View Full Version : Just in : Olivetti M19

August 10th, 2013, 08:43 AM
I just brought home this pretty small Olivetti M19.
I myself had never seen one before and perhaps in some parts of the world this is a common system, over here in the Netherlands it certainly is not ;)

The system is in great shape and even came with the original box of the monitor and keyboard, manual, system floppies etc
The cable of keyboard is in quite bad shape though, the material is falling appart.

Also the system is very very quiet, at first I thought it wasn't working but it was just the contrast turned down all the way :)

Ow one silly thing, the Customer Check disk just formatted itself, it was happily testing everything and I must have missed the message saying change the disk and then it was testing the writing and reading of the disk...oops...so now I have a blanc Customer Disk grmbl

August 10th, 2013, 08:44 AM
And some more pics


August 10th, 2013, 10:13 AM
The POST display looks the same as that of the M24. Although several online descriptions say "VGA output", I suspect that they mean that the video is pretty much the same as the M24--it can be made to drive a VGA monitor, but is far from being actual VGA.

I think also sold as the Acorn M19.

August 10th, 2013, 04:03 PM
Very tidy. Enjoy it. Bound to be someone around here with disk image of the Customer Check disk. Apperently beasty is powered by the psu in the monitor. There was a hdd and external storage options available as well by the looks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivetti_M19