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    The output has changed since post #8, I would try...

    The output has changed since post #8, I would try replacing the ram chips in bank 1 and test again using the SS diags.
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    What does the SS diags say, Can you post a pic,...

    What does the SS diags say, Can you post a pic, From the pic you posted it appears there are 8 bad ram chips ??
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    The 5160 130w and 5162 150w PSU's would fit the...

    The 5160 130w and 5162 150w PSU's would fit the 5150, Or another alternative is a transplant job, Find an AT or ATX PSU with the right size innards and transplant the innards into the old 5150 PSU...
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    Depends on the condition of your PSU, A good 63w...

    Depends on the condition of your PSU, A good 63w 5150 PSU should not have a problem.



    Originally 5150's were not designed to have a hard drive and had 63w PSU's, My late model 5150 has it's...
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    It would be nice to have a copy of that Bios as...

    It would be nice to have a copy of that Bios as other's said, You can use Mike Brutman's PCJRCART utility to dump the system rom, Just run:
    pcjrcart -noheaders -dumpROM from a DOS boot floppy and...
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    Do they have to be Wima, Just did a quick search...

    Do they have to be Wima, Just did a quick search on ebah and turned up a few that would be suitable like these or these
  7. I don't own any Tandy's but i've seen it before...

    I don't own any Tandy's but i've seen it before on other computers, I think it's basically an incompatibility with the Bios and CF card, ie: the CF has a different drive configuration to what the...
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    What makes you think it's not an IBM motherboard...

    What makes you think it's not an IBM motherboard in this 5150 ?, No pics of the inside, The seller states "Everything is original except the main PC power cord" in the listing.
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    Yep it would have the later bios.

    Yep it would have the later bios.
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    Yes an early one, Looks in pretty good shape and...

    Yes an early one, Looks in pretty good shape and not a bad price too. Worth investigating if anyone's after an early 5150. Wrong side of the pond for me.
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    Yes if i can get them apart without doing too...

    Yes if i can get them apart without doing too much damage, Usually i find it's just a new Cap or 2 that's required.
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    I've probably got enough spinning rust in 2.5"...

    I've probably got enough spinning rust in 2.5" and 3.5" stashed away to last me the rest of my lifetime and beyond if i used em.
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    The only drives i keep hold of are the big MFM...

    The only drives i keep hold of are the big MFM drives as long as they at least spin up, I find them useful to use as a load and i can re-use the drive carrier, Anything else gets dumped if i can't...
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    Yep, At the end of the day it's worth what...

    Yep, At the end of the day it's worth what somebody is willing to pay, In all the years i've been in this hobby i've paid between 10 - 50 for my stuff, Though just over a year ago i paid 100 for...
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    Have you thought about the XTIDE Universal Bios,...

    Have you thought about the XTIDE Universal Bios, As long as you have somewhere to home the bios for example a boot rom socket on a NIC card and set hard drives to none in the system setup so that the...
  16. I thought about doing the same thing to my 5155,...

    I thought about doing the same thing to my 5155, I measured both and the XT 286 motherboard has an additional 1.04" compared to the 5160 motherboard, I think the space is there "Just" but it would...
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    I don't know what they sell for in canada but a...

    I don't know what they sell for in canada but a later model 5150 minus original keyboard / monitor or one with non-original keyboard / monitor, The original keyboards and monitors fetch a pretty...
  18. I'd really like to swap out the monitor in my...

    I'd really like to swap out the monitor in my 5155 for an LCD, I'm not keen on the composite due to my eye sight, Other than the monitor i'm happy with my 5155, While out shopping a few weeks ago i...
  19. I run DOS 6.22 on my 5160, XUB, HH 360k 5.25" and...

    I run DOS 6.22 on my 5160, XUB, HH 360k 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drive and stock floppy controller, Can't say i've had that happen using good 360k or 720k floppy disks.
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    I haven't watched the video's and not going to,...

    I haven't watched the video's and not going to, being on the wrong side of the pond as usual :-(
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    Kit or PCB, I'm assuming PCB as the Kit would...

    Kit or PCB, I'm assuming PCB as the Kit would have everything needed, If you bought the PCB from Glitch i would say it sounds like you bought or got sent the wrong size headers, Where did you get the...
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    An 8Gb CF is a bit big, I would try a smaller CF...

    An 8Gb CF is a bit big, I would try a smaller CF 2Gb or less as Chuck said in your other thread, You could try booting the Olivetti via a Dos 6.22 boot disk and wipe the CF card using the Lo-Tech...
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    There is some information on the 5161 on Modem7's...

    There is some information on the 5161 on Modem7's website
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    A few people have tried to get one started...

    A few people have tried to get one started before, Trouble is i've never seen anything official from IBM, Even when there was loads of documentation on IBM's server wayback, Given that IBM sold...
  25. Well over the last 10 years that i've been buying...

    Well over the last 10 years that i've been buying / building the XT-IDE cards for my own use, I have original Rev 1 - 2 and 4 cards, Also i have a few lo-tech cards, Glitch's R4 cards are a great...
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