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Topic: Hello from a very old friend
Erik

Replies: 1
Views: 1089

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:03 am   Subject: Hello from a very old friend
Howdy!

I have a very similar experience. I'm also an 80s born kid that started collecting 'vintage' computers in the 90s. This board is actually where I scored my first XT (for just the price of sh ...
Topic: Test From Arachne on 486 with DrDos
Erik

Replies: 6
Views: 4074

PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:07 am   Subject: Test From Arachne on 486 with DrDos
Also posting from my 486SX (25Mhz but has overdrive 50Mhz CPU with 16MB
or RAM) in Arachne.

I could never get this browser working back in the day but the latest
release seems to work. It's a bi ...
Topic: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
Erik

Replies: 9
Views: 9355

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:36 am   Subject: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
Is it for sure the power supply and not a shorted tantalum cap on the motherboard? The power supply has a safety feature where it will not do anything if there is a short anywhere in the system.

Ye ...
Topic: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
Erik

Replies: 9
Views: 9355

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:49 pm   Subject: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
Sorry for the very late reply. I just finally got around to taking this thing apart and checking things with my multi-meter.

Case taken off:
https://i.imgur.com/ovhRZVd.jpg

Large caps... look ...
Topic: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
Erik

Replies: 9
Views: 9355

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:36 am   Subject: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
One of the power supplies for my XTs decided to die randomly. It used to work fine but now doesn't output any power to the board.

Any tips or ideas where to look first that might be a simple fix? I ...
Topic: Discord?
Erik

Replies: 5
Views: 7104

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:55 pm   Subject: Discord?

That said, godaddy FINALLY responded to an e-mail I sent nearly a month ago and fixed the problem. So my page is back up for now.


Just a heads up, it looks like the reviews are down on your sit ...
Topic: Reviving original XT MFM Hard Drive
Erik

Replies: 4
Views: 7359

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 9:12 am   Subject: Reviving original XT MFM Hard Drive
I wanted to add to my previous post that I ended up having to replace a resistor on the main board of the hard drive due to it "popping" after using the drive for some time.

After replaci ...
Topic: Reviving original XT MFM Hard Drive
Erik

Replies: 4
Views: 7359

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:05 pm   Subject: Reviving original XT MFM Hard Drive
Finally got around to dragging out the XTs from storage. Looks like my Seagate full height drive is lost to the sands of time. The drives that are in my two XTs are both Miniscribe drives (one newer t ...
Topic: 486 hangs at "Wait..."
Erik

Replies: 1
Views: 4518

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:49 pm   Subject: 486 hangs at "Wait..."
I know this is an old thread but I just ran into this same exact issue with my 486 today.

Turns out for me, I had removed a 2nd hard drive but still had it listed in the BIOS as configured. Once I ...
Topic: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Erik

Replies: 2
Views: 4677

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:38 am   Subject: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Thanks. I kept trying more today. I grabbed the RAM out of my 286 which I knew worked and still didn't change anything.

I decided to keep cleaning the connectors with 91% rubbing alcohol and q-tips ...
Topic: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Erik

Replies: 2
Views: 4677

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:35 am   Subject: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Hi All,

I've encountered a sudden problem with my 486SX-25 tonight. I was using the computer fine all day (trying out new CF->IDE set up). After I moved my files from my old hard drive to the CF ...
Topic: This place is still around after all these years
Erik

Replies: 7
Views: 11225

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:13 am   Subject: This place is still around after all these years
Thanks!
Topic: Reviving original XT MFM Hard Drive
Erik

Replies: 4
Views: 7359

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:36 am   Subject: Reviving original XT MFM Hard Drive
Any ideas on what to try to bring back a failed MFM original Seagate (It's been a while since I've opened it up. I think it's probably ST-225, it's a 20MB Seagate) hdd?

The drive spins up but fai ...
Topic: This place is still around after all these years
Erik

Replies: 7
Views: 11225

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:19 am   Subject: This place is still around after all these years
What's vcfed?

Also just wanted to say I'm still glad this place is still around. Helped me out a bunch back in the day when I first got my XT.
Topic: Linux Desktop on a 486
Erik

Replies: 13
Views: 19741

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:28 pm   Subject: Linux Desktop on a 486
Oldest desktop I ever had running Linux was a P2 233Mhz with 32MB of RAM. I remember running Debian and Slackware on it in the early 2000s. Ran pretty nicely as long as I used a different WM than KDE. ...
 

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