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  1. Thanks Mike, I'm ordering two tonight and...

    Thanks Mike,

    I'm ordering two tonight and possibly more if I can convince the wife and kids they need 'em! I think this is my favorite VCFED t-shirt so far. Thanks for the detailed descriptions...
  2. OK. I'll buy at least two if you can explain all...

    OK. I'll buy at least two if you can explain all of the symbolism on the front! I see a tea kettle pouring water on the mountains that flows across the table (valley?) and drains into a bucket and...
  3. Yes, you are correct. That is the card I'm using...

    Yes, you are correct. That is the card I'm using in my 5155. However, it uses the same BIOS as Sergey's. That's why I thought his card might be configurable as secondary. But, I'm often wrong. ...
  4. Actually, I'm pretty sure that it can be...

    Actually, I'm pretty sure that it can be configured to operate as a secondary FDC in the bios setup. If I'm right, yes you can leave the original controller in as primary. If you can contact...
  5. Yes, that should work well in your 5155. That is...

    Yes, that should work well in your 5155. That is the work of @Sergey, a terrific member of this forum. I have a similar card (XT-FDC) that was designed by other members of this forum and uses the...
  6. Does THIS...

    Does THIS https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/vulcan-to-close-its-arts-entertainment-division-which-includes-cinerama-and-seattle-art-fair/ do it for you?
  7. Thanks Mike and Chuck, You guys wrote down my...

    Thanks Mike and Chuck,
    You guys wrote down my exact thoughts and feelings. My heart HURTS for the staff there. This Frickin' COVID is a real GUT PUNCH!

    Do you think there is anything we can...
  8. Living Computers in Seattle is closing, for now?

    Just got an email from Living Computers in Seattle, WA. They are closing down operations for now. I sure hope the find a way to re-open in the future! They were a great host for the VCFPNW for two...
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    Check out These 3D Printed Feet designs...

    Check out These 3D Printed Feet designs. If you have or know someone with a 3D Printer this might help.
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    Try disconnecting pin 34 on the floppy cable at...

    Try disconnecting pin 34 on the floppy cable at the 360k drive. This pin is used for DSKCHG on high density drives but on 360k drives it is usually disconnected or is sometimes used for DISK Ready. ...
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    BEFORE the cleaning disk, I recommend cleaning...

    BEFORE the cleaning disk, I recommend cleaning and lubing the head carriage rails. This often requires removing the circuit board. Also, check for proper RPM. If the lube in the spindle and/or...
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    That Quadram board is made to supplement a system...

    That Quadram board is made to supplement a system with 256k on board to bring the total up to 640k. The 8088 processor in your 5160 can directly access 1 megabyte, however the space above 640k is...
  13. Yes, please close this thread. I think we've...

    Yes, please close this thread. I think we've been TROLLED!
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    I'm 99.8% sure that either of the 41256 chips...

    I'm 99.8% sure that either of the 41256 chips will work, But you'll need enough to fill all banks if you do 1 Meg Mod.
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    I seem to remember someone using an automotive...

    I seem to remember someone using an automotive headlamp for a load on the 12v.
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    Now that's a clever trick!

    Look at that 5153 monitor! That picture is FABULOUS!
    Oh, wait, That's just a reflection!! He say's it works, but I wouldn't want to buy it to use as a mirror. You only get a nice image in bright...
  17. Thread: Desoldering ICs

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    Anyone use CHIPQUICK?...

    Anyone use CHIPQUICK?
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    I have a motherboard that was missing pin 20 in...

    I have a motherboard that was missing pin 20 in the IDE Headers. Since I wanted to use DOMs for HDDs and didn't want to use external power connection, I added the missing pin to both headers and...
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    According to THIS...

    According to THIS, you probably have a ram problem. Either bad module or wrong type or wrong number of modules.
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    YES. The frequency marked on the the chip is the...

    YES. The frequency marked on the the chip is the "MAXIMUM" frequency the particular processor is rated to run at by the manufacturer. The actual frequency that it runs at will be controlled by the...
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    A lot of people here are commenting about memory...

    A lot of people here are commenting about memory usage and rightly so. DOS networking with TCP/IP takes a lot of memory, especially if you don't have upper memory for some of it. This is a great...
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    Sorry, I didn't realize that it was SOIC. I...

    Sorry, I didn't realize that it was SOIC. I hadn't read the DATA Sheet you referenced. There are "Test Sockets" and adapters for programmers but I don't know how those would fit on your board. The...
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    But, you might want to put it in a socket, in...

    But, you might want to put it in a socket, in case you have to repeat the task.
  24. Anyone remember Weird Stuff Warehouse? That's...

    Anyone remember Weird Stuff Warehouse? That's where I got hooked in the late '80s early '90s.
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    What are "those simms". Do you mean the regular...

    What are "those simms". Do you mean the regular 30 pin simms or the modified ones?
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