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    They are a pretty common failure so I’ve heard....

    They are a pretty common failure so I’ve heard. There are 3D printer files out there:

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3185580
  2. This card comes in many flavors. There is a...

    This card comes in many flavors. There is a 3c509b-Combo card that comes with AUI, BNC, and TP. There is a 3c509b-TP card that comes with AUI and TP. There is a 3c509b-TPO that is TP only. ...
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    I’d imagine the tool has to write a boot sector...

    I’d imagine the tool has to write a boot sector or something like that, so I don’t know if just getting the files there would work or not. They might even be compressed or something and the tool...
  4. That peg is there to keep you from closing the...

    That peg is there to keep you from closing the drive without a disk inserted. If you look into the slot, you’ll see a little black lever that pushes the pin to the left when you insert a disk.
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    Then you can try it in another computer. I don't...

    Then you can try it in another computer. I don't know how USB will work, it will certainly make things more complicated if it works. Perhaps someone can make a ghost image of a working partition,...
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    I have this: ...

    I have this:

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=64522&d=1604637494

    64522
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    Does the laptop have no floppy drive? Normally...

    Does the laptop have no floppy drive? Normally you download the setup softpaq and make a disk to boot the laptop from. It looks like you might need diags too. Here are some more detailed...
  8. I’d get one of these:...

    I’d get one of these: http://personalpages.tds.net/%7Ercarlsen/cables.html

    Or one of these: https://github.com/bwack/C64-Saver-bwack
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    Some old compaqs, specifically deskpros of the...

    Some old compaqs, specifically deskpros of the pentium era, required a special partition on the hard drive to do setup. If it’s missing you need to install some softpaq to get it back. I don’t know...
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    Interesting. That could explain that cable...

    Interesting. That could explain that cable plugged into the RCA jack.
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    Perhaps something happened to the internal...

    Perhaps something happened to the internal monitor connection, or that's not an IBM CGA card, so they needed to get the monitor input?
  12. Looks like a card that was designed to allow the...

    Looks like a card that was designed to allow the system to support larger drives than the BIOS normally would. It also looks like itís not fully in the slot.
  13. If you got to setting, my account, general...

    If you got to setting, my account, general settings is it still set to do subscriptions?
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    I just saw a Mini in a grocery store on Saturday....

    I just saw a Mini in a grocery store on Saturday. I don't think the full size one is available in the US yet.


    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=64443&d=1604328605

    64443
  15. Those MDA/CGA monitors were made for quite a...

    Those MDA/CGA monitors were made for quite a while in much cheaper brands. I’ve got one that was new in the box from eBay a few years ago in the “miracle” brand. It’s super cheap feeling. I’m...
  16. Something like this supposed let’s this monitor...

    Something like this supposed let’s this monitor work on a PC, but looking for a graphics version would be better:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/193611308433
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    I’m so jealous. I recently grabbed a 386/25 at...

    I’m so jealous. I recently grabbed a 386/25 at computer reset because I didn’t realize there was a 386/16 that was older. Just after my time was up one of the volunteers mentioned there was on...
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    I’m a couple of states away. I’ve got an IBM AT...

    I’m a couple of states away. I’ve got an IBM AT and a few controllers. If you want to risk shipping it, I’d be willing to try and help you get the data off of it. Des Moines is a decent sized city...
  19. Many people actively archive old software, but...

    Many people actively archive old software, but some things may be lost to time already. I have more hard drive space than I can imagine using right now, but in the 90s that wasn’t the case. And I...
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    What kind of drive was the bad one? I recently...

    What kind of drive was the bad one? I recently was able to repair the drive in my Mac SE. It was the original miniscribe and it had a shorted capacitor and a burned up resistor. It was the first...
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    Here is a mainboard manual that is a little...

    Here is a mainboard manual that is a little different than what is archived [here]

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ptkoqmxbznboms/DTK%20PIM-TB10-Z%20Mainboard%20User%20Manual.pdf?dl=0

    And here is...
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    I know that was sarcasm, but Iíve thought about...

    I know that was sarcasm, but Iíve thought about rolling a rack of enterprise class storage into my kitchen for testing purposes. I still havenít actually done that :)
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    All North American houses have 240 volts...

    All North American houses have 240 volts available. We have center tapped transformers that feed our breaker panel, so half comes from one side of the transformer secondary and one half comes from...
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    A similar system with similar beeps is discussed...

    A similar system with similar beeps is discussed here: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?56021-Dtk-data-1000

    I recently found a manual for this system and also for a similar system board...
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    Be aware that the ST-225 is old enough technology...

    Be aware that the ST-225 is old enough technology that it doesn’t “auto park” and if it wasn’t parked correctly before it was turned off, it might not be a good idea to ship it across the country or...
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