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  1. I appreciate it's not helping your problem, but...

    I appreciate it's not helping your problem, but are you sure you don't have a hardware fault?

    I have an XT-IDE in my 5150 with a 850MB IDE drive which was originally NTFS formatted as came from an...
  2. I'm pretty sure I've seen both 4.00.950a and...

    I'm pretty sure I've seen both 4.00.950a and 4.00.950A appear as version strings although I found no functional difference, maybe one if SP1 is installed onto RTM and the other for OSR1?



    All...
  3. I've done it too. A 386DX is claimed as minimum...

    I've done it too. A 386DX is claimed as minimum spec for Windows 95 but it will install and run on a 386sx. If you have a 386 with more than 4MB of RAM it does actually run at a usable speed. The...
  4. You can also simply type in a username which...

    You can also simply type in a username which doesn't exist and it will happily create a new account for you!

    The user accounts in Windows 9x was really just a way of allowing different users of...
  5. I had a CRT monitor turn up with a snapped neck...

    I had a CRT monitor turn up with a snapped neck just over a year ago - the seller apparently thought a few crumpled newspapers would provide adequate cushioning - not like the weight of a CRT will...
  6. It's TTL RGBI but with composite sync

    It's TTL RGBI but with composite sync
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    Part of the problem is the consumer being ready...

    Part of the problem is the consumer being ready to place their trust in the wrong people. It's not so much that negative changes are forced on them, it's more that they force it on themselves. Back...
  8. With the old flyback in the monitor didn't run at...

    With the old flyback in the monitor didn't run at all. When powered you got a lot of arcing at the back of the CRT (sounded like a dead short).

    With the new flyback, you now get HV, heater glow...
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    Amstrad PC-CM Monitor White Screen

    I know there are some Amstrad PC lurkers on here!

    If anyone has seen my thread in the General forum, just over 5 years ago I acquired an Amstrad PC1512 with PC-CM monitor. It was free based on the...
  10. Didn't pop...job was quite easy. Sadly didn't fix...

    Didn't pop...job was quite easy. Sadly didn't fix the monitor though :(
  11. Any good examples on discharging a CRT that is actually charged?

    About to do my first ever flyback transformer replacement. The monitor in question (an Amstrad PC-CM) was arcing like hell in 2014, and confirmed due to a dead flyback by an ex-TV engineer I knew. At...
  12. I appreciate this isn't what you're asking, but...

    I appreciate this isn't what you're asking, but if you've done a clean install, why would you immediately need to defrag it?
  13. 'Efficiency' is always relative. Dos 3.x may be...

    'Efficiency' is always relative. Dos 3.x may be more memory efficient on an 8086, but the first time you wished you had DELTREE, or wish you could load DOSKEY to recall more than the last command, or...
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    3.5" drives can be done on an Amstrad 1512, it...

    3.5" drives can be done on an Amstrad 1512, it was a fairly common mod to do back in the 90's. The biggest problem you have is dealing with the floppy cable as it is hard wired to the motherboard and...
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    Updated Collection List

    It's been a couple of years, thought it was time to review where I am. I've pretty much got all the main systems that I wanted now, with the C128 just sneaking in at the end of 2019. I don't see me...
  16. My (UK) 8513 has 200-240V on the label, no...

    My (UK) 8513 has 200-240V on the label, no evidence that it could run on 120V based on the case.

    I would guess that all the North American models were made at Armonk whilst all the European models...
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    The 'TV' connector is modulated RF out - you're...

    The 'TV' connector is modulated RF out - you're supposed to plug it in to the antenna socket and tune it in. You'll need a TV with an analogue tuner for this to work. These are still surprisingly...
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    C128 Intermittent boot problem

    So my newly acquired C128 has it's first intermittent problem. It has a sticky power switch which I've not yet got around to fixing which has caused it to rapidly pulse on and off before finding the...
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    It's turned up (although seller forgot to include...

    It's turned up (although seller forgot to include the manuals and disks, they're still on the way). Hardware itself is exactly the same as UK C128 (even has Commodore UK address on the box). Did come...
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    Thanks, Other than a Dutch manual (and demo...

    Thanks,

    Other than a Dutch manual (and demo disk) it's all English (including English box and Introductory guide), no AZERTY layout or any special characters on the keys at all. Possibly an...
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    Belgian Commmodore 128?

    Just won an Ebay auction for a boxed C128 (even including the CPM disk) +1541C drive (odd pairing for a 128 but happy to have it anyway). Slight catch - it is from Belgium but I got it for a song...
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    I did have some success on my IBM 5150 loading...

    I did have some success on my IBM 5150 loading Windows 2 from a ZIP disk, but exactly the same files would fail when loading from any other source, and they still wouldn't load on the Amstrad. I've...
  23. Try a bare minimum configuration with all...

    Try a bare minimum configuration with all non-essential hardware removed (and go into the BIOS and disable any unnecessary onboard hardware) and see if that makes any difference. If it is an IRQ...
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    I've always been interested in how they reached...

    I've always been interested in how they reached the design decisions to:

    A) Integrate almost nothing onto the motherboard, providing only a keyboard interface and a cassette interface which no one...
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    You can indeed only take the spacebar on and off...

    You can indeed only take the spacebar on and off a model F by disassembly. It's not normal for it to wobble at the sides; it should work pressed at any position. It may have been broken by someone...
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