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    Pretty much nothing, though that doesn't mean I...

    Pretty much nothing, though that doesn't mean I have arbitrary limits on what I will pay money for as opposed to what I'll insist on finding cheap/free.
    While I give them some sentimental value to...
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    I'm drawing blanks. I would expect anyone by that...

    I'm drawing blanks. I would expect anyone by that point with pockets that deep they would be funding a replica project.
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    This is the 225. While it does have an onboard...

    This is the 225. While it does have an onboard microcontroller it does little to monitor drive health. It also has no comprehension of what pre-existing data might be on select tracks or regions for...
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    There's a few how-to's out there regarding how to...

    There's a few how-to's out there regarding how to clean the drive and no, you don't need to completely remove the carriage to clean it. I would suggest reading them as there are delicate points...
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    Very much sounds like a thermal issue around the...

    Very much sounds like a thermal issue around the motor driver, or the speed control circuit.
    If you remove the drive from the machine and keep a fan on it, does it take longer before failing?
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    There never was a system 6.2. Perhaps you meant...

    There never was a system 6.2. Perhaps you meant system 6.0.2?

    A mac will immediately spit out a bootable floppy if it does not detect a valid filesystem, it does not detect valid system software...
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    I'd start by first satisfying its requirement for...

    I'd start by first satisfying its requirement for a hard disk, then service the floppy drive and make sure all cabling is secure before assuming the floppy drive (especially a 2.88 ) is bad.
  8. I would also opt for a yoke swap as on monochrome...

    I would also opt for a yoke swap as on monochrome tubes they are WAY easier to adjust back than color tubes.
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    ....go on. You can't just bait a post like that...

    ....go on. You can't just bait a post like that in here.
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    Portable-PC cases are very application specific...

    Portable-PC cases are very application specific because of the (relative) low cost of ruggedized laptops, as Trixter pointed out.
    I'm sure there's a few OEM's that sell barebones case/screen...
  11. A 2A fuse should be fine as the max output from...

    A 2A fuse should be fine as the max output from the AC adapter is 1.2A. Just gives you a little more wiggle room for addons and inrush current.
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    I got the impression that they had to beg once...

    I got the impression that they had to beg once the family figured out what was going on, not that showing up or arranging in groups was the solution.
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    Well, there you have it. ;)

    Well, there you have it. ;)
  14. Have you managed yet to reach page 115 of...

    Have you managed yet to reach page 115 of http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/ibm/system36/5360/ce/5360_Volume_A1/SY31-8999-4_System_36_General_Maintenance_Information_Manual_Oct86.pdf ?
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    I could of sworn there was a link posted earlier....

    I could of sworn there was a link posted earlier. I don't think mbbrutman wants us disclosing those links and videos yet.

    Me answering your question though, holy CRAP this is WAAAAY larger that I...
  16. Thread: RS232 bridge

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    This sounds like a much more advanced version of...

    This sounds like a much more advanced version of the serial buffer I had prototyped for my ASR 33 but never got coded. It let the terminal side be one fixed speed (110) while the other side was a...
  17. I've actually found that Warp 3 Connect runs very...

    I've actually found that Warp 3 Connect runs very nicely.
  18. You bring up a good point I thought of long after...

    You bring up a good point I thought of long after the 15 minute edit cutoff but I still say go for it. The worst thing you're gonna get is a response varying from a friendly letter to stop (like I...
  19. You better rock it with some Warp 3 Connect. ;)

    You better rock it with some Warp 3 Connect. ;)
  20. I've always been one to encourage others to...

    I've always been one to encourage others to redistribute or copy other people's designs, where the original product is crafted/manufactured/sold in a malicious manner. This can range from simple...
  21. My brief time with a /36 found that all cabling,...

    My brief time with a /36 found that all cabling, connectors and boards need to be checked to see if they are fully seated after the machine was transported.
    Likewise if you are pulling out board...
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    A thought was to dismantle the LCD and place it...

    A thought was to dismantle the LCD and place it in a food dehydrator for a week and see what results you get.
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    All I can say without starting an argument is:...

    All I can say without starting an argument is: That is amazing.
    I can't wait to see what is at this show.
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    I don't fully know how VCF: East went down, but...

    I don't fully know how VCF: East went down, but are people calling for security again? ;)
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    I actually ran a joint experiment with The...

    I actually ran a joint experiment with The Hackery over seven years and we confirmed with altitude being a variable (100 and 1500 feet), an affected LCD stored in a 50-80% (nonoperating) relative...
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