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  1. According to the IBM 5155/5160 tech ref, 130W...

    According to the IBM 5155/5160 tech ref, 130W power supply, for 110V you'll need a 5A fuse (maximum draw 4.1 amps at 90 volt undervoltage). For 240V it's a 3.5A fuse.
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  2. I bought a rather dirty Apple //c on eBay and...

    I bought a rather dirty Apple //c on eBay and discovered that it had a rare Z-Ram Ultra 3 upgrade installed inside:

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?30053-Bought-a-dirty-Apple-IIc-on-eBay
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    ComputerCorps is still going, we moved over next...

    ComputerCorps is still going, we moved over next to the post office at 4630 highway 50 east in Carson City a year ago. That's where I bought the Portable II a couple months ago. We have some Apple...
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    True, I already have games loaded, and EGA...

    True, I already have games loaded, and EGA graphics are working fine. Since the internal drive failed, I used a CF card in an adapter on the stock IDE controller, one of those that mounts in a slot....
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    Received the EGA card from eBay today. Works...

    Received the EGA card from eBay today. Works fine, though it was just wrapped in bubble wrap, not in an ESD bag.

    I used the DIP switch settings linked in the forum post above, set SW2 switches...
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    I've ordered one of these, I'll see how well it...

    I've ordered one of these, I'll see how well it works in my Portable II. :)
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    Apple already had Integer BASIC before purchasing...

    Apple already had Integer BASIC before purchasing Microsoft BASIC to make Applesoft. There were already floating point routines in the Apple II integer ROMs, you just had to peek/poke and call to...
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    I'm curious, did you ever use the Beowulf Tandy...

    I'm curious, did you ever use the Beowulf Tandy 6000 archive?

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.sys.tandy/0NheaZFU1ko

    The USENET notice above from 1989 makes mention of TCP/IP for...
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    If your Portable II has the push-button floppy...

    If your Portable II has the push-button floppy drive, make sure you push the button in after inserting the disk, this clamps the spindle and moves the heads into position...

    Ask me how I know......
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    My high school librarian used a bar code wand on...

    My high school librarian used a bar code wand on an Apple //e for book checkout / return, starting in 1989. He printed the bar codes on regular tractor feed paper using an Imagewriter II, and then...
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    A quick google of the manufacturer shows they...

    A quick google of the manufacturer shows they made barcode wands for the Apple II, that connected to the joystick port. Maybe this is a dedicated card for one?
  12. IDC DIP plug. Designed to crimp onto flat cable...

    IDC DIP plug. Designed to crimp onto flat cable to plug into a DIP socket.

    https://www.jameco.com/z/8200-16-R-Connector-IDC-Flat-Cable-DIP-Plug-16-Pin-0-3-Wide-0-1-Pitch-Gold-Pins_42674.html (I...
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    The D800 was available with 1280x800 LCD and...

    The D800 was available with 1280x800 LCD and NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5650 128MB graphics.
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    I was able to load Windows 98 SE and get all but...

    I was able to load Windows 98 SE and get all but the smart card reader working on a Dell Latitude D600 (even Wifi), it's likely the same drivers would work for a D800. For storage I'm using a...
  15. The Dell D600 and D800 laptops have both hardware...

    The Dell D600 and D800 laptops have both hardware serial and parallel on the back panel.

    If you have trouble finding one, I have a nearly new D600 with 64 GB PATA SSD I could part with.
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    Having owned a few AMC eagles (3 wagons, 1 SX/4...

    Having owned a few AMC eagles (3 wagons, 1 SX/4 and 1 two door sedan), the closet modern vehicle I've found is the 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee. IFS front with solid rear axle, just about the...
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    1963 Willys Pickup with GM 4.3 V6 engine, stock...

    1963 Willys Pickup with GM 4.3 V6 engine, stock transmission/transfer case/axles. I need to fix the fuel pump, and it will be good to go...
  18. I have a couple of Lenovo X131e laptops... 11"...

    I have a couple of Lenovo X131e laptops... 11" screen, dual core AMD cpu, gigabit Ethernet and USB3, they're pretty decent rugged little machines. ComputerCorps where I volunteer has a pallet full...
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    Control Data 9100 pictures

    Here's some pictures of the Control Data 9100.
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    I should have found somewhere with better light for the back panel, the flash over exposed the picture due...
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    I'll take some pictures next Saturday. I did...

    I'll take some pictures next Saturday. I did power it on, but it didn't boot... turns out it doesn't have any RAM. It does have a blinking yellow light on the CPU board. And there is a large bare...
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    Yes, it's purple with 9100 series silk screened...

    Yes, it's purple with 9100 series silk screened below the Control Data logo like the one above. Since it has a VGA output as well as 13w3, and the 9100 instead of 910, I wonder if it has an IP20...
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    It's definitely an Iris Indigo, squat short case...

    It's definitely an Iris Indigo, squat short case with the floppy / hard drives on the right hand side. Looks just like the front/rear pics in the Indigo Wikipedia article, except branded for Control...
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    Control Data 9100 / SGI Iris Indigo

    At the computer recycling non-profit I volunteer at, we had a Control Data 9100 series machine come in, which appears to be a rebranded SGI Iris Indigo.

    The computer is complete, no external...
  24. Yes, make sure that you're holding ctrl and open...

    Yes, make sure that you're holding ctrl and open apple, then pressing and releasing reset. If you release reset after releasing open apple, you'll get ctrl-reset which should drop you to a BASIC ]...
  25. Here's a previous thread discussing the...

    Here's a previous thread discussing the Clearlight SuperStar: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?34066-Picked-up-a-Bell-amp-Howell

    On page 4 of this thread, I posted a picture that shows a...
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