Well, I'm pleased with this one. I just hope they ship things carefully (I've given some instructions on how to pack these somewhat safely).
So, I saw the boards and got better pics of those. The two older ones have some damage... battery leakage on the small AT board, and a burn mark on the AT power connector of the other older AT board. Too bad. The third one looks okay, but it does have an old NiCd battery that has to go.
But when I looked at the squarish card on the left that's flipped over in the heap, I saw a gameport and two metal audio jacks, and something else along the back plate. I KNEW it had to be a soundcard, but which one? The first card I thought of was a MediaVision Thunderboard. So I compared what little I could see of the through-hole solder joints on the back of the card in that image, compared it to this picture, and I KNEW that's what it was. The lines of resistor packs, the yamaha chip and the 3-lead capacitor near the ISA slot gave it away.
I was 98% sure I wanted the lot anyway, due to the Diamond VLB video card, but decided to ask for more pics. Sure enough, this is what they sent:
Also, there's a few nice looking old drives, a bunch of ISA interface cards (IDE, parallel, serial) and even a VLB IDE+Parallel+Serial card, which is neat. I'm really hoping that the boards are salvageable, but I won't be totally heart broken if the repairs are beyond my abilities, as the other stuff in the lot was good too. The price was quite good too. 😀
What else is usually damaged when an AT power connector is burnt like that?
Time Machine = FIC PA-2013 2.1 - K6-2 500 - 256MB PC-100 - TNT2 Pro 16MB AGP - Labway Yamaha YMF719-E - Midiman MM401