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    Original Keyboards and monitors in working...

    Original Keyboards and monitors in working condition command some decent many, but a non 64k not exactly as shipped 5150 machine can be had for that kind of money easy.
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    Isn't Turin, Italy one of the most air polluted...

    Isn't Turin, Italy one of the most air polluted places in the EU? Smog (ozone) is very bad for computer parts plus, rubber, and plastic.
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    54657 Built in handles, takes ATX. Not...

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    Built in handles, takes ATX.

    Not sure, but before rugged laptops (Toughbooks) came about I think the military had some portable desktops for whatever field use.
  4. The OEM BIOS is locked, you can't change anything...

    The OEM BIOS is locked, you can't change anything with respect to the CPU or RAM (greyed out). The boot screen shows the correct XP 2800+ once you disable quick mode (otherwise nothing is dislayed on...
  5. Yes, found that jumper and it was set correctly....

    Yes, found that jumper and it was set correctly. Odd thing is that the BIOS shows one thing and when I boot it up with details on (instead of the big E Emachines graphic) it shows the correct 2800+...
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    Everybody likes a firesale but those type of...

    Everybody likes a firesale but those type of systems that need work generally don't sell for much on any given day.

    The biggest distance I ever went to pick up vintage equipment was a little over...
  7. Old collectors are CHEAP, we owned that stuff...

    Old collectors are CHEAP, we owned that stuff when it was new and expensive and we have seen it junked when it was worthless.

    Pretty sure I have that same case with a 386DX/40 in it grabbed from...
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    Those huge towers weigh a ton, so generally if...

    Those huge towers weigh a ton, so generally if they are not hard to find at the moment you are better off selling them locally.

    The older members here either collect older stuff or they have more...
  9. Can those EEPROMs be rewritten or replaced?

    Can those EEPROMs be rewritten or replaced?
  10. FIC AU31-L Motherboard (from an Emachine) questions

    I got in today a FIC AU31-l D33007 motherboard today.

    There are leaky caps on the board , which I will replace, but it boots from the onboard video. The thing is the board came with a XP 2800+...
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1PCS-PC8477BV-1-Advanced-...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1PCS-PC8477BV-1-Advanced-Floppy-Disk-Controller-PLCC-68-NEW-original/292196594206?

    Close a DP8477BV-1 for $4 shipped from China , NEW. Software compatible with the...
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    I looked at a couple EISA machine I had handy and...

    I looked at a couple EISA machine I had handy and the card is not there, must be somewhere else.

    Looking at some cards on google it appears that that model used more then one chip for the floppy...
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    I will have to recall which machine it is in and...

    I will have to recall which machine it is in and dig it out (you would be surprised how many EISA computers I have).
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    That's the EISA one correct? My manuals say it...

    That's the EISA one correct? My manuals say it supports 2 floppy drives nothing about type or density.
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    Was it used on a IBM PS/2? I know the drives they...

    Was it used on a IBM PS/2? I know the drives they have use QIC tapes but the format is different from what I remember.
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    QIC ended up going to 100GB from Tandberg (they...

    QIC ended up going to 100GB from Tandberg (they changed the name to SLR).

    After QIC I think I went to DAT and now use LTO1/2 tapes. For collecting purposes I have all kinds of tape drives like...
  17. The Chinese will clone anything for a buck,...

    The Chinese will clone anything for a buck, hobbyist cards or expensive commercial machines. They will also put their own brand on somebody elses work.

    If you just want to get a design out there...
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    I don't mind the old QIC-80 tapes because while...

    I don't mind the old QIC-80 tapes because while slow they were cheap and reliable back when I actually used them for archives (early 90's). The Travan tapes on the other hand were junk.
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    How bad do you need it? I might have one in a...

    How bad do you need it? I might have one in a machine.
  20. Your location to figure out shipping would be...

    Your location to figure out shipping would be nice.
  21. 10 Apple I's with a value of $30K+ each and are...

    10 Apple I's with a value of $30K+ each and are small enough to stick in a bag need probably more then 1 security guard (he will need to use the restroom and take breaks).
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    The CL around here has mostly listings for items...

    The CL around here has mostly listings for items I can buy and get shipped from Ebay cheaper or sometimes new from Newegg. Not sure who the market is targeting for that stuff other then clueless...
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    Have a picture of the card?

    Have a picture of the card?
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    If this was going on a decade or two ago nobody...

    If this was going on a decade or two ago nobody would have cared then. Back then of course you could still buy those key swicthes new.

    There will always be a fight between hobbyists and people...
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    When I first got some IBM PS/2 systems in I also...

    When I first got some IBM PS/2 systems in I also got a bag of IBM/Kingston (I think) 72 pin SIMMs and all had gold plated contacts. OEM RAM tends to not be high capacity like later commodity 72 pin...
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