Re: [midatlanticretro] IBM Computer Identification
- Joe Giliberti wrote:
> I opened it up. No drives. No RAM. Just power supply, mobo, and a card201 is indeed a memory test failure. These codes are actually standardized.
> 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 forIt has a handle, because when it's full of cards (heavy multilayer ones,
> the life of me, I can't figure ou why the damned thing has a handle.
probably) and drives, it is almost impossible to move otherwise. 8-)
- 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.