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What were the 9 VAC pins used for on the Commodore 64 User Port?

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Graphics chips in 1980

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What are best techniques for repairing a chemically damaged PCB?

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What was the first personal computer to use surface mount components?

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How was microcode implemented in retro processors?

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How can I read a 5¼″ drive on 1996–2007 equipment?

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Part-bad chips other than RAM

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What is the first (say early) use of switches (mechanical or electromechanical) for sake of processing (like automatic motor control)simple data?

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Why plastic cases?

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Why did trackballs disappear?

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Why did Windows 95 crash the whole system but newer Windows only crashed programs?

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Why did the IBM PC need a sound card?

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Where are the memory controllers for IBM 5150 or Altair 8800?

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Primary manufacturers of picture tubes for early monitors

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Run 8086 programs in dos using simple os other than any special software

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Computers with integrated monitor (all-in-one form factor)

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Original Mac capacitor inspection

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80s DRAM chips: one per bit of data bus width?

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Can a retro-computer be a useful way to learn computer-architecture fundamentals?

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Where can I find an external 8-inch floppy disk drive?

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What was the first operating system to feature a separate kernel?

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ZiLOG Z80 fan-out (CMOS version, Z84C0006PEC)

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How were bugs reported for compilers that were shipped on floppy disks?

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When did the tower form factor appear and when did it become popular?

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Total number of 6502s or 8051s ever manufactured or sold?

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When did computers stop checking memory on boot?

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Why did 8-bit computers choose BASIC dialects as "de facto" command-line interface, instead of contemporary Shell/Lisp dialects?

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Commodore Mouse not recognized by a Commodore PC30-III 286 machine

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When substituting a modern capacitor for an unavailable model can the inductance and rated ripple current be off from the original?

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What were the early PC applications requiring a hard disk?