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  1. I've got an Altair 8800 for sale at the moment:...

    I've got an Altair 8800 for sale at the moment: https://www.ebay.com/itm/274079460643 Though, with all the time that went into repairing it and getting it 100% functional, I'd rather see it used than...
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    Welcome! Grew up in southern WV myself :) There's...

    Welcome! Grew up in southern WV myself :) There's a fair number of us in your general area.
  3. WTB: DTC S-100 Host Interface (SASI Board)

    Well, a few years ago I had a heap of these, and I sold them off really cheap because I'd been looking for schematics/manuals for years and no one had them. And, like a month later, someone posted...
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    RetroHacker_ and I have cleaned dozens of RL01...

    RetroHacker_ and I have cleaned dozens of RL01 and RL02 cartridges using the "just remove the pack shield" method with very good results. Some of them were very dirty. Use 99% isopropyl alcohol,...
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    I wouldn't disassemble the pack beyond removing...

    I wouldn't disassemble the pack beyond removing the pack shield. They can't be reformatted for RL02 service so if you get a misalignment with the sector notches on the hub, it's done. Simply cleaning...
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    Huh, yeah, I also didn't know about the MIL MOD8...

    Huh, yeah, I also didn't know about the MIL MOD8 reproduction! Another project to add to the list :)
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    Very cool project!

    Very cool project!
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    I link to my Tindie store in my signature, figure...

    I link to my Tindie store in my signature, figure it's on-topic and therefore appropriate.

    EDIT: Your blog appears to be using a self-signed cert. Be aware that most browsers will display a big...
  9. FS: MITS Altair 8800, repaired/tested/working, unexpanded 2-slot system!

    link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/274079460643

    Just finished repairing and testing this one. It came to me totally unexpanded: only two S-100 slots, containing the 8080 CPU board and MITS 1K static...
  10. Finally bought The Orange Box. Discovered that...

    Finally bought The Orange Box. Discovered that despite having discs it's Steam-only. And XP isn't supported now. At least it wasn't expensive :p
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    Be really sure someone didn't thermal epoxy it...

    Be really sure someone didn't thermal epoxy it on. Some of the brands out there *really* hold on.
  12. Get a quality logic probe before you bother with...

    Get a quality logic probe before you bother with a logic analyzer. I've never personally owned one of the cheap Chinese analyzers, but I've helped people troubleshoot systems that were using them,...
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    Glad you got your money back! I think they're...

    Glad you got your money back! I think they're more willing to refund when it's a small item. And no, it hasn't put me off retrofits, just sort of put me off the idea of being able to buy mystery meat...
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    Excellent setup! They are neat machines indeed,...

    Excellent setup! They are neat machines indeed, RetroHacker_ has mine nowadays. Very advanced design for its time.
  15. The Vector 3 was a similar system, from Vector...

    The Vector 3 was a similar system, from Vector Graphic of course. If it's a Cincinnati Milacron product, that'd certainly explain the industrial-ish design: they made NC and CNC machine tools.
  16. Yep, still looking for the cable! I'd potentially...

    Yep, still looking for the cable! I'd potentially be interested in drives, too!
  17. Yeah, I've personally had this happen to me,...

    Yeah, I've personally had this happen to me, that's how I know about it :)
  18. I replied via PM, but I'll post here as well: a...

    I replied via PM, but I'll post here as well: a likely cause is that the original chip was one of the Dallas modules that didn't have the "clear CMOS" pin. Some motherboards will tie this position to...
  19. Just edited to add 16-bit options :) The...

    Just edited to add 16-bit options :) The EtherLink II TP is a fairly long 8-bit ISA board, and OP said he needs a short one for the Tandy. Otherwise, yes, it's a good option if you want 8-bit ISA and...
  20. There are a lot of 8-bit short ISA cards out...

    There are a lot of 8-bit short ISA cards out there, you just have to know what to search for! NE1000s are popular, as are WD/SMC 8003 cards. The NE1000 (and compatible third party cards) are a...
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    Oh, you probably don't want one of these if...

    Oh, you probably don't want one of these if you're doing water cooled. Part of the PSU mount/drive cage would probably be in the way -- that's part of why the motherboard slides out on a tray. The...
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    I've got a small stack of these: 56721 Mine...

    I've got a small stack of these:

    56721

    Mine don't have the side panel vent/fan though, and they're the slightly taller variant with 3x 5.25" bays and 2x 3.5" bays. The motherboard comes out on...
  23. I use a Samsung SyncMaster 930B for my test...

    I use a Samsung SyncMaster 930B for my test bench, it'll sync on green from SGI and Sun gear. I've heard there's some difference between 13W3 converters, that some work on some machines and not...
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    That's funny, there used to be a seller that...

    That's funny, there used to be a seller that would flag any listing for a PC that included MS-DOS without a license or original set of disks!
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    I've wondered if that's what some of those DOS,...

    I've wondered if that's what some of those DOS, CP/M, Apple II, etc. listings are for...
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