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    Yeah I've reseated everything, and tested every...

    Yeah I've reseated everything, and tested every chip I could in my Tandy 1000EX... so far they all come back just fine. I hate that everything else is soldered - I have some suspects but it would...
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    Okay so, a bit more testing done. I started...

    Okay so, a bit more testing done.

    I started probing the BIOS ROMs. What I'm noticing is, each time I power up, it's different. Sometimes I can see activity on the address lines on power up, and...
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    So I did some more digging - the keyboard does...

    So I did some more digging - the keyboard does appear to be communicating with the computer. I can see Reset on the mainboard when I push that, I can see activity whenever other keys are pressed......
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    Yeah.. I'm not really sure what's going on with...

    Yeah.. I'm not really sure what's going on with this thing. What I know so far is that regardless, there is always a loud tone on power up. Sometimes I can see activity coming from the BIOS ROM...
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    No totally different connector. I had to...

    No totally different connector. I had to manually run wires point to point.
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    Borrowed my Tandy's PSU to try some diagnosis on...

    Borrowed my Tandy's PSU to try some diagnosis on my Mindset, and then got to looking at the motherboard again and discovered this:

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    I'm not sure if a cap can still work properly like...
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    I hooked up the PSU from my Tandy 1000 (the...

    I hooked up the PSU from my Tandy 1000 (the working PSU), and checked all voltages on power up.. got a solid +11.91V, all the other voltages look great.. computer powers up.. but.. yeah. Zero. Just...
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    Yeah I waited it out a good 2 minutes on both.....

    Yeah I waited it out a good 2 minutes on both.. nothing.. just black screen. I've got a Phinog PSM-763 PSU from a dead Commodore PC10-III that has the same connector as the Mindset.. I'm trying to...
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    Hmm... so I'm reading the service manual for the...

    Hmm... so I'm reading the service manual for the Mindset, and it's saying that on power up, the screen goes blank, and it does a series of tests, *before* going to the init screen. So I'm wondering...
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    Oops. I may or may not have plugged in the...

    Oops. I may or may not have plugged in the keyboard while the unit was plugged in. I can't remember.

    It's odd that both machines suffer the exact same issue.. so that's got me wondering if it is...
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    You know, come to think of it.. I wonder if maybe...

    You know, come to think of it.. I wonder if maybe the whole video production thing is part of my problem. Both of these machines were specifically modified for video production - they have little...
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    How did you do that? Thanks Al! Is this...

    How did you do that? Thanks Al!

    Is this already captured somewhere? Hopefully if not I've added to the base of software.
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    I dumped the ROMs on the 'mystery cart'. I don't...

    I dumped the ROMs on the 'mystery cart'. I don't see a lot I recognize but on the fourth ROM I see stuff that looks somewhat English. Maybe the GWBASIC cart?

    Anyway here they are -- too large to...
  14. Thread: Mindset repair

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    Mindset repair

    So thanks to Thomas Raguso, I finally got my hands on a Mindset keyboard yesterday (which came with another Mindset..). So I thought I'd just quickly try a power up self test. I don't have an...
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    Oh wow.. I hadn't seen those pictures. Redmaus -...

    Oh wow.. I hadn't seen those pictures. Redmaus - you are a cad, sir.

    I really wish there was a way for us computer collectors to cut off deskthority's supply of this stuff. Personally any time...
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    Ok. I thought it was ground, because the other...

    Ok. I thought it was ground, because the other side of the 'shield' is conductive, and it has an actual wire bolted to it (green) that runs up to the motherboard and is connected to ground.
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    I was playing around with this some more...

    I was playing around with this some more yesterday while waiting for my 100's motherboard to dry from my cleaning efforts.

    I got a 1000 keyboard finally and plugged it in. Interestingly, on first...
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    Thanks Dwight et. al. I've been working to...

    Thanks Dwight et. al. I've been working to remove and where necessary replace components rusted by the aforementioned battery leak. I'll let you know when I get to your experiment Dwight.

    I have...
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    I can't speak for 68k but for myself, I'm not mad...

    I can't speak for 68k but for myself, I'm not mad with deskthority guys - just frustrated with the situations that arise. When you have a rare computer like the Mindset, say, and you know there's...
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    MEK6800D1 on Ebay

    I ended up with two of these.. selling this one.
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    Did I lose this because DEC?

    Have been trying to find an original MP-L card loose for eons. Thought I was safe at $150, despite that annoying third place bidder who is all over anything SWTPC. But we both got trumped by...
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    And yeah.. for some reason the forum software...

    And yeah.. for some reason the forum software decided to randomly shrink the pic I posted to unreadable size. I dunno why it does random stuff to pics like that. It's in this catalog a few pages in.
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    Got it! Someone on Facebook remembered the name,...

    Got it! Someone on Facebook remembered the name, and once I had that I was able to find them in a catalog scan online and my original thread on the subject.

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    But yeah... not easy to find,...
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    Thanks guys. Glad I'm not the only one a bit...

    Thanks guys. Glad I'm not the only one a bit flummoxed by this. I have on occasion seen these on ebay but always with generic wording. I'm really hoping to find more for my Mark 8 project and I'm...
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    What is the proper name for these?

    I can't find the thread where I asked previously, but I'm not sure if I got an answer anyway.

    I am looking for the 'google friendly' name for these. I've tried 'molex strip', 'pin strip' etc.....
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