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Reply 4100 of 53647, by Anonymous Coward

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386 motherboard with a CHIPs chipset.

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V'Ger XT|Upgraded AT|Ultimate 386|Super VL/EISA 486|SMP VL/EISA Pentium

Reply 4101 of 53647, by Artex

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Latest buys - pix coming later this week:

Sound Cards:
Creative CT1600 - Sound Blaster Pro 2.0 (Value Edition) (Sealed/New Old Stock)
Creative CT1600 - Sound Blaster Pro 2.0 (Deluxe Edition) (Sealed/New Old Stock)
Creative CT1330 - Sound Blaster Pro 1.0 (Boxed)
Creative CT1320U with CMS Chips - Creative Sound Blaster 1.5 (Boxed)
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum (Sealed/New Old Stock)

Video Cards:
Canopus Pure3D LX (3DFX Voodoo, 6MB) - (Boxed)
Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 AGP (Boxed)
ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 32MB AGP (Sealed/New Old Stock)
ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9700 Pro (Boxed)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB AGP (Sealed/New Old Stock)

Misc:
Genius GM-6 Mouse (Sealed/New Old Stock)
Western Digital 120GB 8MB Special Edition IDE hard drive (Sealed/New Old Stock)
Western Digital 100GB IDE hard drive (Sealed/New Old Stock)

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Reply 4102 of 53647, by mockingbird

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Lukeno94 wrote:

Got the floppy drive for my Atari STFm, but it doesn't seem to want to go; I can't see anything other than a white screen still, and the floppy drive isn't being accessed. Now, I'm yet to test the floppy drive myself, but I'm wondering if this capacitor (indicated by the red ring) on the power supply could be causing the problem, as it appears to be domed:

Those capacitors are aluminum cans in a protective plastic shell. Please push down on the top and see if only the plastic is domed, or whether the actual aluminum can inside the plastic is also domed... If it's only the plastic, then there is nothing to worry about.

Reply 4103 of 53647, by AlphaWing

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Got this at the last hamfest I was at.
Never used just yellowed sitting in its box.
A Very Interesting AT Keyboard made for Northern Telecom.

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Reply 4105 of 53647, by AlphaWing

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Lukeno94 wrote:

Intriguing - does it function as a regular keyboard, or did they change the signals/key mapping for what I assume was a bespoke configuration?

Yea it functions as a normal keyboard, hard to see from the pic, but most of the keys have normal labels on the sides too.
Pretty sure this keyboard was for their tele-operators or something and had a software macro for those bindings or maybe even a program wrote specifically for it? that used this keyboard?
Its really unique looking and is plunger style like a model M "has springs underneath".

Reply 4106 of 53647, by tokyoracer

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Got a pair of laptops a few days back:

Compaq LTE Elite 4/75CX (formerly 4/50CX) sadly, the floppy drive is faulty.
16mb RAM and a 75Mhz i486

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Toshiba T2130CS.
32Mb RAM and 75Mhz i486

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Think I might sell on the Toshiba though since there's little point in having both as they are so similar.

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Reply 4108 of 53647, by keropi

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@Lukeno94

it wouldn't hurt to replace this cap... have you looked at the rest of the mobo? everything clean and shiny?

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Reply 4109 of 53647, by tokyoracer

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Lukeno94 wrote:

Why 'd you sell on the Toshiba? It's probably the better of the two systems. Both look in very good shape for their age though.

The Compaq has a slightly better screen response. Other than that they are virtually identical other than the Tosh having more RAM, I havn't sold it yet, just thinking about it. But yes both are in superb shape, especially the Toshiba. Best of all, both have internal AC adapters so just need a figure-of-eight power cable. 😀

Reply 4110 of 53647, by Lukeno94

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keropi wrote:

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it wouldn't hurt to replace this cap... have you looked at the rest of the mobo? everything clean and shiny?

I've got absolutely no soldering skills, in fact I'd be lethal with a soldering iron. If that wasn't the case, I'd happily recap the whole damn kaboodle, just to be on the safe side (and it might still work out cheaper than a replacement board). I'm struggling to get the IO shield off at the moment (I'm probably being too careful not to break anything), but what I've seen of the main board looked OK. I'll probably try the drop trick soon using the soft-ish surface of my bed (I'll take the floppy drive out first, which I haven't bothered to carefully mount yet due to the fact I can't seem to get the system going, plus the floppy cable isn't *quite* long enough for me to do so). I left it running for a good 5 minutes, and it didn't try and progress beyond the white screen. No beeps, no floppy drive noises (even when I put a 720k-formatted, albeit blank, disk in prior to a start up), nothing but the solid power light and the white screen (apart from a very brief flicker of the floppy drive light when I initially flicked the power switch.)

Reply 4111 of 53647, by Callahan

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Just came to me compaq professional workstation 5100: dual PII-300 SL2HA, 256 MB EDO (6 dimms) 4,5GB SCSI Hard Drive, integrated ESS1868 audio driver & some mysteriuos S3 VGA- with some weird addon card on it.
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Hard drive is blank so there is no compaq diagnostic partition or bios F10. I think i'm able to rewrite it from sp8145 or sp7954.
I had to remove the original BIOS battery that was discharged. Soldered some new with cables.
Case is visually in poor condition: scratched from moving in a vertical position but the whole construction is intact.

Interesting thing is that mobo is using two northbridges to achieve dual channel memory bus (Compaq's Highly Parallel System architecture) 😎

Ultimately i will install nt4 with smp hal using compaq software.
Basically works.

Cpq: ap550(2x1G/256k), sp750(2x900/2MB), 5100(2xpII300)
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HP Vectra XU 6/200 2x PIIOD 512MB FPM Banshee
Super S2DG2@550/2MB SCSI 15k V5 5500
P4T533-C P4 3,06 Ti4600
Dell T700r @P3-700 V3 3500
PR440FX-2x PIIOD Voodoo 4500 PCI r320 CT1920

Reply 4113 of 53647, by MaxWar

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My Latest Ebay haul, pretty happy with that. Both items = 50$ shipped. Thanks to this forums Ebay heads up thread.

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Reply 4114 of 53647, by Anonymous Coward

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Nice 286 board. The build quality looks good, and it's made in Toronto, Canada!

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Reply 4115 of 53647, by MaxWar

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Anonymous Coward wrote:

Nice 286 board. The build quality looks good, and it's made in Toronto, Canada!

Yeah it looks great!
Any idea what that empty socket between the CPU and Power connector might be for?

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Reply 4116 of 53647, by SquallStrife

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MaxWar wrote:
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Nice 286 board. The build quality looks good, and it's made in Toronto, Canada!

Yeah it looks great!
Any idea what that empty socket between the CPU and Power connector might be for?

It's for an 80287, most likely.

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Reply 4117 of 53647, by MaxWar

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SquallStrife wrote:
MaxWar wrote:
Anonymous Coward wrote:

Nice 286 board. The build quality looks good, and it's made in Toronto, Canada!

Yeah it looks great!
Any idea what that empty socket between the CPU and Power connector might be for?

It's for an 80287, most likely.

A coprocessor, yeah that must be it. Just about every 286 board I look at has that socket.

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Reply 4118 of 53647, by RacoonRider

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SquallStrife wrote:
MaxWar wrote:
Anonymous Coward wrote:

Nice 286 board. The build quality looks good, and it's made in Toronto, Canada!

Yeah it looks great!
Any idea what that empty socket between the CPU and Power connector might be for?

It's for an 80287, most likely.

It is exactly for 287.

Reply 4119 of 53647, by VooDooMan

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obobskivich wrote:
Assuming you aren't just having a spot of fun with us, you shredded a pack of some very rare and hard to find/replace cards. :bl […]
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Assuming you aren't just having a spot of fun with us, you shredded a pack of some very rare and hard to find/replace cards. 😒 The ones I could identify:

- GeForce FX 5800 Ultra [the one that says "Terratec"]
- 3DLabs WildcatVP Pro (can't tell if it's an 880 or 990; would need a higher-res of the back (it'll say on the stickers)) [the one with clouds on the cooler]
- S3 Graphics DeltaChrome S8 [the black/silver one that has the S3 logo peeking out]
- Leadtek WinFast VR300 (more info about that: http://www.stereo3d.com/vr300.htm) [the yellow one that says WinFast]
- Club3D XGI Volari V8 256MB [the blue/silver one]

I wasn't sure what the PCI card was, which others identified as a Neon 250.

Of course, this all assumes everything pictured actually WORKED - they all have kicked caps (the S3 and Wildcat being the worst), and other various damage (the S3's heatsink isn't sitting straight and has missing fan blades, the XGI has bulging caps, etc). They were probably put out in the dumpster for a reason (or were damaged from being put out into the dumpster). At least they got recycled instead of going into landfill. 😀

And because it came up (I should probably make a thread about this, given that it seems to keep coming up): the FX 5800 with the Flow FX fan (like what's pictured) is quieter-running than the WildcatVP.

Haha, gotcha 😁 You've been punked 😜

Of course I still got ALL of those cards!!! 😀

And I haven't found them in a dumpster...

I spent fortune to get them….
Some people(including me) have been looking for those cards in years!
How could one find such treasures in one place?
The chances are bigger that you would win in a lottery...

When I was writing the first post I thought that nobody is gonna believe me, that it is so obvious... But you did not catch my joke on the first time so I stared to have fun 😜 I wrote that I got rid of them ( sorry I was not sober at that time...) and there was even more fun 😁 But now I feel kind of "bad" cause some of you FINALLY got suspicious 😜 So I decided to tell the truth...

I know, I know... I've got a specific sense of humor. I know that it was kind of cruel, and some of you probably hate me by now but I hope you gonna forgive me eventually 😀 I will try to compensate my mistake: I will test all those cards and share with the results. I have been testing that Neon for a week now, more info here:

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I appologise once agian, and thank you for all the private messages 😉

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