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  1. Update: I solved it! Turns out, the CF cards...

    Update: I solved it! Turns out, the CF cards cannot be partitioned with a Master Boot Record scheme, they need to be in Apple Partition Map format! Once I tried this, it immediately started working!...
  2. Any tips or suggestions for getting a "Tecnobytes ClassicIDE" working in a IIGS?

    So a few years ago I bought a Tecnobytes ClassicIDE board for my Apple IIe / IIGS, and I'm finally trying to get it working. This is a card which allows an Apple II-series machine to use a...
  3. Two retro-computing events in the San Francisco East Bay coming up soon!

    Hi everyone!

    My "Retro Roadshow" event series has two awesome meet-ups happing in the next few days:

    1. As always, we're going to be hosting a free-to-the-public, hands-on event at The Local...
  4. Anyone able to provide some guidance for an SGI Indigo2?

    Hi everyone! Many years ago when I lived in Albuquerque I picked up a sweet SGI Indigo2 at a surplus sale. Mine was originally owned by MIT, going by the inventory stickers on the back. I've got the...
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    Need some BeBox help

    Hi everyone!

    I've recently rescued my trusty old dual-66MHz BeBox from a long (~12 year) stint in storage. This is a "Rev. 6" machine (I think, based on markings on the motherboard), has 80megs...
  6. That matches my understanding / memory, but the...

    That matches my understanding / memory, but the results I'm getting with multiple Extended Keyboard II's (and multiple ADB cables) really has me wondering. I suppose my IIGS motherboard might be...
  7. Is there a difference between an Apple IIGS keyboard and a 'normal' ADB keyboard?

    I've got an Apple IIGS which I love, and I've got a significant stockpile of Apple Extended Keyboard II's. However, I find that the IIGS doesn't like to reboot when the "three finger salute" is...
  8. So thanks to some fantastic advice I received in...

    So thanks to some fantastic advice I received in a PM, I've been able to get both half-height drives out of the Kaypro 4. I've spent the past ~30 minutes taking the "A" drive partially apart,...
  9. I’ve been collecting vintage computers and...

    I’ve been collecting vintage computers and accessories since I was a kid in the 90’s (when “vintage” more easily translated to “junk people were happy to give away to a computer-obsessed teenager”),...
  10. How do I get the floppy drives out of a Kaypro 4?

    Pretty simple question: I've got a nice Kaypro 4 and both floppy drives seem to 'work' but they sat unused for 30+ years and thus don't spin well and are very noisy. I want to pull them out, clean...
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    So I'm very late to this thread, but I recently...

    So I'm very late to this thread, but I recently picked up a "Kaypro 4" which seems to actually have a Kaypro 10 motherboard inside (it says "Kaypro 10" onscreen during boot, and the pins at J9 on the...
  12. Quick update: I went ahead and removed the "trap...

    Quick update: I went ahead and removed the "trap door" memory / clock module, and things seem a LOT more stable now. I've been able to install / play multiple games from the SCSI2SD without any more...
  13. I installed a SCSI2SD for my Amiga 500 but getting a ton of Guru Meditation errors

    Question for the Amiga wizards in the group: I've been working all afternoon to get my new SCSI2SD (version 5.1) installed into my GVP A500-HD+ "sidecar" for my Amiga 500. I've got everything hooked...
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    UPDATE: I found an Amiga mouse! I was up late...

    UPDATE: I found an Amiga mouse! I was up late last night, digging through a few boxes of misc. C64 stuff and spotted a familiar-looking 9-pin plug way at the bottom of the box, and discovered an...
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    Urgently wanted: one Amiga mouse

    I spent the day diving into the depths of my storage locker, and I was able to extract all of my Amiga 500 gear and software, except for the mouse Ė I canít find it anywhere. Since I will be...
  16. This is totally true, and is also pretty good...

    This is totally true, and is also pretty good evidence that I shouldn't be posting on hobby-forums while also being totally distracted during all-day work conferences :p



    Agreed! I tend to be...
  17. WTB: FTP-capable PC with 5.25" floppy drive in San Francisco Bay Area

    Hi everyone!

    I'm on a quest to get my 'new' Compaq Portable 386 working, but to do so requires some special BIOS configuration disks + DOS boot floppies. I may just have some made for me, but...
  18. That would be amazing, thank you! I know there's...

    That would be amazing, thank you! I know there's at least a good chance that the internal hard drive died years ago, but it does seem to be spinning. If I'm understanding this oddball machine...
  19. Just picked up a Compaq Portable 386/20 and it seems to be working but needs disks

    Hi everyone! A very lucky Craiglist find yesterday has added a fascinating and unusual vintage computer to my collection: a Compaq Portable 386, which dates back to 1987. It's in surprisingly good...
  20. Proud new owner of an Osborne 1, have a few questions

    Yesterday at the Vintage Computer Festival West, I became the delighted new owner of an Osborne 1, seen here. I don't yet know the functional condition of the machine (there's a sticker on the back...
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    This is a pretty long shot, but is there any...

    This is a pretty long shot, but is there any chance you still have this drive? I just purchased an Osborn 1 at VCFWest yesterday, but it came without either floppy drive. Thanks for letting me know!
  22. Man, that is just a redonkulously gorgeous setup....

    Man, that is just a redonkulously gorgeous setup. Congrats!
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    WTB: ACA-500 upgrade for Amiga 500

    Anyone have one of these to sell (or trade)? Looks like they're currently sold out on the major Amiga hardware sites, and I'm itching to get my newly-revived A500 juiced up with a beefier CPU and...
  24. Help telling VIC20/C64/C128/Amiga500 Power Supplies Apart?

    Hi everyone! I spent a good chunk of this afternoon diving into the dark recesses of my storage locker, and I emerged with a whole trove of vintage Commodore machines - a VIC-20, two "breadbox"...
  25. My IIe probably isn't worthy of inclusion in the...

    My IIe probably isn't worthy of inclusion in the list of ULTIMATE MAXXXED-OUT WTFBBQ machines, but I'm pretty happy with it. Here's my current config:

    - IIe Platinum with the nice Platinum Color...
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