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lutiana
July 5th, 2017, 06:50 PM
Thank's to EJS I found a guy on reddit who had the monitor and had no idea what to do with it. So I offered to buy it and he sold it to me. It's in it's original packaging and with the exception of the missing adjustment piece it is near new condition. I am kicking myself for recycling the dead one mere days before finding this one as I could have just taken the missing piece from. Though I am confident that I could fashion a replacement at some point, perhaps via a 3d print.

For those of you who don't remember, this is the monitor that my cats managed to destroy in January (original post here (http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?55488-Damn-cats-and-how-I-need-an-IBM-5145-now)).

I have not had a chance to test is fully but it does power on and show a complete white screen, so the tube looks to be good.

Here are some pictures:

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All fired up.


Then the same furry bastard who broke the first one started an obvious plot to break this one.

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That's him scoping out the box and the packaging. Not this time fluffy, this time it's staying in the box and being placed as low to the ground as possible till I can get it moved to storage this weekend.

I am gonna need to get a six pack for EJS when I run into him at VFC West in August.

ejs
July 5th, 2017, 07:27 PM
Wow, that monitor really is in mint condition! Glad everything worked out for you.

Keep an eye on those cats--they're up to no good.

lutiana
July 5th, 2017, 07:29 PM
Keep an eye on those cats--they're up to no good.


First rule of cat ownership, they're always up to no good...

roberttx
July 6th, 2017, 04:42 AM
First rule of cat ownership, they're always up to no good...

But the zeroth rule is that cats can do no wrong.

lutiana
July 6th, 2017, 06:47 AM
But the zeroth rule is that cats can do no wrong.

Hmm, where do you get your cats from?

zombienerd
July 6th, 2017, 07:15 AM
Always loved that model, looks great!

bettablue
July 6th, 2017, 11:30 PM
I'm curious... What model of PC is the monitor for.

Great fin d though, and I agree... Put the monitor somewhere the cats can't damage it. Sadly, I had an IBM 5154 I had planned to use with my IBM 5150 with 5161 expansion unit. One of my cats knocked the monitor off my workbench. The monitor's case waS PRETTY MUCH DESTROYED. I ended up using abn IBM 5153 CGA graphics adapter and monitor.

Hope everything works out for you.

Cheeers

Thomas

mR_Slug
July 7th, 2017, 02:14 PM
That cat's already performed and entropy experiment and now looks very eager to be put in a quantum superposition. Perhaps hes trying to tell you something?

roberttx
July 7th, 2017, 02:23 PM
Hmm, where do you get your cats from?

Mostly, they find us. Our oldest came from a shelter, but the rest were all ferals that decided that they liked me, for some reason.

lutiana
July 7th, 2017, 10:45 PM
I'm curious... What model of PC is the monitor for.

IBM 5140, the Convertible PC.

trmg
July 9th, 2017, 07:32 PM
Nice!