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Thread: Magnavox 386SX-16 & Targa TS30AS

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    Default Magnavox 386SX-16 & Targa TS30AS

    Hey, i'm pretty much new here.

    So here's two of my vintage PC's i have:

    Magnavox 386SX-16



    I've had this one for a few years now. Found it in the trash one afternoon while going home. Plugged it in, and it started up right away without any trouble at all. Sorry for the lack of pics as i gotta dig it out from my storage locker which i will do one day to show the PC in full action. Also got the service manual with the schematics and all.

    The specs as followed:

    16MHz Intel i386 SX
    1MB Onboard RAM + 4MB DRAM expansion (for a total of 5MB)
    40MB Seagate HDD
    Crystal Labs ISA Sound card (which i was testing on the video)
    Lotus Magellan OEM Install + MS-DOS 5 + Windows 3.1


    The other one:
    Targa TS30AS







    Got this recently from eBay, just needs an OS. Hadn't checked if the HDD is still good despite the fact it does show up on the BIOS. But if it doesn't, i do have a 256MB CF card and an adapter to use as an "SSD"

    Specs:

    66MHz Intel i486DX2
    8MB RAM
    450MB Seagate HDD
    32KB Video chipset

    I'm debating whether to install Windows 95, or just plain ol' MS-DOS 7 and Windows 3.1

    I also own a few older PowerPC Macs but they really don't fall into this category.

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    I have never seen a Magnavox computer. Interesting find.

    It should be possible to dual boot 3.1/95 if you have a large enough hd.

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    I've got an old Magnavox VGA monitor, 640x480x256.
    PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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    Too bad about that screen. Nice to see old laptops still running.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
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    Here's a full video of the Magnavox PC in action:



    Only issue i'm having is getting the Felix mouse to work on Windows 3.1
    I already tried going to setup.exe and it seems not to pick up the mouse at all despite the mouse working fine in MS-DOS apps.

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    Some drivers and Felix mouse faq page http://www.micropad.com/support/faq.html
    Thomas Byers (DRI)- "You'll have a million people using the A> [MS-DOS prompt] forever. You'll have five million using [nongraphic] menu systems such as Topview, Concurrent PC-DOS, Desq, and those types. But there'll be 50 to 100 million using the iconic-based interfaces."

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    Cool! That Magnavox looks like a rebadge of the Philips P3238 that I owned in the early 1990s. My first PC. It is also confirmed in your second video when you can see that the BIOS lists Philips.

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    Last edited by PeterNC; November 22nd, 2013 at 09:49 AM.

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    i got the mouse to work after reinstalling Windows...decided to put 3.11 on it.

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    For anyone looking for the drivers for the Magnavox 286 & 386: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1s...it?usp=sharing.

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    Only part i'm having a hard time with is finding the math co-processor. It has the socket for it, but does it necessarily have to be a 16MHz 387SX?

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