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  1. Make a thread asking for help here: ...

    Make a thread asking for help here:

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?30-Vintage-Computer-Services-Offered-Needed

    It really hard to troubleshoot something that’s not physically in...
  2. All power supplies are different. There is no...

    All power supplies are different. There is no single, guaranteed solution that will fix them all.

    If replacing that cap fixes most of them, why not at least give it a try? It really couldn’t hurt...
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    Sounds cool! Yes, I’ll definitely keep you in...

    Sounds cool! Yes, I’ll definitely keep you in mind if I decide to part with it.




    Thanks! :)
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    Nice! Always likes those IMI drives.

    Nice! Always likes those IMI drives.
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    Thanks! The EGA 5154 monitor is the next IBM...

    Thanks! The EGA 5154 monitor is the next IBM accessory Iíd like to get. Those are killer. Iíd like a 5161 at some point as well.

    I like to have a least one set-up with monochrome and one with...
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    For this 5150, a Hercules compatible display...

    For this 5150, a Hercules compatible display adapter, AST SixPackPlus, BOCARAM EMS board, floppy drive controller and a Seagate ST-11R RLL controller.
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    My ultimate IBM 5150

    Here is my fairly tricked-out IBM PC 5150 that I've had for quite a few years now. I think I got it in 2013.


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    The configuration has changed a lot over the time I have had it,...
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    They should be taking pictures before they list...

    They should be taking pictures before they list the items in my opinion. Would take longer, but, considering the exceedingly high prices, it’s the least they could do.

    Either way, I won’t be...
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    Those are pretty cool. Kinda crazy to see a...

    Those are pretty cool. Kinda crazy to see a computer that says “Corona” on it right now...
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    Awesome! Those ones in post #5 are REALLY nice!...

    Awesome! Those ones in post #5 are REALLY nice! Might look into making a cover like that for it.
  11. Yes, HardCards say "HardCard" on them, not...

    Yes, HardCards say "HardCard" on them, not "MicroFile," so it definitely didn't start life out as a standard HardCard. Like I said, it almost looks like a prototype hard drive option, with those...
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    A proper ST-412 at last!

    I ended up with the result I wanted after all!


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    A working, IBM-branded ST-412 that's got some of the smoothest bearings I've heard. It's almost silent.

    How? I took the ST-412 I had...
  13. WOW! That hard drive setup is too cool! Looks...

    WOW! That hard drive setup is too cool! Looks like a prototype possibly. Never seen a Plus "MicroFile" before. Looks like a VERY customized HardCard.

    Can the memory be expanded any?
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    Well, I swapped two “new” platters into the 412...

    Well, I swapped two “new” platters into the 412 (the originals indeed had several gouges) and it still doesn’t work. Damn. Was a fun process though, and at least I learned a little more about how the...
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    Okay, so I installed the HardCard 20 as drive 2...

    Okay, so I installed the HardCard 20 as drive 2 and it works, although it was a little flakey today about reading the files I copied to it yesterday. Did a surface scan and it found a few bad blocks,...
  16. Awesome.

    Awesome.
  17. I agree. I built an entire genuine IBM XT from an...

    I agree. I built an entire genuine IBM XT from an empty case for less than $340. Not bashing the project, as I certainly appreciate the effort put into it, but I too, don’t really “get” it. An XT...
  18. Cool. I knew the SLT was VGA. Iím very familiar...

    Cool. I knew the SLT was VGA. Iím very familiar with them! :)

    Since you posted this in PCs and Clones Iím assuming the Percy is a 286? That gold/ceramic chip appears to be a 287, correct?
  19. Thatís pretty cool. Definitely not made by Compaq...

    Thatís pretty cool. Definitely not made by Compaq though. The internal construction is nothing like an SLT and it looks too different from the outside.

    Is the display EGA or VGA?
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    Thanks for the info. I’ll definitely be careful...

    Thanks for the info. I’ll definitely be careful with this drive. I did park before I shut it off yesterday, so it should be somewhat safer.

    Interesting story about your ST-506. Thanks for sharing!...
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    That same seller has a sh!t ton of MFM hard...

    That same seller has a sh!t ton of MFM hard drives too. All grossly overpriced, just as the EGA cards above.

    I’d be sold at $75 or less on one of the EGA cards. Would probably go in my portable...
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    It’s really is unbelievable!

    It’s really is unbelievable!
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    Would love to get a 5150 running Visi On off of...

    Would love to get a 5150 running Visi On off of this drive. Only thing I am lacking is a bus mouse. Is there a trick to get a serial mouse to work? If so, I’d be set. I’d love to use my green-eyed...
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    Well, I managed to snag an untested IBM-branded...

    Well, I managed to snag an untested IBM-branded Seagate ST-412, which I’ll probably be putting in here if it works. The Miniscribe still works, but I believe it’s going to need to be recapped...
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    Sounds good! Definitely going to be a CMOS...

    Sounds good!

    Definitely going to be a CMOS battery somewhere. I suggest carefully disassembling the unit until you find it. I’d also check for leaking capacitors as well, especially on the...
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