Sleeper Storage Device Build - Microscience Stealth
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Sleeper Storage Device Build - Microscience Stealth

My Sleeper Storage Device rides the wave between a modern PC and the Retro PC. For those looking to add a modern storage solution to their Retro PC build but want to ensure that everything is visually period correct then, my project is a perfect solution.

I put a Microscience HH-1060 in my Retro 386
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I put a Microscience HH-1060 in my Retro 386

Now here is something you don't see every day. A Retro PC 386 with a MFM/RLL hard drive installed which is the ultimate expression of true retro computing. It may not be period correct or all that useful but, it is amazing.

Noctua Fan Upgrade in a Retro PC Power Supply
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Noctua Fan Upgrade in a Retro PC Power Supply

This might be one of the most beneficial upgrades you can do to ANY Retro PC, not only are the fans old and likely wore out but, the more efficient Noctua designs will not only flow more air but will reduce the noise ceiling considerably.

My Retrobright Process for converting yellowed ABS
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My Retrobright Process for converting yellowed ABS

One of the defining characteristics of vintage computers is the “beige” box. This was a rather neutral color for the time period and allowed other hardware vendors a sudo color standard to follow when offering up their accessories.

Repairing Another 386/40Mhz Motherboard
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Repairing Another 386/40Mhz Motherboard

The motherboard in the Classic Case build had extensive damage that was targeted right around the motherboard mounting hole below the battery. My guess is that when this system was taken out of service it was stored on its side which allowed the battery contents to pool up and attack that one region.

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  • Sleeper Storage Device Build - Microscience Stealth

    Published: Monday, April 4, 2022 - Retro Sleeper Storage Device Build - Microscience Stealth

    My Sleeper Storage Device rides the wave between a modern PC and the Retro PC. For those looking to add a modern storage solution to their Retro PC build but want to ensure that everything is visually period correct then, my project is a perfect solution.

  • I put a Microscience HH-1060 in my Retro 386

    Published: Monday, January 31, 2022 - Retro I put a Microscience HH-1060 in my Retro 386

    Now here is something you don't see every day. A Retro PC 386 with a MFM/RLL hard drive installed which is the ultimate expression of true retro computing. It may not be period correct or all that useful but, it is amazing.

  • Noctua Fan Upgrade in a Retro PC Power Supply

    Published: Monday, January 31, 2022 - Retro Noctua Fan Upgrade in a Retro PC Power Supply

    This might be one of the most beneficial upgrades you can do to ANY Retro PC, not only are the fans old and likely wore out but, the more efficient Noctua designs will not only flow more air but will reduce the noise ceiling considerably.

  • My Retrobright Process for converting yellowed ABS

    Published: Monday, January 31, 2022 - Retro My Retrobright Process for converting yellowed ABS

    One of the defining characteristics of vintage computers is the “beige” box. This was a rather neutral color for the time period and allowed other hardware vendors a sudo color standard to follow when offering up their accessories.

  • Repairing Another 386/40Mhz Motherboard

    Published: Sunday, January 30, 2022 - Retro Repairing Another 386/40Mhz Motherboard

    The motherboard in the Classic Case build had extensive damage that was targeted right around the motherboard mounting hole below the battery. My guess is that when this system was taken out of service it was stored on its side which allowed the battery contents to pool up and attack that one region.

  • Magitronic MiniTower Teardown Project

    Published: Sunday, January 30, 2022 - Retro Magitronic MiniTower Teardown Project

    The system featured in this ongoing project is a build from Magitronic. This was a Taiwanese based hardware maker that was able to design and build just about everything that went into their systems. I could not find any specific details about this particular build but, it features a Magitonic 602 motherboard along with some other parts with a Magitronic sticker.