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Re: I got a Dell 486 - my ultimate 486 build log!

Postby JonathonWyble » 2019-9-08 @ 14:12

keenmaster486 wrote:Clearly you've never gotten a CD stuck in a drive before.

You're correct! I've never had a situation with an optical disc like this one. I just asked a little question about what the OP was doing with his disc tray.
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Re: I got a Dell 486 - my ultimate 486 build log!

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-9-08 @ 17:08

JonathonWyble wrote:You're correct! I've never had a situation with an optical disc like this one. I just asked a little question about what the OP was doing with his disc tray.

Your day will come. Better stock up on paper clips.
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.

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Re: I got a Dell 486 - my ultimate 486 build log!

Postby derSammler » 2019-9-08 @ 17:20

That CD drive is just epic. That eject button looks like you can use it to park your cup of coffee. :D
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Re: I got a Dell 486 - my ultimate 486 build log!

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-9-08 @ 19:11

Some work done:

  • Replaced malfunctioning 3.5-inch floppy drive; disconnected 5.25-inch drive for now because it has a mechanical issue (makes a horrible noise upon startup and won't stop) and I don't have a 5.25-inch disks to test it with
  • Replaced RAM with two 16 MB SIMMS for a total of 32 MB, seemed to fix the random sprite dropouts I had been experiencing with Keen earlier

Still can't get the CD drive to read disks. I will have to open it up and try to figure out what's wrong with it.
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