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    I bought one...

    I bought one [https://www.ebay.com/itm/203006673821], but I think I might want to put it in my portable I not portable II (the II is a cranky wench!)
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    Yeah id love one but not for that price. And i...

    Yeah id love one but not for that price. And i joined ebay 20 years ago. There is no excuse to have a listing with no photo today. Dont know about you guys but i would never bid or buy somthing sight...
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    Ridiculous! Oh Hi Mark!

    Ridiculous! Oh Hi Mark!
  4. David I was getting 1.34 Ohms across R7. I...

    David I was getting 1.34 Ohms across R7. I decided to take the t1 (small) transformer out and check for shorts/opens anyway. The transformer is fine. I reflowed all my work. No change. I did notice...
  5. Thanks Anthony, the second one looks to be the...

    Thanks Anthony, the second one looks to be the correct PCB even though the model number is not the same. Ill take a look.



    David I will check for an open per your instructions and post back....
  6. I didnt. Just a visual inspection. I would assume...

    I didnt. Just a visual inspection. I would assume an open joint if it was wonky or intermittent from the getgo. But it worked fine for 2 months.
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    Change for the sake of change! Your killing me...

    Change for the sake of change! Your killing me Lisa!
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    I remember watching an episode of Frans Lab about...

    I remember watching an episode of Frans Lab about vintage LEDs. Was pretty informative and interesting. I remember in the early 80s there was amber yellow, red and green and that was all.
  9. you can test the voltages when the psu is out of...

    you can test the voltages when the psu is out of the system on its own. I have an identical psu (exact same pcb) I tested this with. You get two gorund pins, a 5v a 12v a -5v and a -12v. With this...
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    ..Right Thats what I am saying. Can we just go on...

    ..Right Thats what I am saying. Can we just go on calling it IDE just as we used to. No sense in changing the name of a dead architecture.
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    Oh I believe you, I just hate the Vernacular.......

    Oh I believe you, I just hate the Vernacular.... Or rather the continuation of stupid Acronyms.
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    Not for us Vintage folks. I am still waiting for...

    Not for us Vintage folks. I am still waiting for the glorious return of RLL hard drives! Muah HA HA! No, but Seriously "PATA" is just stupid. IF SCSI came back as the new HDD standard would be call...
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    Can we go back to calling PATA, IDE? Seriously I...

    Can we go back to calling PATA, IDE? Seriously I dont want to say "PATA" Its not called the XT_PATA project after all.
  14. Are there any Sam computer facts or anything that...

    Are there any Sam computer facts or anything that late in the game for troubleshooting these psus? Anyone have a schematic?
  15. I was in the same mindset. I was checking for bad...

    I was in the same mindset. I was checking for bad joints and nothing obvious jumped out at me.
  16. IIGS Astec AA13581 repaired 2 months ago went bust. Need help

    I had an Apple IIgs psu model Astec AA13581 psu that was in really sad shape a couple months back. Dirty and probably saw some water damage. I replaced all the Electrolytics and AC safety caps and it...
  17. Thread: "Bell Key"

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    ... The Bell key was used to bring up an early...

    ... The Bell key was used to bring up an early version of the "Ask Jeeves" search back in the BBS days.
  18. I think I used more effort on the first board...

    I think I used more effort on the first board that Ngtwolf got from me. By the time I started on this second board I gave up early in the process. Only the first board worked at one time. The one you...
  19. Thread: "Bell Key"

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    Long live the Woz. That man is still my hero.....

    Long live the Woz. That man is still my hero.. Even if his autobiography "iWOZ" wasnt particularly good.
  20. Thread: "Bell Key"

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    The Bell Tone (when CTRL and G are pressed...

    The Bell Tone (when CTRL and G are pressed together) has worked on every apple II I have ever tried. I think it may work on the IIgs but I dont remember off hand.
  21. Nice Fix. Those Compact Mac Analog boards are my...

    Nice Fix. Those Compact Mac Analog boards are my nemesis at this point. I Seem to remember replacing q4 and q2 but maybe that was another system. You know even when I do end up fixing a Mac 512K or...
  22. At least with Modding its still being used as a...

    At least with Modding its still being used as a computer. Vic-20 in a PET case would be cool but in all honesty you can still find spare PET boards online. An IMAC aquarium was popular and its fine...
  23. Thread: "Bell Key"

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    Lots of old computer keyboards have the Bell Key....

    Lots of old computer keyboards have the Bell Key. Pretty sure the Kaypro and Osborne 1 did as well.
    When in terminal Mode Control -G would make the Bell tone. It was a way of making sure the remote...
  24. Well on the bright side its relatively complete....

    Well on the bright side its relatively complete. I still see the crt bezel in the photo. Id pay them $40 for it and attempt to reassemble it. But I was just north of there a week or two back and am...
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    I remember always usong the oak technology driver...

    I remember always usong the oak technology driver back in the day as i was hard pressed to find a drive that wouldnt work on it.
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