First time I'm posting on this thread, although I have bought a couple of items over the past 2 years. Most of my retro hardware I've collected or kept over the years before I joined Vogons.
Thought I'd just share an old "vintage computer" (as the seller advertised it) that I bought this week for around $10.
Note it only has a 1.2 MB Floppy drive (no CD-ROM and/or 1.44 MB floppy drive).
It's an AMD 386DX-40 MHz with 2 MB of RAM and also came with a 250 MB hard drive.
Probably nothing special about it, but I've been looking for a nice vintage AT case and this is exactly what I was looking for (even has a nice LCD display as well).
What is of interest is the motherboard - it's a Dataexpert EXP3406 3/486 hybrid motherboard with 2 Vesa Local Bus slots (with an OPTI495XLC chipset).
My original 486DLC had a similar board, but that motherboard died years ago. So, this a nice addition to my collection.
Surprisingly, the battery has not yet leaked out, but this will be de-soldered very soon.
I was expecting some sort of VGA graphics card inside, but instead found an 8-bit monochrome display adapter in the PC.
Anyone know anything more about this card? It has an HMC HM6311 chipset.
I'm not that familiar with the older type cards, but this one has the standard 9-pin (pre-VGA) connector and it also has an additional 25-pin connector (which appears to be a parallel port).
Included in the sale was also an old HP Deskjet printer, but I doubt whether I will have any use for it.
The HP Deskjet will probably end up at a recycle centre, since I can't think of any practical use for it (I don't think you can find cartridges anymore for this model).
Also included was a monochrome monitor with the 9-pin connector. Can't seem to find anything about this model (model number DM-14DT1), but I guess it's probably some generic model.