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re: [midatlanticretro] IBM Assembly Book; Old PS/2 Systems from my HS

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  • B. Degnan
    Some PS/2 s require their battery to be functional, such as the 55sx , yes? bd
    Message 1 of 8 , May 10, 2008
      Some PS/2's require their battery to be functional, such as the 55sx , yes?
      bd

      At 11:08 AM 5/10/2008 -0400, you wrote:
      >Another trick is to take down the stats off the body of the harddrive
      >and simply reintroduce that information whenever you boot the thing
      >up. I've got it taped to an old "laptop" and, because the battery
      >is a custom job that is both a bother and an expense to replace,
      >I use the appropriate power supply.
      >bs
      >
      >
      >On Thu, 8 May 2008, Bill Degnan wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > >
      > > > Just took these home yesterday. My computer science teacher was throwing
      > > > them out. I've got the Guide to IBM PC Assembly Language by Peter
      > Norton, as
      > > > well as two IBM PS/2 Model 30s (one 8086, one 80286), and an old NCR
      > machine
      > > > of similar shape to the 30s. I am working on something for VCF that could
      > > > potentially take advantage of all three, not to mention the assembly
      > book.
      > > > My computer science teacher had no use for the systems, however, she was
      > > > using them to hold up a stack of wall shelves :)
      > > >
      > > > Joe
      > >
      > > Sounds good. Give yourself plenty of time to track down the batteries
      > needed to get the model 30286 up and running again. If you get an F1
      > error upon boot up, you likely have a bad battery.
      > >
      > > Bill
      > >
      > >
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