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  1. I'm guessing 80386, and here's why. There's a...

    I'm guessing 80386, and here's why. There's a web browser called "Links" that actually can surf modren TLS enabled websites for DOS. - links.twibright.com/. IT works in both graphics mode and text...
  2. I did not read the whole thread so sorry if it's...

    I did not read the whole thread so sorry if it's already been suggested but this is what I do. I use 80GB HDD in most of my vintage boxes now....they're cheap, easy to get, and quite fast.

    For...
  3. Might be worth the save if you can find a...

    Might be worth the save if you can find a keyboard. One thing I'm working on myself is possibly rehousing not one but two different extra guts I have for my NEC Versa machines using ACrylic. ...
  4. I'm not sure how specific you want, but you might...

    I'm not sure how specific you want, but you might be able to get away with a regular 10K Ohm pot with Linear sweep with the shaft reshaped to fit the Compaq Knob. I used to have one of these so I...
  5. Looks kind of like the boards the TwinHead...

    Looks kind of like the boards the TwinHead Slimnote 486's had but for a 386. I've had two of those in my time.
  6. NEC Versa 486 Laptops, Especially Non-Working or ones with Damage

    Looking to collect some more parts machines, and possibly some usable cases (and usable electronics spares) for NEC Versa 486/Pentium laptops using the Ultralite/Versa form factor. I'm also working...
  7. You know what, I hear about capacitor failures...

    You know what, I hear about capacitor failures all day on vintage computers but so far I can only count on ONE hand the number of capacitor failures I've seen actually fail is almost nothing - this...
  8. I downloaded all of the NECAM FTP from...

    I downloaded all of the NECAM FTP from Archive.Org (I have 3 486ish era Versa E/M/P myself) - I saw the Multispeed drivers and whatnot in the directories, so if you need those, I have that.
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    I usually clean all my motherboards by hand in a...

    I usually clean all my motherboards by hand in a 2 part process. First off I remove all loose dust with a dry paintbrush, then I use a old toothbrush, fingernail brush, or something similar to brush...
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    Not sure how relevant, but if you were thinking...

    Not sure how relevant, but if you were thinking of reinstalling XP....Well, I've learned at the Caveats of XP in 2020 yesterday on the fly as a co-worker gave me an old Dell Dimension 3000 that...
  11. Working is not much fun either for many of the...

    Working is not much fun either for many of the same reasons.

    Group Policies and Updates from WSUS don't work that great over a VPN connection. You can imagine what I have to go through day out...
  12. All at once? $800.00 - Antec 300 Case - Abit...

    All at once? $800.00

    - Antec 300 Case
    - Abit AW9D MOtherboard
    - Intel Pentium D 3.4GHz CPU
    - 4 GB DDR-2 800 RAM
    - 60GB SATA HDD
    - Lite-On SATA DVD-RW
    - And the kicker is the NVIDIA 8800GT...
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    Maybe I'm wrong on the file type because I'm...

    Maybe I'm wrong on the file type because I'm still new to that (prior to working in CM2000 I've been using Veroroute and a Laser Printer for everything so I'm still learning) - could just be...
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    Actually there is still some support out there...

    Actually there is still some support out there for Circuitmaker 2000 which runs on Win9x and 486 hardware - which I use for designing guitar Pedals and laying out a more professional style circuit...
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    I think "usefulness" is subjective and dependant...

    I think "usefulness" is subjective and dependant on many factors specific to the individual use-case and the individual user.

    For myself personally, I harbour a very special skillset in using...
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    I actually got the full install code by asking...

    I actually got the full install code by asking Opera if I could buy 3.62 - they gave me the code free.
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    Given enough Memory you might be able to get...

    Given enough Memory you might be able to get Opera 3.62 working on it. That said, the best browser I've found for Windows For Workgroups in a modern context is Links - which is still actively...
  18. NEC Versa M/75 Touch Screen Glass Replacement

    Hi, just have a few Q's. Maybe someone has one of these laptops or even knows a good source for some parts.

    A few months ago I bought that NEC Versa M/75 on E-bay with the "cracked screen" and...
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    I've been watching a lot of power tool and tonka...

    I've been watching a lot of power tool and tonka truck restoration videos recently, and I think most PCs are powder coated. I've seen a few videos where power tools were powder coated to a similar...
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    I visit here on my vintage boxen all the time,...

    I visit here on my vintage boxen all the time, especially my NEC Versa 40EC laptop, and I'm about to add another one to the Versa pile (a M75 with a touch screen that needs some repairs, hehehehe). ...
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    Poll: Right now I'm a tad on topic, I've been...

    Right now I'm a tad on topic, I've been experimenting with FreeDOS on my retro machines for less important day-to-day tasks. I've not run an 80486 this much on the daily since 2005.

    I'm also...
  22. Just a cardboard printer paper box to limit...

    Just a cardboard printer paper box to limit myself on hoarding exp cards. Just spares for the machines I have.
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    I know it's been awhile, but I'm putting this...

    I know it's been awhile, but I'm putting this anecdote here because it applies and is pretty funny.....

    So my typical escapades with vintage computers have almost always revolved around using...
  24. Probably not the rarest or most desirable stuff...

    Probably not the rarest or most desirable stuff around, but still not stuff I see a whole lot.

    10.) XT-IDE 1.0 - I don't know if anyone's still using these anymore. I bought mine sometime around...
  25. I don't hate any of mine. The only system that...

    I don't hate any of mine. The only system that gives me grief are the computers at work that run Windows 10.....that's why I'm moving to Linux and FreeDOS at home.
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