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Topic: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
Skyfrog

Replies: 9
Views: 3734

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:36 pm   Subject: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
You're right, looks like someone just completely copied the site. I removed the link just to be safe.
Topic: The death of my ES1688F sound card
Skyfrog

Replies: 4
Views: 1223

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:21 pm   Subject: The death of my ES1688F sound card
I have an XT-IDE card I'm using in my 5160 but mine doesn't have slot 8 support. There is an extra circuit board you need to install on the card for it to work in that slot.
More info here: http://ww ...
Topic: Tips on reviving a dead XT PSU?
Skyfrog

Replies: 9
Views: 3734

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:10 pm   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.
Topic: DALLAS clock/battery
Skyfrog

Replies: 5
Views: 466

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:07 pm   Subject: DALLAS clock/battery
I have a Pentium MMX system with one of those dead Dallas chips, I've been thinking about getting one of those modern replacements that use CR2032 cells but they are a bit expensive just for a battery ...
Topic: The death of my ES1688F sound card
Skyfrog

Replies: 4
Views: 1223

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:05 pm   Subject: The death of my ES1688F sound card
Yes, I wasn't using anything in Slot 8. All I can figure is maybe it was an old cap on the card that shorted.
Topic: The death of my ES1688F sound card
Skyfrog

Replies: 4
Views: 1223

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:24 pm   Subject: The death of my ES1688F sound card
I've recently been working on getting my 5160 back in operating condition; it had been in storage for a few years after the only working floppy drive on it failed. I ordered an XT-IDE to install in it ...
Topic: Compaq Portable 286 PSU?
Skyfrog

Replies: 4
Views: 3520

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:05 pm   Subject: Compaq Portable 286 PSU?
Ah, the magic smoke. I couldn't find a schematic for it but if it helps the part number for the power supply in the Portable 286 is 102818-001. I'm guessing that's where the cap blew. Here is the main ...
Topic: Read QTR-1 ("travan") tape with modern hardware
Skyfrog

Replies: 5
Views: 3654

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:43 am   Subject: Read QTR-1 ("travan") tape with modern hardware
You're right, that's a floppy connector version. I wasn't looking at the auction photos but apparently there also an external parallel model. Also found this page with a Windows 95 driver for various ...
Topic: Read QTR-1 ("travan") tape with modern hardware
Skyfrog

Replies: 5
Views: 3654

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:00 pm   Subject: Read QTR-1 ("travan") tape with modern hardware
I've never tried any of those IDE to USB adapters myself, though I have read they can be kind of iffy depending on the quality and what kind of device you are using them with. I was looking up Travan ...
Topic: Read QTR-1 ("travan") tape with modern hardware
Skyfrog

Replies: 5
Views: 3654

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:47 am   Subject: Read QTR-1 ("travan") tape with modern hardware
I'm not sure about Travan but I know LTO drives can only read back two tape generations. I searched a bit and found this page that seems to indicate that at least some Travan drives can read tapes one ...
Topic: Can the ISA-486SIQ do 66 MHz?
Skyfrog

Replies: 2
Views: 3322

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:37 am   Subject: Can the ISA-486SIQ do 66 MHz?
The only CPU related jumper is JP1, CPU Speed select. It is set for 25/33/50MHz, where the other setting is for 20 MHz. I never could get it to go any higher than 50, though at this point it probably ...
Topic: 486 hangs at "Wait..."
Skyfrog

Replies: 1
Views: 2331

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:30 am   Subject: 486 hangs at "Wait..."
My trustworthy 486 started acting up a few weeks ago, not wanting to boot up and being weird and now it won't go past the Wait" message no matter what I do. It's an ASUS ISA-486SIQ motherboard. I ...
Topic: This place is still around after all these years
Skyfrog

Replies: 7
Views: 7918

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:57 am   Subject: This place is still around after all these years
I just to reply to this very old post to say that I'm also very happy the site is still going, though I'm afraid I haven't been visiting as much as I used to. I have more time now to mess around with ...
Topic: Can the ISA-486SIQ do 66 MHz?
Skyfrog

Replies: 2
Views: 3322

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:45 am   Subject: Can the ISA-486SIQ do 66 MHz?
I decided to dig out my 486 this week and do some renovating. I ordered a CompactFlash to IDE adapter to replace the annoyingly loud hard drive and upgraded the original Intel 486 DX-33 to a DX2-66 CP ...
Topic: Restoring my XT
Skyfrog

Replies: 7
Views: 8423

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:55 pm   Subject: Restoring my XT
Thanks, I think mine was the very last revision they made for it. It has the 1986 BIOS, a full 640K of RAM and I've tested 720k 3.5" floppy drives on it and they work. I like the CF cards though ...
 

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