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    IBM 5154 monitor wanted

    Hi!

    IBM 5154 monitor wanted (and original IBM EGA adapter).

    A monitor in very good condition or very good price anywhere in the world if the shipping cost is not crazy expensive ($100-$150 is acceptable).

    Or better, a monitor in Europe.

    An EGA card accompanying the monitor would be perfect.

    /Björn

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    IBM 5154 for sale

    Originally posted by bjorn_and View Post
    Hi!

    IBM 5154 monitor wanted (and original IBM EGA adapter).

    A monitor in very good condition or very good price anywhere in the world if the shipping cost is not crazy expensive ($100-$150 is acceptable).

    Or better, a monitor in Europe.

    An EGA card accompanying the monitor would be perfect.

    /Björn
    Hello, I have an IBM EGA 5154 in pretty good condition. I used it to test government drives. I haven't turned the unit on in 4 years but I'm sure it still works perfect. I even have the old keyboard that works with it. Email me back where the IBM EGA adapter is and I will check for it.

    also, give me an idea on what you would pay for it and what country you're from because I get awesome Government Fed Ex International prices.

    Thanks

    Vince

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      #3
      Originally posted by Vince01 View Post
      ... I even have the old keyboard that works with it.

      Vince
      A keyboard that works with a monitor? I thought keyboards plugged into the CPU!

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        #4
        Originally posted by ibmapc View Post
        I thought keyboards plugged into the CPU!
        No, keyboards plug into the motherboard.

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          #5
          Originally posted by modem7 View Post
          No, keyboards plug into the motherboard.
          Yes, but the motherboard is in the CPU. But, then again, the CPU plugs into the motherboard?

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            #6
            Hi!

            I'm on my way right now actually to look at a monitor.

            However, I am a bit confused about what you are selling: did you mix up model numbers?

            I'm interested in most IBM stuff: give me the correct model number and I'll see if it's something I might want.

            /Björn

            Originally posted by Vince01 View Post
            Hello, I have an IBM EGA 5154 in pretty good condition. I used it to test government drives. I haven't turned the unit on in 4 years but I'm sure it still works perfect. I even have the old keyboard that works with it. Email me back where the IBM EGA adapter is and I will check for it.

            also, give me an idea on what you would pay for it and what country you're from because I get awesome Government Fed Ex International prices.

            Thanks

            Vince

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              #7
              Originally posted by bjorn_and View Post
              However, I am a bit confused about what you are selling: did you mix up model numbers?

              I'm interested in most IBM stuff: give me the correct model number and I'll see if it's something I might want.

              /Björn
              He has an IBM EGA monitor. Or at least that's what he says. If you have a 256K RAM EGA card, the monitor can display 16 colors from a palette of 64 with a resolution of 640×350 PELs (Picture ELements). The card, with or without the RAM daugherboard, can drive an MDA monitor also.

              Sean

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                #8
                Reading Vince01's post, Vince equates IBM 5154 to a complete computer, not the monitor.
                "used it to test government drives"
                "I even have the old keyboard that works with it."

                So either Vince01's post was not a genuine offer, or Vince01 took the 5154 on the monitor rear to be the model number of the complete computer.
                Vince01 has since either PM'ed bjorn_and, or has 'disappeared'.

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                  #9
                  He hasn't pm'ed me. Looks a lot similar to that guy who started the thread "IBM 5150 for sale" some days ago. Weird. Can't understand the purpose of it.

                  Björn

                  Originally posted by modem7 View Post
                  Reading Vince01's post, Vince equates IBM 5154 to a complete computer, not the monitor.
                  "used it to test government drives"
                  "I even have the old keyboard that works with it."

                  So either Vince01's post was not a genuine offer, or Vince01 took the 5154 on the monitor rear to be the model number of the complete computer.
                  Vince01 has since either PM'ed bjorn_and, or has 'disappeared'.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by bjorn_and View Post
                    He hasn't pm'ed me. Looks a lot similar to that guy who started the thread "IBM 5150 for sale" some days ago. Weird. Can't understand the purpose of it. Björn
                    In some cases, the new (or newish) member may be a fraudster, and not knowledgeable in the field. They know that 'further discovery' by the prospective buyer will reveal a problem. So perhaps they place the post and hope that any prospective buyer will immediately come back with "How much do you want for it?"
                    If instead, the prospective buyer starts asking 'difficult to answer' questions, then the fraudster considers the situation to be a lost cause, and then 'disappears'.

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                      #11
                      This is going O.T. but I just saw one more guy in another thread posting something he has for sale which is related to what is being asked for but the poster has obviously no idea what he's talking about.

                      Stay on guard everyone.

                      Björn

                      Originally posted by bjorn_and View Post
                      He hasn't pm'ed me. Looks a lot similar to that guy who started the thread "IBM 5150 for sale" some days ago. Weird. Can't understand the purpose of it.

                      Björn

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                        #12
                        Heck, maybe it's a set up for a spam-bot. I've never figured the point of spam anyway.
                        I mean, how drunk do you have to be to click on something the promises you a young bride from Russia, or something to add a foot to your Johnson, or the secret trick to weight loss...
                        patscc

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                          #13
                          Or he's trying to trick people to pre-pay for non-existing items. But then it would be a good idea to at least tell where to send the money and reply to questions...

                          Björn

                          Originally posted by patscc View Post
                          Heck, maybe it's a set up for a spam-bot. I've never figured the point of spam anyway.
                          I mean, how drunk do you have to be to click on something the promises you a young bride from Russia, or something to add a foot to your Johnson, or the secret trick to weight loss...
                          patscc

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                            #14
                            Or personalize it.
                            Code:
                            Hi, [b]bjorn_and[/b] i got yur name from a friend. She saif yu are BIG and strong, and must my child faterd have. Please pay me ¢¢$$ or i will Tell your wif.
                            patscc

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by patscc View Post
                              Heck, maybe it's a set up for a spam-bot. I've never figured the point of spam anyway.
                              I mean, how drunk do you have to be to click on something the promises you a young bride from Russia, or something to add a foot to your Johnson, or the secret trick to weight loss...
                              patscc
                              Well sometimes it seems getting hold of a working IBM 5154 monitor might not be too far away from that category..
                              “Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.”

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