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    A few so-so ones this week: 386SX Infinity by...

    A few so-so ones this week:

    386SX Infinity by Accel
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/313266521751?nordt=true

    Digital DECPC LPV 433DX
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/303728569944?nordt=true

    AMD...
  2. Thread: Time to Sell

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    My suggestion is to figure out what you want for...

    My suggestion is to figure out what you want for it and then use buy it now. If you are unsure about the amount and not in a hurry to sell, start a little higher and slowly bring the price down each...
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    What kind of system is this in? It might be worth...

    What kind of system is this in? It might be worth just trying to power the drive using a separate power supply to rule out any power related issues.

    Also, perhaps try some different cables....
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    I had the same problem that I discussed here:...

    I had the same problem that I discussed here: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?74582-How-do-I-run-ADTPro

    Basically the instructions imply it will work with older versions of Java, but it...
  5. Well, speaking of odd configurations, an EX/2...

    Well, speaking of odd configurations, an EX/2 with a 5.25" floppy drive just popped up on eBay:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/143786215060?nordt=true
    It looks like it has been worked on, so no telling...
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    Floppy drive manufacturers generally wanted their...

    Floppy drive manufacturers generally wanted their drives to be interchangeable with as many different systems as possible. If an individual or company swapped drives with a different vendor and none...
  7. 64109 Ok, here is a picture of a Laser 128 EX/2.

    64109
    Ok, here is a picture of a Laser 128 EX/2.
  8. Differences between Laser 128, 128EX, 128EX/2

    I have been trying to sort out out the differences between the Laser 128, Laser 128EX, Laser and 128EX/2. While that information is all out there, it is scattered around. So, here is a compilation of...
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    For that much detail, you are probably looking...

    For that much detail, you are probably looking for a layout diagram. Those often do accompany schematics. I don't recall if the IBM technical manuals had those, but things like the SAMS PhotoFacts...
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    You mean the BIOS only lists one floppy drive,...

    You mean the BIOS only lists one floppy drive, and you are trying to add a second?

    Or do you mean the BIOS only supports 1.44mb as a drive type?

    Either way, first try using ImageDisk and...
  11. One thing to check - make sure any socketed chips...

    One thing to check - make sure any socketed chips are actually rated for the higher speeds. I can imagine someone fiddling with a machine like that and swapping around chips from a 4.77mhz board....
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    I've never tried it myself, but there is supposed...

    I've never tried it myself, but there is supposed to be a way to move DOS 5 or 6 in to UMB memory on an XT if you happen to have RAM available in the UMB area. And there is at least one new ISA...
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    You would think it would at least display a...

    You would think it would at least display a warning over a certain threshold and perhaps send a notification e-mail when that is reached in case a user is not visiting regularly. There is a graph,...
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    Very nice, I've been wanting to see what all is...

    Very nice, I've been wanting to see what all is underneath the hood of one of these. If you get them up and running, I would love to see compatiblity tests.
  15. You might need to use a cleaning disk on the...

    You might need to use a cleaning disk on the floppy drive. Although IBM PS/2 floppy drives are notorious for going bad (some experts may be able to repair them).

    The hard drives in the IBM PS/2...
  16. Unfortunately, finding unique, meaningful names...

    Unfortunately, finding unique, meaningful names that don't clash with existing Google web search terms is one of the reasons why so many new projects and products have really weird sounding names...
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    Ouch. That sucks. Literally. I'd carefully...

    Ouch. That sucks. Literally.

    I'd carefully inspect the gun end of the tube to look for any cracks in the glass. There is often a little glass bit at the center the pins that can break easily. If...
  18. Unfortunate naming choice. There is already a...

    Unfortunate naming choice. There is already a disk archiving/copying tool for PCs called TeleDisk.
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    They can pop and eject small bits of capacitor...

    They can pop and eject small bits of capacitor shrapnel, but just don't put your face right up to it when powering it on, and you will be fine. (ducks - fire in the hole! Click...) If nothing pops...
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    I had gotten in the habit of completely ignoring...

    I had gotten in the habit of completely ignoring auctions that had reserve prices. They were almost never serious about selling an item. I think I wasn't the only one, I seem to recall it would...
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    If the I/O is serial, then what is the "monitor"?...

    If the I/O is serial, then what is the "monitor"? Is it actually a terminal? Please post some pictures of that too.
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    To use the iomega drivers on an 8086 based...

    To use the iomega drivers on an 8086 based computer you will need an NEC V30 (the v20 is for 8088 machines).
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    Without a keyboard you probably won't get very...

    Without a keyboard you probably won't get very far, unless perhaps it communicates via a serial port. What kind of keyboard port does it have?

    I'd suggest opening it up and taking some pictures...
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    I think something like that would be convenient...

    I think something like that would be convenient and easy to use. Would that expose the storage device as a sector device (requiring a compatible file system), or more like a network drive (hiding the...
  25. TI-99/4a console...

    TI-99/4a console
    https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/sys/d/atlanta-vintage-computer/7195814103.html

    Sharp PC-7000 Personal Computer - $225 (Snellville) ...
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