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    Cool Just got an IBM 5162 and 5163

    I just got an IBM 5162 with 5153 monitor.
    The motherboard had died, but it wasn't the original motherboard so I replaced it with a working 286 12Mhz board that I had lying around. The TURBO button can bring the CPU down to 6 Mhz, so in some way, I can have the "original" 5162 experience.
    It came with a white floppy drive and floppy drive bay, which didn't really fit the 5162 design, so I painted it black.

    Before painting the floppy drive bay (bad quality, but it's the only picture I have from before painting it)
    original floppy bay.jpg

    After painting the floppy drive bay. It's a close enough match to the black hard drive bay
    painted-floppy-bay.jpg

    Playing some games (they play rather nice on the 12Mhz in CGA mode)
    Outrun.jpg
    GrandPrix.jpg

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    Painting the FD was a great call. Brilliant setup.

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    5163?!? Am I missed something?
    Aha, 5153...

    Nice work anyway, how did you make that black plastic around the floppy drive?
    IBM PC 5150(A): IBM PC 5150(B): IBM PC 5160 (64-256k): IBM PC 5160 (256-640k): IBM PC 5170 (099): IBM PC 5170 (319/339): IBM PC 5140: IBM PC 5162: IBM PC 5155:
    WANTED! : IBM 5161 Expansion unit, IBM 5175 monitor, IBM 5145 monitor, IBM EGA Graphics Memory Expansion Card, IBM PC screws,
    My IBM PC hardware collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanon View Post
    5163?!? Am I missed something?
    Aha, 5153...

    Nice work anyway, how did you make that black plastic around the floppy drive?
    Oops a typo, well at least I got it right in the message body

    that plastic around the floppy bay is just a 3.5 to 5.25 drive bay adapter + a piece of plastic that normally sits in an empty 5.25 drive bay.
    Those parts were already glued together when I bought the machine, but I took them apart and blued them back together as I wanted it to look a little nicer.
    Then I sanded the piece a little and spray painted it with a couple layers of matte black heat resistant paint. I don't know how well it will hold. I also took apart the floppy drive plastics to paint those as I don't have a black floppy drive lying around.

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