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  1. That sounds promising. It's a good thing I have...

    That sounds promising. It's a good thing I have the Google Translate add-on to Firefox, otherwise I'd have been stumped by the "Chicken Scratches" of Hebrew(?). I did feel there would have to be...
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    IBM did a 256-colour VGA adapter and chip,...

    IBM did a 256-colour VGA adapter and chip, present in some PS/2 and ThinkPad planars. There was also the SVGA/A for PS/2s. 512KB of VRAM supporting 256-colour 800x600 resolution.
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    No, it's quite correct, *provided* it's doing VGA...

    No, it's quite correct, *provided* it's doing VGA passthru, it only generates 1024x768 itself but will passthru the VGA timing and other signals provided by the VGA source.

    The 8514 and 8515 have...
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    With Ontrack, say? I'm just giving the man...

    With Ontrack, say? I'm just giving the man options. Whether or not they're suitable would be his call. :D
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    I have a Compaq OEM Fujitsu MHA2032AT 3.2GB...

    I have a Compaq OEM Fujitsu MHA2032AT 3.2GB 4000rpm 2.5" drive - Compaq replacement is 330988-001.

    Specs here:
    https://www.hdsentinel.com/storageinfo_details.php?lang=en&model=FUJITSU%20MHA2032AT
  6. If you can source an ISA bus SCSI(-2 for...

    If you can source an ISA bus SCSI(-2 for preference) controller, check out my list:
    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?72556-Large-collection-of-SCSI-and-ATA-hard-drives-(ex-IBM-PS-2-etc-)
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    Do check out Peter's ("Don" Peter Wendt's)...

    Do check out Peter's ("Don" Peter Wendt's) suggestion to gut the battery pack and replace the innards with modern equivalents. It'll look pukka and do its job.
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    Not the NatSemi 16032? (Since renumbered as the...

    Not the NatSemi 16032? (Since renumbered as the 32016, go figure!)
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    You and me both, sadly never to become a reality.

    You and me both, sadly never to become a reality.
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    :rofl: :censored:

    :rofl: :censored:
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    Like most portable computers it will have two...

    Like most portable computers it will have two batteries, the 3V one to retain the RTC/CMOS config data and the other (no longer recommended) for when there's no mains supply at hand. Forget about the...
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    Not quite so much when dealing in person, by...

    Not quite so much when dealing in person, by 'phone and then FB Chat. ;)
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    If anyone wants to emulate this, I have external...

    If anyone wants to emulate this, I have external SyQuest SyJet 1.5GB drives with HD50 SCSI ports. Might be the backup solution you've been waiting for? :D

    P.S. I have the odd internal drive and a...
  14. Thanks Heather, initially I've got the seller...

    Thanks Heather, initially I've got the seller sending the main unit to a friend in Wisconsin ($90) and he's put me onto a PS/2 NG member who may be able to meet the seller when he visits his daughter...
  15. Try asking Kevin Bowling, our generous...

    Try asking Kevin Bowling, our generous PS/2-related site host. e-mail address via PM.
  16. Many thanks, Dwight.

    Many thanks, Dwight.
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    My postulation is that, perhaps, the wrong drive...

    My postulation is that, perhaps, the wrong drive is being sensed, resulting in the reversion to 360KB.

    I'll readily admit I do *not* know Compaq systems and thus could be entirely incorrect.
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    It appears I may eventually join your ranks of...

    It appears I may eventually join your ranks of North Star Horizon owners. I've struck a deal on the Canadian-based "salvage" one posted elsewhere, to include the 18MB HD too. I may need to pick some...
  19. It might be realistic to hire a "mule" - I mean...

    It might be realistic to hire a "mule" - I mean courier - to transport such items, might be cheaper in the end, although I really ought do another "Grand Tour" and visit all my computer friends in...
  20. There's always something. My Multiprise 3000,...

    There's always something. My Multiprise 3000, including monitor, keyboard, mouse, speaker and documentation was nicely crated up by the seller after arranging shipment. Mind you, that was a $6,000...
  21. Just for a (hollow) laugh I tried...

    Just for a (hollow) laugh I tried parcelmonkey.com for the infamous 70lbs + packing of 5lbs (guessed):
    ...
  22. I'd say only in rare cases (damn the French!!! ;)...

    I'd say only in rare cases (damn the French!!! ;) ), but maybe old Eastern Bloc countries occasionally.

    Yes, both USPS and Canada Post are horribly expensive now, and heavy items a total no-no....
  23. Well, it looks like I'll be the proud owner of a vintage North Star Horizon

    A regular "blast from the past" reminding me of my days and nights hunched over my Televideo terminal, Oki Microline 92 printer and Morrow Designs Decision I S-100 bus system (capital outlay >$2500)....
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    Negotiations concluded successfully, now for the...

    Negotiations concluded successfully, now for the shipping fol-de-rol!!!
  25. As it happens, I have the recent packaging from a...

    As it happens, I have the recent packaging from a NOS Smile 17" MultiSync monitor to hand.
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