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Reply 30560 of 33233, by Predator99

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iPonRMA wrote:
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Adlib looks good, I have learned the date code on the Yamaha is important, but difficult to read.

I have just bought 10 of these boards and some other nice things (sellers photo) - of course I dont need that many. They seem to be boards from a PHILIPS PC-XT (5107). CPU, ROM, RAM-sockets and crystals are missing. Seems to be easy to replace and after removing the COM/LPT connectors this may fit in a standard case. Think 8-bit IDE and Floppy is onboard. Hope a standard BIOS will do the job and I get this running 😀

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I think i have the same board - somewhere, if you still need the bios dump, i will dig it up for you. If you dont want to wait, you can try this one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-PC-Computer-808 … egAAOSwa0ddlXMF

Hi iPonRMA,

can you please provide your BIOS? I soldered some RAM-sockets. Supersoft doesnt report relevant errors anymore, RAM seems to work. But I do not find a working BIOS to boot. Turbo XT BIOS does not work, same applies to the one from Cyrix200+. Also never seen that "G2 GC100A-PC" chipset on a XT...

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Reply 30561 of 33233, by derSammler

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Bought myself a brand-new ATX case to put in this gem:

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Reply 30562 of 33233, by Munx

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Found this little guy in a box of circuit boards for just 50 cents. I think many of you can spot why it wouldn't be working:

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So after a little bit of soldering:

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And it works! This card will live to play Unreal in Glide mode for yet another day 😎

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The Underdog - The budget K6
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Reply 30563 of 33233, by VioletGiraffe

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And it works! This card will live to play Unreal in Glide mode for yet another day 😎

Nice! Did you just add the missing capacitor (C101), or replaced them all?

Reply 30564 of 33233, by Artex

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Reply 30565 of 33233, by DNSDies

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VioletGiraffe wrote:
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And it works! This card will live to play Unreal in Glide mode for yet another day 😎

Nice! Did you just add the missing capacitor (C101), or replaced them all?

Looks like he also righted C24, which was flapping in the breeze.

Reply 30566 of 33233, by xjas

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Another thrift score. I spotted this "combo" CD/DVD/HDD media player thing for $19.99. Doesn't look too interesting from the front:

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But around back, there's a suspicious looking arrangement of ports...

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Sure enough, it's a mini-ITX PC on the inside:

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Specifically a VIA EPIA with a C3/533, an 80GB HDD, and a really neat little Meanwell ATX-ish power supply. I tried it out in the store (specifically violating the printed instructions not to plug anything into the VGA or USB ports), and it tried to boot some kind of Gentoo install off the HDD, but stopped before it got to a login screen. Not sure if that was what was originally installed on there or if someone had been messing around with it already. The "factory seal" sticker was long gone.

A little digging online shows that these are (or were) the standard media player used in Starbucks franchises, in order to stream their corporate smooth jazz over the internet. Shockingly, this implies a Starbucks might have closed at some point in the pacific northwest. Or maybe not.

I got it to boot from a CD-ROM, but it's finnicky. USB keyboards are disabled in the BIOS so I had to pull the board out to use the blocked-off PS/2 ports. There's a BIOS password set that I haven't been able to crack yet, but that should be doable. For some reason it absolutely wouldn't boot my usual go-to boot disc, Hiren's, but it will boot other CD media just fine so I'm using the Ultimate Boot CD for now. Fun times.

I also grabbed this Dell E176FPb with a really long VGA cable for $5. Yes, I have a reason I needed this.

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Reply 30567 of 33233, by FAMICOMASTER

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The VGA port seemed kinda normal, and I know some media players do have RS-232 ports...

It's the Centronix port that gave it away.

I think it might be neat to build a decent media center out of that case. Stick a more modern board in it with a bigger hard disk, get a wireless USB keyboard / mouse and plug it into your bedroom television.

Wonder if you could make those media buttons and the screen work with Windows?

Reply 30568 of 33233, by cyclone3d

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Got a BOCARAM AT for a 286 build I plan to do:

The card with 2MB:

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What's this? It's the 2MB expansion board!!! 😲

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And here is what it looks like assembled:

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Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
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Reply 30569 of 33233, by cyclone3d

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And here is the box and other stuff that was in the box:

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Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
Epstein didn't kill himself

Reply 30570 of 33233, by cyclone3d

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Also got this little treat - A Leading Edge 386DX-33 system:

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And the reason I even bothered to buy it in the first place:

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See this thread for more info:
Identify the card in this picture?

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
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Reply 30571 of 33233, by FAMICOMASTER

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OOO Another BocaRAM card!

I've got a BocaRAM XT with 512K installed, and I've got more RAM chips on the way in the form of other defective cards which happen to have chips installed.

Where did you ever find a BocaRAM AT with the 2MB expansion board??? Where would I find such a device for my AST Advantage??

Reply 30572 of 33233, by Predator99

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Very nice cards cyclone3d! 😎

Thats my BocaRAM...
Re: Bocaram AT XMS/EMS memory card replica?
...no progress on that project however, dont understand the usage of these PCB design programs.

Reply 30573 of 33233, by cyclone3d

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FAMICOMASTER wrote:

OOO Another BocaRAM card!

I've got a BocaRAM XT with 512K installed, and I've got more RAM chips on the way in the form of other defective cards which happen to have chips installed.

Where did you ever find a BocaRAM AT with the 2MB expansion board??? Where would I find such a device for my AST Advantage??

I found it on eBay for about the price that just the boards by themselves normally go for with 0 RAM.

I think I saw some AST boards on there as well. Does the AST you have need a special RAM board or is it just a standard ISA one?

Yamaha YMF modified setupds and drivers
Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
Epstein didn't kill himself

Reply 30574 of 33233, by Munx

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DNSDies wrote:
VioletGiraffe wrote:
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And it works! This card will live to play Unreal in Glide mode for yet another day 😎

Nice! Did you just add the missing capacitor (C101), or replaced them all?

Looks like he also righted C24, which was flapping in the breeze.

Correct 😀
Only replaced C101 as these are a pain to work on without a heatgun. C24 was loose, but heating up the pads fixed it.

My builds!
The FireStarter 2.0 - The wooden K5
The Underdog - The budget K6
The Voodoo powerhouse - The power-hungry K7
The troll PC - The Socket 423 Pentium 4

Reply 30575 of 33233, by havli

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I have a bunch of V3 with missing at least one of the C101/ C98 / C95 and they still work just fine. But can't hurt to replace the missing parts. Good job. 😀

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Reply 30576 of 33233, by Robert B

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Flea market day today! (again & again 'till the end of days ... 😁 )

1. Creative Sound Blaster 16 CT2830 - SB16IDE46 - my first long Creative SB. 😁
2. US Robotics - FCC ID: CJE-0286 - Internal FAX/Modem Card
3. Intergraph Intense 3D 100 / (Rendition Verite V1000-E)
4. DFI G586 VPS REV.C1 / G586VPS PRO - http://www.go-gddq.com/down/2011-04/11040300077148.pdf
5. PQI Turbo DDR400 dual channel 2x256MB - PQI3200-512DBH

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More later.

Reply 30577 of 33233, by GigAHerZ

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Damn, where are those flea markets you guys can visit and get stuff from!?
I went through 5 different goodwill-like places in my home town, and they are only selling clothes and shoes...

"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - And i intend to get every last bit out of it even after loading every damn driver!

Reply 30578 of 33233, by respect2759

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Did yesterday a meeting with collector friends. We bought a lot with 6 old notebooks, i got a Canon BN 700 from the pack. Its a Pentium 100MHz 16Mb ram and German Win 95 on a 1gig HDD. Some plastic is missing (HDD cover, baterry cover - never seen a Duracell notebook baterry before) It fell on my leg the baterry itself is about 1kg 😵 The notebook has built in color printer i dint try it probably ink is dry... You can open the keyboard to set paper size it and the printed document comes out at the back side. From the notebook seller I bought a Pentium Pro full PC too, Matrox PCI graphics with a connector which looks like MIDI - i think its like on old Apple machines and on the bracket it says VIDEO so no joystick port. Also a Sound Blaster sound card, an USB PCI card and serial paralell headers. The HDD is dead 😵
We also exchanged a few things so I got a Compaq Armada M300 with PIII 500MHz 128Mb of ram and around 10gig HDD. Runs with XP now. It has the original charger and dock too. Nice little machine.
Also got an ATI PCI graphics. The PPro came in a case with AT keyboard and serial mouse too. It was a good day 😊

PS new to imgur IDK how to use it so please tell me if you cant see the photos I will upload here!

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