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  1. Well, that switch that selects battery or line...

    Well, that switch that selects battery or line operation is one complex unit--it could be corroded.

    I'd start with a 1.5V A battery and test it in battery mode initially--do the filaments glow?
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  2. So, not something really noticeable to a casual...

    So, not something really noticeable to a casual (CLI, browser, email, etc.) user.

    Heck, I'm still using PS/2-interface mice on PS/2-USB converters...
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    Good luck--the programming details were jealously...

    Good luck--the programming details were jealously guarded by the chip vendors and usually only disclosed to qualified parties operating under an NDA. At least that's what I found when trying to get...
  4. Difference between a gaming mouse and ordinary mouse?

    The title says it all. I see a premium being charged for a "gaming" mouse over a "regular" desktop mouse. They're both optical and wired and have the same number of buttons and scroll wheel. ...
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    Well, it is a strange board--I wonder if it was...

    Well, it is a strange board--I wonder if it was part of some industrial setup.
  6. Heck, I've got a system running XP from a CF card...

    Heck, I've got a system running XP from a CF card and it's run for years. I ran a Linux mailserver from a 6GB Microdrive for about 6 years, 24/7.

    Maybe SSDs are garbage now. What's odd is that...
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    You're probably using the vcfed search engine. ...

    You're probably using the vcfed search engine. Don't--it's garbage. Use a real search engine and you get this.
  8. Oh, just hang on--it'll fall to a collector. ...

    Oh, just hang on--it'll fall to a collector. Victor 9000s aren't very common. If you'd like, I can post it to cctalk.
  9. How much use is this going to get? If not so...

    How much use is this going to get? If not so much you're fine with an MLC SSD; they all contain wear-leveling software so real wear is less than it would appear.

    FWIW, I use a SATA SSD with a...
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    You forgot VLB, EISA and Microchannel.

    You forgot VLB, EISA and Microchannel.
  11. Bingo! I was wondering when someone was going to...

    Bingo! I was wondering when someone was going to identify this as a Victor Sirius box, or, rather part of one.

    For those interested in the 5.25" drives, forget it--these are 96 tpi drives with...
  12. Most keyboard space bars have a wire/rod that...

    Most keyboard space bars have a wire/rod that serves as an equalizer, so that no matter where the space bar is pressed, the "feel" is the same. Have you misplaced the equalizer on yours?
  13. The fact that there's a speaker in that box tells...

    The fact that there's a speaker in that box tells me that this may well be more than a controller.
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    I've used shellac alcohol (largely ethanol) to...

    I've used shellac alcohol (largely ethanol) to clean flux off of boards and even perc (perchlorotheylene), but water is not your friend.. Rosin, as used in soldering is little different from the...
  15. Found a Realtek RTL8139B PCI card. I found a...

    Found a Realtek RTL8139B PCI card. I found a packet driver here. I'll give it a try.
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    I don't think that a 25W soldering iron is...

    I don't think that a 25W soldering iron is sufficient for through-hole PCB soldering. 40W should be about the minimum--and it should be temperature-controlled. You do need decent tools to do your...
  17. I'll look through my box of PCI NICs and see what...

    I'll look through my box of PCI NICs and see what I can see. Thanks for the advice.
  18. Just curious; are there any PCI NIC drivers for...

    Just curious; are there any PCI NIC drivers for real-mode DOS (e.g. I have a Netgear FA310)?
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    Seconded on cleaning that up. Isopropanol can...

    Seconded on cleaning that up. Isopropanol can usually dissolve the flux deposits, but all of those connections look like they need work.

    Use tin-lead solder for your own projects--it's easier to...
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    Yes, you need to put that cap in the correct way,...

    Yes, you need to put that cap in the correct way, but it's unlikely that it's the root of your problems. It's quite likely that the board can function without it.

    Care to flip the board over and...
  21. Someone from the Connections Museum mentioned to...

    Someone from the Connections Museum mentioned to me last week that LCM was closing . Very sad.
  22. NEC preceded IBM with the PC and had a...

    NEC preceded IBM with the PC and had a substantial majority share (70%) of the PC market in Japan. During the heyday of the PC (5150, 5160), IBM never made much of a splash in Japan.
  23. You want durable--try XLR. I'll confess to using...

    You want durable--try XLR. I'll confess to using GX aviation connectors when reliability is important.
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    Dielectric grease should do the job, though its...

    Dielectric grease should do the job, though its main function is to keep out corrosion.
  25. So what's the input from the transformer to the...

    So what's the input from the transformer to the regulator? Half-wave, full-wave center tap, full-wave bridge?
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