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    Red face Model 200 disk drives

    I GOT ONE I GOT ONE I GOT ONE I GOT ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh. Excuse me. I'm a little exited. I've wanted a Tandy 200 for years and I finally got one:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-TAN...72.m2749.l2649

    It comes with a Portable Disk Drive, probably the original 100k version. I've read the PDD2 manual, and apparently these drives can't be used with the Disk Video Interface, and some Model 200 software is not DVI compatible.

    Is it possible to have the PDD DOS in one bank and the DVI DOS in another? Is it possible to use both a PDD and a DVI at all?

    I was also wondering about Model 200 bank switching. Is it possible to have a different document in each bank and task switch?

    Finally, has anyone here used the REX 200?

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    Why not join the 'Model T' mail list at
    http://lists.bitchin100.com/listinfo...bitchin100.com

    Lots of helpful folks there with T200s, TPDDs, DVIs and also REXes...

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    Congrats and that appears to be a fair (currently) price for those items. I love the briefcase.
    I second the Model T mailing list.
    Be sure to establish whether or not the PDD has had its belt replaced, before using it.

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    Thanks, I joined the mailing list. How do I tell if the belt has been replaced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KG7PFS View Post
    Thanks, I joined the mailing list. How do I tell if the belt has been replaced?
    Best way is to open it up and look

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    I assume, based on your answer, that a replaced belt will somehow look different than an unreplaced belt. Any idea how? Of course if it has fallen off, I'll assume it needs to be replaced, but if not, what do I look for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KG7PFS View Post
    I assume, based on your answer, that a replaced belt will somehow look different than an unreplaced belt. Any idea how? Of course if it has fallen off, I'll assume it needs to be replaced, but if not, what do I look for?
    It's usually obvious, but it shouldn't stretch too much (OK, how much is too much ) or be mushy; if you turn the flywheel does the motor turn, that sort of thing.

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    Ok, that's what I thought. I was mostly wondering if there was anything not so obvious.

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