First post, by AppleDash
I've had a bunch of 8088 system parts in my collection for awhile, dismantled from various untested systems or otherwise acquired in uncertain condition. Today, I decided to try and make a working system out of them, mainly because I want a system that uses CGA instead of VGA.
The components I am using are an unknown board, an unknown I/O card, and a "Better Products Colorcard" CGA card. Pictures are here (links as they are huge when used with img tags):
All I have connected are the PSU, the expansion cards, and the monitor to the CGA card. No drives yet.
As stated, when I power on the system, all I get is a blinking cursor in the upper left corner of the monitor. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? And... if anyone could help me identify the unknown parts, that would be great!
Main retro system: Am486 DX4 100MHz | 128K cache | 16MB RAM | VLB Mach32 | Sound Blaster 16 | HardMPU w/ MT-32 or SC-55 | MS-DOS 6.22; no Windows