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    Those are pretty cool. Kinda crazy to see a...

    Those are pretty cool. Kinda crazy to see a computer that says “Corona” on it right now...
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    Awesome! Those ones in post #5 are REALLY nice!...

    Awesome! Those ones in post #5 are REALLY nice! Might look into making a cover like that for it.
  3. Yes, HardCards say "HardCard" on them, not...

    Yes, HardCards say "HardCard" on them, not "MicroFile," so it definitely didn't start life out as a standard HardCard. Like I said, it almost looks like a prototype hard drive option, with those...
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    A proper ST-412 at last!

    I ended up with the result I wanted after all!


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    A working, IBM-branded ST-412 that's got some of the smoothest bearings I've heard. It's almost silent.

    How? I took the ST-412 I had...
  5. WOW! That hard drive setup is too cool! Looks...

    WOW! That hard drive setup is too cool! Looks like a prototype possibly. Never seen a Plus "MicroFile" before. Looks like a VERY customized HardCard.

    Can the memory be expanded any?
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    Well, I swapped two “new” platters into the 412...

    Well, I swapped two “new” platters into the 412 (the originals indeed had several gouges) and it still doesn’t work. Damn. Was a fun process though, and at least I learned a little more about how the...
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    Okay, so I installed the HardCard 20 as drive 2...

    Okay, so I installed the HardCard 20 as drive 2 and it works, although it was a little flakey today about reading the files I copied to it yesterday. Did a surface scan and it found a few bad blocks,...
  8. Awesome.

    Awesome.
  9. I agree. I built an entire genuine IBM XT from an...

    I agree. I built an entire genuine IBM XT from an empty case for less than $340. Not bashing the project, as I certainly appreciate the effort put into it, but I too, don’t really “get” it. An XT...
  10. Cool. I knew the SLT was VGA. Iím very familiar...

    Cool. I knew the SLT was VGA. Iím very familiar with them! :)

    Since you posted this in PCs and Clones Iím assuming the Percy is a 286? That gold/ceramic chip appears to be a 287, correct?
  11. Thatís pretty cool. Definitely not made by Compaq...

    Thatís pretty cool. Definitely not made by Compaq though. The internal construction is nothing like an SLT and it looks too different from the outside.

    Is the display EGA or VGA?
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    Thanks for the info. I’ll definitely be careful...

    Thanks for the info. I’ll definitely be careful with this drive. I did park before I shut it off yesterday, so it should be somewhat safer.

    Interesting story about your ST-506. Thanks for sharing!...
  13. That same seller has a sh!t ton of MFM hard...

    That same seller has a sh!t ton of MFM hard drives too. All grossly overpriced, just as the EGA cards above.

    I’d be sold at $75 or less on one of the EGA cards. Would probably go in my portable...
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    It’s really is unbelievable!

    It’s really is unbelievable!
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    Would love to get a 5150 running Visi On off of...

    Would love to get a 5150 running Visi On off of this drive. Only thing I am lacking is a bus mouse. Is there a trick to get a serial mouse to work? If so, I’d be set. I’d love to use my green-eyed...
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    Well, I managed to snag an untested IBM-branded...

    Well, I managed to snag an untested IBM-branded Seagate ST-412, which I’ll probably be putting in here if it works. The Miniscribe still works, but I believe it’s going to need to be recapped...
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    Sounds good! Definitely going to be a CMOS...

    Sounds good!

    Definitely going to be a CMOS battery somewhere. I suggest carefully disassembling the unit until you find it. I’d also check for leaking capacitors as well, especially on the...
  18. One of a kind? Laptop? Itís neither! The Portable...

    One of a kind? Laptop? Itís neither! The Portable II was a mass-produced computer, and is a luggable, not a laptop. There IS a difference.

    That being said, they are very cool and I love mine, but...
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    I got this thing working! I followed instructions...

    I got this thing working! I followed instructions on another thread about using an ST-506 with a WD XT-GEN controller, just like what I have in my IBM XT, and it works! Put DOS 3.3 and Windows 1.01...
  20. Yes, Windows 2.x can make use of EMS memory. I...

    Yes, Windows 2.x can make use of EMS memory. I installed a BocaRAM EMS board into my main IBM 5150 recently specifically for Windows 2.

    I say give Windows 2 a try. :)
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    My latest find

    Picked this up off of eBay. It's a late-model Compaq SLT/286, made in 1990. Didn't have this variation.


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    Already got the clock chip mod done and restored the hard drive (original...
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    You can't go wrong with an SLT. They are vintage...

    You can't go wrong with an SLT. They are vintage laptop perfection in my opinion. Reliable, easy to service and very cool looking! I've got 6 of the damn things now and still looking for two more of...
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    Very cool! Don’t think I have this brochure, so...

    Very cool! Don’t think I have this brochure, so I’ll save a copy of it.
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    Didn’t realize there was a CD-ROM adapter for the...

    Didn’t realize there was a CD-ROM adapter for the LTE Lite also. There is one for the SLT that I have always wanted, but have never seen aside from the picture in the original brochure.

    I saw the...
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    The case is physically bigger, and the keyboard...

    The case is physically bigger, and the keyboard layout is different (notice how much more room there is above and below the display on the ZWL, and the arrow keys are on the bottom instead of the...
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