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    Default Looking for an IBM EduQuest System.

    I'm looking for an Eduquest system. They look like a PS/2 Model 25. I'd like it to be either at or below 100 dollars, but I'll look at any offer.

    Here's an example of what I'm looking for,
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOS lives on!! View Post
    I'm looking for an Eduquest system. They look like a PS/2 Model 25. I'd like it to be either at or below 100 dollars, but I'll look at any offer.

    Here's what one looks like,
    Level? There are from 386SLC models to 486DX4-100. IBM spelled out the model numbers in this line, ¨Thirty¨ to ¨Fifty-Five¨ (William has it a little wrong, and leaves off a model):

    http://walshcomptech.com/ps2/eduquest.htm

    We might be able to deal on a ¨Forty¨...

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    remembers using these in my schools lybrary as a kid sept they had the cartige cd drives
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ajs View Post
    remembers using these in my schools lybrary as a kid sept they had the cartige cd drives
    The picture does show the CD drive that uses the ¨caddy¨. ¨CD-ROM II¨ or something like that, as IBM called them. You can switch in a (usually SCSI) non-caddy drive, and there were EduQuests that came without them, didn´t have the sound system, or NIC (a special Token Ring or Ethernet adapter).

    I think all models had DOS in ROM (with drivers that could run the CD drive) too...

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    Ah, EduQuests!

    If you do stumble upon one please take detailed, decent resolution photos (if a decent camera is available) and place them somewhere accessible online...these computers are some of the harder ones to find images of (particularly with any level of detail, for example how they come apart etc)

    If I didn't have a Model 25 I'd be hunting for one of these (and indeed my original hunt was for a 25 'or' EduQuest, was not too concerned about which).
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    I have an Eduquest 55 I'd be willing to part with. Let me know if you're interested. It's pretty heavy so shipping cost will probably be a significant factor.

    This has a 66Mhz 486, 20M of RAM, 2G hard drive, NIC and sound card. Has MS-DOS 6 and Win 3.11 installed. No CD-ROM drive.

    http://www.strollin.net/Eduquest55_front.jpg

    http://www.strollin.net/eduquest55_back.jpg
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    I've an Eduquest as well, not sure of the specific type, but it's a 486SX-25 or 33. It came with the caddy CD-ROM, sound, and NIC. The hard drive was also in good shape, and outside of the specific networking information from the school it was located at, hasn't had anything else installed/changed from factory.

    It has both SCSI and IDE on-board, which I thought was really cool, and the front audio panel was a nice touch. One of these days, I'll get around to photographing and documenting my systems (this is definitely one that needs documenting, as there is very little out there outside of William's site)

    As for how they come apart it's two screws on the back side (not under-side), then the motherboard tray just pulls out. Be careful when pulling this out, however. You'll need to disconnect the audio panel header and the video header in order to pull the tray out all the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick1978 View Post
    ... As for how they come apart it's two screws on the back side (not under-side), then the motherboard tray just pulls out. Be careful when pulling this out, however. You'll need to disconnect the audio panel header and the video header in order to pull the tray out all the way.
    This statement messed me up a bit. I was trying to open up the Eduquest 55 I have and removed the 2 screws you mentioned but, try as I might, could not slide the tray out. I finally noticed that there's a third screw on mine, just under a recess so it was somewhat difficult to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick1978 View Post
    I've an Eduquest as well, not sure of the specific type, but it's a 486SX-25 or 33. It came with the caddy CD-ROM, sound, and NIC. The hard drive was also in good shape, and outside of the specific networking information from the school it was located at, hasn't had anything else installed/changed from factory.

    It has both SCSI and IDE on-board, which I thought was really cool, and the front audio panel was a nice touch. One of these days, I'll get around to photographing and documenting my systems (this is definitely one that needs documenting, as there is very little out there outside of William's site)

    As for how they come apart it's two screws on the back side (not under-side), then the motherboard tray just pulls out. Be careful when pulling this out, however. You'll need to disconnect the audio panel header and the video header in order to pull the tray out all the way.
    Interesting...seems like they leaned in the direction of the PS/55-series 5530 rather than the Model 25, in some regards.

    And DIN for serial? That seems un-IBM-like. Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kishy View Post
    Interesting...seems like they leaned in the direction of the PS/55-series 5530 rather than the Model 25, in some regards.

    And DIN for serial? That seems un-IBM-like. Cool.
    A microchannel "All-In-One" would be nifty (I guess there are "portable", "laptop", and "notebook" MCA, but they don't have a CRT). More innovative systems were released for the Japanese markets rather than here. My "SCSILEVL" page has 80188-based adapters I worked with "Sandy" (actually a male) to document, not available in Western markets at the time.

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