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    These interface cards are pretty cheap on Ebay,...

    These interface cards are pretty cheap on Ebay, especially in the US. Probably easier just to get one and if you want the original card, whip the Proms off it.
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    Some useful info here...

    Some useful info here https://www.seasip.info/VintagePC/hercplus.html

    and the owners manual here https://retrocmp.de/hardware/hercules-card/GB101_Owners-Manual_text.pdf

    Ah, you mean the GB200,...
  3. Thread: My new 5160

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    Just found that page !, looks like a probable. ...

    Just found that page !, looks like a probable.

    Certainly, the PSU works and supplies the correct voltages, but shuts down when connected to the board. Time to do some more tests once I finish...
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    Case had now been hammered back into some sort of...

    Case had now been hammered back into some sort of shape and the front bezel has been glued ready for some filler and painting. There are some textured paints that seem to have different colours in...
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    Interesting thanks, I couldnt find that number :)

    Interesting thanks, I couldnt find that number :)
  6. Thread: My new 5160

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    My new 5160

    Just picked up my new PC

    Its in a bit of a dogeared condition

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    But has a few cards

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    Yep We have 8 Honeywell DPS 6/96 running as...

    Yep

    We have 8 Honeywell DPS 6/96 running as alarm and display machines connecting to about 60 Intel Multibus I machines with a mix of 8086 and 80286 targets acting as plant IO and control...
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    The keyswitches are really easy to remove and...

    The keyswitches are really easy to remove and strip down for internal cleaning.

    Unsolder from the bottom
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    Prise the latch holding it together
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    And it all comes apart :)
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  9. Thread: Micro PDP 11/73

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    Lol, it just might be :) I know Mark P though...

    Lol, it just might be :)

    I know Mark P though he knew what it was for and was happy for it to be liberated. What was on the one your looking for ? I used to have a floor standing 11/73 that I used...
  10. Thread: Micro PDP 11/73

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    Need to have a look. Its the rack mount enclosure...

    Need to have a look. Its the rack mount enclosure and has a RD52 and a TK50.
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    Micro PDP 11/73

    Just got my first PDP 11

    Has been sat on a shelf in not the best conditions for the last 30 years, so might be a bit of a challenge to get going.
    Managed to find the surround for the front panel...
  12. As I said, the RGBvision monitors mode II appears...

    As I said, the RGBvision monitors mode II appears to be analogue and the manual for the IIB card states that the RGBvision monitor should be in mode II, suggesting its analogue.

    But, I have never...
  13. Certainly the manual for the IIB seems to suggest...

    Certainly the manual for the IIB seems to suggest its analog (or more accurately it states using a TAXAN RGBvision monitor, the monitor should be in mode II which, the monitors manual states enables...
  14. Or you could say you have used up this months...

    Or you could say you have used up this months luck !
  15. Thread: Pcw9512

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    Confused I have put the OR gate on the S0 and...

    Confused

    I have put the OR gate on the S0 and MO inputs to the Gotek select, so now when it has S0 low and MO high, the device reports not ready when I believe the boot sends the 'sense drive...
  16. Thread: Weird dream

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    I do get a dream that I am in the control room...

    I do get a dream that I am in the control room and the reactor has just tripped and I can't get my head around the operating instructions, and they all seem to have changed since the last time I read...
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    What have you been smoking !!!! I used to have...

    What have you been smoking !!!!

    I used to have dreams of finding areas at work with lots of old stuff I could liberate :)

    I once (for real), was poking about in an old building where a lot of...
  18. Thread: Pcw9512

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    Just bought an Amsoft CF2 disk (just to test the...

    Just bought an Amsoft CF2 disk (just to test the drive, I like it all to work) and had lots of trouble formatting, until I turned the drive upside down ! Looks like a cracked joint on the ribbon...
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    I don't explicitly try to avoid current tech, but...

    I don't explicitly try to avoid current tech, but my smartphone is about 5 years out of date, almost always flat and I never know where it is anyway.

    Have a FB account but rarely use it,...
  20. For equalities sake ;), you dont see Mrs Doyle's...

    For equalities sake ;), you dont see Mrs Doyle's husband in Father Ted (For US colleagues, look it up, its hilarious)

    Also Arthur Daley's wife 'er indoors' from Minder.
  21. Thread: Desoldering ICs

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    Stuff I have been using is acid free and hasn't...

    Stuff I have been using is acid free and hasn't corroded anything (yet !) but it does get everywhere
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    Not got an ESR meter, but have a capacitance...

    Not got an ESR meter, but have a capacitance meter from RS

    But, I just got one of these 61628

    It must be the smallest CRT oscilloscope ever, and I believe it was actually made by Sinclair and...
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    :D nice one.

    :D

    nice one.
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    Oh why do we never get things like this in the UK...

    Oh why do we never get things like this in the UK !

    3 8080's in one go !
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    Yep. Always wanted one as a kid, just been...

    Yep.

    Always wanted one as a kid, just been reading about the discounts on them that TI offered, unbelievable. Certainly never knew how low they went (I'm assuming that was in the US only ?) but by...
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