First post, by Deksor
Hi, I've just bought an 8088. It comes with a 5"1/4 floppy drive and a western digital hdd (with many many more things and other PCs that I'll probably show you later in the right topic) for 50€ in total. However as you may have guessed, it doesn't POST (at least it doesn't seem to since I don't have any monitor compatible with it. I've got 16bit ISA VGA cards though). The HDD is probably making a short circuit (tantalum capacitor ?) since the psu doesn't start at all when it is plugged. But it's fine when I disconect it.
I've tried my POST card, and here is what it does :
First the POST card doesn't show any code, but apparently every voltage are fine. Then the speaker makes a clicky sound and the card shows "FF". But this is the only thing that the computer does for now.
The floppy controller had an awful VARTA battery on it, and the second ISA slot had corrosion, so I've cleaned up a bit that slot with a toothbrush and vinegar. Now it should be fine, (the motherboard doesn't seem to be damaged anywhere else, even right next to the ISA slot). What could be the problem ?
Here are some photos from the machine :
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