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    faraday A-tease motherboards

    I got 2 of them in a deal that included a Commodore 128D and a sharp PC-5000. These are untested in anti-stat bags. $15 US plus shipping for the pair.
    I think these were used in PCs Limited computers prior to them taking on the Dell name.
    Last edited by kb2syd; June 3, 2013, 07:53 AM.

    #2
    PICS please!
    *FrankG*

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      #3
      I think Chuck(G) may be interested in these, he's been looking for an image of the A-Tease BIOS for years.

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        #4
        Here are some pics. Sorry for the hot flash. One seems to have 2 roms. The other seems to have none.
        No ROMS
        0603132058.jpg

        With ROMS
        0603132059.jpg

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          #5
          Thanks for the heads-up, but I don't know if I'm ready to buy a whole motherboard just for the BIOS. Also note that the first board has no BIOS chips(!)

          FWIW, these are interesting early PC-AT style clones--6MHz 80286, 1MB DRAM and 2 Serial, 1 Parallel I/O port all on the board. The serial ports can be jumpered for RS-422. Faraday was eventually bought out by Western Digital.
          Reach me: vcfblackhole _at_ protonmail dot com.

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            #6
            If I had a way to read the BIOS without trying to put them in a machine I would. I don't have the equipment, and these motherboards don't take standard power connections.

            If you want the ROMs, I can mail them to you just pm me your address. Then send them back along with the binary image so someone can burn a set for the second board.

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              #7
              If anyone buys these and needs the schematic, I have it.
              Reach me: vcfblackhole _at_ protonmail dot com.

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                #8
                I finally read these ROMS if anyone wants them.

                Here is an ID string:
                FE-AT BIOS, COPYRIGHT (C) FARADAY ELECTRONICS 1/1/1985 Version 2.58 (which agrees with the sticker).
                Attached Files
                Last edited by kb2syd; March 7, 2015, 12:52 PM.

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                  #9
                  Thanks--finally got something to complete the board. Not that I use it, but hey, maybe someone later...
                  Reach me: vcfblackhole _at_ protonmail dot com.

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