Recent content by StenPett

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    So what was your first computer?

    My first computer was a C64. My first console was a Sega Master System. I can't remember the make of my (mum's) first PC (I think it was an Olivetti), but it was a 286 @ 8 MHz, with 640k ram, 4MB HDD, EGA graphics, and PC speaker only. It ran MS-DOS (3 or 4, I believe), and Windows 2. I had...
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    Your newest piece of retro-tech

    A few weeks ago, I got myself a PCMCIA Compact Flash reader, since my nineties laptop doesn't have a CD-ROM. I can now easily switch out the secondary CF card, instead of having to disassemble parts of the PC to get access to the primary CF card. This makes copying large files to the machine...
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    Tell us about your gaming PC!?!?!

    My machines are as follows: Pal C64: Sd card reader Cassette reader DOS laptop: Compaq LTE 5000 Pentium @ 75 MHz 40 MB ram 1 GB CF card for storage 3½ inch floppy drive D-Link DE-660 Pcmcia 10/100 Ethernet MS-DOS 6.22 Windows 3.11 SGI O2 Workstation: R5000 MIPS @ 200 MHz 196 mb ram 36,5 GB...
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    Help needed with Silicon Graphics O2 SCSI error

    I ended up replacing the broken hard drive with a refurbished 36 GB drive. Works like a charm now. I also set up a bootp/dhcp server VM on a separate VLAN, just for the O2, so I wouldn't have to deal with the broken CD-ROM drive (it had some broken drive gears, so I replaced that too a few days...
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    Help needed with Silicon Graphics O2 SCSI error

    Yes, that's the connector on my drive. After reading up a bit on old SCSI standards, it seems that the 80 pin connector was mainly used in servers, the 68 pin variant was a 16 bit bus meant for (very) high end PC's, and the 50 pin connector was an 8 bit bus. I can connect an 8 bit device *after*...
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    Help needed with Silicon Graphics O2 SCSI error

    Thanks for the recommendation! That looks like a 50 pin SCSI connector, and if I'm not mistaken, the O2 is using an 80 pin connector. Will I need a converter?
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    Help needed with Silicon Graphics O2 SCSI error

    I recently acquired a Silicon Graphics O2 workstation for free (lucky me, I know). The CD-ROM drive is shot, but that was know before I accepted it. I have yet to open it to see what's wrong, but from the sound of it, I think there's something wrong with the drive belt. The error I didn't know...
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    Compaq LTE-series cooling fan

    Small update, for those that are interested: It turns out the generic 5V fan I connected worked just fine. It was just that it was so quiet I couldn't hear it over the sound of the old hard-drive. Yesterday I got the IDE2CF adapter I ordered 6 weeks (!) ago, and with that connected I could hear...
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    Compaq LTE-series cooling fan

    The fans I've been trying, are of the $1 on eBay variety, so yes, I'd settle for pretty much anything, as long as it works. I'll have a look at your link, and see what I find out. Thanks!
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    Compaq LTE-series cooling fan

    Thank you for your sugestion. I have not tried that, as I don't have a multimeter (I do know where I can find one for cheap though). How do I go about using that? Do I just put the multimeter connectors to the exposed wires or something like that? I haven't used a multimeter since primary...
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    What's your favorite Commodore?

    That's a hard one, so I tend to go for the systems I had as a kid. For the 8-bit era, that would be the C64, and for the 16-bit era, the A500. Years of fond memories! I went so far as to purchase a "new" C64C last spring, just to see if the experience was as great as my rose tinted...
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    Compaq LTE-series cooling fan

    The cooling fan on my Compaq LTE5000 is on it's last legs, to put it mildly. There was a horrible smell of burning plastic from it last week... This is part number 242185-001 for those who are curious. I've been trying to get my hands on a replacement for some time now, but all the ones I have...
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    Compaq LTE5000 series screens

    Okay. Here's a couple of quotes from the service manual I found on archive.org: So, looking at this, it would seem that all the processor boards support all the different displays, and one would simply move a few jumpers around to tell it which display is connected. One completely different...
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    Compaq LTE5000 series screens

    That's great advice! Thanks! I'll have a good look through the service manuals to see what I can find out.
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    Compaq LTE5000 series screens

    That's great advice! Thanks! I'll have a good look through the service manuals to see what I can find out.