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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  5. 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....
  6. 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...
  8. 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
  9. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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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    Shugart SA465 drives?

    A question regarding these drives, the Shugart documents state that the SA465 is a 1M byte DSDD (formatted) drive, so this is just what is normally called a 1.2MB/96tpi drive? While the SA455 is a...
  21. Dave, I've done the slow voltage thing, I...

    Dave,

    I've done the slow voltage thing, I guess it helps the main cap's, but I've still have had tantalums smoke soon there after. Doesn't seem to make any difference for that.
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    A lot of the new wifi routers are dual band and...

    A lot of the new wifi routers are dual band and if you have B or G only devices you may want to create two SSID's once you get your new router going, one for the B/G devices and one for the newer...
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    Oh so true.

    Oh so true.
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    An update. I ran into a few issues that need to...

    An update. I ran into a few issues that need to be resolved yet. Due to the way the twin 5.25 drives are mounted into the new housing I need to mount the Little Board above the top drive and of...
  25. What happens if the computer does more than just...

    What happens if the computer does more than just die? Assuming a fire or flood turns it into a pile of steaming poo, can they easily find a replacement computer to read the stored 720K disks? Plus...
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