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by JP!
02 Jul 2020, 17:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23521
Views: 1670547

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Pretty despicable Agreed, very similar to those sellers who sell boxes from game consoles for $300 only mentioning it's just a box for two words in the title. *Technically* they're not doing anything wrong but like...c'mon. Very obvious this seller is hoping someone will buy it thinking it's a keyb...
by JP!
02 Jul 2020, 16:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My latest acquisitions (Fujitsu Magnetic Reed, Micro Switch SW)
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: My latest acquisitions (Fujitsu Magnetic Reed, Micro Switch SW)

Thanks for sharing these lovely boards :D I didn't think that numpad was Micro Switch but was still curious.
by JP!
30 Jun 2020, 15:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM 5170 help
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: IBM 5170 help

I'd suggest if you have a CGA card and don't need to keep it original to directly get any cheap 16 bit ISA VGA card off ebay. CGA is underpowered for a 5170 and the VGA card will be even cheaper than an adapter. But if you have an IBM CGA you will also have a single RCA connector in that card that ...
by JP!
30 Jun 2020, 14:27
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM 5170 help
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: IBM 5170 help

Oh, and another thing, I'd recommend powering on old computers outside should the magic white smoke try and escape. I powered on a computer once that I soon found out was notorious for it's tantalum caps exploding when powered on after many years of non-use. :o :shock: :? :cry:
by JP!
29 Jun 2020, 21:01
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM 5170 help
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: IBM 5170 help

Well you can definitely run into power supply issues and you might know until you try to power on. A power supply can at least be changed with a more modern replacement or caps can be replaced. I'm afraid I'm not of much use when it comes to testing this power supply. I believe it needs some kind of...
by JP!
29 Jun 2020, 19:45
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM 5170 help
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: IBM 5170 help

by JP!
29 Jun 2020, 19:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM 5170 help
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: IBM 5170 help

Some pictures would probably help. These usually have an IBM Color/Graphics Display Adapter (CGA) card but maybe yours doesn't? Also VCFED is a slower paced forum. It takes a while for posts to show up and I think are approved by a moderator, at least for new members. http://nerdlypleasures.blogspot...
by JP!
28 Jun 2020, 06:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23521
Views: 1670547

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by JP!
26 Jun 2020, 21:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge

I wanted to follow up with this company: https://www.case-badges.com/ but keyboard projects have not been less of a priority for me these days. They sold a similar flat metal IBM badge / sticker on eBay a while back (.75"x.75" which is slightly smaller then these IBM badges) but they no longer offer...
by JP!
26 Jun 2020, 21:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge

This is pretty common actually, just some badges may be more noticeable than others. Aluminum is actually very prone to corrosion. However, aluminum corrosion is aluminum oxide, a very hard material that actually protects the aluminum from further corrosion. I would think a reproduction badge could ...
by JP!
24 Jun 2020, 22:38
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23521
Views: 1670547

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

EnthusiastDude wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 22:36
IBM 3278 full size, 2 available:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264763510633
This seller again... :|
by JP!
22 Jun 2020, 19:29
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

ddrfraser1 wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 19:06
JP! wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 19:02
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So what was it like visiting heaven?
All this and more. :D

*Actually I wouldn't know, I am just merely rediscovering the fragments of a waning empire. :(
by JP!
22 Jun 2020, 19:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

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by JP!
22 Jun 2020, 04:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hmm, I've got a (not so?) crazy idea
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Hmm, I've got a (not so?) crazy idea

Outdoor desks are nice but how about a public typewriter / keyboard bar?

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by JP!
21 Jun 2020, 21:55
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1867
Views: 149268

Re: Stuff you just bought

Just some IBM swag

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This Ad blends two of my hobbies together
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by JP!
21 Jun 2020, 19:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1767
Views: 190828

Re: Post your desktop.

NaderK wrote:
25 Apr 2020, 18:12
My daily driver is a ThinkPad 25 (Anniversary Edition) Paired with a Logitech G613/603

As much as I love my vintage boards, I can't work effectively without proper Media control keys and macros.
This is absolutely stunning 8-)
by JP!
21 Jun 2020, 15:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23521
Views: 1670547

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I would have grabbed that Micro Switch board for sure :x :D
by JP!
20 Jun 2020, 23:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

Fun fact: the equipment in these vintage ads were typically just realistic life-size wooden models :o

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by JP!
20 Jun 2020, 22:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hmm, I've got a (not so?) crazy idea
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Hmm, I've got a (not so?) crazy idea

It sounds like you might be a fan of when keyboards were desks :D I have a couple ideas for my desk project. I was thinking of adding an enclosure with a minimal sized screen like those used with Raspberry Pi's that would fir on top of the desk.The enclosure would sort of be a tribute to the origina...
by JP!
20 Jun 2020, 21:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

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by JP!
20 Jun 2020, 00:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23521
Views: 1670547

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by JP!
19 Jun 2020, 23:48
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

JP! wrote:
19 Jun 2020, 23:45
ddrfraser1 wrote:
19 Jun 2020, 23:37
Also, can we take a minute to notice those yellow book stands custom fitted to the 3277s? Dang!
:o I didn't even notice those earlier! Don't forget about the wrist pads either.
by JP!
19 Jun 2020, 23:45
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

ddrfraser1 wrote:
19 Jun 2020, 23:37
Also, can we take a minute to notice those yellow book stands custom fitted to the 3277s? Dang!
:o I didn't even notice those earlier!
by JP!
19 Jun 2020, 23:17
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

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by JP!
19 Jun 2020, 21:55
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

The prices were foreseen ages ago...

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by JP!
19 Jun 2020, 21:51
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

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by JP!
19 Jun 2020, 21:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

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So is so cool!!! I was bid on the original film on eBay a year ago but did not win and today I see it has been converted to digital and is now on YouTube. :D
by JP!
19 Jun 2020, 21:33
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1358

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

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