Sorry to hear about the AWE64 man. Is there any damage to the card you can see? Is it just bent. If you end up not doing anything with it, if your not utilising the SPDIF bracket I've been looking for one for a good while!
What error messages do you get with Unisound & the PNP util?
I've given up on the AWE64 so yeah I can pass on the SPDIF cable if you still want it! Hopefully the card will go for a little money on eBay even as spares and repair.
Thanks! I like it a lot, the case is so "tiny" haha, it looks really nice. I just got a keyboard of Ebay, I don't know if it's from the original set, but the logo is identical, it fits the set. All I need now is a mouse .
Parts it would probably have gone for £50 (as per the other that sold for £50 recently) Hopefully someone can repair itI put it up for £25 based on working cards selling for £100 and it was gone in half an hour. Whoops!
P.S drop me a trust with your address and I'll post it out when I get a chance.
Nice, looks way cleaner than my Gateway 550T PC from year 2000.Thanks! I like it a lot, the case is so "tiny" haha, it looks really nice. I just got a keyboard of Ebay, I don't know if it's from the original set, but the logo is identical, it fits the set. All I need now is a mouse .
I cut the mesh from the back where the exhaust fan is and added the protection bracket and a high rpm fan. It's quite noisy, but if I want to play for longer, I like the parts to be cool. I think it's a 6k rpm fan, pulls a lot of air, you can feel it through the gaps at the front of the case.
@Retro6 I use the same site and the option "BBCode thumbnail linked", but I think you already saw that.
You can still find IDE hard drives on CEX, just search for "IDE" and you will find HDDs from 20GB to 400GB. At least if they don't work it's easy to get a replacement or your money back. And they are wrapping their items quite good for transit.I've got 3 more retro builds all needing hard drives. I used the last my IDE desktop hard drives on the TINY PC which by the way that hard drive has now failed. So this morning I had a look through all my parts forgetting that I had some old IDE laptop hard drives that I stripped out some broken laptops some time ago I found one which is a 20GB and there is no guarantee that its going to be 100% healthy but I have it on the TINY PC formatting via a 3.5 inch to 2.5 inch adapter lead and I'm setting it up for a Windows 95 install. It formatted OK so fingers crossed its golden. I have removed the PCI video card and swapped it for an AGP ATi Radeon 9200 128 and I have moved the sound blaster card to the bottom slot. The PCI video card I took out will go into the other IBM PC that I was working on card that has no AGP slot.
If I get time I will make a custom front panel the cover the ugliness around the floppy drive and missing drive bay cover.
Edit... Got Windows 95 installing one hiccup with file copying never a good sign... hard drive has errors on it after running scan disk in Windows 95 and I couldn't install anything else in Windows 95 like my video card drivers. I may have to do the ebay hard drive hunt. I think my best bet would be going for 2.5 hard drives as they will be less likely to arrive faulty after being knocked about in transit. I heard the old IBM 2.5 inch hard drives have a built in shock system so I may go for a few of those.
Thanks... They have one 40GB hard drive which will do one of the PS's. They don't have anymore in stock. That would have been quite handy if some local CEX stores had some. I also look in Cash Converters sometimes they have vintage PC stuff in there bargain bins going for pennies, old keyboards, mice and retro PC speakers etc.You can still find IDE hard drives on CEX, just search for "IDE" and you will find HDDs from 20GB to 400GB. At least if they don't work it's easy to get a replacement or your money back. And they are wrapping their items quite good for transit.
I bought recently a few 10K Velociraptor hard drives, for just in case...they are really good for WinXP systems or even older OS while using an adapter.
Beauty!The new IBM keyboard arrived this morning. New old stock. It feels like good 90s quality and has a nice weight to it. This will be for one of my IBM desktop computers, slowly but surely its coming together. I just need the IBM mouse to go with it.