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    Lenovo bought up all the old IBM PC Division...

    Lenovo bought up all the old IBM PC Division rights. They still support(ed?) many of the old IBM PC systems and have some of IBM's support info. restructured on their site. IBM's support site will...
  2. Hi Jodi, replied on the FaceBook Group....

    Hi Jodi, replied on the FaceBook Group.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1074026219362290/
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    Unfortunately the battery terminals are not...

    Unfortunately the battery terminals are not exposed, see:
    http://www.mcamafia.de/mcapage0/dsrework.htm
    for the DS1287.
  4. :rolleyes: I know! Some people's taste? Yeuchh!

    :rolleyes: I know! Some people's taste? Yeuchh!
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    It may be that MS-DOS 3.2 was a "bespoke" variant...

    It may be that MS-DOS 3.2 was a "bespoke" variant for all sorts of OEMs, Olivetti and Amstrad to note just a couple. Not very friendly, to be honest, when they're mucking about with the "standards".
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    Thanks, Chuck. I think I've found a source for a...

    Thanks, Chuck. I think I've found a source for a few.
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    Oh dear, failing memory, obviously. Too much else...

    Oh dear, failing memory, obviously. Too much else to remember, and it's been 30 years since I had the S-100. :-D
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    I did, briefly, but t'Internet is suffering huge...

    I did, briefly, but t'Internet is suffering huge strain with everyone being at home and bored. My 200/20 service occasionally slows to Kbps download at times, and regularly only 50Mbps.
  9. Not me personally, but Greg Fretwell was known...

    Not me personally, but Greg Fretwell was known for making (Redwood?) wooden cases and re-installing PS/2 internals into them.
    Check comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware for his contact details, although that's...
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    That does look like what the OP sketched, but I...

    That does look like what the OP sketched, but I agree that I've never seen an IBM computer system unit with the 3.5" FD mounted vertically, and the MCA Mafia/MAD men have collected a huge number and...
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    Non-standard keyboard mapper:...

    Non-standard keyboard mapper:...
  12. From Louis's master site:...

    From Louis's master site:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/8530/8530-286_Planar.html
    your RTC/CMOS chip is a Dallas DS1287. These have a built-in battery cell which may well be flat by now. Either...
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    Just to clarify, although there appear to be no...

    Just to clarify, although there appear to be no difference (I don't know if Bill Walsh actively mirrors Louis's current and actively maintained site), but the current "official" MCA Mafia site has...
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    Are any of them "hard-sectored" (10 sectors per...

    Are any of them "hard-sectored" (10 sectors per track - 10 sensing holes instead of 1)?
  15. I have a SCSI-2 Nakamichi MBR-7 (7 x CD...

    I have a SCSI-2 Nakamichi MBR-7 (7 x CD tray-loading) multi-changer, but I'm not familiar with the MJ-4.8s.

    Maybe this:
    http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=777&menustate=0
  16. I use a twin-tail USB to PS/2 Model M keyboard...

    I use a twin-tail USB to PS/2 Model M keyboard and IBM ScrollPoint mouse with my eServer xSeries 365 without troubles.
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    Bad socket/cable connector? I have an Xbox 360...

    Bad socket/cable connector? I have an Xbox 360 with an iffy HDMI socket that sometimes displays nothing or flickers until the cable is in the right angle to the socket.
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    Generally speaking, when configuring multiple...

    Generally speaking, when configuring multiple types of HD controllers in an IBM BIOS system you need to set the BIOS ROM addresses in ascending order of ESDI, IDE, SCSI. The ROM scan initialises them...
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    Links here:...

    Links here:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/8565/8560.html

    Boot to the RefDisk, press CTRL+A at the main menu, before doing anything else = Advanced Diagnostics plus Format the Hard Drive.
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    Hi, apparently I was mistaken about additional...

    Hi, apparently I was mistaken about additional supplies. I was under the mistaken impression that nyceonline.com had supplies, but Lorenzo sent me his sole IBM Model 70 Planar Upgrade (by Reply). I'm...
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    This would be better posted in Later PCs, but...

    This would be better posted in Later PCs, but have a look at Louis's site:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/
    and search our NewsGroup:...
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    Windows drivers can generate various colour-depth...

    Windows drivers can generate various colour-depth and resolutions via the APA capabilities, this is not the same as BIOS character mode or VGA APA modes. 512KB is adequate for 256-colour 640x480 or...
  23. Start here:...

    Start here:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/8540/8540.html
    and go from there.

    PS/2s, even the ISA bus variants rarely use jumpers, but I've no experience with any of the ISA bus ones.

    Try with...
  24. It's usually necessary, when the cable's been in...

    It's usually necessary, when the cable's been in there a long time, to ensure a steady pull without any lateral or vertical offset, sticky little blighters. You might loosen the molecular bonding by...
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    Well, I could swap planars again to see which is...

    Well, I could swap planars again to see which is a workable alternative for you, but organising decent packaging and shipping from the U.K. wouldn't be quick or cheap, TBH.
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