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    In all honesty having looked at the thread, I...

    In all honesty having looked at the thread, I couldn't figure out where I was supposed to use the 3 in 1 oil. Nevertheless I decided to use the FAQ which has some useful pictures. I picked up a...
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    Great to know! Thanks. I'll work on making...

    Great to know! Thanks.

    I'll work on making images of those disks (links would be reassuring, but I downloaded some MacWorksXL3.0 images to try). It sounds like a downgrade would require...
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    Great information. Thanks, I have all this stuff...

    Great information. Thanks, I have all this stuff and use it for projects that I'm told to, but I don't necessarily have a lot of general repair knowledge, so this helps me with the logic of it all.
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    Thanks! Texelec is not too far away here in TX...

    Thanks! Texelec is not too far away here in TX (still would have them ship), and I've bought some fun stuff from them in the past. I'll definitely go to them for the pads

    And I'll get some of...
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    continuing saga of my Lisa

    Thanks so much for the response.

    Here are some more pictures from startup. And a picture of the drive cage- do I need to remove it for you to see more?
    https://i.imgur.com/ALFbHvY.jpg...
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    Lisa repair/startup help please

    I have a Lisa 2 that boots. It shows the initial screen below. It does pass the self test successfully. The widget hard drive gives error 82. I assume it's unsalvageable, although if there are things...
  7. Thread: RT-11 OS disks

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    Thanks. It looks like they have RT-11 V4 disks up...

    Thanks. It looks like they have RT-11 V4 disks up on that file archive.
  8. Thread: RT-11 OS disks

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    RT-11 OS disks

    I picked up this lot of 7 8" RT-11 disks that I believe are OS disks.

    Does anyone know if this version of the OS has been dumped? I would like to get them dumped, if not. I don't have an 8 inch...
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    Storing collectible ICs?

    Can anyone recommend a static free case with foam to use for collectible ICs? I don't have any spectacular stuff, but I would like something with a clear top so that I can see what I have. Also would...
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    hey Doc! I'm also in Austin, into vintage...

    hey Doc! I'm also in Austin, into vintage computers. Always looking to meet up with folks in the hobby. I wish there was a regular meet up in our neck of the woods. Do you know of any?
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    C64 and VIC-20 troubleshooting

    I have a couple of nice condition units but neither works perfectly.

    The C64 starts up but has a few bad screen characters. I have three diagnostic carts. One diagnostic cart starts up with "Out...
  12. FS: IBM PS/1 base unit only (untested), Tandy 1000 base unit (no keyboard for repair)

    I have this PS/1 with 5.25" and 3.5" drives that is an 80286. I couldn't test it because it's the original model with the proprietary connections to a monitor unit that feeds it power through...
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    So I used my known working CF card, adapter and...

    So I used my known working CF card, adapter and Xtide and switched out parts to figure out what was happening, plus a user PM'd me with a similar question and other good advice.

    The CF adapter I...
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    @1ST1 Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately I'm...

    @1ST1 Thanks for the reply!

    Unfortunately I'm Macsexual, so I don't know that there is an equivalent to fdisk. Would Disk Utility be able to take care of any of that? Or am I stuck finding a...
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    Tandy 1000 and XTIDE

    Any suggestions for settings to get this setup working?

    I have an XTIDE and an IDE to CF Adapter. I chose the bracketed style of CF Adapter for convenient access.

    Are there any specific files...
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    PC jr questions- cart start, IR, Racore

    I just had the time to test my PC Jr, which I am charmed by. This unit seems to be lacking the infrared sensor? Isn't it on the front to the left of the disk drive? It's OK, as I have a keyboard...
  17. I couldn't find anything on the unit I have on...

    I couldn't find anything on the unit I have on the web either. It has 640K. Here are some pix, and some pix of the hard drive that didn't work that I removed.

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  18. 3.5" hard drive crashed on Xerox System 60 - can I use an IDE to CF adapter?

    I have a Xerox System 60 clone that works with it's 3.5" drive, but the hard disk has crashed. I wouldn't mind going the inauthentic route and putting in an IDE to CF adapter. Does this work? Any...
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    Nice! This keyboard has the old large round...

    Nice!

    This keyboard has the old large round DIN connector- by 386 times didn't they use smaller serial connectors?

    This keyboard also has clasps on the sides like a luggable would, to attach it...
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    "PCV" luggable keyboard

    Does anyone know what (presumably) luggable computer this keyboard goes with? PC V didn't come up with easy results for me with searches, so maybe someone can id this by eye?

    I would like to pass...
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    Tandy 1000 drive lights

    I have a T1000 that works and one that doesn't. The working unit has one 5 1/4 drive that works. The original second drive doesn't grab disks and spin them. Perhaps it needs a belt or adjustment.
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    I check continuity on the cable. It's fine. ...

    I check continuity on the cable. It's fine.

    This type of cable has the missing teeth with a plastic bridge to make sure you insert the correct end to a disk drive. And the cable has 'top'...
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    OK, so it took me a while to get to this. I took...

    OK, so it took me a while to get to this. I took above advice and tried the EI setup with a disk drive (again).


    Here are pix of the EI. Also here are links to a couple of Vines I made that show...
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    Model I Expansion Interface woes

    I've been occasionally working on getting one of three Model I's I have working with an Expansion unit.

    One Model I doesn't work. It powers on, but gives no picture.

    The second Model I is an...
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    Thanks! Just in case, if I can't get it to work...

    Thanks! Just in case, if I can't get it to work with this adapter, is there one you recommend that is cheap and easy that requires no dip switch settings?
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