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    TTL Monitor: HGC does not equal CGA/EGA?

    I was gifted a nice IBM Portable clone (probably a Taiwanese product) today by a workmate. It has an internal CRT that is powered by a cute Hercules card via DE9 (No surprise). Well now we were talking about monochrome monitors and none of us really knows too much about them. We understand...
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    Replace Ni-Cd BIOS battery with Ni-MH? Is that safe?

    Well today i messed with one of my old Fujitsu INTERTOP Model 10. Was nearly getting crazy since it wouldn't save changes to BIOS, was back on default on every reboot. So i opened up that little beast and turns out the CMOS battery can't be saved - already started getting these little crystals...
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    CGA 640x200 (Screen mode 2) - Black & White or Greyscale?

    I guess this is a long shot - not sure if anyone can answer this... So CGA 640 x 200 mode (SCREEN 2 in BASIC) "should" be 2 color mode. By default Black is background color, white foreground color. By definition it should be possible to set the foreground color to one of 16 CGA palette colors...
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    Does anyone have a Grid Compass 1100 (or similar) or know anyone with one?

    I am currently making a computer game featuring some vintage computers. One of them is the Grid Compass 1101. Unfortunately the textures are very low resolution, so i would need some high resolution pictures (Actually anything better than a Barbie cam is already an improvement). Most important...
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    Problem with formatted disk when used in another PC

    OK, i thought long if i should post this in the portables section, but on the other hand it's an 80C88A with MS-DOS 3.3 and the problem is rather with the formatting of the disk - and I know loads of gurus browsing this section daily have loads of experience with HDDs, floppies and ancient...
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    How can i wire an unusual 16-pin null modem cable to DE9 instead of DB25

    OK, I admit i have never been a big cable guy. So this fancy 80C88 based unit with a Vacuum fluorescent display and DR-DOS 3.41... Symbol VRC-6940 if anyone is interested. Just LOVE the display. However - the ports are not such standard... It has this odd 16-pin round jack for a nullmodem...
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    Complete Nova 2/10 System in Germany

    Not my auction, but i just saw it and it is STUNNING. If i didn't have wife and family I would... oh well... Well i guess maybe for someone who can travel to Germany and pick it up. And for someone without family...or with a VERY understanding family and loads of spare space...
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    Boxed Apple IIc gallore

    Just saw this. Not my listing, but prolly cool for someone who wants a boxed set of Apple IIc stuff. Not "mint" condition, but if you peek at the starting price it seems it could be a bargain...
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    HP 200lx - Korean keyboard

    Hmmm i guess then maybe it lacks the HSE200 Hangul input enabler? Seems odd that it is missing on a korean version, did HP not include it at all??? How weird since it has a Korean keyboard... Well but you can just install it yourself... I attach a zip with the HSE200. Just copy the files...
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    Is there any PHP script to manage computer collections?

    Been searching for quite some time but couldn't come up with anything good. I thought about making one from scratch, but atm too much work for me. I took a look at "VideoDB" which is targeted for movie collections, but i guess i could customize it (also loads of work) to suit computers...
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    How to set up a dial-in node for Internet access? (Being my own ISP)

    Well well, why make it easy when you can have it the hard way? So what i wanna do is setting up a dial-in modem node. You remember when you had to use a modem to dial-in to your ISP via phone line to get to the internet? I wanna bring back the good old times. So the idea is simple. My...
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    Electronics pros here? How to add a solar panel to a computer?

    OK, I am not that deep into electronic circuits and stuff. I can replace a capacitor, repair some broken contacts, but i never designed any circuit from scratch. So to make it short - my idea was to add a solar panel to one of my palmtop PCs. I think something like a tidalwave clone is a good...
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    My Site: DOS Palmtops

    Well well, "Site" is a bit of a stretch. Actually it used to be my personal "secret" list where i tried to gather information, photos and stories about DOS-based palmtop PCs that i own or want to have. It kinda developed from a simple list and some notes into kinda encyclopedia of DOS palmtops...
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    Any interest in XTIDE cards?

    Well the thing is that my buddy got an XTIDE card that he bought for kinda an arm and a leg a while ago. I think it's one of these lo-tech kits that was already assembled. He bought it "used" for like 80 Dollars. Now we want more of them for various of our classics and we couldn't even find...
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