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  1. Here's the list of jumpers for a Tandon 100: ...

    Here's the list of jumpers for a Tandon 100:

    Programmable Shunt Socket (1E):
    HS - unused; must be cut
    DS0..DS3 - Drive select
    MX - multiplex; used only in...
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    Many Brother printers have a drum that is not...

    Many Brother printers have a drum that is not part of the toner, but needs to be replaced after 3 or 4 toners. So a toner cartridge is cheap compared to some other brands that has the drum in the...
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    When you say it won't boot, do you mean to the...

    When you say it won't boot, do you mean to the desktop or not even allow you to get into the setup screen? If the later, have you tried a boot into safe mode? See if there's a driver issue by trying...
  4. For what computer is this going to be done? Why...

    For what computer is this going to be done? Why do you need to flash the BIOS? Is there a known issue that is solved by an updated BIOS? Are trying to use an updated BIOS from the OEM or some BIOS...
  5. How many switch positions are closed on the DIP...

    How many switch positions are closed on the DIP switch? I believe it should be two of the DIP switches in the on position. If I recall correctly for a Tandon you need a drive select closed (0-3 or...
  6. You never own the software, you do own a license...

    You never own the software, you do own a license to use the software as long as you follow the terms and conditions set forth in the license.
  7. I like your idea of using a container to hold the...

    I like your idea of using a container to hold the PCB and need to try that myself.
  8. A novice buys a non-working computer and is told...

    A novice buys a non-working computer and is told all he needs to do is replace all the capacitors and the computer will work. Then they use a 1000 watt soldering gun and acid core solder and then...
  9. Does the good board have different resistance...

    Does the good board have different resistance readings for the "F" devices? If so, then there's your problem. As you stated "F" usually means fuse on PCB's, but a 3 leg fuses is something I've not...
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    https://www.newegg.com/p/298-00B0-00F61?nm_mc=KNC-...

    https://www.newegg.com/p/298-00B0-00F61?nm_mc=KNC-MSNSearch&cm_mmc=KNC-MSNSearch-_-3D+Printers+Accessories-_-Mimo+Tech-_-9SIAMJKBXW8937&source=region&msclkid=87947aa2a9f81b032028251eb6bd7545&gclid=CMO...
  11. NEC Ready, Zenith 700 and Micron Transport VLX model laptops

    This some information that I originally posted on my old laptop repair website that's long gone these days. I want to post it here so the information remains available to collectors of these laptops....
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    The Supercard Pro that I suggested makes a copy...

    The Supercard Pro that I suggested makes a copy of the flux on a disk and doesn't need to know the formatting. It will copy bit by bit at the flux level to a second disk. The only limiting factor is...
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    Sumo, I have no experience with your model...

    Sumo,

    I have no experience with your model Toshiba, but I've worked on hundreds of laptops. First thing to check is if the switch that turns off the LCD when the lid is closed is working or you...
  14. Chuck, Sorry, I misunderstood that's what you...

    Chuck,

    Sorry, I misunderstood that's what you were offering. I thought you meant 1/2 height vs. 42mm height drives.

    Don
  15. I found a FD-35F on an online auction and it is...

    I found a FD-35F on an online auction and it is coming in from Israel taking a slow boat. Won't arrive for 4-6 weeks and it is untested. That give me time to see if I can find all the pieces to the...
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    Teac FD-35E or F wanted

    Looking for a 3.5" Teac single or double sided (135 TPI ) drive, either a FD-35E or FD-35F drive. These drives are taller than a normal PC 3.5" drive
  17. I found a brochure for the FD-35's and the "E" is...

    I found a brochure for the FD-35's and the "E" is a SS 135 TPI with 500K capacity. Height is 42mm.
  18. NEC Starlet 3.5" "Full Height" floppy disk drive needed

    I have a NEC Starlet laptop plus an optional AC powered floppy drive expansion unit. I want to try to get it up and running. The expansion unit is a large clamshell box with a cable over to a plug-in...
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    Thanks, again this is what's there. RP11 and U19....

    Thanks, again this is what's there. RP11 and U19.

    The "U" through me off a bit since that's more common for naming an IC and not a jumper. So I'm going to dig out a jumper header and solder a...
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    Thanks! Yes, this matches the layout on the...

    Thanks! Yes, this matches the layout on the drive. So TM-50 is likely.
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    1/2 height 5.25" Tandon floppy jumpers?

    I need a service manual for a 1/2 height 5.25" Tandon floppy drive or even just a photo for drive selection and other optional jumpers. Model number is not clearly labeled on it and so I'm not sure...
  22. With most laptops the only limit as to type of CD...

    With most laptops the only limit as to type of CD drive you can install is the faceplate. There's a few common rectangular sizes that fit laptops that use this shape faceplete. Buy one with the...
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    You might at the Super Card Pro and see if it...

    You might at the Super Card Pro and see if it could copy from the floppy disks to a gotek. https://www.cbmstuff.com/proddetail.php?prod=SCP
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    Chuck, Thanks for the education on disk...

    Chuck,

    Thanks for the education on disk formatting.
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    Thanks, I went back and saw that I misread 1Mb as...

    Thanks, I went back and saw that I misread 1Mb as formatted, not raw or unformatted. So yes, 720Kb is correct. Ding ding ding. We have a winner.
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