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Interesting....

If you zoom in, it says - Screen 0 - 59(h).

Shiver me timbers, forth in single sided, I'm guess a guru can tell us the density.

 

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2 hours ago, dhe said:

Interesting....

If you zoom in, it says - Screen 0 - 59(h).

Shiver me timbers, forth in single sided, I'm guess a guru can tell us the density.

 

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Our Milwaukee User Group TI system had one of these drives.  My (bad) memory of this drive is of happily copying disks from the user group library only later to discover that I had been copying the blank disks over the library disks.  Not my best showing as a relatively new, young member.  Write protect tabs on library disks became a best practice that following month! 

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12 hours ago, InsaneMultitasker said:

Our Milwaukee User Group TI system had one of these drives.  My (bad) memory of this drive is of happily copying disks from the user group library only later to discover that I had been copying the blank disks over the library disks.  Not my best showing as a relatively new, young member.  Write protect tabs on library disks became a best practice that following month! 

I think we all made that mistake at least once. . .

 

The drive is an MPI-51 Disk Chucker, so it is SSSD when connected to a TI controller, but it is capable of double-density. I used MPI drives for several years BITD--and always made sure I had a baffle set up in front of them to prevent accidental disk launch to the floor. The springs that pushed the disks out to make them easy to grab were really strong on both of my drives. One of them could launch a disk about two feet.

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Just saw this image in an Ebay auction, and now I suddenly want to put my Atarisoft carts in new style donor cases:

 

 

Image 21 - Shamus (Texas Instruments TI-99 4A Computer 1983) Cartridge Box Manual & Extras

 

 

This erroneous packaging is unintentionally brilliant. 

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, pixelpedant said:

This erroneous packaging is unintentionally brilliant. 

 

While the original yellow Atarisoft boxes have their unique charm, this certainly stands out as particularly attractive.  Some of the best inventions are accidental.

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Just saw this image in an Ebay auction, and now I suddenly want to put my Atarisoft carts in new style donor cases:
 
 
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This erroneous packaging is unintentionally brilliant. 
 
 
 
A local guy offered to sell me one like this as cib. I straightened him out

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11 hours ago, arcadeshopper said:

I straightened him out

LOL I imagine Greg grabbing some dude by the collar, getting in his face and grumbling, "Look here, newb!"

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2 hours ago, Ksarul said:

Yep, the green verion of the Magnavox color monitors sold back then. The monochrome ones had pretty crisp pictures, as did the color ones when you selected the monochrome button. . .

Yeah, when using Zed (text editor with a 48? row interlaced mode) on the C128 I would often put my Magnavox into monochrome mode for crispness.

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3 hours ago, fimbulvetr said:

Sure, there is a ti99 in this ad, but look at the decor!

Old-school wrestling masks?  Note this console is missing the "Solid State Software" badge.

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On 9/25/2021 at 10:01 AM, fimbulvetr said:

Sure, there is a ti99 in this ad, but look at the decor!

Always amazed how often people will not even bother to wipe dust and dirt off of an item before photographing it for their auction. 

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2 hours ago, Airshack said:

basically a z80 based computer that just accepts disk and video i/o from the trs80 model 100/200 series

 

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2 hours ago, arcadeshopper said:

basically a z80 based computer that just accepts disk and video i/o from the trs80 model 100/200 series

 

Is that the way the cable is supposed to look?  I thought it was a simple ribbon?  But then  its been a long time.

 

That is one dirty unit!

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It's a simple ribbon wrapped in tin foil (I have a DVI).  That is original.  Most people lost it and just use a regular ribbon cable.

 

Jim

 

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It's a simple ribbon wrapped in tin foil (I have a DVI).  That is original.  Most people lost it and just use a regular ribbon cable.
 
Jim
 
I have new cables in my store and replacement boot disks

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6 hours ago, OLD CS1 said:

Presented without comment.

 

https://ebay.com/itm/144271257461

And a steal for the low, low price of $119.95. Obviously, the seller is under the influence of some form of psychoactive substance. . .even though it does at least appear to be a non-QI motherboard.

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