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NEC Ready 9716, Back to DOS/3.1

Postby twilliamc » 2018-4-13 @ 17:30

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I love this forum. I have lurked for months and finally have something to share. After digging through a back room of a friend's business, I was able to acquire this NEC Ready 9716 and a few goodies. It currently runs with a disk drive, but I hope to get my CF and/or SD adapter working (for another thread). Anyway, here are some photos and the specs.

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SPECS:
  • Pentium MMX @ 200MHz
  • 128MB RAM
  • Onboard ATI RAGE II PRO
  • SoundBlaster AWE64
  • Creative CD-ROM
  • Mitsumi 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive
  • Seagate 4GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 200W PSU
  • IDE Drive Tray
  • DOS 6.22
  • Windows 3.1

COMING SOON:
  • IDE to CF/SD*
  • 5.25" Floppy Disk Drive

* Currently the system hangs during boot if I have the IDE to CF or IDE to SD attached. So many hours troubleshooting Master/Slave, BIOS, and IDE/Floppy devices in use with the CF/IDE. I Will probably seek help in another thread.
Vendex Turbo-888-XT: 8088, 640K, 360k 5.25FDDx2
Vendex Headstart III: 80286 @ 8/12MHz, 1MB RAM, 2GB CF, 1MB VGA, DOS/HOT/Win 3.0
Unnamed: 486DX4 @ 120MHz, 16MB, 2GB, 2MB VGA, SBPro 2.0, DOS/W3.11, W95
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Re: NEC Ready 9716, Back to DOS/3.1

Postby Jo22 » 2018-4-13 @ 21:56

Good evening, twilliamc, and welcome to the forum! :)
I hope you've got a nice time here!
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Re: NEC Ready 9716, Back to DOS/3.1

Postby gdjacobs » 2018-4-13 @ 23:55

twilliamc wrote:Good Afternoon Everyone,

I love this forum. I have lurked for months and finally have something to share. After digging through a back room of a friend's business, I was able to acquire this NEC Ready 9716 and a few goodies. It currently runs with a disk drive, but I hope to get my CF and/or SD adapter working (for another thread). Anyway, here are some photos and the specs.

20180408_202338.jpg

20180408_202359.jpg

20180408_202626.jpg

20180413_071716.jpg


SPECS:
  • Pentium MMX @ 200MHz
  • 128MB RAM
  • Onboard ATI RAGE II PRO
  • SoundBlaster AWE64
  • Creative CD-ROM
  • Mitsumi 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive
  • Seagate 4GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 200W PSU
  • IDE Drive Tray
  • DOS 6.22
  • Windows 3.1

COMING SOON:
  • IDE to CF/SD*
  • 5.25" Floppy Disk Drive

* Currently the system hangs during boot if I have the IDE to CF or IDE to SD attached. So many hours troubleshooting Master/Slave, BIOS, and IDE/Floppy devices in use with the CF/IDE. I Will probably seek help in another thread.


I'm really digging that upside down case.
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Re: NEC Ready 9716, Back to DOS/3.1

Postby twilliamc » 2018-4-14 @ 00:20

Jo22 wrote:Good evening, twilliamc, and welcome to the forum! :)
I hope you've got a nice time here!


Thank you, Jo22.

gdjacobs wrote:I'm really digging that upside down case.


It reminds me of the BTX cases that would come later. Same with the bottom PSU mount.

The place I got this from had a 486, but sadly the battery corroded into the AT keyboard port. All attempts to save it failed. I even found the exact motherboard of it and similar post buried in these and other forums. I salvaged its CPU, memory, case, psu, and ISA cards for later.
Vendex Turbo-888-XT: 8088, 640K, 360k 5.25FDDx2
Vendex Headstart III: 80286 @ 8/12MHz, 1MB RAM, 2GB CF, 1MB VGA, DOS/HOT/Win 3.0
Unnamed: 486DX4 @ 120MHz, 16MB, 2GB, 2MB VGA, SBPro 2.0, DOS/W3.11, W95
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Re: NEC Ready 9716, Back to DOS/3.1

Postby pawlex » 2019-9-16 @ 06:16

Hi Friends,
I need a BIOS ROM for a NEC Ready 9716. Can someone here help me out?

Thanks!!
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