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  1. Many people actively archive old software, but...

    Many people actively archive old software, but some things may be lost to time already. I have more hard drive space than I can imagine using right now, but in the 90s that wasn’t the case. And I...
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    What kind of drive was the bad one? I recently...

    What kind of drive was the bad one? I recently was able to repair the drive in my Mac SE. It was the original miniscribe and it had a shorted capacitor and a burned up resistor. It was the first...
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    Here is a mainboard manual that is a little...

    Here is a mainboard manual that is a little different than what is archived [here]

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ptkoqmxbznboms/DTK%20PIM-TB10-Z%20Mainboard%20User%20Manual.pdf?dl=0

    And here is...
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    I know that was sarcasm, but Iíve thought about...

    I know that was sarcasm, but Iíve thought about rolling a rack of enterprise class storage into my kitchen for testing purposes. I still havenít actually done that :)
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    All North American houses have 240 volts...

    All North American houses have 240 volts available. We have center tapped transformers that feed our breaker panel, so half comes from one side of the transformer secondary and one half comes from...
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    A similar system with similar beeps is discussed...

    A similar system with similar beeps is discussed here: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?56021-Dtk-data-1000

    I recently found a manual for this system and also for a similar system board...
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    Be aware that the ST-225 is old enough technology...

    Be aware that the ST-225 is old enough technology that it doesn’t “auto park” and if it wasn’t parked correctly before it was turned off, it might not be a good idea to ship it across the country or...
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    I've seen images (or old floppies) that wouldn't...

    I've seen images (or old floppies) that wouldn't play nice with winimage. I had a single sided, 160K AST driver floppy that winimage couldn't read, and when I made an image of it using other...
  9. Press F1, the press alt-R to load a file. Then...

    Press F1, the press alt-R to load a file. Then press alt-P to play the file.
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    I don’t think the atx supply in my PC164 or...

    I don’t think the atx supply in my PC164 or PC164LX had soft power control at all. The newer system was all original and had to be turned on and off via the power switch. The PC164 I used a generic...
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    There was one at Computer Reset recently, but it...

    There was one at Computer Reset recently, but it hold sold signs on it. There were a couple of boxes of software with it, but since it was sold I didnít look too closely at it. That one had a...
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    If you don’t have the latest BIOS I can probably...

    If you don’t have the latest BIOS I can probably write you an eprom.
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    I recently picked up two of the later B models...

    I recently picked up two of the later B models with silver power supplies and 64-256K boards. One is floppies only and has the 63.5 watt power supply and one was upgraded at some point with lots of...
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    https://udcf.gla.ac.uk/~gwm1h/Error_Codes/Sad_Mac_...

    https://udcf.gla.ac.uk/~gwm1h/Error_Codes/Sad_Mac_Codes.html

    It looks like the 0004 is ram and the next line is the bit.
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    I’ve had 3 alphas. I got the first one in...

    I’ve had 3 alphas. I got the first one in college. It was a DEC 3000/700 and I think I paid like $35 for it. For a while I was bit by the alpha bug and I was very interested in them. I got an Aspen...
  16. Thread: Just to confirm:

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    It might be worth hanging onto in case the early...

    It might be worth hanging onto in case the early television museum ever gets their crt rebuilding service running.
  17. I replaced the burned up resistor and also a 22uf...

    I replaced the burned up resistor and also a 22uf 16v capacitor. I actually replaced all of the capacitors, but that was probably overkill, it’s just that I didn’t find the short until I had removed...
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    So now I’m in this same boat. I finally acquired...

    So now I’m in this same boat. I finally acquired a mostly working Mac SE and I’ve got a kryoflux so I was able to mac some floppies, once I figured out which pc drive I have that makes the most...
  19. Success! After mouser sending me the wrong size...

    Success! After mouser sending me the wrong size part twice, they finally sent me the right ones and this drive is back to life!

    (I’m not complaining, they were super nice and I’m sure they lost...
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    The glass end is pretty strong. You want to...

    The glass end is pretty strong. You want to protect it of course, especially from scratches, but it’s the plastic on monitors that gets destroyed in shipping. I saw someone on Facebook post a photo...
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    Could it be that the system still sees the dip...

    Could it be that the system still sees the dip switches are set for MDA? Wouldnít that cause a blinking cursor on the CGA monitor? I donít have a 5150 to test and my 5160 isnít easily accessible at...
  22. Sure, I meant the physical location not the...

    Sure, I meant the physical location not the abbreviation. You got the IA correct. But Iowa is like 1,000 miles from Utah. Idaho is 0 miles from Utah :)
  23. I think you’ve swapped Iowa with Idaho and now...

    I think you’ve swapped Iowa with Idaho and now our potatoes will taste like corn.
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    I think, but could be wrong, that the regular...

    I think, but could be wrong, that the regular stacker software supports the card. I've got a stacker 2.0 disk, and in the readme.doc it says



    So that makes me think that you could install a...
  25. Itís got to be the last one you remove, right? ...

    Itís got to be the last one you remove, right? All of the others showed up as capacitors on this magic box. This one seems to be a resistor now.
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