Re: [midatlanticretro] IBM Computer Identification
- John Allain wrote:
>I opened it up. No drives. No RAM. Just power supply, mobo, and a card
> 1987. 10Mhz 80286. room for 2 full sized ESDI drives.
> Much like a PC, but with a MicroChannel bus instead
> (not compatible with ISA or PCI bus cards).
> About $2000 when it was new. The first year that
> the PS/2 mouse&keyboard, and VGA video ports
> Not easy to find if you had to find one but probably a
> million were made.
in one of the MCA slots. When I attached monitor and booted, it came to
a black on yellow background, with a message "000000 FFFE 201" I assume
it has to do with the lack of RAM. I can't figure out what the card is
for. Has Motorola and Oki chips on it. A DB-9 on the back plate. And for
the life of me, I can't figure ou why the damned thing has a handle.
- FWIW... I think this entire discussion shouldn't have been handled on the list at all.But that's just my take.
I'll say this in public: I should have agreed with Andy four years ago when he argued for a list that we control instead of using Yahoo.