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  1. Back in 1990 I was a Business Telco installer. I had an order at a local "Alternative" school and had to goto the basement. I passed by several class rooms and glanced at one and did a double take. In that room were 20 or so CDC 4A's with PEB's. On the way out I stopped and talked to the teacher. His only complaint was the students were not gentle on the floppys and of course he couldn't make copies. I couldn't help as I no longer had a 4A. Several years later I stopped by and asked about the 4A's and of course they did not know what happened to them. Probably made it to a landfill.....
  2. https://atariage.com/forums/topic/280178-rich-polivka/ do you know where he lives?
  3. http://www.frontx.com/ is a company that makes various types of ports for internal and external configurations. The USB ports are mounted on a small piece of plastic and using the internal connector you might be able to use them.
  4. Noticed this one today https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/7082975 Munchman, Adventure and Miner 2049. Auction starts at $29.99 but 1 cent shipping. There are 3 4/A's up there as well. 2 with IOB and the beige one doesn't look like it was dragged down a dirt road.
  5. https://www.livingcomputers.org/ Is in Seattle and has a 4A console that can be played with. Its been several years since I was there last, so who knows what is there now. https://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/home.php is a search engine. '99/4A' gets 45 hits, 'Texas Instruments' gets lots of hits. I especially like this one: How to build your own working 16-bit microcomputer / (Book) Library of Congress Call No : TK9969 .T7 1979 Main Entry-Personal Name : Tracton, Ken Title Statement : How to build your own working 16-bit microcomputer / Ken Tracton , 1979. Publication Distribution Data : Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. : Tab Books, Inc. , 1979. Physical Description : 95 p.: ill ; 8.25 in. Summary Note : Manual for using the Texas Instruments 9900 CPU single-chip processor to build a "super powerful" microcomputer. Subject-Topical Term : Microcomputers Subject-Topical Term : Modems Index Term-Genre/Form : Books 844 : Documentation
  6. I'm running Win10 pro x64.... renamed k2.dsk to !k2.dsk, copied it my NAS and TIDIR opened it with no problem.
  7. I've never tried to do this on my QNAP NAS...... So I did, I copied a .dsk file to a folder and TIDIR version 6.4a opened it without a squawk. I have an old WDCLOUD and 3 other desktops on my network TIDIR opened a .dsk file on them as well. NOW, I have my NAS setup as JBOD..... cuz I was too lazy to decide what RAID level I wanted to install. AND I do not have remote access turned on either. Have you tried mapping a network drive to that folder? That's about all I know about a NAS....
  8. ya mean like this one..... http://www.mainbyte.com/ti99/usb/usb.html
  9. I've never heard of what you are talking about, a USB bridge of sorts.... You might be thinking of this company that is long gone: Cecure Electronics Inc. c/o Don Walden, P.O. Box 132, Muskego, WI 53150, for orders/sales write to P.O. Box 2, Muskego, WI 53150-0002, 1-800-959-9640 (ORDERS ONLY 9AM - 5PM M-F), (414) 422-1010, BBS (414) 422-9669, TECH Line (414) 422-994A, FAX (414) 422-9889 (Texas Instruments TI99, CC40 and Myarc Authorized Repair Centers, sales of MBP, MBPII Clock and ADC cards as well as SNUG products from Germany including HSGPL, HSGPLII, EVPC 80 column card and SGCPU cards...)
  10. Guess I can't delete a message
  11. M=meg m=milli either way we know what he was driving at....
  12. Now this would compliment your 4A collection.... Colorado Springs, CO local pickup only.... https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/66510905
  13. For all of you hoarders er collectors.... https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/65649524 A FULL 4A with what appears a FULL? PEB (can't see the front so who knows if it has a floppy drive or two), a few carts and a mystery item.... 49 lbs shipped. located in Tucson, AZ.
  14. I have an Antec 700W and it states it has 4 +12V 30A rails, 1 +5V 18A and 1 -12V rail. I looked at a Thermaltake 1500W and it has 1 +12V rail at 150A. Guess it all depends on what brand and wattage you have and how much you need in the PEB.
  15. On shopgoodwill today are 3 basic black and silver 4/A's with extras (no PEB) of carts and a joystick and a Speak & Math, a Speak & Spell, and a Speak & Read. And about 100 calculators of various models. Shipping is usually cheaper than Fleabay. just sayin'
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