For the princely sum of £1.20 on eBay:
Picked up this old beast today, it’s labelled Triumph Adler, more famous for building typewriters and the Alphatronic. Had almost no listing and no Google results for the machine either so went for next to nothing.
Turned out to be a working generic 14” CRT dated 1994, this machine - it’s a 486DX 66MHz, rest of the specs unknown up to now - and a huge bag of software including some still in the shrink wrap! that I haven’t looked at properly yet.
The system looked almost immaculate inside, as though it had never been used - no dust or dirt to be found. I don’t believe it’s ever been taken apart as all the connectors still had their (I assume) factory hot glue on them.
Sadly the barrel battery is right next to the keyboard port and has corroded many traces so can’t get it to recognise a keyboard currently but will be repairing all of those in due course. Apart from yellowing on the front, it’s in decent shape - I think it’ll clean up really well and with some Retrobrite, it’s got an LED turbo display, not a bad machine.
They were a bit before my time (I started out with late Pentium I machines back in the day) so if anyone can help identify the case (or motherboard) I’d be most grateful but will be putting up more detailed pics as I get to repairing the motherboard.
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