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    I purchase quite a bit of software and hardware...

    I purchase quite a bit of software and hardware on eBay. Once or twice, I've had the seller say they can't find it and refund me. That's fine. Many of these are mom-and-pop running out of the...
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    I also have a Compaq PIII with the same vertical...

    I also have a Compaq PIII with the same vertical line issue. Single line near the center of the screen. Please do post any info you find about how to address that.

    And P.S., excellent work on the...
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    Followup question, unrelated to the 5150...

    Followup question, unrelated to the 5150 issue...why do my attachments frequently turn upside down when I upload them? I've tried several things, including controlling the aspect ratio in case the...
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    Many thanks for all of the suggestions. ...

    Many thanks for all of the suggestions.


    Definitely a Series A. Here's the serial number. First gen, but not super early specimen I think. Agree that I want to preserve its authenticity.

    56576...
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    Hey, guys. Having a new issue related to the same...

    Hey, guys. Having a new issue related to the same 5150 unit. After playing a game for a little while, the video gives up and goes dark. The PSU it still running, but no video. I came back a week...
  6. Except for 4-5 favorites, I've had the bulk of my...

    Except for 4-5 favorites, I've had the bulk of my collection stored in my garage (North Texas) for the past 16 years. Some of those I acquired from a guy who had them stored in his N. Texas garage...
  7. Thanks. This was going to be my next question....

    Thanks. This was going to be my next question. The Tech manual for this drive says to use Florochloro-whatsy-who to clean the heads, but as you mention it's Freon based and long gone. My unit will...
  8. Nice! Where/how did you stumble upon it? ...

    Nice! Where/how did you stumble upon it?



    I just acquired a Sun UltraSparc 10 with Solaris 2.6 still loaded up and running. Was wondering what to do with it, and now perhaps I've found its...
  9. Very timely thread created here. I acquired a...

    Very timely thread created here. I acquired a 9-track Cipher tape drive from a co-worker several years ago. I don't recall the model number off-hand, but it looks very much like this unit. It's been...
  10. Awesome! Every time I think I've seen everything...

    Awesome! Every time I think I've seen everything on minuszerodegrees.net, there's still another door I haven't opened.

    Many thanks.
  11. Never mind on the mouse question. Finally...

    Never mind on the mouse question. Finally realized I was using was the Logitech mouse driver. Switched to Microsoft Mouse driver, and Microsoft mouse works fine in the built-in port. (Duh!)

    Yay!...
  12. Resurrecting a very old post, but haven't found...

    Resurrecting a very old post, but haven't found this information anywhere else. The specified link is long gone, but does anyone have the CMOS setup program for the NEC PowerMate SX/16? System works...
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    I have an older Presario 1800, do don't think...

    I have an older Presario 1800, do don't think that's going to help you.
    There are a lot of CD images here: https://archive.org/details/software
  14. Garage, computer workroom, master bedroom closet,...

    Garage, computer workroom, master bedroom closet, gameroom + closet, guest bedroom closet. Feel like my wife should read this thread to make her realize I'm not the only nutter out there.
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    Went to their website. Very cool. Several models...

    Went to their website. Very cool. Several models to choose from, and not clear which is appropriate for PC work. Which model do you use?
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    Sort of agree, depending on the circumstances. I...

    Sort of agree, depending on the circumstances. I unpacked this .IMG on a Windows 10 system using 7Zip, and then sneaker-netted the files to my Tween system to get onto 5.25".

    Thanks for sharing...
  17. Awesome setup. Clearly, I need a dedicated room!

    Awesome setup. Clearly, I need a dedicated room!
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    Success! The Hercules board works great in both...

    Success! The Hercules board works great in both native and SIMCGA mode.

    Found a game supporting native Hercules. Loaded without SIMCGA:
    55066

    Next, loaded SIMCGA and a true-blue CGA game:...
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    Thanks. And yeah, this isn't the right thread....

    Thanks. And yeah, this isn't the right thread. Apologies.
  20. WTB - TI Portable Pro Keyboard & Corona PPC-400 Keyboard cover

    Have nice examples of both of these computers, but missing key parts.

    TI Portable Professional - Need keyboard
    Corona Portable PPC-400 - Have keyboard, but don't have the cover to close up the...
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    Started collecting back in early 90's when...

    Started collecting back in early 90's when friends, family and co-workers would throw stuff at me for free just to take it off their hands. Bought on eBay a few times in the early 2000's, and paid...
  22. Agree with the statement: more collected than I...

    Agree with the statement: more collected than I can use at one time. I will add: or is sensible to own. My favorites units (around half) and all software are stored in various closets around the...
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    That would be awesome! Thanks!

    That would be awesome! Thanks!
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    Never had a Hercules before, so that didn't occur...

    Never had a Hercules before, so that didn't occur to me. Thanks! I'll definitely test that route before disturbing the board with new components. I've not seen such an early Hercules either.

    And...
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    5150 with Hercules - Text but no graphics

    Recently acquired a 5150 with Hercules GB100 card in place of the IBM MDA. I've run the IBM Diag v2.2 tests on the system, and all checks out good except for the Video Card (option 1) and Video Sync...
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