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by gunter
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice
Replies: 0
Views: 1770

Nice

Greetings, Hope everyone is well, thought I would share this site: http://dustyoldthing.com/

Reminds me of better times. Cheers!
by gunter
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for new moderators
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Vote for new moderators

You know what would probably do the trick is a universal translator. When I go to the Russian forums, I spend half the time translating the content. If there was a way to type in one language have the forum software translate and then return the content in its original language that would probably o...
by gunter
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1980 magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: 1980 magazine

The ads were the best part for me. :D
by gunter
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: transgressions
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: transgressions

Transgressions, recessions, its all the same thing :grin: Someone was saying that the person in that video is an electronics professor. He is quick on the draw with that soldering iron.
by gunter
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: transgressions
Replies: 2
Views: 939

transgressions

To make up for my transgressions, i present to you for your viewing enjoyment, my mom repairing a radio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2gqakuJodY

and proof she stole my sharpie.... :grin:
by gunter
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for new moderators
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Re: Vote for new moderators

Fair enough, I don't think I composed the post as well as I would have liked. Other forums I frequent are extremely active although I am not sure why or what they are doing differently. Apologies if anyone was offended.
by gunter
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for new moderators
Replies: 10
Views: 2234

Vote for new moderators

Would it be possible to elect new forum moderators? Someone who can inject new ideas into this forum and make it breathe again?
by gunter
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: What is this apparatus ?
Replies: 30
Views: 18830

Re: What is this apparatus ?

This chap from the edaboards, says this: I have no idea what it is but it dates from the late 1980s and almost certainly isn't an EPROM programmer. The cable and socket are probably to link it to other equipment in a rack so it is only part of a larger system. I'm in the UK but have never heard the ...
by gunter
Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save My Desktop - If You Can!
Replies: 20
Views: 5223

Re: Save My Desktop - If You Can!

Pretty sure if you combined the ages of experience between hac, zap, len, dak, and Ceasar, they probably witnessed the birth of the electron. Much respect to these fellows.
by gunter
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save My Desktop - If You Can!
Replies: 20
Views: 5223

Re: Save My Desktop - If You Can!

you could also put a meter across the 12 and 5 leads and see what they measure. make sure you put the neg lead on the power input to the cd/dvd drive. ultimately this seems like a grounding issue. Look around the case for any scorch marks. Also smell inside the case, motherboard, for any ozone smell...
by gunter
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save My Desktop - If You Can!
Replies: 20
Views: 5223

Re: Save My Desktop - If You Can!

Fine tune, take all the components out of your case and test them out of the tower. you are running some wacky doodoo there. These guys giving you advice are at the top of the game. Perhaps the case/tower is the source of the problem. I have only run across one or two issues where the case was the i...
by gunter
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: What is this apparatus ?
Replies: 30
Views: 18830

Re: What is this apparatus ?

Pretty trippy place that edaboard, admins have to approve your post before it goes on the forum. But it got approved. They always seem to have the admins on and it was pretty fast.
by gunter
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: What is this apparatus ?
Replies: 30
Views: 18830

Re: What is this apparatus ?

Submitted this to the edaboard.com as well.
by gunter
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: What is this apparatus ?
Replies: 30
Views: 18830

Re: What is this apparatus ?

So I am looking at this thing from this perspective and scratching a hole in the head: 1989 very well constructed boards, z80 based, rs232 interface. Integrated keyboards were well established during that time frame. I don't see a way to enter data other than rs232, but using that port for input dat...
by gunter
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1980 magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

1980 magazine

Link opens to a pdf for 101 electronics projects magazine circa 1980: Pretty cool Projects.

http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive ... s-1980.pdf