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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 42460 of 45448, by TrashPanda

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-02-08, 05:32:
luckybob wrote on 2022-02-07, 23:51:
debs3759 wrote on 2022-02-07, 21:46:

I could see my carpets a few years ago 😀

I went Brazilian years ago when I got my Husky/GSD mix.

If I stopped sweeping, I'd have carpet again. 😜

luckybob getting waxed is an image I can't get out of my head now 🤣

Why you do this ...great now I need to get mind bleach.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 42461 of 45448, by mrfusion92

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Finally I can post here too.

My first retro purchase: a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4340. I received it yesterday.

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Here the seller pics.

  • Pentium III 650 Mhz
  • 320 MB SDRAM (max allowed on this system)
  • S3 Savage/IX
  • Yamaha DS-XG

It's in very good condition, it was sold as not working\tested since the original power adapter was missing.
It powers up with a universal adapter and everything works, battery has life too! And also 30 gb hard drive seems pretty all ok (some bad sectors).

I'm having game issues tho, I will make a new topic later.

In the next days will arrive a Mitac 5033 (always wanted a K6 system) and a Dell Latitude C540.

Reply 42462 of 45448, by bjwil1991

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Another 400CDT.

This one needs a good inspection and repair and I have parts from the broken 400CDT (some parts fell apart on me when I was trying to fix the power button issues).

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Has the user guide book and the original power cord. Hope the HDD has the original set so I can archive that and distribute the drivers on here in the future.

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Reply 42463 of 45448, by acl

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bjwil1991 wrote on 2022-02-08, 08:01:
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Another 400CDT.

This one needs a good inspection and repair and I have parts from the broken 400CDT (some parts fell apart on me when I was trying to fix the power button issues).

Seller's photo:

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Has the user guide book and the original power cord. Hope the HDD has the original set so I can archive that and distribute the drivers on here in the future.

Recently found a Satellite Pro 430CDS in a charity shop. Unfortunately, the passive matrix screen makes it really poor for gaming unless you're using an external screen.
Even using the mouse under W95 requires you to enable the pointer trails to be able to follow the mouse (or maybe my mid-30's eyes are getting old...)
It's really well built. With swappable Floppy drive / CD Drive. I'm using a pair of IBM Microdrive (via PCMCIA) to transfer files.
I had no issues with the drivers. The only that was missing was the Chips and Technologies graphics, and i could find it easily on VogonsDrivers.

Using a PCMCIA Ethernet card, i tried to browse the Vogons forum with Netscape... but... well... the W3C standards has evolved a lot in 25y. And i wasn't sure that the 10Mbps ethernet card was taking full advantage of the 1Gbps FTTH

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I also tested a cross OS Diablo multiplayer game over serial.

Satellite Pro 430CDS --> Physical Serial port --> Null modem cable --> Serial to USB --> My main computer (Linux) --> Windows Virtual Machine
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Totally playable !
What was a bit confusing it that the HDD was full of potentially sensitive things. The computer seemed to have been used by a psychologist (found her name in documents left on the desktop and Windows registration screen). And there were documents left...

I also have a Toshiba T2110. With a 486DX4. But the monochrome screen does not work well, and the plastic aged very badly and breaks like glass. It came with W3.1 but i installed Debian Linux on it (with floppies. #pain) and it runs Doom quite well.

Edit: oh and i also found that the CD drive was unable to read CDRW (which i use a lot to burn one-shot CDs for games / retro things). It only reads normal CDs and CDRs...

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Reply 42464 of 45448, by gerry

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mrfusion92 wrote on 2022-02-08, 07:42:
Finally I can post here too. […]
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Finally I can post here too.

My first retro purchase: a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4340. I received it yesterday.

  • Pentium III 650 Mhz
  • 320 MB SDRAM (max allowed on this system)
  • S3 Savage/IX
  • Yamaha DS-XG

It's in very good condition, it was sold as not working\tested since the original power adapter was missing.
It powers up with a universal adapter and everything works, battery has life too! And also 30 gb hard drive seems pretty all ok (some bad sectors).

that's good, shame the hdd may be on its way out though. those universal adapters are laptop saviours!

Reply 42465 of 45448, by bjwil1991

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I have a 2150CDT that runs on a DX4-75 and it runs . The only item it needs is the floppy drive and the only one I have is the one that connects to my 420CDT externally, which it works surprisingly on the 2150CDT.

My 420CDT is going to get the SD2IDE treatment in place of the CF2IDE (screw holes don't line up with the CF2IDE adapter on the drive rail). Finding drivers for the laptop can be challenging, however, I keep the drivers on my main laptop and either burn a CD with them, copy them to the hard drive, or make diskettes of them.

Wish I had the recovery media for my 2150CDT and my 420CDT so I won't have to manually install said drivers or software. However, they all use the same drivers pretty much, except the video chip might be different between the 2150CDT and the 400 series.

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Systems from the Compaq Portable 1 to FX-8350
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Reply 42466 of 45448, by gerry

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acl wrote on 2022-02-08, 09:43:

What was a bit confusing it that the HDD was full of potentially sensitive things. The computer seemed to have been used by a psychologist (found her name in documents left on the desktop and Windows registration screen). And there were documents left...

this happens too often, and its strange also, to enter into a different era and see all these old abandoned documents. When its personal data though i do always wipe the drive

Edit: oh and i also found that the CD drive was unable to read CDRW (which i use a lot to burn one-shot CDs for games / retro things). It only reads normal CDs and CDRs...

frustrating! happens a lot too with cd readers

Reply 42467 of 45448, by RandomStranger

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gerry wrote on 2022-02-08, 10:04:

Edit: oh and i also found that the CD drive was unable to read CDRW (which i use a lot to burn one-shot CDs for games / retro things). It only reads normal CDs and CDRs...

frustrating! happens a lot too with cd readers

A couple of years ago something like 60% oc my CD drives AND DVD combo drives just shat themselves and refused to read ANY kind of CDs. The DVD combos however stile read DVDs.

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Reply 42468 of 45448, by kolmio

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debs3759 wrote on 2022-02-07, 19:25:
devius wrote on 2022-02-07, 19:17:
fool wrote on 2022-02-07, 17:13:

Some processors, again. This time random Pentium II.

You can never have too many Slot 1 CPUs.

You can never have too many CPUs.

Come to think of it, you can never have too many computers or parts 😀

Well if you have something, then someone else doesn't.

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Reply 42469 of 45448, by devius

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mrfusion92 wrote on 2022-02-08, 07:42:

My first retro purchase: a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4340. I received it yesterday.

bjwil1991 wrote on 2022-02-08, 08:01:

Another 400CDT.

acl wrote on 2022-02-08, 09:43:

Recently found a Satellite Pro 430CDS in a charity shop.

Is it Toshiba Satellite hunting season already?

Reply 42470 of 45448, by mpe

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Some 386 goodies.

A combined 386/486 motherboard (Acer Vi9).

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Likely the first 386 motherbards I've seen or owned with an integrated soldered-in coprocessor:

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And a nice looking ISA VGA card:

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Reply 42472 of 45448, by pan069

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mpe wrote on 2022-02-08, 20:23:

Some 386 goodies.

Oh, very nice. You have a better shot of the full board?

I remember seeing Paradise VGA cards being on display in the window of a local computer shop in the late 80's, early 90's, and that image of the bird on the box that they used to use has always stayed with me for some reason. Nice find!

Edit: The motherboard seems to have an AOpen logo on it? Or where Acer and AOpen the same company? Can't remember...

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Reply 42473 of 45448, by Doornkaat

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mpe wrote on 2022-02-08, 20:23:
Some 386 goodies. […]
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Some 386 goodies.

A combined 386/486 motherboard (Acer Vi9).

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Likely the first 386 motherbards I've seen or owned with an integrated soldered-in coprocessor:

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And a nice looking ISA VGA card:

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Those far apart VLB slots are pretty cool as well!😃

Reply 42474 of 45448, by mpe

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I kind of like those Vartas. I consider it a part of retro look. 😀

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Luckily clean under no damage under or around.

Here with the battery removed.

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It is probably Acee. Even there is no logo or brand name anywhere on the board, box or manual. "Open for Business" is a marketing slogan, not a link to AOpen brand, but who knows.

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Reply 42475 of 45448, by debs3759

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pan069 wrote on 2022-02-08, 20:32:

Edit: The motherboard seems to have an AOpen logo on it? Or where Acer and AOpen the same company? Can't remember...

AOpen was short for AcerOpen, so same company

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Reply 42476 of 45448, by TrashPanda

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mpe wrote on 2022-02-08, 20:45:
I kind of like those Vartas. I consider it a part of retro look. :) […]
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I kind of like those Vartas. I consider it a part of retro look. 😀

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Luckily clean under no damage under or around.

Here with the battery removed.

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It is probably Acee. Even there is no logo or brand name anywhere on the board, box or manual. "Open for Business" is a marketing slogan, not a link to AOpen brand, but who knows.

That Key Board connector is thanking you for saving its life .. that battery was about to execute it along with the board.

Also . .what is the big Socket for next to the Simm slots ? does it have 3 CPU sockets ..well 2 really cause one is soldered. -- scratch this just realised that little CPU is a FPU.

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Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 42477 of 45448, by devius

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pan069 wrote on 2022-02-08, 20:32:

Edit: The motherboard seems to have an AOpen logo on it? Or where Acer and AOpen the same company? Can't remember...

Apparently AOPEN used to be the Open System Business Unit of Acer Computer Inc., so just a division inside Acer.

Reply 42478 of 45448, by TrashPanda

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pan069 wrote on 2022-02-08, 20:32:
Oh, very nice. You have a better shot of the full board? […]
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mpe wrote on 2022-02-08, 20:23:

Some 386 goodies.

Oh, very nice. You have a better shot of the full board?

I remember seeing Paradise VGA cards being on display in the window of a local computer shop in the late 80's, early 90's, and that image of the bird on the box that they used to use has always stayed with me for some reason. Nice find!

Edit: The motherboard seems to have an AOpen logo on it? Or where Acer and AOpen the same company? Can't remember...

Whats really going to blow your mind is that its a Bird of Paradise ....on a Paradise Video Card.

Oh noes, the cap let the shmooo out 😁

Reply 42479 of 45448, by mpe

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-02-08, 21:07:

That Key Board connector is thanking you for saving its life .. that battery was about to execute it along with the board.

Yes. It probably juststarted eating into the surrounding copper. Luckily continuity is still, there so no major repair is needed (apart from vinegar bath). The keyboard power supply line might be worth of strengtening.

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