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  1. Shame about the bigger stuff that got chopped up....

    Shame about the bigger stuff that got chopped up. Really curious about the guy you bought it from though...Did he express any thoughts about how he imagined using this as a 'normal pc', or how long...
  2. Is there anything else you're trying to plug into...

    Is there anything else you're trying to plug into the same IDE cable your hard drive is on? Otherwise, is it possible that somehow a gremlin switched all your IDE devices to be jumpered to 'slave' ?
  3. 5170 floppy drive suddenly stopped working?

    A little backstory, I got an AT a working by fixing what turned out to be a simple jumper problem with the display card. I'm pretty sure that previously, this thing hadn't been in working order since...
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    I did find some Alloy tape drives available as of...

    I did find some Alloy tape drives available as of '86 that are all QIC-24, but the documentation on these drives is poor and pictures are basically non-existent. So there's no way of knowing if the...
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    Thought I would provide some closure to this...

    Thought I would provide some closure to this thread since it's been a while now and I've since figured much of what I needed to know, hopefully it comes in use to someone in the future.

    On system...
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    Well that's embarrassing, seems I was way off in...

    Well that's embarrassing, seems I was way off in predicting what this card is.

    Could you expand a little though? I'm curious what kind of tape drive this would have connected to. I can provide...
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    Strange expansion card on an IBM 5170

    So I recently picked up an IBM 5170 kind of on a whim since it was pretty cheap, and decided to open it up and see what was actually inside it.

    I don't know much about its past life, but clearly...
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    So I did some more digging, and the memory I need...

    So I did some more digging, and the memory I need is actually listed as a 60ns DRAM chip, which is interesting. I would have thought it was actual VRAM.

    As far as actually tracking down...
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    All I have for the chips is the FRU number from...

    All I have for the chips is the FRU number from an old IBM doc. The number is: 92G7432

    The doc in question, in case anyone is curious:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/db52.htm
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    Questions about an IBM 6586

    Apologies if this is a lot of questions for one topic, I'm new here and I've recently acquired a very particular IBM 6586. It was missing system RAM, video RAM, and a hard drive. No graphics card,...
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