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Divad
March 7th, 2016, 11:10 AM
I've just acquired a Mitac model MPC-2000VE, which I believe makes it a Paragon 286VE model (the badge is missing from the front). The motherboard appears to be model "PWA-286V BD"

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any info on the motherboard jumper or DIP switch settings. It has VGA on board and it currently outputs using this, but I would prefer to use my EGA card and monitor with this system which I imagine will involve changing the DIP switches at least, and knowing what the other jumpers were for would be useful as well. Google hasn't turned up anything so far and all there is in the PC Engineers Handbook is the Mitac URL!

So, does anyone have any info on this PC?

Thanks

David

Flamin Joe
March 7th, 2016, 05:36 PM
Atari in Germany released an alternative Atari PC4 which as far as I know was just a rebadged Paragon 286VE. I don't have much more information on it but I do know there are some photo's of one on the website below which also includes a photo of the DIP switch settings labelled on the back. All they do however is configure video output.

http://stelios-old-computers.webnode.gr/atari-pcs/atari-pc-4/

Divad
March 8th, 2016, 12:02 AM
Thanks! That looks exactly the same as my system.