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    I actually managed to get my hands on a 5162...

    I actually managed to get my hands on a 5162 before I could get a 5161. Go figure.
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    They are difficult to find on eBay and very...

    They are difficult to find on eBay and very expensive when they do appear. Finding an original cable is nearly impossible. One of the eBay sellers I talked to said that he sold the ends of a cable...
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    Finding a working drive/controller combo is...

    Finding a working drive/controller combo is something that I've struggled with as well.
  4. $40 IBM 5170:...

    $40 IBM 5170: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2486618068327018/
  5. I'm interested in purchasing one of these if you...

    I'm interested in purchasing one of these if you have any left
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    A kindred spirit.

    A kindred spirit.
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    Saw one of these go cheap on eBay recently:...

    Saw one of these go cheap on eBay recently: https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-MEMORY-EXPANSION-CARD-6480099XM-VINTAGE-NEW-IN-BOX-1984/264537735855
  8. $100 IBM XT model 286 with color dot matrix...

    $100 IBM XT model 286 with color dot matrix printer - local pickup only
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/735514813593169/
  9. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/49639423...

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/496394230977258/
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    That's a very dim hope but it's a valid point.

    That's a very dim hope but it's a valid point.
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    If by "collector", you mean someone who takes a...

    If by "collector", you mean someone who takes a rare piece of history and modifies it then, yes, I'm putting them into a similar category as a scrapper.
    If by "collector", you mean someone who takes...
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    This renders the exact same number of vintage...

    This renders the exact same number of vintage systems unusable as if the keyboards were scrapped for their parts. That's not better, in my book.
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    How does a "keyboard collector" utilize...

    How does a "keyboard collector" utilize proprietary keyboards for which he deliberately avoided purchasing the matching systems? Put them under a glass case and look at them? I suppose what you're...
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    They are just screen grabs from the links I...

    They are just screen grabs from the links I posted but give this a try this: https://postimg.cc/gallery/2xg98sq28/


    Agreed.


    I still wouldn't like it but it would be one thing if he scavenged...
  15. Newest and rarest acquisition is an IBM 5162.

    Newest and rarest acquisition is an IBM 5162.
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    From the horse's mouth: ...

    From the horse's mouth:
    https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=22030
    https://web.archive.org/web/20190729161344/https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=22030

    571575715857159571605716157162
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    If you are the infamous "keyboard kid" then you...

    If you are the infamous "keyboard kid" then you deserved to be banned. Good riddance.
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    Thank you very much!!

    Thank you very much!!
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    I guess I think of it as being similar to the...

    I guess I think of it as being similar to the XT-IDE. I'm not trying to do anything that wasn't possible in the 80's per say but the original components from the period are either no longer...
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    You are that guy and open sourcing it would be...

    You are that guy and open sourcing it would be fantastic!!! :)
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    MHz. I certainly don't want something slower than...

    MHz. I certainly don't want something slower than the standard 4.77MHz :P
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    6-8mhz would be fantastic

    6-8mhz would be fantastic
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    That part wouldn't be as bad as you might think...

    That part wouldn't be as bad as you might think because people have already implemented many of the old microprocessors in an fpga. It's not something that you'd have to do yourself. I was reading a...
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    The ones I've seen plug into an ISA slot(or at...

    The ones I've seen plug into an ISA slot(or at least get mounted into one of the slots) with an onboard 286 CPU, you move the 8088 CPU to the card, and then a ribbon cable from the card plugs into...
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    FPGA accelerator cards

    There have been a couple posts recently about 8088/286 accelerator cards but they are pretty hard to find these days. How hard would it be to make an 8-bit isa card using an FPGA and software cores...
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