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Early IBM 5150 - 16/64K board, no POST, basically free

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    Early IBM 5150 - 16/64K board, no POST, basically free

    (Gone)

    What I have: IBM 5150 with "very early" chassis (per http://minuszerodegrees.net/5150/early/5150_early.htm)
    • includes MGA/parallel card, floppy controller, 2 floppy drives (5.25 360k)
    • at least one floppy drive tested working great on another system
    • performed diagnostics from http://minuszerodegrees.net/5150_516...iag_config.htm and got to loading SuperSoft/Landmark ROM (which I did, with 2764 EPROM and adapter from my C64), and the diag ROM did less than than stock ROM did - didn't even click the speaker.
    • power supply seems OK - all voltages seem fine
    • board had one bad/shorted capacitor, which was replaced
    • has an odd Vista Computer Multi-Card that had a NiCd battery on it that leaked everywhere - nastied up the card, and corroded the slot, but didn't otherwise visibly affect board
    • has 10/19/81 (5700671) BIOS ROM
    • I stole the PC speaker out of it for my 386dx sorry! at least I can tell you the speaker definitely works but it just ain't beeping.

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    Where I am: San Carlos, CA - can ship with FedEx Ground

    What I want: basically just to be rid of it. Pay for shipping, drop a couple bucks if you really want to, but I'm not asking anything. Just for it to go somewhere other than E-waste, which it'll go to if not claimed in about 2 weeks.

    Update: Claimed by a reasonable queue of people.
    Last edited by FalconFour; October 8, 2018, 11:13 AM.

    #2
    I would like to have that unit. I sent a query about the cost of shipping. Unless that is astronomical, I would like to make arrangements with you.

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      #3
      If its still available, i would like the motherboard which is the fault part i bet.

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        #4
        Hi FalconFour,

        I know I'm A day Late and a dollar short but I read your post about your early 5150 with the leaky Ni-Cad on an old Vista computer Multi Card. I'm attempting to resurrect my early 5150 16k-64k. I too have a Vista computer Multi Card but no instruction manual. I was hopping that you still had the Manual for that card and that you could please send me a copy.

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