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rtull32
January 13th, 2016, 06:36 PM
New here fellas a few years back I came across an IBM 5150. This PC is BEYOND great condition. I truly believe this was an extra and was NEVER used! It has the original packaging down to the plastic wrap the keyboard still has the tape sealing the box shut! I am trying to know what to value this at in its condition, I have seen plenty 5150s on ebay however none come close to what I believe I have here. Any help on this would be much appreciated!

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bobba84
January 13th, 2016, 06:38 PM
I am insanely jealous.

rtull32
January 13th, 2016, 06:40 PM
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January 13th, 2016, 06:43 PM
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SpidersWeb
January 13th, 2016, 06:54 PM
Wow, don't think I've seen an IBM display THAT white before! Nice!

The floppy drive and enhanced keyboard aren't parts I think you'd usually see shipped with an IBM 5150, from memory that's the floppy drive that plugs in to the IBM PS/2 series machines? And the enhanced keyboard was an option in 1986/1987? Someone else would have to confirm.

I'd be keen to see some photos of the base unit itself if you've got any - and no doubt depending on what it's fitted with, and which revision it is, will impact value. I'm sure there is at least one rich collector out there who wants a unit that looks as-new.

rtull32
January 13th, 2016, 07:08 PM
Wow, don't think I've seen an IBM display THAT white before! Nice!

The floppy drive and enhanced keyboard aren't parts I think you'd usually see shipped with an IBM 5150, from memory that's the floppy drive that plugs in to the IBM PS/2 series machines? And the enhanced keyboard was an option in 1986/1987? Someone else would have to confirm.

I'd be keen to see some photos of the base unit itself if you've got any - and no doubt depending on what it's fitted with, and which revision it is, will impact value. I'm sure there is at least one rich collector out there who wants a unit that looks as-new.

I will pull it out tomorrow. I have only taken it out of the box one time to test it and was scared to do so as I didn't want to screw anything up! Unfortunately I cant find those pics anymore but it did in fact work. A rich collector would be a nice find for me as I have no use for the machine and received it as part payment in an oddball job!

Compgeke
January 14th, 2016, 04:20 AM
Wow, don't think I've seen an IBM display THAT white before! Nice!

The floppy drive and enhanced keyboard aren't parts I think you'd usually see shipped with an IBM 5150, from memory that's the floppy drive that plugs in to the IBM PS/2 series machines? And the enhanced keyboard was an option in 1986/1987? Someone else would have to confirm..

That'd probably be a Model M 1390120 (no LEDs) (with IBM P/N 6480185). Even though it wouldn't be factory on a PC and only factory on a very late XT, it and the 1390131 (LEDs) work fine on PCs and XTs but have the traditional Model M layout.

Jimmy
January 14th, 2016, 06:34 AM
I have several original 5150 boxes but not of them are blue, or at least the color blue showing in the pictures, all four of the ones I have are more of the gray, the same color as the monitor box.

Guys who know a lot of about IBM, did they ship them in different boxes with the later models? Or possibly did the early model "A"'s ship in these blue boxes?

I would also like to know what the serial numbers are and if they match the serial number on the boxes.

Plasma
January 14th, 2016, 06:50 AM
It's worth $10. I will take it off your hands.