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Reply 20 of 28, by Nitroraptor53

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DolchFlexPAC wrote on 2021-01-10, 22:37:
Yes, modding one of my PS/1 mini-towers is exactly what I want a PS/1000 motherboard & riser card for. :) I've never seen many […]
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Yes, modding one of my PS/1 mini-towers is exactly what I want a PS/1000 motherboard & riser card for. 😀
I've never seen many PS/1000's for sale, but I know that one was on ebay less than 5yrs ago.

In fact, I might be able to do this with just the PS/1000 riser card..... I could install it on the VLB board (pic below), that's currently in my PS/1 desktop unit, and transfer it into one of the mini-towers.....
** DOES ANYONE HAVE THE FRU # OR IBM PN # FOR THE DUAL-VLB SLOT RISER CARD FOR THE PS/1000? 😁

I would be nice to have a PS/1000 to complete my collection (maybe I'll be lucky enough to find one some day...), but I'd be fine with just an IBM 486 that has more than just 1 VLB slot (the ultimate 486 bus).
Both my mini-towers have been upgraded to Pentium (586) ISA/PCI systems, but as my heart & soul lie in the 486, I'd like to convert one of the mini-towers back down to one, using a PS/1000 board & riser, unless someone is aware of another option for me, still keeping with genuine IBM hardware. I think a PS/1000 is so difficult to find, that I may stumble on its hardware manual first, lols.

... It would awesome if I could find myself a Drive Cage (IBM FRU 03K9608) for the IBM 300PL 6892 model, too. It screws onto the piece of chassis frame that is found below the power supply.... See part #6 in the exploded view pic below. It's described as a "Hard Disk Drive Bracket " in the IBM PC300GL 6892 FRU parts list document.

Yeah, the one you're talking about (I assume) was in 2018. $3000.

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Reply 21 of 28, by Jed118

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DolchFlexPAC wrote on 2021-01-10, 22:37:

In fact, I might be able to do this with just the PS/1000 riser card..... I could install it on the VLB board (pic below), that's currently in my PS/1 desktop unit, and transfer it into one of the mini-towers.....
** DOES ANYONE HAVE THE FRU # OR IBM PN # FOR THE DUAL-VLB SLOT RISER CARD FOR THE PS/1000? 😁

UlBhBXal.jpg for this? LMK I can go get it, it's in the basement.

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Reply 23 of 28, by DolchFlexPAC

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Jed118 wrote on 2021-01-11, 03:43:
https://i.imgur.com/UlBhBXal.jpg for this? LMK I can go get it, it's in the basement. […]
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DolchFlexPAC wrote on 2021-01-10, 22:37:

In fact, I might be able to do this with just the PS/1000 riser card..... I could install it on the VLB board (pic below), that's currently in my PS/1 desktop unit, and transfer it into one of the mini-towers.....
** DOES ANYONE HAVE THE FRU # OR IBM PN # FOR THE DUAL-VLB SLOT RISER CARD FOR THE PS/1000? 😁

UlBhBXal.jpg for this? LMK I can go get it, it's in the basement.

YESSIR! And thank you so much for finding my post, as I think there are only two of you on VOGONS that have a PS/1000, and I believe the other person is German.

That riser card is exactly what I'd like to try and install on my PS/1 desktop board, which also fits in the mini-towers.

Reply 24 of 28, by Jed118

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DolchFlexPAC wrote on 2021-01-11, 19:57:

YESSIR! And thank you so much for finding my post, as I think there are only two of you on VOGONS that have a PS/1000, and I believe the other person is German.

That riser card is exactly what I'd like to try and install on my PS/1 desktop board, which also fits in the mini-towers.

That might not be a coincidence. This unit came from a Polish auction site: 2-3 years ago I purchased 6 computers from one guy (286-486 class machines) and he told me they got skids of them from Germany. If I had a way to bring them all back at a good cost, I would have happily imported a skid's worth. As it stands, this is the last one left from that lot and I will be holding onto it, at least for some time 😁. IIRC the original hard disk had a German version of DOS on it as well.

The sticker on the riser reads:

812 4354 55Q
Rev B 3407

Hope this helps ;D

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Reply 25 of 28, by DolchFlexPAC

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Thanks for the info on the sticker, but I couldn't get any useful search results with that.
Is there an FRU or IBM Part Number on it anywhere? Any info on the back of the riser perhaps?
On the single-VLB riser card, the FRU sticker can sometimes be found on the edge of one of the slots.

What about the motherboard.... is there any FRU or Part number on it? Usually looks like 92K1234 type of format.
If I can get this number, I might be able to find the hardware manual for it, and the riser card should be in there....

Thanks again - very much appreciated.

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Reply 27 of 28, by Nitroraptor53

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I might have found a compatible motherboard. Not IBM but maybe compatible. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Motherboard-OMN … 2.c100677.m4598

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