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#2926 RickyDean OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 4, 2017 12:19 PM

I found something that has a 50-50 chance of making a bad word come out of your mouth when you see it.  ;)

 

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Oh My!!!!



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Posted Mon Dec 4, 2017 12:30 PM

Oh My!!!!

 

Yeah, SCREW THAT I could buy a brand new F18A & HDTV and still pocket a few hundred extra bucks!



#2928 AMenard OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 4, 2017 12:33 PM

 

Yeah, SCREW THAT I could buy a brand new F18A & HDTV and still pocket a few hundred extra bucks!

 

Isn't the TI99/4a color monitor just a stripped down consumer TV anyway?



#2929 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 4, 2017 12:35 PM

 
Isn't the TI99/4a color monitor just a stripped down consumer TV anyway?

Yep I just got one off shopgoodwill for less than 100 shipped...

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#2930 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 4, 2017 1:43 PM

i've reached the compromise where i just use an el-cheapo walmart flat panel tv.  it cost me $99 and is sufficient for my needs. ;)

 

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well... until i put an F18A in there.  


Edited by digdugnate, Mon Dec 4, 2017 1:43 PM.


#2931 AMenard OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 4, 2017 2:33 PM

I give myself the next year to find an acceptable alternative to the Amiga 1080 and CRT TV that I still use. I may have to save and buy myself a Framemeister if need be.



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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:22 AM

https://www.ebay.com...qsAAOSwH-daII3k

 

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#2933 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 8:45 AM

QI ?



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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 9:29 AM

QI ?

 

QI = Quality Ignored (At least from the long term reliability of the Mitsumi keyboard).

The original "Quality Improved" monicker was just marketing spin to explain their cost reduction and cripple ware implementation.



#2935 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 9:29 AM

QI ?

 

That was my question.  There is no photo of the bottom nor the side port, which are what I use to make that determination.



#2936 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 4:55 PM

yep, and I want one ;)



#2937 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 7:04 PM

Note, that one looks like it may not be a Mitsumi keyboard. Mitsumi's had much more of a square effect to their keytops. . .here's a beige one that isn't Mitsumi.


Edited by Ksarul, Tue Dec 5, 2017 7:10 PM.


#2938 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 7:50 PM

Note, that one looks like it may not be a Mitsumi keyboard. Mitsumi's had much more of a square effect to their keytops. . .here's a beige one that isn't Mitsumi.

 

I have picked up two (or three? have to double-check*) "QI" systems which have the good beige keyboards.  That keyboard, even though it is not a Mitsumi, I guaran-damn-tee that one in the auction is the post-action/membrane style, per my old blog post.

 

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* Nope, just two.  The third one, which was my first purchased, came with that stupid Alps.


#2939 BeeryMiller OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 6, 2017 8:28 PM

I am looking for the 34 pin cable for a MFM hard drive.  I am short a cable.  Anyone have one available?

 

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Posted Wed Dec 6, 2017 8:43 PM

I will talk to a buddy of mine who has a massive collection of esoteric shyt like that tomorrow and let you know if I can help.



#2941 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 3:09 AM

I also have tons of cables, MFM´s too, but I am ♫ far far away ♪

But if nobody has them, at the end of the day, then just ask me here, as the last reference (sorry if bad englitsh) :)



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 8:37 AM

I will talk to a buddy of mine who has a massive collection of esoteric shyt like that tomorrow and let you know if I can help.

Thanks.

 

I have quite a few cables for MFM drives, however, the problem is both the connector on the hard drive as well as the connector on the Myarc HFDC are both with edge card connectors.  Typical PC computers of the time had the connector on the motherboard that would slip over pins and not an edge connector.

 

Any help would be appreciated.  

 

Beery



#2943 atrax27407 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 9:59 AM

Check for adapters on eBay (pin to edgecard). I bought some there a while back.



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 10:38 AM

Thanks.

 

I have quite a few cables for MFM drives, however, the problem is both the connector on the hard drive as well as the connector on the Myarc HFDC are both with edge card connectors.  Typical PC computers of the time had the connector on the motherboard that would slip over pins and not an edge connector.

 

Any help would be appreciated. 

 

And there the problem lies.  He said he probably has one in his box but that it will be IDC header to card-edge.  I might get to dig through it today or tomorrow.



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 10:59 AM

Thanks for the comments.  I finally found on ebay the appropriate cable, however I did question a bit whether the issue of length.  I did have some longer cables with the wrong connectors, so I found the actual 34 pin connectors themselves and ordered them.  They should be here in about a week.

 

Had I still been in Houston, there was a store I could have went to and found all I needed, but not as many options now I am here in Kentucky.

I did get my Geneve up and running using the Myarc HFDC with a separate Myarc FDC using the HxC Floppy drive as two drives and another 5.25" floppy drive.  So, I should be able to copy my stuff from MESS over to my Geneve now.  Just takes time.

 

Now, working on getting the TI-99/4A setup with a Myarc HFDC.  I am hoping it has been a cable issue I have been having and not a card issue with one of these other two HFDC's I have.  

 

Beery



#2946 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 9, 2017 4:40 PM

Five people watching, already, so I am sure someone here has seen the 80k GRAM Kracker

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 152821730667



#2947 AMenard OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 9, 2017 5:23 PM

Yeah saw it earlier, but that's way over my spending limit...

#2948 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 9, 2017 6:04 PM

Not exactly a safe seller to buy from either. . .he's a bit hit and miss when it comes to functionality of delivered items (or hidden damage that isn't mentioned in the listing).



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Posted Sat Dec 9, 2017 6:31 PM

Not exactly a safe seller to buy from either. . .he's a bit hit and miss when it comes to functionality of delivered items (or hidden damage that isn't mentioned in the listing).

 

Yeah, I read about this guy before.  I cannot remember what it was about, but it must have been bad because the name appears on my NO BUY FROM list.



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Posted Sat Dec 9, 2017 10:15 PM

I keep forgetting about our new favorite seller :skull:

 

But, here is a good one.  Actually a rather neat little joystick adapter, though from a seemingly new seller with only two feedback points.

 

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 282766826994







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