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  1. Links: CSHOW/CompuShow:...

    Links:

    CSHOW/CompuShow:
    http://www.cshowplace.com/cshow.htm
    http://nerdlypleasures.blogspot.com/2016/01/displaying-dosbox-screenshots-on-real.html
    https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=11185
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    RLL HDD failure at boot

    I have two ST-238/ST-238R HDDs. Fortunately, each of them came to me with their WD1002-27X controller cards and both ribbon cables (controller ribbon and data ribbon). But I can't seem to get...
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    Making your own floppy cleaning disks

    Until recently, I forgot these were a thing: floppy disk "shells" filled with stiff tissue paper (instead of the magnetically coated plastic media) that you had to drip isopropyl alcohol on and then...
  4. The stepper motor never moved under its own...

    The stepper motor never moved under its own power. It was free to move when I turned the spindle with pliers. I was able to "force-step" it with pliers when the computer power was on.

    So, now...
  5. Ah, I see a little more clearly now. Thank you...

    Ah, I see a little more clearly now. Thank you for explaining what SpeedStor does and how. That’s the part that I was missing, I think.

    So now, assuming the data is not recoverable (the opposite...
  6. Well, you said I'd be able to use SpeedStor to...

    Well, you said I'd be able to use SpeedStor to recover the data. Assuming for the moment that it can be done, my question is, how do I make SpeedStor do that? Will "ReInitialize: Non-destructive...
  7. Thanks! I may remember using CSHOW. I found all...

    Thanks! I may remember using CSHOW. I found all you mentioned, but I'll have to download them later and try them out. Thanks again!
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    Update: I got the 3xAA battery pack working on...

    Update:

    I got the 3xAA battery pack working on the Dell System 200 286 as well! After checking continuity, I found that the soldering job that I had done to bridge the absent fourth AA battery...
  9. Okay, I downloaded and ran SpeedStor on the...

    Okay, I downloaded and ran SpeedStor on the troublesome ST-225 hard drive. Here are the output screens.

    65943
    65940 65941 65942

    It seems that it found so many bad sectors that it couldn't...
  10. Good vintage picture viewer/capture program?

    All I have to view images on my 386 is Paintbrush in Win3.1, but that only works on BMP and PIC files. Obviously I had them in the past to view the pictures I got from the Internet and bulletin...
  11. Vintage Northern Telecom NT displayphone desk clock note pad miniature data terminal

    I am not affiliated with this listing. I just wanted to make it known.

    Really interesting-looking item!

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/123238482956917/

    "Details

    Condition...
  12. Cybernex computer model MDL-125 with keyboard (Sep. 1981)

    I am not affiliated with this listing. I just wanted to make it known.

    Manufactured September 1981. Looks like it's in great condition! But, given the ports on the back, I don't know how this...
  13. Here are the measurements I took. What do they...

    Here are the measurements I took. What do they say?

    65913
  14. So I plug the CD drive into my normal IDE...

    So I plug the CD drive into my normal IDE controller card instead?

    What about the digital audio connector and analog audio connector? Can I use those to play audio CDs even without the CD drive...
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    Getting Prodigy back online

    Not sure where else to put this.

    Benj Edwards just tweeted the following:

    https://twitter.com/benjedwards/status/1350110063449530371?s=21

    “Remember the Prodigy online service? Phillip Heller...
  16. What is this edge connector on the top of my video card?

    My tall tower 386 came with a Trident 16-bit video card, model TVGA8816CS_D1. It has an edge connector on its top. What is it for?

    Here are links with pictures of the same model.
    ...
  17. How to set up CR-ROM drive with a Sound Blaster 16?

    Computer is a 386DX-29 running DOS 6.22 and Windows for Workgroups 3.1. I have successfully installed and set up my Sound Blaster 16 model CT1750. I can run Sierra games with the music coming from...
  18. Radio Shack Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer 2 - Model #26-3026 - AS IS

    I found this online and wanted to pass it along. I am not affiliated with this listing.

    "Radio Shack Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer 2 - Model #26-3026 - AS IS
    $75
    Listed 2 weeks ago in Trenton,...
  19. I've got CheckIt, so I can try that. ...

    I've got CheckIt, so I can try that.



    Please define "safe."
  20. I had the PSU disconnected and powered off, but I...

    I had the PSU disconnected and powered off, but I left the daughterboards connected. (Should I redo it with the daughterboards unplugged?) Here is what I got. I arbitrarily called pin 1 the pin...
  21. Good program for polling all the IRQs, DMAs, I/O hex addresses?

    PC compatible AT, 386.

    I'm adding a SCSI controller card to use a magneto-optical disk drive that a friend gave me. Plugging in the board makes the computer not boot. Story of that era, of...
  22. Got a link for Speed Store? In Googling I only...

    Got a link for Speed Store? In Googling I only kept getting auto repair stores and gasoline station loyalty sites. ��
  23. Okay, thanks. The previous owner said, “Just...

    Okay, thanks. The previous owner said, “Just about 2 years ago I tried it. It seems like it started to boot briefly and then stopped. I don’t recall there being any smoke but I did shut it down...
  24. I made sure the drive types were correct, 40 and...

    I made sure the drive types were correct, 40 and 2, respectively.

    In the past (5 weeks ago), both drives worked each as the sole drive. The ST-225 has something wrong. Maybe bad sectors, maybe...
  25. The stepper motor never moved under its own...

    The stepper motor never moved under its own power. It was free to move when I turned the spindle with pliers.

    How do I check the drive circuit? I can’t find a video for that. Can you?
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