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  1. Got the issue with drives seemingly not...

    Got the issue with drives seemingly not communicating with anything sorted out - the power connector came disconnected when I pulled the ribbon cable somehow. No fooling... We're back at disks boot...
  2. Yup. The length of the stock cable doesn't really...

    Yup. The length of the stock cable doesn't really allow for reversal.

    http://www.thesvd.com/Images/internal-big.gif

    Also, that's indeed what happens - but the read/write LED also gets held on....
  3. Nah, I kept the door open and've been careful...

    Nah, I kept the door open and've been careful with my reimaging and use of write protect tabs. As far as progress goes, the plot has unfortunately thickened. I pulled the ribbon cable to see if a...
  4. Yeah, having brushed up on ArtifactElectronics'...

    Yeah, having brushed up on ArtifactElectronics' work on the III (where he mentioned not to do this) I figured this wasn't something i should be doing any more than I absolutely have to. It also looks...
  5. Worth a try! I just realized that I do get...

    Worth a try! I just realized that I do get "DISKETTE?" if I leave a disk in the drive at power-on, too.

    I was trying to do some basic, PRINT MEM-tier diagnostic work in BASIC, but with four keys...
  6. TRS-80 III: Screen never comes on when attempting to boot diskette?

    So, the III I took home. I've been trying to boot LDOS and TRS-DOS 1.3 diskettes that boot fine on my Model 4, but...well, I can't tell if they're actually booting or not because it turns out the...
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    Yeah, I gave those a one-over in my mission to...

    Yeah, I gave those a one-over in my mission to get J3 to stay put. Couple of pins had the ring o' death forming, but luckily that one held up better. I need to get a better soldering station lol
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    Got 'em down! just took a couple of tries and a...

    Got 'em down! just took a couple of tries and a lot of solder. Machine's basically operational, though as of yet I can't format a clean disk on :0 or :1 (Sectors 36, 37, 38, and 39 get marked bad)...
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    WTB: Sun 8-pin mouse

    Took home some Sun iron at VCF Midwest, forgot to take home a compatible mouse/kb. I've got the keyboard squared away, but anyone got a mouse they can spare?
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    TRS-80 III and 4 part interchangability?

    So, I've got an ailing TRS-80 Model 4 I'm troubleshooting and a TRS-80 Model III in more certain shape. Could I swap the PSU and floppy drives from the III into the 4 for testing purposes?

    Also,...
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    Joining my collection after a very productive VCF...

    Joining my collection after a very productive VCF Midwest are a TRS-80 3 and 4! The 3's in need of some attention with regards to the graphite contacts (nearly the entire ZXCVBNM row is intermittent...
  12. Kaypro 2X: Replacing keyboard RJ11 recepticle?

    So, I bagged a Kaypro 2X at VCF Midwest. It's in working shape, but the keyboard receptacle seems to have given up on life on the way home. Broke into multiple pieces, so we're past the point where...
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    Kermit recursion?

    So, I'm trying to back up the data off a 486 I was given by an old pastor with KERMIT 3.16, but the /recursive switch didn't actually get the entire contents of the C: drive (or, in fact, any...
  14. Unfortunately, it wasn't the MC14023. The plot's...

    Unfortunately, it wasn't the MC14023. The plot's also thickened. (Oh, I hate it when it does that.)

    When I swapped the two drives' controller boards after realizing the 14023 swap didn't fix the...
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    KayComp II: What's in a name?

    So, are there any instances of a pre-rename Kaypro II (i.e. a KayComp II) known to have actually made it "into the wild" (i.e. actually bought by a end user, or better yet still in the hands of...
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    Sinclair got into PCs, eh? Go figure!

    Sinclair got into PCs, eh? Go figure!
  17. Yup! That's what I had in mind. As far as the...

    Yup! That's what I had in mind.

    As far as the current drive goes, tentative logic probing implicates a MC14023B on the offending board. Got a part order in and am hoping for the best...
  18. ADDENDUM: Schematics for Osborne's custom logic...

    ADDENDUM: Schematics for Osborne's custom logic board can be found here, p. 105 (129 by PDF numbering).
  19. Osborne 1: Adapting for conventional Shugart with a TM-100-1?

    So, my B: drive's suddenly stopped being able to actuate the head carriage at all in a way that seems to indicate a fault with a discrete component on the drive. While I haven't given up on it yet,...
  20. Wanted: COMPAQ EGA Monitor (Deskpro 386 Power Port), VCF Midwest pickup

    So, I'm looking for a monitor that'd be matched to a DeskPro 386 with an EGA graphics card, similar to the ones pictured:

    https://i.imgur.com/YaZOSm6.png

    https://i.imgur.com/nQiEoiA.jpg
    ...
  21. Quick update now that August is upon us: All the...

    Quick update now that August is upon us: All the machines are gone or have tentative owners aside from the Data General One!
  22. Wait, is there an OAK available for 86-DOS...

    Wait, is there an OAK available for 86-DOS specifically? I was just going to build something that'd work with the Gazelle's boot media. I should probably clarify that I'd be trying to make something...
  23. The tricky part so far as I can tell is that...

    The tricky part so far as I can tell is that 86-DOS 1.00 doesn't boot on PC compatibles to my knowledge so I'd assumed whatever it needs is specific to SCP's machine design. I've never worked with...
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    A weapon to surpass the Tower of Power!...

    A weapon to surpass the Tower of Power!
    http://i.imgur.com/Air0skM.jpg
  25. They ran either an internal word processing suite...

    They ran either an internal word processing suite or CP/M-86 depending on what boot media the user provides, 8" floppies. I've wanted one for a while, but Victoria's a ways off unfortunately.
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