property tag on it, and was used in the making of Spider-Man or some such nonsense (unfortunately...
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    I don't know... the industrial design of the O2...

    I don't know... the industrial design of the O2 seems fairly mundane IMO. I don't know what the semiotic intention of including juggling balls with the Indy was, but overall it felt like a machine...
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    A friend loaned me an Octane 2, asking me to...

    A friend loaned me an Octane 2, asking me to refurbish it for sale. After installing 3D programs like Lightwave, it reminds me, visually, a lot of N64 games... murky, and hard to look at.

    I would...
  23. I stopped doing updates because I couldn't afford...

    I stopped doing updates because I couldn't afford it... if you know what I mean.
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    (EDIT: I see you mention Rom/Ram replacement, so...

    (EDIT: I see you mention Rom/Ram replacement, so you've probably got the Tynemouth card.) There's a card, called Tynemouth Pet Rom/Ram, that plugs into the cpu socket and helps troubleshoot, or...
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    I have a rainy-day project to setup the xtide...

    I have a rainy-day project to setup the xtide with an 8088 bridgeboard. I have all of the parts, but haven't worked up the nerve yet... does your work imply that the standard xtide won't work in an...
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