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Best Motherboard for a 5162/ XT-286

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    #16
    Unfortunately, the vendor contacted me, after a long wait, to say that they didn't actually have the board. I've since placed several other such orders, with the same result.

    So, I'm still in search! Please let me know if anyone has one that they'd be willing to part with.

    - Alex

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      #17
      The price shot up on these a while back because people started figuring out how rare they are. I have seen bare motherboards going for $300 already, and that seems to be the current price. Complete machines I have seen over $1500 and they sell at that price.

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        #18
        Originally posted by animekenji View Post
        The price shot up on these a while back because people started figuring out how rare they are. I have seen bare motherboards going for $300 already, and that seems to be the current price. Complete machines I have seen over $1500 and they sell at that price.
        There’s a board that sold just last month for $157. It was untested, but I’d say there’s a good chance it probably worked.
        Compaq - It simply works better

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          #19
          If you want an XT-286 you need the original board IMHO. Anything else is a clone in an IBM case. A case is not the computer.

          Check ebay often and you should get lucky.

          framer

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            #20
            Originally posted by animekenji View Post
            The price shot up on these a while back because people started figuring out how rare they are. I have seen bare motherboards going for $300 already, and that seems to be the current price. Complete machines I have seen over $1500 and they sell at that price.

            Damn, with that kind of money I could go to Disney Land!
            "Will the Highways on the internets become more few?"

            V'Ger XT

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              #21
              Originally posted by framer View Post
              If you want an XT-286 you need the original board IMHO. Anything else is a clone in an IBM case. A case is not the computer.

              Check ebay often and you should get lucky.

              framer
              Well said! Agree 100%.
              Compaq - It simply works better

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                #22
                There's a complete 5162 for a reasonable price here: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7-73651d2ba837
                Once upon a time, the internet sucked because it came through the phone. Now the phone sucks because it comes through the internet.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Exceter View Post
                  There's a complete 5162 for a reasonable price here: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7-73651d2ba837
                  You're calling $620 reasonable???? Me thinks not.

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                    #24
                    Yes, I am. They're usually over $1000 without a screen and this one comes with a screen. You won't find one cheaper anywhere unless you get extremely lucky or have a buddy who does you a favor. There aren't even any left at Computer Reset. There wasn't even a motherboard. I looked.
                    Last edited by Exceter; April 3, 2021, 04:15 PM.
                    Once upon a time, the internet sucked because it came through the phone. Now the phone sucks because it comes through the internet.

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                      #25
                      A nice looking trinitron at that, but it's no 5154

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                        #26
                        IMHO it really is a real 5162 MB. It looks to have the original HD with a yellow LED and original floppy. It may be an un-hacked system. It's close to me so and I feel the itch. I'd say bargain, cleaned up worth double but you may not find another at that price if you flip it. It also fas a card in it with an eprom I'm not familiar with, could be of interest. Keyboard and monitor included...

                        framer

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                          #27
                          The frustration is that I already have a 5162 in great condition, minus the motherboard. I really don’t want another complete system.

                          I’ve been looking for a year now, with no results.

                          - Alex

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by T-R-A View Post
                            You're calling $620 reasonable???? Me thinks not.
                            It actually would be if it didn't look like it fell off a truck.

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                              #29
                              Sell the extra parts. That one inside picture tells the store. It clean and not hacked. You can clean the case and it works. It has a original 5162 HD w/yellow LED. The case is not the computer but that case has value to resell as wll as PS HD HDC/FDC video card MIO card.

                              framer

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                                #30
                                does anyone know why IBM chose to make the LEDs amber on the 5162?

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