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  1. You have to factor in the time put into recapping the board. I don't doubt the person put in a lot of effort and time to recap the board, but the end result looks to me pretty sloppy. Waaaay too much solder. Especially since the seller claims it was cleaned, but the pictures don't show post-recap cleaning. There's still a lot of residue and potential areas of future corrosion if not cleaned properly, especially in the top left of the board. Now if I were the seller and I was planning on charging a premium for a board, I would invest in a sonic cleaner. It'd pay for itself with
  2. @jeremywork Ah, cool! I'd be keen to see some benchmarks.
  3. I haven't had any issues with 400k disks on newer drives. The issue runs into using something newer than System 6 (which often have newer drives.) In System 7 the disks behave funny. The become a sort of "write once." It can cause some weird things to happen. Especially when you make disk images. Disk Copy will complain that the disk image is corrupt on System 7 (but it's really just fine, and works fine under System 6.)
  4. Ooo. Could also see a sequel to Super Maze Wars. :o Supra Maze Wars?
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    It's kinda like the PC portables back in the day. I doubt the dimensions are much bigger because it appears that the 3.5" drives allowed for the larger screen. I remember my dad's old portable with a tiny green CRT, but it had 2x 5.25" drives.
  6. @tokyoracer I seem to recall having seen those disks on occasion. I could be remembering wrong. Sounds neat.
  7. @Crutch If you open the last picture and zoom in, you can really see the texture. The front of the floppy is not as pronounced. It could just be that it kinda looks like stone, but really they're just unpollished molds. Good to know about the shutter. Mine is really stiff and doesn't move, so I suspect it's broken. I'm just not quite sure how to go about to fix it. I only have the one disk, and the shutter is unique amongst my many floppies.
  8. @Crutch Oooo! Cool! Does your shutter have a spring? Or is it stiff and you have to manually move it? Incidentally, I'd LOVE to get a box of these types of floppies. I just think they're so cool. I suspect they were only commercially available. I might email the guy over at FloppyDisk.com. If anyone had some, he would.
  9. I noticed you're in the Bay Area. If that system came from Shreve Systems, it's possible they threw in a miscellaneous working cable. I think they got a whole ton of Lisa and Mac XL stuff at one point. Wouldn't surprise me if they got a bunch of pre-production parts that work just as well as the final parts.
  10. I forgot to mention that the unique write-protect tab ROTATES. It doesn't slide. It's really nifty.
  11. Oops, forgot the pictures:
  12. I was going through a literal box of floppies from fellow user @cmstuber. Lots of cool disks in there that I've backed up and added to my collection. However, I found a rather unique floppy disk. It's not of standard construction compared to the original Sony disks that everyone copied. The write protect slider the most obvious stand out part, but what I don't think is showing on the pictures is that the floppy disk itself is textured to look like stone. Given that the copyright is 1984, I'm assuming a single-sided disk. Unfortunately the disk protect sli
  13. Do you have a multi-meter? Check the voltage. Check continuity. Looks like the caps (C17, CR7, etc.) are leaking all over the place. You can see it. So those will likely need to be replaced.
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