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    IBM 5150 Computer, Keyboard & Extras

    Hi,

    I am listing for sale the IBM 5150 PC I bought as my first computer in 1983.

    The computer computer is being sold with keyboard, CGA card, dual 5-1/4" floppies, Quadram Quadmaster III expansion card, DOS 1.1, DOS 3.1, and the other IBM manuals/documents. (There's also a training course on 5-1/4 floppies that I'll include.) The original packaging for the computer and keyboard will be included. (And if someone is interested, I'll throw in the original sales receipt.)

    The computer boots up without issue.

    Here are some pics:

    IMG_5742 1024x768.jpgIMG_5743 1024x768.jpgIMG_5744 1024x768.jpgIMG_5745 1024x768.jpgIMG_5746 1024x768.jpgIMG_5747 1024x768.jpgIMG_5748 1024x768.jpgIMG_5749 1024x768.jpgIMG_5750 1024x768.jpg20181010_164541_resized.jpg

    It's really in very good shape. I took pretty good care of it when it was in use. It's been stored inside the house in the original packaging since I stopped using it.

    I'm asking $300 plus shipping. (I'm located in Indianapolis should someone prefer local pickup.)

    I can provide more details if anyone is interested. (I'm thinking that it's probably overkill to describe everything; but, I want to provide as much information as possible to anyone who is interested.

    Thanks,

    Jeff

    #2
    Very nice system. Rare to see them in this original condition.

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      #3
      Hi Samir,

      Originally posted by Samir View Post
      Very nice system. Rare to see them in this original condition.
      Thanks for the compliment. It was well taken care of when I used it, and it has been stored in the original box in dry environments since.

      (It's still available to anyone interested.)

      Thanks,

      Jeff

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        #4
        Hi,

        Just bumping this back to the top. 5150 still available in Indianapolis.

        Thanks,

        Jeff

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          #5
          Hi, is the monitor included as well? Thanks!

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            #6
            Hi,

            No, I'm sorry, the monitor isn't included. I believe I got rid of it over 25 years ago.

            Thanks for asking.

            Jeff

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              #7
              Originally posted by Jeff2016 View Post
              Hi,

              No, I'm sorry, the monitor isn't included. I believe I got rid of it over 25 years ago.

              Thanks for asking.

              Jeff
              But is the the vga cable adapter included so that one can use any monitor that takes a vga input?

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                #8
                Hi Samir,

                Originally posted by Samir View Post
                But is the the vga cable adapter included so that one can use any monitor that takes a vga input?
                The adapter is included. It is a CGA card which also has RCA outlet jacks. The card does work in spite of not having the original monitor.

                Thanks,

                Jeff

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Jeff2016 View Post
                  Hi Samir,



                  The adapter is included. It is a CGA card which also has RCA outlet jacks. The card does work in spite of not having the original monitor.

                  Thanks,

                  Jeff
                  Good to know for any prospective buyers. So it will work on any modern TV or monitor with VGA.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Jeff2016 View Post
                    Hi Samir,



                    The adapter is included. It is a CGA card which also has RCA outlet jacks. The card does work in spite of not having the original monitor.

                    Thanks,

                    Jeff
                    Originally posted by Samir View Post
                    Good to know for any prospective buyers. So it will work on any modern TV or monitor with VGA.
                    Won't work with regular VGA. Would need a multisync monitor, or CGA or EGA monitor.
                    Or a converter like Retrocanada's MCE2VGA converter to connect VGA.
                    Last edited by ibmapc; January 20, 2019, 06:35 PM.

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                      #11
                      How rare are 8 bit VGA cards? I have only ever come across one, which resides in my 5160. I see a lot of hub-bub about cga/mda video conversion now a days, I guess I take it for granted I have a vga card in 8 bit isa

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                        #12
                        the old tridents, like the 8900b, 8900cs and 8900c will work in 8-bit mode with a jumper settings. Also the old OAK VGA cards will do the same. I have an oak technologies VGA card in my XT and it works in 8 bit mode.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ibmapc View Post
                          Won't work with regular VGA. Would need a multisync monitor, or CGA or EGA monitor.
                          Or a converter like Retrocanada's MCE2VGA converter to connect VGA.
                          Thank you for the additional information! Great to know.

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                            #14
                            Be careful with the tridents, I have not had any luck with mine, TVGA 9000-i2 I believe? Another one, 8900CL? Not entirely sure but just be VERY sure that is the rabbit hole you want to go down. VGA on a PC or XT is a pain in the ass. I finally got mine to display with a Video 7 VRAM VGA.
                            Looking For: PS/2 Monitor model 8516
                            IBM PS/2 Model 80 floppy cable
                            IBM PS/2 Model 90 and 95 bezels
                            IBM PS/2 “Cubrun” P90 Processor Complex
                            Ati Mach MCA edition
                            Will pay $500-1000 for a Sound Blaster MCV, ChipChat or SoundPiper

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                              #15
                              Hi,

                              I couldn't find a method of marking this thread as sold, so I am stating it in this message.

                              Thanks everyone for looking.

                              Jeff

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