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Reply 20860 of 22482, by dataino.it

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PD2JK wrote on 2022-02-04, 15:38:

Nasty. Understatement. I can see why you needed a hammer and WD40.

I also had to use the dremell to be able to open it. the initial state of the power supply is to be framed

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Reply 20861 of 22482, by BitWrangler

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Wow, how did you find this thing? Magnet fishing in the canal? Dive on a 90s shipwreck? Dug out of a decades old mud slide?

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 20862 of 22482, by liqmat

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Magnet fishing. Learned that term just the other day. Had no idea that was a thing.

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Reply 20864 of 22482, by pinesal

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Jed118 wrote on 2022-02-04, 04:45:
pinesal wrote on 2022-02-03, 16:18:
I had a few of people pop in but it wasn't a hugely successful stream. But I'd do it again. […]
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I had a few of people pop in but it wasn't a hugely successful stream. But I'd do it again.

My statistics were

Average Viewers: 2.7
Number of Unique Viewers: 10

LINK here https://twitch.tv/90snick_pinesal

Well, that's much better than I ever did - twice as good, actually. How do you do it? (scratches head)

A consistent schedule helps. I also pal around with other streamers and I get a lot of people migrating from streamers that I watch who are curious about my channel. Also, I like to think my stream is fun to watch maybe? Like the room is pretty cool right?

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Reply 20865 of 22482, by dataino.it

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BitWrangler wrote on 2022-02-04, 21:26:

Wow, how did you find this thing? Magnet fishing in the canal? Dive on a 90s shipwreck? Dug out of a decades old mud slide?

It is for sale on ebay as "untested". I convinced the seller to send it to me to try and turn it on

Reply 20866 of 22482, by BitWrangler

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Shreddoc wrote on 2022-02-04, 22:32:

It's ok, he has cotton buds. 😁

But seriously, that's a heck of a clean up to do.

I'd seriously consider one of those not so ultra...sonic cleaning rigs where you strap an orbital sander to the side of a tote filled with cleaning solution and let it simmer in that for a bit.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 20867 of 22482, by Jed118

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dataino.it wrote on 2022-02-04, 21:00:
PD2JK wrote on 2022-02-04, 15:38:

Nasty. Understatement. I can see why you needed a hammer and WD40.

I also had to use the dremell to be able to open it. the initial state of the power supply is to be framed

Pressure wash it. 😜

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Reply 20868 of 22482, by debs3759

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dataino.it wrote on 2022-02-04, 21:00:
PD2JK wrote on 2022-02-04, 15:38:

Nasty. Understatement. I can see why you needed a hammer and WD40.

I also had to use the dremell to be able to open it. the initial state of the power supply is to be framed

I had a few PCs almost as bad as that when a closing down mom & pop repair shop let me clear out their shed (before I started collecting more than just CPUs). I just cleaned them in the shower, and left to dry for a week. Wish I hadn't scrapped the bits I didn't want to keep at the time, dozens of XT and AT systems, a car full of motherboards up to 486 😀

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Reply 20869 of 22482, by Kahenraz

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Rinse as much of the dirt off with some water, then give it a long soak in a tub full of of vinegar. Then wash it in the sink again with a mild soap and let it dry. It will probably come out looking brand new aside from all of the rusted out pock marks. I wouldn't work on it at all without doing these things first.

You might want to remove the transformer first.

Reply 20870 of 22482, by Cosmic

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On my Pentium 200MMX, I switched my PCI Rage Pro Turbo 8MB for a PCI Rage Pro All-In-Wonder 128 16MB. It's not as big of an improvement as I hoped, but it's definitely a little faster everywhere I've tried it. Especially at 800x600. Still running benches. As a bonus it can natively do 1920x1200x32! The Turbo couldn't do that. Seeing Win98 at a native resolution of a relatively modern was a cool sight to behold...

Reply 20871 of 22482, by AppleSauce

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I installed Dreams to Reality and Chasm the Rift on my pc to try out.

3Dfx mode works mostly okay with my voodoo 1 in DTR but there was some glitchyness with some menus and text , it's very bizzare game , you can fly around in a kind of fever dream world.
Definitely going to play some more.

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Chasm works as well but for some reason my controller was drifting and the game has no way to calibrate it , I'm also not a fan of how it just autodetects stuff with no setup.
The games okay I guess , feels like a low budget quake clone.

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Reply 20872 of 22482, by Deunan

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dataino.it wrote on 2022-02-04, 21:00:

I also had to use the dremell to be able to open it. the initial state of the power supply is to be framed

I can see that working again, if the PCB still has copper on it. Even the fan migt spin again (though if the bearing got rusty it'll be very noisy). Getting that switch to work again, and reliably, is probably going to be tricky.

Reply 20873 of 22482, by ODwilly

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I tried to see if I could get a Winbook XP5 someone gave me to work. . .the big green lumpy tumor like VARTA battery had already unleashed it's fury. Disintegrated screws, support post melted through to the back of the laptop, soldered Pentium 120mhz is a mess. I'll keep the floppy, screen assembly , 800mb HDD, KB and proprietary memory/cache modules. Everything else is garbage 🙁 might desolder the CPU just for fun

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Reply 20874 of 22482, by TrashPanda

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ODwilly wrote on 2022-02-05, 17:17:

I tried to see if I could get a Winbook XP5 someone gave me to work. . .the big green lumpy tumor like VARTA battery had already unleashed it's fury. Disintegrated screws, support post melted through to the back of the laptop, soldered Pentium 120mhz is a mess. I'll keep the floppy, screen assembly , 800mb HDD, KB and proprietary memory/cache modules. Everything else is garbage 🙁 might desolder the CPU just for fun

Pssst .. got any pics of the carnage ?

Its always interesting to see the extent of damage these Varta batteries can do.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 20875 of 22482, by ODwilly

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Couldn't get a good shot of the CPU because of lighting and the guts, but this post is right next to the CPU so it should give you a good idea.
EDIT: Who decided putting a Varta half an inch away from the CPU was a good idea?

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Reply 20876 of 22482, by Turbo ->

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Spent the whole day restoring this beautiful butterfly: vacuuming, cleaning, setting up Mhz display, lubricating bearings, installing DOS, troubleshooting interrupts, setting up sound, cleaning again, etc...

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Reply 20877 of 22482, by liqmat

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Turbo -> wrote on 2022-02-05, 21:01:

Spent the whole day restoring this beautiful butterfly: vacuuming, cleaning, setting up Mhz display, lubricating bearings, installing DOS, troubleshooting interrupts, setting up sound, cleaning again, etc...

A day well spent! Looks beautiful.

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Reply 20878 of 22482, by Jed118

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I'm getting dangerously sucked into the marvelous complexity of the Blue Lightning system I've created. It seems that using the AWE32 in DOS/Win 3.11 is not optimal (indeed, the drivers do not work properly for 3.11, each sound gets repeated quickly 10 times, then stops - MIDI doesn't work at all, some DOS games make popping noises and the sound slows down, DOOM doesn't play any SFX at all - only Settlers 2 Gold seems to work properly) so after making a complete resource map and finding out that 1) I needed a special VKD file due to keyboard interrupts specifically with Windows 3.11 and this computer and 2) My Etherlink's address was not correctly configured in 3.11 I was happy enough for the day... until...

SCSI2SD took up some of my time this afternoon, when it stopped responding to flash updates after it registered 2 extra "drives" and ousted my actual devices' SCSI IDs with unused IDs (that I deleted in the utility). I found out that I had to update the firmware, so 4.8 went on, then I couldn't CREATE any more drives, so I updated the firmware to 4.7 and made another 6 Gb partition as ID:1 (Adaptec autoassigns this one a D:\ letter - great) and created a partition and copied system files onto it. System Commander sees the drive and OS, but it hangs when it tries to boot from that partition. I will definitely have to read the manual to configure this properly. I'm also thinking of using scsi2sd-util to create a third drive (ID:3, the only one available) for an OS/2 disk in the future, although it may be wiser to extend the 6 Gb partition and make a logical drive there, and assign that one to OS/2 for System Commander to deal with.

Right now I want it to dual boot DOS from the C:\ drive (ID:0) and Windows 95B from the D:\ (ID:1) so I can take advantage of the advanced features of the AWE32. That and my Iomega Ditto doesn't work in DOS, and last time I did a data recovery I used Win98 (Box says a 486/33 with Win 95 will cut it, this PC performs as a DX2/66).

I think in the coming week or few days, I'll finally be able to put the cover on this beautiful PS/1000 and connect all the IBM stuff (CRT, keyboard, mouse, etc) to it and use it as an independent system, which would be nice 😁

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Reply 20879 of 22482, by Horun

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Nothing special, dug out a NOS K7VTA3 that have had a few years? but not had time to test and my sister stopped by for an hour or two so halted plans but was good to chat with her since she had a birthday last week and barely talked with her then 😀

Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.