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by chuckphd53
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Monitor
Topic: Monitor Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Monitor Repair

From JamesO I have pictures of my PCjrs I will put up. I have to get them out of storage again as soon as I can. Both of my monitors are not functional but I recently got the CGA to VGA adapter from TexElec. The PCjrs monitors need new capacitors based on the acrid smell. I have repaired a couple o...
by chuckphd53
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: DOS
Topic: Dr.DOS on the JR
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Dr.DOS on the JR

That is interesting about the IBM AT. I bought an IBM5160 and have not yet played with it, but I suspect that Dr.DOS may work ok with it.

I have never used it but heard it had a few advantages. i will need to consider it when I get time...

Good info,thanks
Chuck
by chuckphd53
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Other Items of Interest
Topic: MCE2VGA CGA to VGA Solution
Replies: 0
Views: 99

MCE2VGA CGA to VGA Solution

Just picked up a MCE2VGA adapter from SERDASHOP.COM (Serge, owner was very helpful) If you decide to try this make sure you get the FPGA addon, this is needed. This is a nice solution to get your PCjr or any other PC/TANDY CGA 80's machine and use your Flat screen VGA Display It is a little pricey a...
by chuckphd53
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: IBM PC Talk 🌎
Topic: Scan Man
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Scan Man

Picked up a new toy for my PCXT 5160.
Found it new in sealed box on EBAY....
Hope to get it installed this fall...


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by chuckphd53
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Similiar Systems Chat ✏️
Topic: Kaypro Portable
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Kaypro Portable

Anyone have any experience with the Kaypro machines... Boot disks, CPM ?
by chuckphd53
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Monitor
Topic: Just hooked up a Compaq Amber Monitor!
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Just hooked up a Compaq Amber Monitor!

Todd...Did you get the monitor running ? pictures?
The old Ambers were the best...
by chuckphd53
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Similiar Systems Chat ✏️
Topic: Atarii 800XL
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Atarii 800XL

Oh ok super... Thanks. I want to find out more about the 800XL sounds like a nice platform... gotta do my homework..
And yea the bean bags may be a stretch, 'literally' :ugeek:
by chuckphd53
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Similiar Systems Chat ✏️
Topic: Atarii 800XL
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Atarii 800XL

Ken, what is you thoughts on the Atari vs Nintendo NES ... I had both back in the day, when my son was little, actually enjoyed the NES quite a bit, sitting in bean bafs playing Freddie Kruger for days trying to finish the game...... But remember the original Atari with TANK, and Race cars, wow sooo...
by chuckphd53
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Similiar Systems Chat ✏️
Topic: TI-99/4A
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: TI-99/4A

AH not bad colors look good !

is that Video out put similar to the Jr ? RGB ?
I see it is on a flat screen so are you using a convertor ?
by chuckphd53
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Similiar Systems Chat ✏️
Topic: TI-99/4A
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: TI-99/4A

Would love to see a few pics !!!
by chuckphd53
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Similiar Systems Chat ✏️
Topic: Atarii 800XL
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Atarii 800XL

Thanks Ken.... good info.. I looked for some controllers for the 800XL and did not find anything that would be part of the original type setup... but I will look at the link you suggested and check it out .. I like the arcade type games....when in college I enjoyed the Starwars arcade that you had t...
by chuckphd53
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Similiar Systems Chat ✏️
Topic: Atarii 800XL
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Atarii 800XL

KenEG ... I noticed you have the 800XL, so wanted to know a little about it please. I have wanted to get a Game system, Nintendo, or the like, but have seen the Atarii 800XL and wondered if there was a good supply of games still around and most importantly, how playing experience on the system actua...
by chuckphd53
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: DOS
Topic: Dr.DOS on the JR
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Dr.DOS on the JR

Has any one had Dr.DOS run on the Jr ?
Just curiuos what the difference is from that of the IBM DOS..
As I have never loaded it, or tried it ..
by chuckphd53
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: FAQs about the PCjr ⚙️
Topic: Jr Case Coating... CAUTION!
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Jr Case Coating... CAUTION!

If you are planning on getting into your Jr case and making MODS , you may want to read this... The case of the Jr is a trap for those that want to add a switch, or powersupply etc, or an add-on custom board as an upgrade or mod. If you have a multimeter, grab it first and try this out! Set the mete...
by chuckphd53
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: IBM PC Talk 🌎
Topic: Floppy Controller board
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Floppy Controller board

Do you have a picture of your system to post...
by chuckphd53
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: IBM PC Talk 🌎
Topic: IBM5160 Need Monitor
Replies: 0
Views: 81

IBM5160 Need Monitor

I have a new addition to the IBM family of collectables ( wife says junk )... :shock: I have been looking for an IBM5153 monitor, had one new back in the day, but most I am finding are really beat up or $$$ to pricey... so I am rethinking and looking for an alternate CGA display ... I am open to sug...
by chuckphd53
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Sell / Buy / Trade / Free
Topic: IBM MODEL F keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 112

IBM MODEL F keyboard

been looking for the old 'clickety' style keyboard... I bought an IBM5160 and would like to get the Keyboard and as mentioned in the earlier post an IBM5153 Monitor Had these years ago and well.... Nostalgia kicks in as well as retirement and time to play :mrgreen: Let me know if you have these layi...
by chuckphd53
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Game Software 🕹️
Topic: DIGGER
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: DIGGER

Found a DigDug version that works on the Jr..... 8-) 8-)

If anyone want a copy I found it on
www.myabandonware.com

Lots of lost oldies there...
by chuckphd53
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Just bought a NOS IBM clicky keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Just bought a NOS IBM clicky keyboard

I have been looking for the 'clickety' IBM Keyboard for years, but the $$$ just keep going up :(
Still hoping to stumble across one at Goodwill, or Flea Market :)
Maybe an old friend or family member is hiding one I can snag.... (high hopes) :ugeek:
by chuckphd53
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: New Members 👽
Topic: Become A Member
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Become A Member

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