First post, by etomcat
I have an IBM type code 6133919 full-sized planar (PC/AT model 5170, 256/512kB system board, year 1985 week 43) which I've always assumed to be destroyed, as the computer breakers cut off a corner (to mark their intent of recycling the huge PCB before I could rescue it). On closer look I wonder if possibly nothing vital got severed, just fiberglass, so I'd like to try powering it up. On the other hand, the breakers also pulled its 2 or 4 (E)EPROM chips as those had re-use value so the BIOS is gone...
I wonder if the correct microcode images could still be found somewhere on the web for DIY burning? (There is an electronic parts shop in town who still sell EEPROM and even program them.)
Thanks in advance, Yours Sincerely: Tamas Feher, Hungary.