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GravityCrab
April 11th, 2016, 12:52 PM
Alright so i just got my first IBM 5150! Its in great shape BUT its missing the iconic "IBM personal computer" case badge. anyone have any clue where i could get one? or maybe even have one made.

vwestlife
April 11th, 2016, 02:19 PM
You could pry the IBM 5150 badge off the back and stick it on the front. It's not correct, but it looks better than staring at a blank space. :)

SpidersWeb
April 11th, 2016, 02:56 PM
You could pry the IBM 5150 badge off the back and stick it on the front. It's not correct, but it looks better than staring at a blank space. :)

I think IBM Australia might have done this in the later stages themselves. I've got a 1986/1987 5160 and a 1987 5150 from different sources and both have 5150 and 5160 labels on the front and the rear.
Small sample size, but I had wondered.

In answer to the OP, first thing I'd do is go in to the Buy/Sell/Swap section on this forum and post a request looking for a badge. Might find someone with a damaged or rusted case who is willing to pop one off for you.

GravityCrab
April 11th, 2016, 07:48 PM
I didn't even know where was a buy/sell on here! Thanks I'll give that a shot!

GravityCrab
April 11th, 2016, 07:49 PM
Yea I thought about doing that but it's just not the same :(

framer
April 13th, 2016, 03:55 AM
I've seen them on fleabay every once a a while.

Good Luck,

framer