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Thread: WTB: 8 Bit ISA VGA Card for IBM 5150 Motherboard

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    OK so I purchased a Trident 8900C. Is there anything special I have to do to the Motherboard or Video Card to get it working?

    Does it matter which Slot I put it in?

    I've got a 10/27/82 BIOS on the Motherboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syclops View Post
    OK so I purchased a Trident 8900C.
    Hopefully it will work.

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    Is there anything special I have to do to the Motherboard ...
    On the 5150 motherboard, the two video switches are to be both set to ON.

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    ... or Video Card to get it working?
    If the layout of your card matches the one at [here], then the jumper at position SW4 needs to be off (to auto-detect 8 or 16 bit bus).

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    Does it matter which Slot I put it in?
    Not for an IBM 5150 motherboard. Slot 1 is typically used, only by convention.

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    I've got a 10/27/82 BIOS on the Motherboard.
    Good.

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    OK, this is a really stupid question, but I've never played with any IBM Motherboards.

    When I turn on the Power Supply, will the Motherboard automatically start to Boot or is there Jumper or something that needs triggered?

    Also can I use a Standard AT Keyboard on this thing and which of the 2 Keyboard looking plugs does it need to be plugged into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syclops View Post
    OK, this is a really stupid question, but I've never played with any IBM Motherboards.

    When I turn on the Power Supply, will the Motherboard automatically start to Boot or is there Jumper or something that needs triggered?

    Also can I use a Standard AT Keyboard on this thing and which of the 2 Keyboard looking plugs does it need to be plugged into?
    starts as soon as you apply power
    no, you have to use a XT type keyboard, AT type ones won't work
    if you're looking at the back of the PC, it's the DIN on the left

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtherabbit View Post
    starts as soon as you apply power
    no, you have to use a XT type keyboard, AT type ones won't work
    if you're looking at the back of the PC, it's the DIN on the left
    OK thanks. I don't think I've got an XT Keyboard, will it Boot without a Keyboard attached just so I can tell if the Motherboard actually works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syclops View Post
    OK thanks. I don't think I've got an XT Keyboard, will it Boot without a Keyboard attached just so I can tell if the Motherboard actually works?
    Yes, will just give a 301 error

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    Hmm, There are no obvious signs of physical damage or corrosion on the motherboard, but I get nothing. Even connected a speaker (XT style 2 Pin not sure if that will work though) and there are no beeps or anything. Bummer.

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    the 5150 takes FOREVER to beep - give it like a full minute or two before giving up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syclops View Post
    Hmm, There are no obvious signs of physical damage or corrosion on the motherboard, but I get nothing. Even connected a speaker (XT style 2 Pin not sure if that will work though) and there are no beeps or anything. Bummer.
    Try the diagnostic procedure at [here]. No keyboard required.

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