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12855Re: [midatlanticretro] makeshift IBM monitor

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  • Joe Giliberti
    Jun 1, 2009
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      All I've done thus far is apply power to the power supply (which is original). What are the voltages supposed to be going into the mainboard? I want to check with a multimeter before hooking it to the motherboard.  It appears to have the co-processor installed. I do plan on doing a methodological, slow restore on it.

      Aside from resocketing chips and removing dust, what is the procedure for checking the motherboard?


      On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 9:38 AM, Bill Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:

      May I add that this is quite a lucky find, you may never get such a rare
      system in the trash ever again, you take this as an opportunity to perform
      a serious restoration/save. Learn about what you have and make the most of
      the experience. Don't try to hook this up to the Internet, try to return
      the computer to original condition. Don't power this up until you're
      confident you have tested the power, removed all cards and unhooked power
      to the motherboard, etc.

      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "Mr Ian Primus" <ian_primus@...>
      > Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 8:08 AM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] makeshift IBM monitor
      > --- On Sun, 5/31/09, Joe Giliberti <Starbase89@...> wrote:
      > >there is a bit of rust on the cover, but not significant. I'm using a
      >random AT keyboard, as I do not have a model M
      > An AT keyboard will not work on this machine. You need an XT keyboard.
      The plugs are the same, but the protocol is different. Some early AT
      keyboards also have a switch (sometimes hidden behind a little panel in th
      bottom) to switch between AT and XT modes.
      > The original CGA card has RCA plugs on it, and if I remember correctly,
      it should be composite video. But, I do believe that the composite video
      output does not support all video modes that the CGA card can do. Your best
      bet is to find a real monitor...
      > You can't connect the CGA card to a VGA monitor, but you CAN use (with
      limited color palette), an analog RGB monitor, such as the ones used on the
      Commodore Amiga. CGA is a digital RGB, and uses an intensity line. The
      analog monitors will display the digital signal, but can't use the
      intensity line - so all the "light" colors come out as the same color as
      their "bright" counterparts. It's usable though.
      > -Ian
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