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  1. Given how close the keyboard controller is to the...

    Given how close the keyboard controller is to the location of the barrel battery on most old motherboards I also suspect that there are more prominent problems attributed to trace corrosion.
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    I've also just recycled old cables to make my...

    I've also just recycled old cables to make my own. The crimping process goes a lot easier if you have a vice or duck bill vice grips to evenly press the entire length at once if you would rather not...
  3. X10's always been kinda shady since the late 90's...

    X10's always been kinda shady since the late 90's when they started putting up those "this tiny camera can go ANYWHERE" banner ads (come on, I know we've all seen them) on websites and their core...
  4. Thread: DRM Not

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    I'm okay with Steam's DRM as long as they still...

    I'm okay with Steam's DRM as long as they still honor their exit strategy to unlock all purchased games permanently prior to shutting down.
    Remember that some of the alternatives right now are far...
  5. X10 is a total blast. If you can get around...

    X10 is a total blast.
    If you can get around having to De-noise your house wiring (mainly EMI from cheap or poorly designed power supplies in electronics and AC adapters that didn't exist in the...
  6. Sticky: x_x I feel obligated to do it again but I have...

    x_x

    I feel obligated to do it again but I have no idea what to do this time.
    To everyone else: Do it. The whole event was a blast.
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    Unfortunately not really. Aside from the sticky...

    Unfortunately not really. Aside from the sticky brake, frozen spindle bearings, swapping boards and regluing the alignment glass inside the drive for when it falls off (and it will) there is not much...
  8. Thread: 68040 based Macs

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    Want to add that the Quadra 700, 800, 900 and 950...

    Want to add that the Quadra 700, 800, 900 and 950 are exceptions as for some reason Apple switched to tantalum and metal film capacitors briefly before going back to SMD lytics with the likes of the...
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    Congrats on possibly having an 800k upgraded Lisa...

    Congrats on possibly having an 800k upgraded Lisa 2/10. Download a copy of Basic Lisa Utility and try the formatting routine on the drive after verifying the brake isn't stuck, else post the error it...
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    Second to that. Typically if it's a random or...

    Second to that. Typically if it's a random or unimportant dataset a used tape is not worth much and serious tape users tend used stock due to shedding issues, BUT they still make great novelty...
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    Here's some photos and a bit of progress. Again,...

    Here's some photos and a bit of progress. Again, note the hole where the monitor should be sitting.

    https://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Computer%20related/CGS_9175.jpg...
  12. I'll explain for him. ;) The rear logic door...

    I'll explain for him. ;)

    The rear logic door is interlocked to the Power Supply and will kill all power if it's not locked (not just closed and screwed in) so you cannot accidentially pull the...
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    A weak CCFL will result in either the backlight...

    A weak CCFL will result in either the backlight inverter shutting down due to excessive loading, a pink tint as the tube initially strikes but is low on mercury (it normally consumes the mercury in...
  14. You have no vertical hold. Either the pot needs...

    You have no vertical hold. Either the pot needs to be fiddled with or something in the vertical circuit has failed.
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    So, I've always wondered what these cards even...

    So, I've always wondered what these cards even do.
    Like, are they just a far more user-programmable floppy controller as to let you try a bunch more oddball data rates, sectoring and speeds or is it...
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    Now this is a writeup I would like to see more...

    Now this is a writeup I would like to see more about.
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    IBM 4696 "SurePOS" Register

    I'm not even sure where to put a thread for something this wacky. :confused5:

    I got my hands on an IBM 4964 which is a fancy name for a PC running as a cash register. Inside the box there's a...
  18. Thread: 1982 IBM Portable

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    Disappearing Inc./The Hackery...

    Disappearing Inc./The Hackery is a sure bet. They are located on Victoria Drive in Vancouver. If you are up here in the mountains I do on a regular basis do visit them so I can also Pony Express...
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    Bruh, this thread is six years old. This...

    Bruh, this thread is six years old. This discussion ended a looong time ago.

    To answer your comment though, I've seen quite a few mac II's and IIx's that were restuffed with IIfx boards. It was a...
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    PhilipA has not been active on the forum for a...

    PhilipA has not been active on the forum for a year but he is likely your best bet at troubleshooting anything inside the machine. See if you can get his attention.
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    Witchcraft.

    Witchcraft.
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    This is good. This indicates the system...

    This is good. This indicates the system initialized itself, reset and programmed the keyboard microcontroller and completed POST.
    The jumper to enable and disable the onboard video is located on the...
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    You don't. You tell us how you solved your own...

    You don't. You tell us how you solved your own issue as to prevent a Wisdom of the Ancients scenario.

    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/wisdom_of_the_ancients.png
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    The format of the RX50 is far from a proprietary...

    The format of the RX50 is far from a proprietary mystery, thankfully. http://home.iae.nl/users/pb0aia/vax/rx50.html
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    I'll vouch for it, even though I don't have the...

    I'll vouch for it, even though I don't have the pay bracket to afford one.
    well engineered body and the visuals would mimic most portables until the late 80's when they started getting more compact...
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