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    If the 12V Ni-Cd Akku inside, take it out!
    Open the case and cut the big cmos-battery from the mainboard.
    Often is bad and the WLTC would not boot.

    The WLTC needs 18V + inside - outside, the original powersupply supports 21V 1,6 A.

    Otherwiese 12V (old PC-powersupply) to the Akkuconnector.

    Good Luck

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    Thanks for the info. It has been sitting for over 8 years, mostly uncontrolled storage so I expect the batteries to be shot, hopefully their is minimum corrosion on the circuit boards. Will be able to get inside it next week and will update on what I find.

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    The battery inside is not for the "cmos", it is for the internal clock.
    There are no cmos-data need to know, they came form the first file on the boot-medium, called "bios.sys" Vers.: 4.00 or 4.01 is the WLTC Bios.
    Lower and higher Versions are for the "TANK" (PC and APC).
    The internal 10MB Winchester has SCSI ID 0. On the external SCSI connector you can use SCSI Drives with low capacitives, like ST-125N, ST-325N, ST-296N, ST-1096N, Quantum LPS 42S, Prodrive80S, Conner CP3040A, Seaquest SQ555 44MB and SQ5110 Drives, 88 and 44MB Media, are testet.
    Only Max. 33MB useable with the MS-Dos 3.20.

    !!! But they must be prepared on the WLTC with the "init" command to make it useable for backup data.!!!


    Hope your Winchester works

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_67 View Post
    i don't believe there are 1000 on earth available.
    in china the numer 8 and 108 is magic.
    #10 + 8 treasures =108 simsalabim,
    who knows sometime i get one more, just for fun or should i consult a doctor?

    Haha, maybe the doctor might be an option... Nah wait, spare the money for the doctor and start collecting other Wang computers... They have such beautiful desktop machines. Back in the 1980s I thought Wang will one day rule the computer market. The original Wang PC was brilliant, a 16-bit design and they already had graphics in the word processing software, everything looked so cool. There was also a rare (and expensive) Wang color graphics adapter and screen. If they only had more software... If i could go back in time i would write games for the Wang PC...

    Their later APC model was not so much "wang" any more, mostly IBM PC compatible, but due to some weird emulation stuff - they kept being stubborn.

    Imho both are very collectible.


    The Wang Freestyle tablets were also soooooo awesome, actually they were one of the most awesome products ever made. Unfortunately they were so expensive that even the richest companies and government agencies couldn't afford them. You can get a wang freestyle tablet with pen for like 40 Dollars on ebay, but the freestyle station (the actual computer for it) will be hard to come across.

    In my eyes 1 Wang Laptop per person is enough, okay a second one if you need a spare, but 8 can already be called madness. 108 would be... prolly cool again, but would also be cool to leave some for other collectors, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyodai View Post
    Haha, maybe the doctor might be an option... Nah wait, spare the money for the doctor and start collecting other Wang computers... They have such beautiful desktop machines. Back in the 1980s I thought Wang will one day rule the computer market. The original Wang PC was brilliant, a 16-bit design and they already had graphics in the word processing software, everything looked so cool. There was also a rare (and expensive) Wang color graphics adapter and screen. If they only had more software... If i could go back in time i would write games for the Wang PC...

    Their later APC model was not so much "wang" any more, mostly IBM PC compatible, but due to some weird emulation stuff - they kept being stubborn.

    Imho both are very collectible.
    have some, the glory seven, Holy moly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyodai View Post
    In my eyes 1 Wang Laptop per person is enough, okay a second one if you need a spare, but 8 can already be called madness. 108 would be... prolly cool again, but would also be cool to leave some for other collectors, eh?
    there was no other bidders, i saved it from the trash.
    somebody want a WLTC? it does Windows!

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    *Gasps*

    No way you must be kidding... Or do you have access to a secret Wang Museum? How much ist the entrance fee? As soon as my wife is on vacation I'll come around!




    Argh, when was that auction? On ebay? I search for Wang WLTC pretty often, but they are always too expensive. Last year there was one for over 300 Dollars on ebay, a bit too much for the little family income to secretly spend...

    How much for a WLTC? Damn i've wanted a WLTC or Desktop for soooo long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyodai View Post
    No way you must be kidding... Or do you have access to a secret Wang Museum?
    Damn right, i am
    "The WANG Museum" on the highest level, worldwide"
    exact 1200m over the sea.

    After the official opening at May 8. 2016, with some nice People from the WANG Vienna Gmbh,

    You are very welcome with your family to visit us in the tyrolean Mountains.


    Quote Originally Posted by kyodai View Post
    Argh, when was that auction? On ebay? I search for Wang WLTC pretty often, but they are always too expensive. Last year there was one for over 300 Dollars on ebay, a bit too much for the little family income to secretly spend...

    How much for a WLTC? Damn i've wanted a WLTC or Desktop for soooo long.
    who knows, sometime...i will share a link


    i am looking:
    marktplaats.nl, ebay-kleinanzeigen.de, ebay and internet round the world
    last exponates: 20. July 2015 79, 17. Sept 2015 59

    see you

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    Wow, omg. Actually Vienna would just be around 1000 Km from where i live. And my wife is on vacation in May.... Hmmm...

    I didn't even know that dutch website. That's actually a steal. Do people even realize that they are giving away a piece of computing history for the amount of a good lunch???

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