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Erik

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What is it with me and fuses?

In the last several weeks I've purchased two disk drives: one an H-17 for my H-8 computer and the other an HP 5.25" system for my H-85. Both have come with broken or missing fuse caps.

I hate running these things with the fuses jumpered out and I hate looking for appropirate replacements.

/rant off

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Terry Yager

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Only have one spare, but I'll be happy to send it along to ya if you need it. (I used to keep a few on hand for just that reason).
They come in a couple of different sizes. Do you know which one ya need? Mine has the short (metal) tip, I think.
Got a big bag of fuses, too if ya need a couple of those (AGC 3.5v.).

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It's actually just the fuse holder that I need. Fuses are easy to come by but "correct" holders can be a pain.

I really just need a few minutes to head over to the local geek palace to find what I'm looking for.

Those few minutes of free time are far, far rarer then anything else I can think of! :p

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I appreaciate the offer!

I'll take a look at what cases I need as soon as I can and I'll post it up here (or PM you) to see if your spare would work.

I might also order online since I need a few other parts as well (battery, power switch, etc.)

Thanks!

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"Terry Yager" wrote:

>> Terry has his own online vintage computer parts shop?

> No, I just have a toolbox full of goodies, not a "closet"
> full, like another poster to this board has.

It seems that ed9213 maybe too highly occupied with his
everyday life & can't squeeze in a hobby or two! Or the
pressure which comes from his Job (in using modern
computers perhaps), is the issue?

Cheers,
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CP/M User said:
It seems that ed9213 maybe too highly occupied with his
everyday life & can't squeeze in a hobby or two! Or the
pressure which comes from his Job (in using modern
computers perhaps), is the issue?

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Mebbe he's just decided to focus his time & energy into collecting the non-IBM-compatable stuff. (Can't blame him there, I don't have much interest in IBMs & clowns, either).

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"Terry Yager" wrote:

>> It seems that ed9213 maybe too highly occupied with his
>> everyday life & can't squeeze in a hobby or two! Or the
>> pressure which comes from his Job (in using modern
>> computers perhaps), is the issue?

> Mebbe he's just decided to focus his time & energy
> into collecting the non-IBM-compatable stuff. (Can't
> blame him there, I don't have much interest in IBMs
> & clowns, either).

Sounds like you've been listening to Emmanual Roche too
much (IBM clowns!).

I've got stacks of 386s/486s & all I ever think about is the
potential I can give them by installing OSes on them &
perhaps playing with them.

In terms of CP/M-86 v1.1, I think their great, cause you
can mess around with DOS programs & port them to
CP/M-86. Since it's had some of the newer aspects
incorporated into it, by the use of FIDDs (CP/M's version
of DOS's TSRs), it's much better I feel.

Okay, perhaps from an XT perspective, it's a little too
modern, cause a gap remains in terms of the use of EGA
in CP/M-86. Lots of programs have been made to use VGA
& while they exist for XTs, finding one would be tricky.
The next issue is speed. Since I've used High Level
Languages for writing programs, they have been somewhat
slow on even a 386! :-( More use of Arrays would probably
fix this.

Cheers,
CP/M User.
 

Terry Yager

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CP/M User said:
Sounds like you've been listening to Emmanual Roche too
much (IBM clowns!).
Heh! Just call me the American Luser...
I've got stacks of 386s/486s & all I ever think about is the
potential I can give them by installing OSes on them &
perhaps playing with them.
The ones I used to rescue from the dumpsters and donate were always mounted with Calderra OpenDOS v.7.2 (the free version, but also the best DOS ever, IMHO).
In terms of CP/M-86 v1.1, I think their great, cause you
can mess around with DOS programs & port them to
CP/M-86. Since it's had some of the newer aspects
incorporated into it, by the use of FIDDs (CP/M's version
of DOS's TSRs), it's much better I feel.
I dunno, most of my experience with CP/M-86 was on the Victor 9000, and ummm, oh yeah, the Sanyo 555, neither one of which is exactly IBM-compatable.
Okay, perhaps from an XT perspective, it's a little too
modern, cause a gap remains in terms of the use of EGA
in CP/M-86. Lots of programs have been made to use VGA
& while they exist for XTs, finding one would be tricky.
The next issue is speed. Since I've used High Level
Languages for writing programs, they have been somewhat
slow on even a 386! :-( More use of Arrays would probably
fix this.

Cheers,
CP/M User.

I just haven't really taken the time to explore any of the "modern" CP/M-86 software yet. (It's on my to-do list, tho). As for languages, my weapon-of-choice is Assembler. One of these days, I'll get around to learning some of the x86 version. (I still have a lot to learn about x80 Assembly...I'm working on it tho).

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"Terry Yager" wrote:

>> Sounds like you've been listening to Emmanual Roche too
>> much (IBM clowns!).

> Heh! Just call me the American Luser...

Shouldn't insult yourself (especially if you're handycapped).

>> I've got stacks of 386s/486s & all I ever think about is the
>> potential I can give them by installing OSes on them &
>> perhaps playing with them.

> The ones I used to rescue from the dumpsters and donate
> were always mounted with Calderra OpenDOS v.7.2 (the
> free version, but also the best DOS ever, IMHO).

Didn't the people throwing them away like them.

>> In terms of CP/M-86 v1.1, I think their great, cause you
>> can mess around with DOS programs & port them to
>> CP/M-86. Since it's had some of the newer aspects
>> incorporated into it, by the use of FIDDs (CP/M's version
>> of DOS's TSRs), it's much better I feel.

> I dunno, most of my experience with CP/M-86 was on
> the Victor 9000, and ummm, oh yeah, the Sanyo 555,
> neither one of which is exactly IBM-compatable.

Well yeah, different, but would feel the same. CP/M-86
v1.1 for the IBM PC & XT, is just like CP/M v2.2 on the
8bits (except you have a status bar at the bottom). The
command line is virtually identical, so once it's mastered
it's the same for the 8bit version.


>> Okay, perhaps from an XT perspective, it's a little too
>> modern, cause a gap remains in terms of the use of EGA
>> in CP/M-86. Lots of programs have been made to use VGA
>> & while they exist for XTs, finding one would be tricky.
>> The next issue is speed. Since I've used High Level
>> Languages for writing programs, they have been somewhat
>> slow on even a 386! :-( More use of Arrays would probably
>> fix this.

> I just haven't really taken the time to explore any of
> the "modern" CP/M-86 software yet. (It's on my to-do
> list, tho). As for languages, my weapon-of-choice is
> Assembler. One of these days, I'll get around to
> learning some of the x86 version. (I still have a lot to
> learn about x80 Assembly...I'm working on it tho).

Assembly is great, but can be a challenge for older IBMs like
my 386. Generally depends on the application, usually demos
are the main slow-down culprit. I'm using a 386 which is on
the slower end of the scale (16Mhz), on a 33Mhz or 40Mhz
386DX it'd be slightly different story.

Cheers,
CP/M User.
 
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