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  1. I don't know what DEADSTOCK is but I bought a 65XE Mexican built from Best Electronics and it is still the same machine. Brand new in box. Fired that mutter up no problem... Douglas
  2. Well, I built one and it was a bust. I had a few IC sockets that at the time I did not notice that there were no holes drilled into the pins for my gold plated machine pin sockets. I had to drill holes to correct but to no avail, it was a failure. de-soldering is a bitch! I built another one and it fired right up! Expect a trouble or two but... persevere! Enjoy your build and ask before you leap! Douglas
  3. Tong Schematics are available although hard to decipher. When matched with 1200XL , and a little hard work you would be a God if you would build a motherboard! Douglas
  4. Unfortunately, I am using the PIC as is but I have to go thru the button sequence to select my resolution every time I power back up. and I found that you have to be quick about it. I am also still getting the red led blink followed by two short blinks. When I adjusted the onboard switches to a different resolution, i did get a half second green led. I assume from what I have read in the thread that that is the GBS initializing the parameters. Cant wait for Sophia 3 to come out.
  5. Well, It took me a three week endeavor to get this to run but it now works. 1088XLD and VBXE and VGA2RGB carrier board. THANK YOU MYTEK! I have very muted colors. Attract mode colors are off. I flashed my GBSCTRL PIC out of unit using the joy2pic stick. Switches in the correct place and I have a stable pic to my VGA input on my screen. I have a DELL monitor on the way and perhaps that will help. We will see... Douglas
  6. I just ran across a page that had what is called and FCC label. Do a search for the label with that number and you may find it. FCC BPA83A800 Douglas
  7. Thank You Very Much! I was chasing issues with three 1050's giving BOOT ERROR and swapping mechs and MB Wound up being a bad power supply. I DL instructions for what I thought was a dead happy and whooldathunkit... It works with a tandon mech and installation instructions.
  8. Some surface mount LED's under those transparent keys would be epic! FUJI Rainbow RGB leds... This is looking awesome! I cant wait to build one.
  9. it seems the tandon is a bit off of the others i am getting parts to redo that motherboard so we will see
  10. I am totally happy that i have a happy..
  11. was there a difference from tandon tech to the others one?
  12. It seems that I have a Tandon mech that works just fine with a happy upgrade. but it sticks out like 1/8 inch in front. any thoughts? Douglas
  13. I went through swapping motherboards and mechs for my four drives in total frustration recently until i found that I had a defunct power supply. Just enough power to get the power up and head seek and park at start up but boot error after that. A new power supply and I am back up to two stock and one happy drive. the other was used for parts on my 1088xld.. 9 VAC is what you should read on the supply.. mine was putting out 15 vac so it went in the trash. Douglas
  14. that's two for me! Thank you sir!
  15. its still a bug! IBM encased a bug in plastic and placed it into one of their systems.. you got one for free! Woo Hoo!
  16. Not a single mention of that fact that you have a bug in your system! IBM would be abhorred!
  17. Nope 7.1 is not on the site.. I got 5.3 and 6.6 and both seem to be missing side B.. Dammit Jim! Talk to Scotty!
  18. Well i got 2 more 83S DA 005980 USA 72R DA 06483183 Tiawan
  19. Hello there. Just got my 1050 Happy up and running and I need a copy of Warp Speed Software that will work with on original 1050 happy. Thanks
  20. WOO HOO! Instructions are WONDERFUL! I was able to install my 1050 Happy upgrade with controller into an older TANDON drive and I am HAPPY once again
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