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    You may have a point with the hardware but you...

    You may have a point with the hardware but you will have to deal with the software side of things, setting up and using MS-DOS, dealing with memory/CPU limitations which come with an XT class system....
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    Has anyone else ever given serious thought to...

    Has anyone else ever given serious thought to using vinyl dye as a better alternative solution to painting or retrobrighting? The biggest problem of course is colour matching the plastic but there...
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    Nevermind Japan, I'm actually more surprised it...

    Nevermind Japan, I'm actually more surprised it was also a Australia/NZ "exclusive" if you like. I'm interested to know the reasons why they felt our market would also be a good fit as I wouldn't...
  4. I'm afraid that in this hobby, especially when...

    I'm afraid that in this hobby, especially when dealing with vintage computers, that's the kind of thing you need to be willing to do. Getting original PC/XT power supplies or even one of the many...
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    As far as I'm aware the only game which supports...

    As far as I'm aware the only game which supports the 8087 is the original SimCity.
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    Great work. Out of interest, which thermal...

    Great work.

    Out of interest, which thermal camera are you using? I've been interested in a while in getting one myself for the same purpose but wasn't sure which to buy.
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    This I definately agree with. I do this and found...

    This I definately agree with. I do this and found many times a cap which looked perfectly normal but after removing them discovered they had started leaking underneath or dried out to the point where...
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    I quite often use Speedstor...

    I quite often use Speedstor on my XT and AT class machines. Much easier to use then the onboard ROM which is pretty basic in it's functionality.
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    Assuming it would work (as I don't know much about the Sanyo MBC-775 but I understand it is an IBM compatible), see if you can get it to run the Supersoft/Landmark Diagnostic ROM or Ruud's Diagnostic...
  10. MCE2VGA or EternalCRT. Both are based on Luis...

    MCE2VGA or EternalCRT. Both are based on Luis Antoniosi's open source project so essentially function the same way.

    I brought the EternalCRT mainly because they are "local" being located over in...
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    I believe this is the Power Supply however there...

    I believe this is the Power Supply however there is no picture. 5063-5719 is the HP Part Number.

    https://www.impactcomputers.com/5063-5719.html

    This may be of interest as well although I don't...
  12. Thread: PCjr Mini

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    They are so cool. They remind me of the...

    They are so cool. They remind me of the papercraft designs done by Rocky Bergen although the only thing he has done IBM so far is the IBM 5100.

    I've seen the mini IBM PC a couple of times on eBay...
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    There is definitely a lot of stuff being salvaged...

    There is definitely a lot of stuff being salvaged from CR showing up on eBay right now. I've been watching with interest over the past few weeks and seeing/hearing about lots of PCjr gear coming out...
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    I'm not sure if Dial-Up is even an option anymore...

    I'm not sure if Dial-Up is even an option anymore for large parts of Australia. Once a year has passed after you've had your home hooked up to fibre through the National Broadband Network (NBN), your...
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    Love it! With you all the way there. A big...

    Love it! With you all the way there.

    A big part of the retro experience for me is reliving all the sights AND sounds of computing back then which is why I make an effort to have MFM/RLL drives in...
  16. My first port of call would be to start with the...

    My first port of call would be to start with the Supersoft/Landmark Diagnostic ROM:

    http://www.minuszerodegrees.net/supersoft_landmark/5170/Supersoft%20Landmark%20ROM%20-%20IBM%205170.htm

    Was...
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    Why not the best of both worlds? If I had a...

    Why not the best of both worlds?

    If I had a spare 5153 which was beyond repair I'd investigate further an idea I've had of mounting a suitable LCD inside the chassis. You lose of course the...
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    FYI there is an eBay seller in the US which sells...

    FYI there is an eBay seller in the US which sells ATX to AT Adapters with the -5V rail as well the basic ATX to AT Adapters.

    May be a nice simple solution.
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    A little while ago I brought this 40mm Hole Punch...

    A little while ago I brought this 40mm Hole Punch off eBay and found a rubberised cork Gasket from a local car shop which looked a lot like the original feet but were about half a millimeter thicker....
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    Its true that formatting 720k was removed as an...

    Its true that formatting 720k was removed as an option in Windows XP, but you can still use the format command in a command prompt to achieve the same result.

    FORMAT A: /T:80 /N:9

    FYI this...
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    Just use the XT IDE BIOS booted off either a...

    Just use the XT IDE BIOS booted off either a Network controller (which has a bootable ROM socket of course) or any other ISA device which has the same.

    A little while back I found an ISA LBA Addon...
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    Speaking of the IBM 5155, having the internal...

    Speaking of the IBM 5155, having the internal connector for the inbuilt CRT would be a nice feature to have on any modern ISA video card. Probably not a huge market for it but for 5155 owners like...
  23. I'm interested in this because I'm currently...

    I'm interested in this because I'm currently trying to revive a dead PCjr motherboard. But is there any reason why the Landmark ROM or any new diagnostic ROM you may create can't be made to use on a...
  24. Yes I think that's pretty much it in a nutshell....

    Yes I think that's pretty much it in a nutshell. Why go to the extra expense of providing volume control for the PC speaker when it's not something the average user would require.

    It's interesting...
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    Don't you just love that? :sarcasm: Our...

    Don't you just love that? :sarcasm:

    Our government recently did the same in Australia in order to protect the long suffering Vintage PC market by slugging GST on all imports. Previously you didn't...
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