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    Thanks jafir and Alphasite! I did bring home...

    Thanks jafir and Alphasite!

    I did bring home one of the keyboards and will put in a set of pads.

    I just found some of the service doc. I have not perused it yet, but just looking at the...
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    6000HD - No key presses recognized

    The Free Geek where I volunteer recently was donated a 6000HD which came with two keyboards.

    The machine boots up to a Xenix login, but no key presses are are recognized using either keyboard.
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  3. Interested - definitely! Can I afford it?...

    Interested - definitely! Can I afford it? Probably not... :-(
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    Oooh - an SS1000 is one of the few things left on...

    Oooh - an SS1000 is one of the few things left on my "want" list these days. Any chance you are coming to VCFMW again this year?
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    Where are you located? Especially for the big...

    Where are you located? Especially for the big iron, it makes a difference...
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    Gustavus Adolphus College - the "other" Lutheran...

    Gustavus Adolphus College - the "other" Lutheran school in southern MN...

    - St. Olaf College graduate :-)
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    Not familiar with the PX-8, but I have an HX-20...

    Not familiar with the PX-8, but I have an HX-20 and it uses Ni-Cad sub-C cells.

    Those were easy and cheap to pick up. I didn't want to try NiMH or anything else, since the charging circuit seems...
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    The issue is with deterioration of the LCD panel...

    The issue is with deterioration of the LCD panel itself. This is common on that generation of Powerbook.

    Go to the forums on 68kmla.org and search for tunnel vision. I don't think there's a known...
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    Thanks. Reading this made me realize mines a...

    Thanks. Reading this made me realize mines a 2371, not a 3271...
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    Does the "Green Keys" group also deal with Friden...

    Does the "Green Keys" group also deal with Friden FlexoWriters? One of those just fell into my lap. It's a later one - 3200 series - I think a 3271
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    Nice. I spent a good chunk of time driving...

    Nice. I spent a good chunk of time driving machines like this. Like the DECWriter(?) as well.

    Glad it's so far away I'm not tempted :-)
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    Friden Flexowriter 2371

    The things your neighbors bring you when they know you're "that computer guy"...

    Very dirty/grungy/rusty 2371 Flexowriter.

    I have a lot of homework to do on this guy before I start any physical...
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    Yes - various bracketry exists to put a hard...

    Yes - various bracketry exists to put a hard drive in a dual-floppy SE. I don't know if that was actually a real Apple option or only third party. I have one machine so equipped. It's got the FDHD...
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    If you go, find out what they might want for that...

    If you go, find out what they might want for that Tek terminal - if you are not going to buy it yourself :-). I'm interested depending on price/condition... Not sure when I might be able to make it...
  15. Planning to be there!

    Planning to be there!
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    Where is this? I'm in the Twin Cities and never...

    Where is this? I'm in the Twin Cities and never heard of it!

    Off to google...

    Ah - it's in Andover. I'm in Northfield, about as far south of the Cities as this is North. I'll have to see if I...
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    Thanks! I'll check them out.

    Thanks! I'll check them out.
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    Those 4/330s are giving me the sweats... any...

    Those 4/330s are giving me the sweats... any chance you'll be at VCFMW this September?
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    I could use the power supply out of those first...

    I could use the power supply out of those first gen Compaq DeskPros that were in the early part of the video that was online...
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    Ahh - what Sun stuff might you have?

    Ahh - what Sun stuff might you have?
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    Teletype looks good. Heavy on the covet.

    Teletype looks good. Heavy on the covet.
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    Sharp PC-2500 User Manual?

    I'm working through a couple of "portable" computers. One is a Sharp PC-2500.

    Does anyone have a User's manual for this guy? I can find the service manual all over the internet, but not a user...
  23. Regular pink pencil eraser (the block kind) will...

    Regular pink pencil eraser (the block kind) will do pretty well without damaging any texturing on the case.

    Baking soda with a damp rag is also pretty good.

    I've not tried Magic Eraser, but it...
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    OK - the machine will boot with a different...

    OK - the machine will boot with a different floppy- I had a real Gateway DOS 5.0 install disk that worked. Proof that once again one should always check the most obvious things.

    After booting,...
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    If I type in a location for COMMAND.COM, it just...

    If I type in a location for COMMAND.COM, it just cycles with the same error message again.

    I will create a new floppy this weekend (need to dig out an appropriate machine) and see if that makes a...
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