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    Quote Originally Posted by eeguru View Post
    I'm pretty sure every society has these:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butcher

    This is proof.
    Exactly. Why go through all that work? Probably would look and work better if you just screwed the motherboard on a piece of plywood. They have that hunk of "foxconn" cardboard acting as a shim and an insulator.
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    Man, this thing just gets worse the longer you look at it. It's a gift that keeps on giving.

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    I messaged the seller, pointing out it was not an IBM AT, just a case with a badly jammed in "upgrade"

    Offered them $50 cash and a local pickup for it. We'll see what happens...

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    People did upgrade their old AT's back then. My boss in the 90's gutted his original Compaq 386 at work and put a 486 then Pentium into it. We used to go to the Russian owned computer stores around Cleveland with the company credit card and buy whatever motherboards, chips, video cards etc we needed for upgrades because new machines needed approval from the bean counter accountant but upgrades didn't.
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    I sent them a message and got this back:

    Rica will be closed on Saturday 12/29/2018 and remain closed till Tuesday 12/01/2019 in observance of New Years. We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday 12/02/2019.


    So I guess I'll get an answer around this time next year... LOL.

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    How much?!

    "Unable to Power On" - surely it's easy to power on?? Looks like you have to jump-start it using the wires poking out of the front of the case!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lutiana View Post
    I sent them a message and got this back:



    So I guess I'll get an answer around this time next year... LOL.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    They'll celebrate new years all years? I got to tell you I like holidays like that!

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    I wouldn’t mind betting it’s busted because the 486dx has been living without a heat sink. The only chip I’ve ever killed was a 486.

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    I might be worth it for parts. It's got a 50mb SCSI+interface card, 80md IDE + CF card.

    I'm guessing someone pulled the 720k drive and replaced it with a FH 360k drive. The top drive IMHO is the 1.44M floppy.

    It would not take much to turn it into something working. The front on the case does not look bad-bad, just the back seems bad but with a monitor sitting on top would be mostly hidden.

    It has a ATX PS which needs a momentary switch, it shown with the wrong type of switch.

    framer

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