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  1. Now that the heat of the summer is over, the...

    Now that the heat of the summer is over, the volunteers have been busy...

    Two more dumpsters have been filled (bringing the total to 4 x 40 yard dumpsters), the back lot almost cleared, and the...
  2. Yeah... And there are older systems and terminals...

    Yeah... And there are older systems and terminals missing keyboards now...
  3. Oh man, This is FY year end close for work and...

    Oh man,

    This is FY year end close for work and my next weekend is busy with an arcade auction, DFW Retro Computer Group meet, a friend's birthday, and a Computer Reset event.

    I guess I'll miss...
  4. It's been bad enough that the Admins put up 3...

    It's been bad enough that the Admins put up 3 things for n00bs to agree to before being let in.
  5. Email the folks at www.bgmicro.com as Jerry has...

    Email the folks at www.bgmicro.com as Jerry has been picking up things to sell on his web site.
  6. This is volunteer run. There are a group of us...

    This is volunteer run. There are a group of us who help, but there is only one person with the keys who has been blessed by the family to open it up and run the events. (And he's on vacation so no...
  7. As far as I know, LGR is the only one blessed to...

    As far as I know, LGR is the only one blessed to release one. (Edit: A video, that is...)
  8. My son pulled down 2 boxes of NOS IBM keyboard...

    My son pulled down 2 boxes of NOS IBM keyboard cables yesterday... We've found NOS sealed keyboards, cables, motherboards, monitors, and more for older Compaq systems like the original portable.
    ...
  9. It truly wasn't the willing part and really was...

    It truly wasn't the willing part and really was the couldn't part. It's a hoarding issue. Come dig. Come see how much stuff is still left. Get an idea of how packed everything was and still is in...
  10. If you're not going to come to Texas and buy...

    If you're not going to come to Texas and buy things to add to your collection then give it a rest. I don't care for keyboard kid's tactics either, but if he hadn't purchased the keyboards who knows...
  11. Geez this thread took a left turn down some...

    Geez this thread took a left turn down some oddball avenue.

    This past Saturday I pulled out an IBM Industrial Monitor. This is a repackaged EGA monitor and I'll be modifying it for analog inputs...
  12. NO! It's just a phrase meaning some relationship...

    NO! It's just a phrase meaning some relationship repair was done.
  13. The video, phones ringing off hook from people...

    The video, phones ringing off hook from people all over, and the general craziness of it got it shut down.

    Through some fence mending and good work by a local who knows the family it was reopened...
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    Changed the file from .png to .jpg and...

    Changed the file from .png to .jpg and re-uploaded it... now you can read it.
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    Commodore PET Diagnostic Clip I

    Hey folks,

    I picked one up at a computer surplus store while on a business trip... and found ZERO on it on the web. I gave pics and the ROM code to Andre Fachat to look through and post and had...
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    Wasn't watching the thread, was going through...

    Wasn't watching the thread, was going through PMs. Will grab it and take a pic tomorrow or Thursday.
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    OK, Took another look at the 386 board and it...

    OK,

    Took another look at the 386 board and it has some corrosion on one of the chips. Since it's something that is pretty obscure, I'm going to clean it and test it first.

    Everything else is...
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    I have a few, one of which has the stacked 64K...

    I have a few, one of which has the stacked 64K (128K) memory chips in use, but have not tested them. They all have 80287 co-processors on them.

    One of the systems had to be thrown out into the...
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    Found a really cool motherboard in with the 5150s...

    Found a really cool motherboard in with the 5150s - a 386 with 5 8-bit slots that is designed to fit in the original 5150.

    :)

    And some more Tandon drives. I have to get the scrap dropped off...
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    I have 100 of the 6520 ICs in stock. :) 6520,...

    I have 100 of the 6520 ICs in stock. :)

    6520, 6820, 6821, and in most cases the 6822 can be swapped in and out of circuits with ease. Sometimes you need to have pull up resistors on the I/O ports...
  21. Did your drive die or does it just refuse to...

    Did your drive die or does it just refuse to eject disks?

    The drive may need cleaning/lubrication or the eject motor may have split a gear. Cleaning/Lubrication is easy. Split gear, not so much....
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    So far all of the motherboards have been the...

    So far all of the motherboards have been the 64K-256K PC style. One looks to be an older version where the parity bit RAM is off to the left of the others. So far all have had 8087 Math Coprocessors...
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    I went through PMs before the thread... there's...

    I went through PMs before the thread... there's one user ahead of you.

    So far there is one FH Tandon, a Control Data, and an IBM branded one like one I've never seen before.
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    There are 2 PCs and 1 PC/XT (w/hdd) that aren't...

    There are 2 PCs and 1 PC/XT (w/hdd) that aren't in all the pics, plus one PC that is just a case bottom, motherboard, and a couple of cards.

    My son and I will be parting them out and recycling the...
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    Sandor JR HDC ROM image?

    Picked up an interesting PC JR item but it's missing a chip... GRRRR...

    It's a Sandor "JRHDC" - a sidecar for the PC Jr that lets you hook up two hard drives, but there's an empty socket where the...
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