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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 39780 of 47240, by sf78

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keropi wrote on 2021-07-12, 20:36:

the combo card also has an older ESS chip that provides SB2.0 compatibility AFAIK so it's a nice find and not just an adlib

Damn, I didn't even notice that. Thanks!

Reply 39781 of 47240, by brostenen

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I recieved two 6526 (C64 CIA) chips and one 8500 CPU today. So I inserted the big 64 pin PLA, a SID and those 3 chips on my ATX64 board.
Still waiting for the TOLB, S-Ram Module and the 6569r5 VIC-II to arive, before I can fire up the DeadTest cartridge and test it all.
Once tests are OK, then I will be purchasing an eeprom programmer and make the AT28c256 Rom chip. (all 3 roms combined)

Then test with actual games and stuff. Then finally I will start making an Ps/2 keyboard adaptor for my ATX64 and install it into the case.
And I need to source a good and new PSU as well.

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Reply 39782 of 47240, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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Robert B wrote on 2021-07-12, 11:25:
@bofh.fromhell - thanks a lot! :) I looked on the wayback machine for a few hours but as all I could find were dead links, I al […]
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@bofh.fromhell - thanks a lot! 😀 I looked on the wayback machine for a few hours but as all I could find were dead links, I almost gave up. You saved me a lot of hours of searching. Much appreciated! 😀

I have an external programmer so I can play at my heart's content with any BIOS version. 😀))))))))))))))))))

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It's based on the ob SCSI chip revision - this is from the soyousa.com archive

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Reply 39783 of 47240, by bjwil1991

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sf78 wrote on 2021-07-12, 20:31:
Couple empty cases and a bag of junk. There were these two interesting cards though... […]
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Couple empty cases and a bag of junk. There were these two interesting cards though...

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CL-5904 combo VLB card with OPL2, what the hell is even that?! The other is a SB 2.0 clone.

I think the Combo VLB with an OPL2 was a part of an OEM system of some kind. I've never seen an OPL2 with video integrated.

Forgive me for asking, however, how much was everything?

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Reply 39784 of 47240, by BetaC

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I am now the (honestly ambivalent) owner of a $1 Bigfoot 9.6a. It was sold to me as "BAD AS IS", and I am pleasantly surprised that the disk not only spins, but passed the Mac OS9 full disk test. That's the only system I had on hand that both supports more than 8GB drives, and had an available IDE slot.

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Reply 39785 of 47240, by pete8475

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I picked up a Lenovo LCD screen on facebook marketplace today for $20.

17" with a base that spins and adjusts up and down.

Some of the specs are kind of interesting:
https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/solutions/pd … onitor-overview
This monitor also supports the following modes:
640 x 350 at 70 Hz
720 x 400 at 70 Hz
5ms response time too.

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Reply 39786 of 47240, by BitWrangler

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BetaC wrote on 2021-07-13, 01:49:

I am now the (honestly ambivalent) owner of a $1 Bigfoot 9.6a. It was sold to me as "BAD AS IS", and I am pleasantly surprised that the disk not only spins, but passed the Mac OS9 full disk test. That's the only system I had on hand that both supports more than 8GB drives, and had an available IDE slot.
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I remember those things announced as cheaper huger storage.... annnnnd I never really saw one priced more than a couple of bucks below a 3.5 of same capacity. I'd have been tempted if you got "next size up" for the price you could buy a 3.5 for, but didn't seem to happen.

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Reply 39787 of 47240, by BetaC

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BitWrangler wrote on 2021-07-13, 02:25:

I remember those things announced as cheaper huger storage.... annnnnd I never really saw one priced more than a couple of bucks below a 3.5 of same capacity. I'd have been tempted if you got "next size up" for the price you could buy a 3.5 for, but didn't seem to happen.

Their main claim to fame seems to be the first double digit gigabyte drives available to consumers. Either way, it's more of a novelty to me for now. I was originally goign to open it up and turn it in to some kind of an art project, but for now I'll just let it be loud and proud.

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Reply 39788 of 47240, by canthearu

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BetaC wrote on 2021-07-13, 01:49:

I am now the (honestly ambivalent) owner of a $1 Bigfoot 9.6a. It was sold to me as "BAD AS IS", and I am pleasantly surprised that the disk not only spins, but passed the Mac OS9 full disk test. That's the only system I had on hand that both supports more than 8GB drives, and had an available IDE slot.

It wasn't sold as a faulty drive, just a BAD drive, like all bigfoots were.

Ok,ok, i'll let myself out!

Reply 39789 of 47240, by BetaC

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canthearu wrote on 2021-07-13, 04:25:

It wasn't sold as a faulty drive, just a BAD drive, like all bigfoots were.

Ok,ok, i'll let myself out!

You're not wrong. Still, it was in the pile with drives that genuinely sounded like baby-rattles, so it wasn't THAT bad a drive. Heck, it's a TS, so it's even the moderate performance model!

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Reply 39790 of 47240, by cyclone3d

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I never understood why they were even made.

Hmmm, larger platters which means the heads have to move further when seeking which in turn makes the week time a lot longer compared to 3.5" drives.

Sells for the same price as 3.5" drives.

Yes, I'll take multiple poor performance and prone to failure drives, tyvm. /S

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Reply 39791 of 47240, by canthearu

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Bigfoot was originally envisioned to be a larger capacity version of the 3.5 inch drives.

It didn't end up working out how quantum expected though. The extra engineering cost, along with the fact that bit density rocketed up at that time allowing 3.5inch drives to reach that logical size, making a physically larger driver pointless.

Reply 39792 of 47240, by Caluser2000

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I'v got half a dozen perfectly functional BigFoots of varying sizes. There's a 1.2gig one in my Redstone 10MHz XT-Turbo system with XT-IDE card. It has been bullet proof the last 8 plus years it has been installed and performance/capacity is far far better than the MFM/RLL hdd it was shipped with.

No need to make any special brackets up to mount them either. Slot straight in to the 5.25" drive bays and mount straight up.

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Reply 39793 of 47240, by sf78

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2021-07-12, 22:22:

Forgive me for asking, however, how much was everything?

Everything I bought? 110e. Everything for sale? Thousands?`

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I forgot this was in the bag of cables and HDD's.

Reply 39794 of 47240, by bjwil1991

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That's a good price for everything.

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Reply 39795 of 47240, by AngryByDefault

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bearking wrote on 2021-07-10, 17:31:
Today I went to the flea market after 1,5 years, the flea markets in my area where closed, and I found these: 20210710_201123.jp […]
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Today I went to the flea market after 1,5 years, the flea markets in my area where closed, and I found these:
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- a generic ISA graphics card with OAK OTI037C
- a Media Magic ISA sound card with Cristal CS4231A-KL chip and Yamaha OPL YMF262-M
- a Skywell Magic 3D II (or Trust Voodoo Dragon 2) 12 MB
I paid less then 2 Euro for all the cards 😀)
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Yamaha YST-M7 active speakers for 6 Euro.

It was a really fruitful comeback 😀

It amazes me when you guys find these sales, makes me so envious 😀

Reply 39796 of 47240, by bearking

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AngryByDefault wrote on 2021-07-13, 12:47:
bearking wrote on 2021-07-10, 17:31:
Today I went to the flea market after 1,5 years, the flea markets in my area where closed, and I found these: 20210710_201123.jp […]
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Today I went to the flea market after 1,5 years, the flea markets in my area where closed, and I found these:
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- a generic ISA graphics card with OAK OTI037C
- a Media Magic ISA sound card with Cristal CS4231A-KL chip and Yamaha OPL YMF262-M
- a Skywell Magic 3D II (or Trust Voodoo Dragon 2) 12 MB
I paid less then 2 Euro for all the cards 😀)
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Yamaha YST-M7 active speakers for 6 Euro.

It was a really fruitful comeback 😀

It amazes me when you guys find these sales, makes me so envious 😀

Yea, I know the feeling... but this kind of luck happends once in a year 😀 all the other times you need to pay the price

Reply 39797 of 47240, by A001

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This Gigabyte board has a self-destruct feature where a voltage regulator fries any caps nearby. Hopefully a perfect pair for the gorb after recapping.

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Reply 39798 of 47240, by seleryba

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A001 wrote on 2021-07-13, 16:06:

This Gigabyte board has a self-destruct feature where a voltage regulator fries any caps nearby. Hopefully a perfect pair for the gorb after recapping.

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The GA-BX2000, love it, have some sentiment especially for the Dual Boot logo on startup.
Could you say more about its design issue? I have one of them dead and I wonder if replacing all the caps will fix it immediately or I need to replace something else.

Reply 39799 of 47240, by A001

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seleryba wrote on 2021-07-13, 16:24:
A001 wrote on 2021-07-13, 16:06:

This Gigabyte board has a self-destruct feature where a voltage regulator fries any caps nearby. Hopefully a perfect pair for the gorb after recapping.

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The GA-BX2000, love it, have some sentiment especially for the Dual Boot logo on startup.
Could you say more about its design issue? I have one of them dead and I wonder if replacing all the caps will fix it immediately or I need to replace something else.

I'm no EE, but component placement + no-name Stone caps seems stupid. That's one certain point of failure. Also the attachment of that orange heatsink is really sketchy. There's a thread on badacaps.

I've yet to perform a smoke test.

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