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    First of all, the machine doesn't work. It made a...

    First of all, the machine doesn't work. It made a pattern of a small dot that would bob up and down slowly then a large raster flash. I showed it to someone at VCF and they said recap the analog...
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    Recapping Pet analog board?

    I'm recapping my analog board as a suggestion from someone at VCF. Should I just replace all the electrolytic with equivalent ones or are there any other types of caps that I should look out for and...
  3. Toshiba laptops are extremely ubiquitous from the...

    Toshiba laptops are extremely ubiquitous from the 8088 well into the Pentium era.

    AST was too, probably more relevant into the 386 era.
  4. What is the price, and what is the 3 digit code...

    What is the price, and what is the 3 digit code after 9546? Also what is your location? Pics?
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    How to test power up a C64?

    I got a C64 with no PSU, and have 2 questions?

    1: is feeding only the 5V rail enough to get it to power on(I expect no SID to work though?)
    2: What is the best (cheap?) solution to getting a PSU...
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    The company f(x)tec pro is coming out with a...

    The company f(x)tec pro is coming out with a Android slider phone and I couldn't give a damn about the screen being too big or outdated hardware or it being too expensive for that glorious full size...
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    True, but I believe this keyboard will also be...

    True, but I believe this keyboard will also be hall effect and have a better force curve than the original beamspring. And for all the "OMG ALPS BLUE OR BUST, etc." keyboard enthusiasts, I happyily...
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    There is a company working to make Beamspring...

    There is a company working to make Beamspring replicas shoved inside a cherry MX housing. Once those get into production, well the worth of these old IBMs should drop like a stone once the keyboards...
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    Yes but this specific laptop would require a...

    Yes but this specific laptop would require a complete disassembly to replace the HDD for copying while a CF card I could pop the keyboard.
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    Will look into wear leveling. What about the...

    Will look into wear leveling. What about the removable mode vs fixed disk mode? Heard that some of the more advanced ones can cause issues. Also what about using MicroDrives?

    Its a Model 25 so I...
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    Ease of transferring files from PC and currently...

    Ease of transferring files from PC and currently my PS/2 does not have a working floppy drive.

    Also finding laptop 44 pin interface DOM is kind of a pain.
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    What CF card to get?

    I'm getting 2 CF cards for both my XT-IDE which is going in a PS/2 and one to go into an IDE to CF adapter in my 486 laptop. Is there any BIOS limits or recommendations for which cards to get for...
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    1) I believe it takes IC DRAM cards 2) Hinges...

    1) I believe it takes IC DRAM cards
    2) Hinges should be tightenable if you open the screen up.
    3) I think the CMOS battery is soldered to the board in this model but don't swear me to it. I know it...
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    This is what I mainly suspected but Thanks.

    This is what I mainly suspected but Thanks.
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    Replaced a capacitor, inverter fired right up!...

    Replaced a capacitor, inverter fired right up! Thanks guys.53204
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    I've been having a few issues with bugs lately,...

    I've been having a few issues with bugs lately, mainly ones the size of Australian insects flying in. I get it, I shouldn't have used raid. The question was does raid damage boards, not did I...
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    UPDATE: I jumped the CCFL with another inverter...

    UPDATE: I jumped the CCFL with another inverter as I suspected the bulb was fine...it was. The bulb is bright and in perfect shape when driven by a working inverter. Knowing this I might see if I can...
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    Ok, I opened up the LCD to see what I'm working...

    Ok, I opened up the LCD to see what I'm working with. TI made this very easy for me, they put the switch on its own screwed on daughter board so I don't need to worry about that. Its just a generic...
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    Damn, why didn't I think of that. Took the back...

    Damn, why didn't I think of that. Took the back of the tube housing off, looks dry inside.
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    Does raid damage PCBs?

    My Commodore Pet decided to get a Pet of its own and a spider made a small web between the logic board and analog board. I sprayed a small amount on the bottom side of the analog board and it crawled...
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    Here's the problem. It's not a trimmer pot. IT IS...

    Here's the problem. It's not a trimmer pot. IT IS JUST A SWITCH. You get dark and bright. That's it. I'd need to convert that into full and mid brightness.
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    I know that my STN mono 4000E has a very thin...

    I know that my STN mono 4000E has a very thin display but the Active Color 4000E has a "bulged" lid in comparison. It's not damaged but it's made considerably thicker for the color display. All the...
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    Mine does have an ISA expansion dock but I don't...

    Mine does have an ISA expansion dock but I don't have one and no way to get one, but it would likely be an easy place to get the signals I need. Also don't need anything more an OPL2 ot OPL3 so I...
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    Just going to point out that Garmin GPS units...

    Just going to point out that Garmin GPS units from ~2007 used 386EX chips...so 386's were relevant till 2007 technically.
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    The problem is they aren't regular D cells size,...

    The problem is they aren't regular D cells size, they don't have the nub on the top. Also they would need to be spot welded together. I'm probably going to use C cells in a custom 3d printed holder....
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