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    Question Bought a Multiprise 3000 and I have a few questions.

    Saved from going to a scrap yard and, after having its SBC clock battery replaced, it boots up fine. Curiously, the time defaulted to January 3, 2014; I wonder if that was when the battery died and it stored it in the onboard flash. There are neither disks nor their carriers: the state sanitizes things with hammers. So it'll be emulated storage, if I can get that far (SE software for one).

    I dusted much of it off, but to clean it more properly I need to unscrew those socket screws. I can't make out what kind of screw head they are; if you know what the appropriate tool for that is, I'd appreciate it.

    How much of the hardware (Camel card excluded) can be pulled and/or replaced (assuming there are OS/2 drivers for the replacements)? Could the SBC PICMG 1.0 card be replaced with another one? Under no foreseeable circumstances will the parallel channel, ESCON or SSA cards ever be useful to me.

    While I was able to find the Service Guide Supplement (SY246162), the Service Guide (SY24-6155-02) itself, is the one manual I've searched for to no avail. If anyone has a PDF, I would be grateful for it.

    Thank you.

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    The Rhode Island Computer Museum has an Integrated Server 3006 which is very similar to the Multiprise 3000. We could use any I/O cards that you don't plan to use.
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    I looked at getting an MP3000 some time ago but decided I didn't have space. I did collect the manuals:-

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ag4BJfE5B3onhZAs...HydWw?e=Yvf1wN

    the service guide is in there....
    ... I wonder if the channel cards will fit in my P390. Not that I have anything to plug into them....
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    g4ugm: Thank you so much! All that documentation is certain to prove very helpful. I had some of it, but certainly not all of it, the service guide especially. If it's a PCI system and there is a LOAD of room (these cards are all pretty damn long), one might fit. I'm so new to all this, I don't even know what one would attach to the parallel channel and ESCON cards aside from expansion chassis, which I could have gotten for no extra cost, but I had no way of moving them and there wasn't much left in them.

    m_thompson: If I can get the system element software and tell what I can pull out, I'll be happy to send some cards along to the museum. The restoration posts made for the Integrated Server informed me that the SBC would likely need a new battery and what exact battery would be needed; that was very helpful. The IS's SBC is a Trenton 92-005600-0X. I was lucky to find the Technical Reference for the Trenton 5721 board the MP3000 has. Happily, the boards are very nearly identical and used exactly the same battery.

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    The MP3000 uses a different I/O bus for the channel cards than the P390 or 3006 IS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    The MP3000 uses a different I/O bus for the channel cards than the P390 or 3006 IS.
    I thought that was the case. My P390 is Microchannel...
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