Thanks for the replies ya'll. Yeah I probably will end up grabbing another 126654-001 in case mine croaks since there are some still available. I found another shark type site that claims to have a 148867-001 which is the same card but with a "v32 controller" (whatever that means) and it has extra pins for a 139168-001 1MB vram upgrade (lol as if I'd ever come across one of those). I'm going to give then a call today even though they want too much for it.
Thanks for the info on the 1280/E vlask. That is a cool site. That's exactly the card I'm hoping to find someday. I found found some parts info sheets on the M series and have been hunting one of those ever since. I'll keep hunting 😀
I have been looking at that truevision for the last few weeks but I can't find much info on the board and I was also afraid it was just a frame grabber. Pretty expensive.
I could kick myself around the block for not bidding higher on that mach32, I work graveyard at a hotel and we had a wedding party that was a little drunker than usual that night haha
Thanks for telling me about amibay 386_junkie, those are the sorts of places I need to lurk on.
Man if I had known how expensive this old stuff would be these days I would have kept a lot of stuff from the past. In high school I got 7 PS/2s out of the rain on the ground in front of a dumpster (they were actually stuck in GA red clay mud and had gotten rained on, even had mud inside on the boards) and 5 of them came back to life a model 90, 2 model 30s, a 55, and a 50. Seeing the prices on those things now makes me crazy. I fixed them up and gave them away to anyone I could find that pretended to be interested in computers so I reckon I don't really regret that. Had a PS/1 (the little one with all the software in rom) the floppy died and I burned up the controller because my dumb ass tried to plug a non-ibm drive up to it. Hell I used to have an amiga 1200 that I got from goodwill about 14-15 years ago then it started giving me a Kickstart error and asking for a disk. I just took the thing apart and threw it away. Wish I could have known back then that all I needed to do was reseat the roms and I would have been good to go. I can't believe how crazy expensive Amiga kit is these days.
Hopefully I'll get this old compaq straightened out and souped up so I can show if off. It's a 33m but I managed to find a 66m cpu board and swapped I out. I have 64mb of ram and a PODP5V83 on the way for it. I actually got lucky and found that stuff for a reasonable price. I got the connectors and parts to solder up a home made audio breakout cable since those seem to be impossible to find but I'm going to have to find a small tipped soldering iron for this scary tiny 8 pin mini din connector. I don't know how I'm going to get that tiny stuff soldered without pulling all my hair out 🤣.
Thanks guys. It's cool to be posting here rather than just lurking.