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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    Yeah, two very different machines; one aimed at business (the Apple clone) and the other for graphics, but likely used 99% for gaming...
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    These Rifa caps were mains filters, to suppress noise going back into the mains from the computer side. They were designed to fail open...
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    jannievanzyl reacted to genetic's post in the thread Vintage Computers with Like Like.
    @jannievanzyl My Apple II circa 1979. After 42 years, she's still going strong. Completely original, with the original game...
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    That is a really pristine Europlus you have there, suitably jealous! You must please send me your address and the times you're not at...
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    Pretty impressive! :cool:
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    A few Rifas in there, absolutely waiting to release the magic smoke. If you look closely (red arrows) you'll see cracks in them. Once...
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    jannievanzyl reacted to Pineapple Smurf's post in the thread Vintage Computers with Like Like.
    Programming in BASIC connected to a TV as a kid was the awesome stuff memories are made of in the early '80s I'm glad that my TANDY...
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    They are not too difficult to find if you're patient. Alternatively you could spend silly money on Fleabay. Model B and 800XL do come...
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    Finally found the cartridge this morning
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread USB Latency generator.
    Thanks, the FTDI link looks promising. I registered to ask on their forum as well. But, good lord, you need to win a quiz show just to...
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    PS. I've got an Executive that also does not turn on, so also suspect the PSU.
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    Yeah, best to repair where you can and keep it original. Did you remove / replace the Rifas? They tend to go up in smoke shortly after...
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    Got a few boxes of Lantastic, still want to set it up at some point :)
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    Here is a list of drives that Gotek supports, it indicates you need a specific cable but then good to go...
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    jannievanzyl replied to the thread Vintage Computers.
    Was a huge FDDI fan, built some cool networks with it. And the way the protocol did the 4/5-bit lookup was quite interesting. :) But...
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