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  1. Ends in about 24 hours!

    Ends in about 24 hours!
  2. Rare IBM PC Graphical File System, Kernel, Development Toolkit and Terminal Emulator

    Auctioning my rare IBM Graphical File System, Development Toolkit, Terminal Emulator and Kernel System software and manual packages on Ebay. Very hard to come by as they did not sell a lot of these....
  3. You don't need an IBM monitor...literally any CGA...

    You don't need an IBM monitor...literally any CGA or EGA compatible monitor will work.
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    it's got an intermittent issue, people have told...

    it's got an intermittent issue, people have told me the voltage regulators will act up when they're failing. All the caps look perfect still.
  5. ah that one DOES have the right connector! All I...

    ah that one DOES have the right connector! All I was running across were the models with the joystick connector...which I have already.

    I'll be on the lookout.
  6. Tandy 1000 Mouse / Calendar board mouse compatibility?

    Hey all, I have the Tandy 1000 Mouse Controller / Calendar Board (Cat no. 25-1010) installed in my Tandy 1000. It has a serial port on the back, which is for a mouse obviously, but I can't seem to...
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    well, for some reason the 12V rail has cured...

    well, for some reason the 12V rail has cured itself...temporarily, I'm sure...and everything is working correctly again.
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    correction, I get 3V if one of the disk drives is...

    correction, I get 3V if one of the disk drives is plugged in. If I have the PS plugged into the motherboard but the other 3 connections loose, I get a consistent 12V (11.98V) at the drive plugs. I...
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    assuming purple is the 12V rail, i'm only getting...

    assuming purple is the 12V rail, i'm only getting about 3V. Power supply issue then, I'm guessing? Does it always send 12V even if it's not trying to access the drive?
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    the system fan is spinning, and the drive LEDs...

    the system fan is spinning, and the drive LEDs are lighting up, but i'll double check the 12V line on the connectors.
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    Tandy 1000 disk drives no longer spinning

    Hey all, I have a standard, original, vanilla Tandy 1000 that has always worked fine, but today I pulled it out and powered it on for the first time in a few months, and the drives aren't spinning up...
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    If you are looking to get rid of your computer...

    If you are looking to get rid of your computer stuff, your best bet is going to be posting a for sale ad in the correct section of the website, rather than on random forum threads.
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    I meant more, this is the recommended/standard...

    I meant more, this is the recommended/standard way of doing it, rather than a third party program.

    I used the debug code and it worked perfectly. But about 2 hours later the 5160 blew a tantalum,...
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    NorthStar Advantage Hard Disk Help?

    Hi all, just picked up a beautiful NorthStar Advantage for the collection, and it happens to have the 5mb Tandon hard drive, with controller board. It was seized, but I managed to knock it lightly...
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    ended up running the DEBUG commands. A little...

    ended up running the DEBUG commands. A little fdisk, format, and DOS install, and we're up and running. I guess I was overcomplicating things assuming this was something at the hardware level. Thanks!
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    what's the best option for doing a low level...

    what's the best option for doing a low level format on one of the OEM 10MB IBM drives? I've seen mentions that these drives are only supposed to be formatted using the IBM Advanced Diagnostics disk....
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    5160 no longer booting from good hard drive

    Hey all. Recently got a free 5160 out of an abandoned storage unit. All stock with 512K of ram, original 10mb IBM hard drive and IBM 5.25" floppy drive. The hard drive works, and after a little work,...
  18. Thread: Commodore sadness

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    Just about everything is saw is in my garage...

    Just about everything is saw is in my garage waiting to figure out what to do with it. Amazingly, two C2Ns survived unscathed. But that was it. Everything else smashed.
  19. Thread: Commodore sadness

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    Commodore sadness

    This past week they’ve been tearing down the storage units behind my workplace, and basically everything that wasnt removed was up for grabs. I got a whole load of Model M keyboards, old ZDS...
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    I've never even heard of this. We need photos!...

    I've never even heard of this. We need photos! :wow::wow::wow:
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    The Logitech P4 mouse was released a year before...

    The Logitech P4 mouse was released a year before the M24 was released. Logitech claims that the C7 didn't get released until 1985, but was their first "commercial" mouse. If the predecessor to the C7...
  22. Complete set of IBM PC XENIX software and programming packages on Ebay

    Selling my set of all the software/development packages for IBM XENIX. Most of them are sealed with the exception of the installation and command guide modules. Starting price is $600 which may be...
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    I figured it was a rebranded Logitech. I have a...

    I figured it was a rebranded Logitech. I have a C7-3F and the bodies are identical. Thanks for the info!
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    this is sadly the vast majority of my collection....

    this is sadly the vast majority of my collection. I have lots of nostalgia for certain machines and LOVE old dumb terminals, but they mostly gather dust. The stuff I get the most use out of is...
  25. I'm no electronics repair expert but the thing...

    I'm no electronics repair expert but the thing that makes me cringe about the "recap everything" mentality is I'm sure a lot of those people are taking something with perfectly good, very high...
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