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  1. I finally got some verified boot media for my...

    I finally got some verified boot media for my Osborne Exec and I still have the boot issues.

    I had already cleaned the floppy drives and lubed the rails. But I forgot to clean the floppy drive...
  2. Yes, I have the updated ROM in my 4P.

    Yes, I have the updated ROM in my 4P.
  3. I haven't seen this with my Model 4P. I've...

    I haven't seen this with my Model 4P.

    I've booted from the TRSDOS hard disk image for the Model 3 and played Model 3 games just fine.
    I've also booted from Model 3 floppy disks and used them...
  4. I was actually thinking along these lines...

    I was actually thinking along these lines recently. I have a FreHD on my TRS-80 Model 4P.

    I wanted to research whether a FreHD would be compatible with my Osborne Executive.
  5. Thread: Osborne Help

    by rlauzon
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    Thanks. It turned out to be simpler than that...

    Thanks. It turned out to be simpler than that after reading the Drive C manual.

    There's a terminator that must go on the external video port. The Drive C RAM disk that was installed plugged into...
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    When I got mine, the handle had effectively...

    When I got mine, the handle had effectively rotted away.

    It looks like I can just make one since the metal loops are still there.
  7. Get my new acquired Osborne Executive to boot...

    Get my new acquired Osborne Executive to boot from floppies.

    Update one of my Tandy 1400LTs to have a Gotek. I'm going to try an OpenFlops too.

    I acquired a surplus Okidata printer that's...
  8. Thread: Osborne Help

    by rlauzon
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    I'm looking at old pictures (as well as the...

    I'm looking at old pictures (as well as the manuals that I got) of the Osborne Executive and none of them have a cable going into the External Video port.

    I picked up an Executive at an estate...
  9. I had a similar issue when I recently acquired an...

    I had a similar issue when I recently acquired an Osborne Executive. It started, but wouldn't boot. So I took it apart and cleaned it (replacing the RIFAs while I was there).

    I wanted to check...
  10. One of my hobbies is restoring Tonka and Buddy L...

    One of my hobbies is restoring Tonka and Buddy L trucks.

    We've used brake cleaner to remove paint from the plastic parts without harming the plastic. But it's very dependant on what kind of paint...
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    This is good to know when I take my 4P apart...

    This is good to know when I take my 4P apart again. Thank you for sharing.
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    I picked up this 8 slot cluster "rack"...

    I picked up this 8 slot cluster "rack" for my Pi.

    I used a Pi4 4GB, a USB3 hub and 4 2.5" hard drives (with SATA to USB3 cables) to create a server for my files and media. Standard Raspian...
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    The image was on the CD that Ian included with my...

    The image was on the CD that Ian included with my FreHD. I don't know if it's available anywhere else.
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    90% of the games that I have only run in Model 3...

    90% of the games that I have only run in Model 3 mode. I only have a few BASIC games that run in Model 4 mode.

    When I got my FreHD for my 4P, it came with a LD3GAMES image that booted into Model...
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    Raspberry Pi NAS kit...

    Raspberry Pi NAS kit

    Just add your favorite Pi and 2.5" hard drive.

    Comes with an SD card with Raspian and Open Media Vault pre-installed.
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    I've had other people say that they have the same...

    I've had other people say that they have the same rainbow.

    I wonder if they **look** the same, but are built by different manufacturers and/or have slightly different hardware in them.
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    Unfortunately, I don't have such a device any...

    Unfortunately, I don't have such a device any more. We upgraded our TV a couple years ago and those ports weren't on the new TV.
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    I have the S-Video cable for my C-64, but that...

    I have the S-Video cable for my C-64, but that setup doesn't work. But I don't know if it's the C-64, the cable or the S-Video to VGA box.

    In any case, I purchased a better quality Composite to...
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    I have one of those on my C-64 now, but it...

    I have one of those on my C-64 now, but it produced a rainbow artefact at the top of the screen.
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    Thanks. That's good to know. I did try to check...

    Thanks. That's good to know. I did try to check out Oslo Switch a while ago, but I lack the knowledge to say "ya, that one will work."
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    The light on my 4P's power switch is out too. I...

    The light on my 4P's power switch is out too. I have a "working" replacement coming soon (it's actually the whole switch/knob assembly).
    Once I get that installed and working, I'll take apart my...
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    Oh, that's why things didn't work on my FreHD...

    Oh, that's why things didn't work on my FreHD with the Infocom games.

    I ended up just making diskettes from the images I downloaded then just boot with the diskettes.

    That really wasn't what I...
  23. Thread: TRS 80 Games

    by rlauzon
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    Android Nym and Invasion Force I played...

    Android Nym
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    Invasion Force

    I played those on my dad's school's TRS-80 Model I all summer.
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    Tandy 1400LT display question

    Playing with my Tandy 1400LT, and I notice that when the floppy drive is active, the screen backlight dims a bit.

    Is that normal? Or should I be checking out the capacitors more thoroughly the...
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    1. Run a term program on the Model 4P and PC and...

    1. Run a term program on the Model 4P and PC and do file transfers.
    2. Get a FreHD for your 4D and there's a utility that will copy files from the SD card of the FreHD to your TRS-80.



    I'm not...
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