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    Yea I can imagine those early double height being...

    Yea I can imagine those early double height being power hogs, hopefully my board accepts xtide cards...cause a hdd would be super useful if the floppies bad
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    No idea yet...im tackling the mainboard first,...

    No idea yet...im tackling the mainboard first, getting the chips off and cleaning rust and corrosion of everything before i get into the drives. They have the ibm branding and identical at thr moment
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    Maybe thats what i read...or that people swapped...

    Maybe thats what i read...or that people swapped in an aftermarket psu. Either way, i dont plan on finding an external hd for this since it was hard enough finding this relic...
    And nice job getting...
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    I'm hoping mines a later reviosn for ega/vga and...

    I'm hoping mines a later reviosn for ega/vga and an cf adapter. The psu im not worried about since I'm not planning on trying to fit a vintage hd, but just thought the low watt was off. Learning it...
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    I wasnt sure on the psu thing. I know the xt had...

    I wasnt sure on the psu thing. I know the xt had higher watt ones for hd and I *thought* I read somewhere that later revision 5150 had optional higher watt one for a possible hd but not certain..i...
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    IBM 5150 possible inconsistency?

    So...I couldnt stop myself and picked up an iconic ibm pc 5150. Its in rough shape and found a lot of nasty things inside the case, including dead mouse and lot of corrosion.
    So while mid...
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    Thats what im afraid of.... My idea is to take a...

    Thats what im afraid of.... My idea is to take a standard ide cable, cut and strip each of the 44pin wires and slowly verify pinout and connect to mainboard and hope for the best
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    Kinda...the flat end is split into 2-22pin...

    Kinda...the flat end is split into 2-22pin connector. The bios said the last one installed was a 20mb.
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    From what limited info I found I believe its a 40...

    From what limited info I found I believe its a 40 pin standard ide to a flat cable that spills into two connector ends similar to Mylar i think?
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    I cant tell...the connectors look like 2 white...

    I cant tell...the connectors look like 2 white rectangles with a liftable latch but I can't see the internal pin themselves.
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    Zeos laptop hard drive

    I managed to score a zeos notebook 386 from a recycler...but someone ripped the hard drive out..
    No big deal its just an ide based drive but it has a special ide to flexible cable for zif slot.
    Any...
  12. Thread: Kaypro help

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    Idk what type it is....i found an ad online that...

    Idk what type it is....i found an ad online that says it has a 360k floppy...but only 1. Someone installed a 2nd 5.25 floppy and I have yet to figure out what it is.
  13. Thread: Kaypro help

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    Might have to...once I figure out how to put it...

    Might have to...once I figure out how to put it on a 5.25 floppy... Probably best way would be to copy files to 3.5 floppy on main pc...then put that into older machine and copy from 3.5 to 5.25?
  14. Thread: Kaypro help

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    Kaypro help

    I picked up an usual (to me anyway) kaypro kc-1 which appears to be an ibm clone from late 80s running a 8088. However I cant find any info on a dos boot disk...or the disk I need to access bios...
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    Yep. I checked all those. I didnt have an...

    Yep. I checked all those. I didnt have an oscilloscope but set my dvom to hz and looked for frequency.
    No change...until I set my meter down on the rf cable on the back and picture showed up. ...
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    Ti-99/4a issue

    So I finally got around to tearing apart and testing my ti, (making a restore vid) and ran into an issue. Upon power up, only static woth a light buzz. I removed and resocketed the video, grom, and...
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    Not sure if same model but i have a 2133 that I...

    Not sure if same model but i have a 2133 that I have a cf2ide adapter in...but its only a 128mb one which matches the original hdd size. I figured a smaller size wouldnt matter since I can...
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    Ive got a small heat sink on it currently, but...

    Ive got a small heat sink on it currently, but find are only maybe a 1/4 tall. one of the socket 7 coolers does look like if I tske the fan off...i can swap the socket 7 clip for the clip holding the...
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    I know....trying to find one. I have several...

    I know....trying to find one. I have several socket 7 fans but none that will work with a 486 socket 3.
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    I mean the connector that plugs into motherboard....

    I mean the connector that plugs into motherboard. The ps/2 is normal, but rhe other end is a single file 5 pin with 4 wires
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    Wow. I just got done picking up some AT cases and...

    Wow. I just got done picking up some AT cases and has one like that. It has a 4 wire/5pin connector
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    Thanks. And yea its weird, I tried that same ps/2...

    Thanks. And yea its weird, I tried that same ps/2 keyboard before and it became unresponsive as well previously but now its works fine with rhe ps/2. Idk I'll dig in my storage and find another 5pin...
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    Ok so update...and list of attempted fixes I...

    Ok so update...and list of attempted fixes
    I removed all cards, cables, chips and jumpers. Cleaned edge connectors...cleaned and reseated bios, ram, cache chips...reset all jumpers. Tried 2 diff...
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    Ya know....i never tested the sx ..ill try that...

    Ya know....i never tested the sx ..ill try that next. I just swap psu and still does at random. But yea the dx2 even with heat sink feels super hot.. Like cant touch it hot. I'll test the sx2 and...
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    486dx2 66mhz. The board came with an 486sx2...

    486dx2 66mhz. The board came with an 486sx2 50mhz, but the board supports the dx2 so I swap cpus and reset jumpers. I put a small heat sink but I did notice the cpu gets very hot to the touch even...
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