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After putting together a couple of Dropcheck's XF551 boards, I decided to see if I could make use of the old PCBs and with a little cutting I was able to fit a XF551 pcb and a 3.5 mechanism into a 1050XL case. The back of the case had to have a large rectangular cut out and that is the only bad cosmetic issue. I would like to use the 1050 power switch and power on LED. I have several non-working 1050s so I think I can cut off the pcb section that has the switch and LED; that leaves wiring the front switch as my only real challenge. I would like to know if I could leave the 551 switch in place in the off position and run wires from the power jack through the 1050 switch to the back of the 551 switch.
Hi! A while ago I made these Floppy Disks Cloisonne (Genuine Hard Enamel) Pins (For those that don't know what Cloisonne means, keep reading and you'll find the explanation) I still have some of them, so if you are interested please don't hesitate in PM me. If you prefer to use a regular checkout and keep track of your purchase, you can always buy a pin at my website http://www.wolzky.com p.s. I know you can find cheaper enamel pins, the thing is that there are only 2 cloisonne factories left in the world and the process is expensive and time consuming and the minimum order quantities are huge. Real Cloisonne is considered as jewelry and will last a really long time. Thank you for your attention and understanding. SPECIFICATIONS • Material: Genuine Cloisonné (Genuine Hard Enamel) • Finish: Nickel • Dimensions: 1" x 1" (2.54cm x 2.54cm) • Thickness: 0.08" (2mm) • Features a back metallic butterfly clutch • Designed in New York City, USA • Price: $9.49 SHIPPING • Shipping Cost: $3.50 • I can only ship within the USA. Unfortunately I cannot control Foreign Postal Services and shipping using private couriers is really expensive. My deepest apologies. What is Cloisonné? Cloisonné is the ancient Chinese technique, developed over thousand years ago, of creating designs on a metal surface with colored-glass paste placed within enclosures made of copper or bronze wires, which have been bent or hammered into the desired pattern. The enamel, colored with metallic oxide, is used to paint the contained areas or partitions of the design, known as cloisons (French for “partitions”). The pin is then kiln-fired at 800°C. Enamels commonly shrink after firing, so the process is repeated several times to fill in the designs and ensure that the colors will not bleed. Once this process is complete, the surface of the pin is hand-polished and plated until the edges of the cloisons are visible. It is said that Cloisonné can be preserved for 100 years without fading because it's mineral origin. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate in PM me. Thanks for your attention and support!
I had a 1040ST in the late 80's early 90's. I purchased a very good 1040STfm and SC1224 (color monitor) on eBay, all seems to be working great. So I have a couple basic questions as I get to know the ST again :-) Thanks in advance. Please see the attached picture: 0) Where can I find good FAQ details about the ST line? 1) What version of TOS do I have? How do you tell? 2) Are these two socketed chips my TOS? 3) I see the Gotek drive replacement option. Is there an option that does not require any case cutting? 4) Is there an external (2nd drive) option for Gotek? 5) See image of my current floppy. Can you upgrade to a 1.44MB drive? If so, what version of TOS would support this? 6) Is there a TOS that can handle Y2K (dates with years like 2019)? 7) Is there a real-time clock (RTC) add-on? 8 - Best source for new TOS?