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    Wanted for exchange or to buy, early Panasonic and/or Sony interface CD-ROM drive(s)

    I'd like to experiment with and research the details of the early Panasonic 40-pin (not ATAPI/IDE standard) and/or Sony "New Bus" 34-pin interface drives. These were supported by some Creative Sound Blaster cards and a number of others and the titles/identifications were very varied...
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    IBM ps/2 8580-001 CMOS & Drive Issue

    "the menu"? Which menu, HD boot menu or ROM BASIC? I'm not aware of any other possibilities, if it won't boot from the RefDisk in the A: drive. We have successfully used Goteks with FlashFloppy firmware plus 4GB USB sticks and adapter cables between the ribbon cable and Gotek drive...
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    Does anybody have Borland C++ 2.0 or 2.01?

    I don't know where the Borland C++ 2.0 Manual went, offhand.
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    Any interest in AS/400s and/or PC Server 704s from Germany?

    I'm currently involved in acquiring/disposing of the truly huge collection of a, sadly deceased, former "MCA Mafia" member from the comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware NewsGroup. The current owners have little or no clue nor desire to learn about some of the truly monstrous system units, so "we" (my...
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    For IBM PS/2 and RS/6000 MCA bus systems and related matters

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/CSIPH/about/ Historically, and still current, the NewsGroup: https://groups.google.com/forum/?oldui=1#!forum/comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware
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    Possibility of making clone MCA sound cards.

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    PS/2 MCA bus 3Com 3C529-TP EtherLink III 10BaseT

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ETHERLINK-III-MICRO-CHANNEL-MCA-CARD/124170740524 No affiliation.
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    Cannot access STM32 Flash utility download

    Hi boys and girls, in trying to sort out FlashFloppy firmware on a few Goteks, in support of the PS/2 MAD men (P70s and P75s, initially), I've run into a roadblock trying to get the STM download, as their site refuses to send me the e-mail address verification, no matter how I've tried...
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    Logitech ISA Sound Card with SCSI

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Logitech-SOUND-CARD-1993-270503-00/143592313643
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    PS/2 MCA sound cards at a fair price (DOS Games, mainly)

    https://www.calhountech.com/products/ibm-95f1288-refurbished.html IBM M-ACPA sound adapters, and not just a few. U.S. or Canada shipping only, unless you can persuade them. Not very good for Win 95/98/98SE games, but YMMV. http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/sound/ACPA.html
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    Well, it looks like I'll be the proud owner of a vintage North Star Horizon

    A regular "blast from the past" reminding me of my days and nights hunched over my Televideo terminal, Oki Microline 92 printer and Morrow Designs Decision I S-100 bus system (capital outlay >$2500). It all looks VERY dusty (good, 'cos no-one's messed with it) and built to last, as things were...
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    WTT: Various possibilities for a 1/2 height cream face 5.25" 1.2MB Floppy Drive

    Need to upgrade my IBM 4689-001 to -002 1.2MB capability. I have various working 1.44MB 3.5" FDs (plus the working 360KB cream face 5.25" FD too) to offer in exchange. Alternatively, I have Zip, Jaz and Syjet drives to offer, with adjustments of course.
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    All manner of IBM system info. collected by the "MCA Mafia" PS/2 enthusiasts

    All manner of IBM system info. collected by the "MCA Mafia" PS/2 enthusiasts Louis Ohland's actively managed site for all matters IBM PS/2 related, plus other things: http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/ currently redirected to: https://www.ardent-tool.com Tomas Slavotinek's reorganised mirror...
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    A5 folder of PC, XT, AT related manuals

    I have the following available, free for the postage cost (U.K. for preference, EU and USA possible). Unpacked weight ~875g. 1) AST SixPakPlus User's Manual 2) Unattributed A386SX/A486SLC Mainboard Manual 3) Great Wall GW-SEGA Super Enhanced Graphics Adapter User's Manual 4) Diamond Flower...
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    Large collection of SCSI and ATA hard drives (ex. IBM PS/2 etc.)

    I can't list or photograph all these, it'd take days! Some ATA examples (all 1/3 height 3.5"): IBM DPEA-31080 1080MB IBM DJAA-31270 1270MB Seagate Barracuda ST313620A 13,578MB Some 50-pin SCSI examples: Seagate Wren 9 5.25" FH ST42100N 1,900MB (hugely heavy!) Western Digital 1/3 height 3.5"...
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    PC/AT bus card clearout

    These have been stored in my upstairs spare bedroom/spares dept. for ages. AT bus SMC 8013EWC - RJ45, AUI, BNC connectors, 10 Mbps AT bus IBM Auto 16/4 Mbps Token Ring ISA AT bus UDS-IS11 SCSI card - DB25 port AT bus Advanced Gravis Ultrasound (Rev 3.73 card) - DB15, Line In, Mic In, Line Out...
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    Need: U.K. based SMT repair capability

    In general, all my IBM PS/2s and derivatives use Surface Mount Technology, which makes it nigh on impossible to find someone who'll undertake the work to replace defective chips, or capacitors. Sockets are sometimes present (or not) for BIOS and/or firmware chips. The primary need is for Floppy...
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    Canvas carry bag for IBM luggable P70

    Based in the U.K. Still in fairly good condition, with shoulder strap. Blue-ish canvas with tan leather strap and reinforcing. My P70s have gone to the great scrapyard in the sky as unsalvageable, so it's no use to me now. Ballpark figure of £15-£20, but I'll entertain offers. It looks just...
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    Salutations

    Hi All, I've been lurking for a long while, but have decided to make myself known. I started out with PCs when I was in Louisville, KY, on contract back in '82-'84. I scanned the computer mags trying to decide where to invest my hard-earned dough. I finally settled upon an S100 bus system...
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