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  1. Thanks! Indeed, when I got the system I cleaned...

    Thanks! Indeed, when I got the system I cleaned everything as described. All connectors where cleaned with an eraser and DeOXit. EPROMS removed, cleaned and reseated as well. VRAM as well as...
  2. Well, quick update. I've recapped the whole...

    Well, quick update. I've recapped the whole planar (system board) and no change to behaviour... I'm now beyond my capability of further troubleshooting this system. I know it's the planar, but out...
  3. 8590 with two symptoms: failing XGA and hangs of floppy access

    I have this IBM PS/2 Model 90 XP 486 (8590 Type 1 Complex) parts system that keeps doing the following:


    on (very often) occasion, on boot up it gives (1) Long (2) Short beeps, indicating a...
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    Stefan, no, it should respond to the keyboard. ...

    Stefan, no, it should respond to the keyboard. When you first turn on the 8590 (I have a 8590-0J5) the keyboard LEDs should flash on/off. Do they?
  5. Thread: Brittle Plastic

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    There are urban legends that the soda cans in...

    There are urban legends that the soda cans in doors where union protests, not sure if true.
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    This is the only reason you should care if it's...

    This is the only reason you should care if it's water, vinegar, Windex, Dollar Tree, etc. If it's plain glass, anything will work. Of course, if the screen has a nylon mesh anti-glare then that's...
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    Yeap, no pictures otherwise would consider.

    Yeap, no pictures otherwise would consider.
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    Hi Doc, from North Texas (Dallas) :) Welcome and...

    Hi Doc, from North Texas (Dallas) :) Welcome and look forward to hearing more about your collection.
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    Yes, OS/2 always worked on the 286, even on 1.x....

    Yes, OS/2 always worked on the 286, even on 1.x. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/2
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    You have to sign up with Fry's for promo codes. ...

    You have to sign up with Fry's for promo codes. They are the "hidden" discounts that require a unique (for the day I believe) promo code to get the advertised price, which again is mailed to you. ...
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    I'm interested in the Apple IIe system...

    I'm interested in the Apple IIe system (complete). I'm Texas (76092), would you kindly let me know the shipping?
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    The memory should be disabled since you (likely)...

    The memory should be disabled since you (likely) don't have a boot ROM installed. Do you have another Ethernet switch or hub to try? You said the link status LED is ok?
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    I wonder if it's for reading test sheets or other...

    I wonder if it's for reading test sheets or other similar items like the old Scantron type forms... as opposed to what we today consider OCR? Then again, magnetic character recognition goes back to...
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    Well, seems like 20 years in the manufacturing...

    Well, seems like 20 years in the manufacturing software side. The company seems was reborn then... but the history page I posted talks about starting in 1969.

    "Qantel Technologies, Inc. is a...
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    Well, seems like Qantel is still in business but...

    Well, seems like Qantel is still in business but not producing computers... Same address too: http://www.qantel.com/corporate/history.htm
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    I didn't think the collection was that huge, but...

    I didn't think the collection was that huge, but a sad loss nevertheless.
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    Rauli's advice seems spot on... I would try a...

    Rauli's advice seems spot on... I would try a "normal" 80287 before continuing further, and see if the Quadtel BIOS proceeds without error. I highly doubt the BIOS would recognize a newer math...
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    As a technician installing these at the time, I...

    As a technician installing these at the time, I can tell you all 5170 came with it. It was affixed using Velco. I would install them, but many techs just left it in the box.
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    Why part it out? If it's fully functional, you...

    Why part it out? If it's fully functional, you might find a better home for it.
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    Thanks for the hints on Hidden Figures, on my...

    Thanks for the hints on Hidden Figures, on my list to watch soon.

    FYI, your personal web page does not load, might want to check the problem. Gives me a "Forbidden - You don't have permission to...
  21. Lasagna and salad / roasted broccoli with garlic...

    Lasagna and salad / roasted broccoli with garlic :)
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    Pretty certain it is... those stickers on CTRL,...

    Pretty certain it is... those stickers on CTRL, SHIFT and ALT are for Wordperfect I believe. Note that it even says Personal Computer on the badge.
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    Seems about right... you *did* order an accordion...

    Seems about right... you *did* order an accordion didn't you? :)
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    It was too easy, this is elementary High School...

    It was too easy, this is elementary High School (maybe middle school) stuff.
  25. Thread: Novell Netware

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    Netware 286 and 386 work quite well with VMware...

    Netware 286 and 386 work quite well with VMware :) I've created and booted servers and connected via DOS virtual machines... all using IPX protocol. So good way to relive it.
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