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Failed: Okuma CNC Lathe Control IPL 3.5″ Floppy Data Recovery

In mid-January this year, a reader contacted me regarding their set of control floppies for an Okuma CNC lathe. Owing to the age of the equipment, the control program is loaded into volatile SRAM, backed-up by a battery. Every five … Continue reading

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Canb2016: Special 1 – LS-120 & Zip250 Drives, LS-240 Disk & Benchmarks

In the last post, I alluded to some special postings related to my Canberra trip. Aside from the conference and roaming around, I was contacted by a reader who wished to offer me a few items as they thought I … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Microsoft MS-DOS Version 4.01

It’s been an extremely busy week, and I haven’t had much of a chance to do anything blog-related at all. Instead, I’m often left staring at piles of stuff I’ve meant to make a mention of on the blog, but … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: A Trip Down 5.25″ Alley

A while back, I published what I would consider to be the last of my Kryoflux series – and at the time, I acquired another 5.25″ floppy drive and repaired it (as they are getting somewhat rare). My collection of … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Assorted 5.25″ DS/DD (360kB) Media

Seeing how floppies are obsolete, it’s fairly rare to see a floppy around. It’s even more rare to see 5.25″ floppies – specifically double-sided double-density 5.25″ floppies. I’ve still got some in my collection mainly for legacy vintage computers – … Continue reading

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