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Reply 33061 of 34349, by imi

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liqmat wrote on 2020-03-19, 15:07:
imi wrote on 2020-03-19, 12:21:

got some cpu trays... 🙁

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Good lord man, I hope you're not split on whether to contact the seller for a refund.

I see what you did there x3
but yeah I already messaged the seller.

I only paid 4€ including shipping for both, that paper envelope was not enough evidently... I didn't expect them to be this brittle either.

Reply 33062 of 34349, by EvieSigma

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I snatched this beauty off eBay, it's going to be fun diagnosing why they couldn't get it to power on. Also curious what the CPU speed is, 50 in the Prolinea means 50MHz but I dunno if that's also true of the Presario.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Compaq-Presario-850- … .l2649#viTabs_0

Reply 33063 of 34349, by cyclone3d

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-03-19, 17:02:

I snatched this beauty off eBay, it's going to be fun diagnosing why they couldn't get it to power on. Also curious what the CPU speed is, 50 in the Prolinea means 50MHz but I dunno if that's also true of the Presario.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Compaq-Presario-850- … .l2649#viTabs_0

My guess is bad power supply.

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Reply 33064 of 34349, by dionb

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Saw a fuzzy ad for a "1985" PC. That was obviously out as I could make out a VGA connector. Intrigued I made an offer and was accepted. This arrived today:

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So no 1985, but an absolutely tiny 1991 386SX system. RTC is dead of course, but apart from that in perfect working order. It even has an FPU... Slight disappointment in that I'd hoped for an ISA slot seeing the panel on the panel on the back. First priority though is cleaning it. Most of that brown stuff is tobacco tar 🙁

Anyone have an idea what that connector for the riser is called?

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Reply 33065 of 34349, by devius

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EvieSigma wrote on 2020-03-19, 17:02:

Also curious what the CPU speed is, 50 in the Prolinea means 50MHz but I dunno if that's also true of the Presario.

If this is from the same era as the Presario 425 and 433 (looks like it) that is a very likely possibility. I think it was only with the 500 and 900 models shortly after that they introduced meaningless model numbers (510, 520, etc.)

Reply 33066 of 34349, by Predator99

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This is a nice Mini-PC, dionb!!

For me I think this was the last lot I ordered for some time. I will stop my activities now. You never know who touched the parcel and its contents before...and I already have more than enough stuff.

So this was a 15 kg lot with a single sellers photo. I only spotted the 286 and the CHIPS-EGA and we agreed that I can buy them seperately. Afterwards the seller made a new auction for the remaining parts and I spotted the Voodoo and the Cache-Controller. So finally I bought everything and made an excellent deal...

Will ask for a 486-BIOS later 😉

EDIT: Its a PCChips M919 / Amptron DX9500 / Amptron DX9700 / Eurone EM-4500U
BIOS here:
http://th2chips.freeservers.com/m919/

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Reply 33067 of 34349, by LewisRaz

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dionb wrote on 2020-03-19, 21:25:
Saw a fuzzy ad for a "1985" PC. That was obviously out as I could make out a VGA connector. Intrigued I made an offer and was ac […]
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Saw a fuzzy ad for a "1985" PC. That was obviously out as I could make out a VGA connector. Intrigued I made an offer and was accepted. This arrived today:

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So no 1985, but an absolutely tiny 1991 386SX system. RTC is dead of course, but apart from that in perfect working order. It even has an FPU... Slight disappointment in that I'd hoped for an ISA slot seeing the panel on the panel on the back. First priority though is cleaning it. Most of that brown stuff is tobacco tar 🙁

Anyone have an idea what that connector for the riser is called?

I love proper SFF systems! This looks very interesting

Reply 33068 of 34349, by imi

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dionb wrote on 2020-03-19, 21:25:

Saw a fuzzy ad for a "1985" PC. That was obviously out as I could make out a VGA connector. Intrigued I made an offer and was accepted. This arrived today

that is awesomely cute :3

Predator99 wrote on 2020-03-19, 22:04:

For me I think this was the last lot I ordered for some time. I will stop my activities now. You never know who touched the parcel and its contents before...and I already have more than enough stuff.

I'm currently letting my packages sit for at least a day before I unpack them and wash my hands thouroughly after handling and then let the unpacked stuff sit for another day at least ^^
but yeah, I also stopped for now, still waiting for a few things though 😒

two nice SBCs Advantech PCA 6003 and 6004, one with S370 and one with VIA C3 onboard
got a good offer on them and the seller was even so kind and threw in a few extra CPUs unasked :3

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Terratec EWS88, going to link this up with my Phase88

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old midi interface

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and finally, miraculously these still made it to my doorstep all the way from the US somehow before all hell broke loose, that was only 2 weeks ago.
unfortunately the seller taped them together and I could not remove the tape without leaving a lot of icky glue residue on one of them, first cleaning attempts have failed so far...
but I'm really happy to have gotten these, looking forward to testing ^^

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Reply 33069 of 34349, by EvieSigma

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devius wrote on 2020-03-19, 21:42:
EvieSigma wrote on 2020-03-19, 17:02:

Also curious what the CPU speed is, 50 in the Prolinea means 50MHz but I dunno if that's also true of the Presario.

If this is from the same era as the Presario 425 and 433 (looks like it) that is a very likely possibility. I think it was only with the 500 and 900 models shortly after that they introduced meaningless model numbers (510, 520, etc.)

I guess that implies the existence of a Presario 866, as I used to have a Prolinea 4/50 that I was able to upgrade to 66MHz by simply swapping the CPU and moving a jumper.

Sadly I don't currently have a DX2-66 handy so I'll have to be satisfied with 50MHz until I pick one up.

Reply 33070 of 34349, by Horun

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dionb wrote on 2020-03-19, 21:25:
Saw a fuzzy ad for a "1985" PC. That was obviously out as I could make out a VGA connector. Intrigued I made an offer and was ac […]
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Saw a fuzzy ad for a "1985" PC. That was obviously out as I could make out a VGA connector. Intrigued I made an offer and was accepted. This arrived today:

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So no 1985, but an absolutely tiny 1991 386SX system. RTC is dead of course, but apart from that in perfect working order. It even has an FPU... Slight disappointment in that I'd hoped for an ISA slot seeing the panel on the panel on the back. First priority though is cleaning it. Most of that brown stuff is tobacco tar 🙁

Anyone have an idea what that connector for the riser is called?

Looks like a early Unisys SFF clone, might want to compare it with a Unisys CWD5001 and see if it (the connector) is similar. Nice Find !

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣

Reply 33071 of 34349, by dionb

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Horun wrote on 2020-03-20, 04:54:

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Looks like a early Unisys SFF clone, might want to compare it with a Unisys CWD5001 and see if it (the connector) is similar. Nice Find !

Thanks for the tip, but unfortunately completely different connector - the Unisys CWD5001 has a regular EISA connector at the edge of the board. Other Unisys CWD seem to have different solutions, but none that look like this unfortunately :'(

Reply 33072 of 34349, by MMaximus

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Predator99 wrote on 2020-03-19, 22:04:
This is a nice Mini-PC, dionb!! […]
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This is a nice Mini-PC, dionb!!

For me I think this was the last lot I ordered for some time. I will stop my activities now. You never know who touched the parcel and its contents before...and I already have more than enough stuff.

So this was a 15 kg lot with a single sellers photo. I only spotted the 286 and the CHIPS-EGA and we agreed that I can buy them seperately. Afterwards the seller made a new auction for the remaining parts and I spotted the Voodoo and the Cache-Controller. So finally I bought everything and made an excellent deal...
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Great haul! Is the ATI Graphics solution working? I've been wanting to get one of these.

Very interesting early 286 board... not sure I've ever seen one with a coin cell battery before! Is the 286 CPU a ceramic version?

Reply 33073 of 34349, by wiretap

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Samsung Samtron SC-431E II monitor. Should work great for my 1980's and very early 90's stuff. 9-pin, RGB I/TTL, MDA, CGA, EGA.

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Reply 33074 of 34349, by PTherapist

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One more attempt out of curiosity with a 1st generation console, bought one of these fairly cheaply (pic taken from internet, as it hasn't arrived yet):

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A "Prinztronic Micro 5500 Colour Programmable TV Game".

It's from the same PC-50x family as the Grandstand SD-050 console I purchased recently, but annoyingly has a different style cartridge with 22-pins. The Grandstand has the exact same games & hardware, but in an 18-pin cartridge format instead. From looking around online, the 22-pin cartridges do seem more common.

If this works with modern equipment, I'll probably sell the Grandstand SD-050 as there'd be no point keeping it around.

Reply 33075 of 34349, by MMaximus

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wiretap wrote on 2020-03-20, 16:03:
Samsung Samtron SC-431E II monitor. Should work great for my 1980's and very early 90's stuff. 9-pin, RGB I/TTL, MDA, CGA, EGA. […]
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Samsung Samtron SC-431E II monitor. Should work great for my 1980's and very early 90's stuff. 9-pin, RGB I/TTL, MDA, CGA, EGA.

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Great find - I've been looking for one of these for years! How's the display quality?

I had a SC-431E in the late '80s but unfortunately we traded it for a VGA monitor a few years later. I still kept the user manual as shown on the CRT thread.

I found a SC-452C a while ago but it only does CGA as opposed to the 431 which is a real EGA monitor.

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Reply 33076 of 34349, by Predator99

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MMaximus wrote on 2020-03-20, 14:22:
Predator99 wrote on 2020-03-19, 22:04:
This is a nice Mini-PC, dionb!! […]
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This is a nice Mini-PC, dionb!!

For me I think this was the last lot I ordered for some time. I will stop my activities now. You never know who touched the parcel and its contents before...and I already have more than enough stuff.

So this was a 15 kg lot with a single sellers photo. I only spotted the 286 and the CHIPS-EGA and we agreed that I can buy them seperately. Afterwards the seller made a new auction for the remaining parts and I spotted the Voodoo and the Cache-Controller. So finally I bought everything and made an excellent deal...
...

Great haul! Is the ATI Graphics solution working? I've been wanting to get one of these.

Very interesting early 286 board... not sure I've ever seen one with a coin cell battery before! Is the 286 CPU a ceramic version?

Thanks!

The 286 and 486 board are working. Dont know if the ATI is compatible with my EGA monitors, therefore I am not going to test it. But it looks very good...

The 80286 is a LCC one:
http://www.cpu-collection.de/?tn=0&l0=co&l1=Intel&l2=80286
This is quite common but I have many boards with the socket closure missing and it seems to be impossible to get a spare. But this one looks perfectly.

Reply 33077 of 34349, by Predator99

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wiretap wrote on 2020-03-20, 16:03:
Samsung Samtron SC-431E II monitor. Should work great for my 1980's and very early 90's stuff. 9-pin, RGB I/TTL, MDA, CGA, EGA. […]
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Samsung Samtron SC-431E II monitor. Should work great for my 1980's and very early 90's stuff. 9-pin, RGB I/TTL, MDA, CGA, EGA.

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Indeed very cool monitor..!

Reply 33078 of 34349, by boxpressed

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I bought four NOS IDE DVD-RW drives (not all shown). Three are Optiarc (apparently a Sony company), and one is a retail-boxed Sony (beige faceplate at top, not a separate drive). I really like how the Optiarcs look like CD-R drives without any fancy logos.

One of the Optiarcs does not eject the tray when I press the eject button, and one works as it should. Haven't tested the third one or the Sony.

I like having these drives to image the HDD on DVD-R media using Ghost 2003. But I've had a few die over the past year, and beige models are not easy to find in new condition. I should be set for a little while now.

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Reply 33079 of 34349, by wiretap

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MMaximus wrote on 2020-03-20, 17:33:
Great find - I've been looking for one of these for years! How's the display quality? […]
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wiretap wrote on 2020-03-20, 16:03:
Samsung Samtron SC-431E II monitor. Should work great for my 1980's and very early 90's stuff. 9-pin, RGB I/TTL, MDA, CGA, EGA. […]
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Samsung Samtron SC-431E II monitor. Should work great for my 1980's and very early 90's stuff. 9-pin, RGB I/TTL, MDA, CGA, EGA.

bPIDvvV.png

Great find - I've been looking for one of these for years! How's the display quality?

I had a SC-431E in the late '80s but unfortunately we traded it for a VGA monitor a few years later. I still kept the user manual as shown on the =https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?p ... RT thread.

I found a SC-452C a while ago but it only does CGA as opposed to the 431 which is a real EGA monitor.

Haven't received it yet. Picture is the seller's photo. It should be here in a few days if the pandemic doesn't slow it down. Luckily the auction also has free 30 day returns, so if it catches fire upon plugging it in I won't be out any money, haha.

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