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#3976 majestyx OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:39 PM

Seriously?  Is this really worth the asking price?!?

 

https://www.ebay.com...x5er:rk:16:pf:0

 

He had this up around November 21st at the same price BUT used the ebay gimmick of discounting it 99% to sell for $2. No idea if anyone bought it even at that price.



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Posted Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:06 PM

Who knows?  But when you sell copies of software and copies of manuals and play games with pricing, and...

I consider it a moot point anyway, because I cannot knowingly bring myself to order anything from him (whoever he is).  

 

I will have to give him some credit though, because he was my inspiration for << THIS >>.



#3978 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:08 PM

Who wants a 2.2 QI console?


https://rover.ebay.c...tm/332955373309


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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:19 PM

It sure would be nice if sellers cleaned things up a bit before they tried to sell them.  Shipping to my area is $42.35.

Maybe someone closer and willing to tear it down to clean it might click the MAKE OFFER button, but, then again, at that age tearing it down risks buggering up the fragile keyboard cable.

 

 

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#3980 matthew180 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:25 PM

Not exactly Ebay, but an interesting site that I did not know about until today.  The link is for a sale on 50-packs of 3.5" floppy disks for $15.

 

https://www.goldmine...p?number=G23289



#3981 FarmerPotato OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:54 PM

Not exactly Ebay, but an interesting site that I did not know about until today.  The link is for a sale on 50-packs of 3.5" floppy disks for $15.

 

https://www.goldmine...p?number=G23289

 

whoa, you are in for a treat.

 

Electronics Goldmine doesn't always have what you need in stock, but, they often get things you must have.



#3982 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:13 PM

Not exactly Ebay, but an interesting site that I did not know about until today.  The link is for a sale on 50-packs of 3.5" floppy disks for $15.
 
https://www.goldmine...p?number=G23289


I've heard differing opinions on the matter, but we can use these HD disks in our TIs if we cover the HD hole and format as DSSD, correct?

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:34 PM

For you guys with Beige TI's that are into making things, there is a rather rare Radio Shack case that might interest you.  

<< CLICK HERE >> For the eBait listing.

 

Sadly it comes with three other 'junky cases', but the "MAKE OFFER" button is listed so you never know...



#3984 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:53 PM

I've heard differing opinions on the matter, but we can use these HD disks in our TIs if we cover the HD hole and format as DSSD, correct?

Yes but you may not get good results on a dsdd drive or across other drives than that created them

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#3985 Fritz442 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:55 PM

I've heard differing opinions on the matter, but we can use these HD disks in our TIs if we cover the HD hole and format as DSSD, correct?

Yes, I personally have had NO issues with this kind of disk, with the hole covered. :thumbsup:


Edited by Fritz442, Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:50 PM.


#3986 atrax27407 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:42 PM

If you can find a 3.5" 720K drive, they will work flawlessly without modification. Otherwise, you need to cover the HD hole (top left). Also, I recall reading about a "fix" for 3.5" HD drives that involves permanently disabling the HD sensor in the drive by cutting a couple of wires. That, in effect, makes it a dedicated  DSSD 720K drive. However, I can't remember where I read it and it certainly isn't for the "faint of heart".


Edited by atrax27407, Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:50 PM.


#3987 videofx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:11 PM

If you can find a 3.5" 720K drive, they will work flawlessly without modification. Otherwise, you need to cover the HD hole (top left). Also, I recall reading about a "fix" for 3.5" HD drives that involves permanently disabling the HD sensor in the drive by cutting a couple of wires. That, in effect, makes it a dedicated  DSSD 720K drive. However, I can't remember where I read it and it certainly isn't for the "faint of heart".

 

 

Yea, I have been looking for an easy mode so you don't have to cover the hole to get 720K disks



#3988 atrax27407 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:16 PM

Unfortunately, I can't remember where the article was published.







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