First post, by bjt
Unearthed this from the garage where it's been sitting for around 15 years.
Thankfully the battery was removed so no leakage. However, it wouldn't POST so I thought I'd take it apart to see what's up.
This one would have been fully loaded in 1989ish. 1MB ram, 10Mhz 80C86, 720kB floppy, 20MB hard drive.
Never seen a JVC hard drive before! Unfortunately it's shot, spins up but then shuts down again. After reseating the drive controller PCB it would post but gave a 1701 error. I've removed the HDD and controller and plan to run it off floppy and over Interlnk.
It also wouldn't boot off a floppy at first but cleaning the drive heads with some alcohol helped. It's alive!
The LCD has 4 shades of grey and has terrible ghosting so no good for games.
- Replace the RTC battery as it's losing time
- Give the case & keyboard a good clean
- Build a CGA-Scart cable and get it hooked up to a TV