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An IBM haul of goodness!

TandyMan100

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As my birthday gift to myself I bought the following:

Mint condition IBM PS/1 with monitor, Model M2 keyboard, PS/1 printer, manuals, a flier that convinced the family to buy it, and some educational software. All from the original owners for the princely sum of $20. I'll get pictures later Friday when I get home. Says there's a problem with the hard drive but for that price I really don't care.
 

barythrin

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Nice find and great birthday gift :) I did a similar thing for xmas and bought myself a cheap non-working Epson HX-20 in hopes that it's something simple. Still, I agree with the price. It's worth the challenge.
 

hargle

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nice. you may have to change your username now.

what educational software did you end up with? IBM had some oddball edutainment stuff back then.
 

TandyMan100

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Here's a link to a picture (56k warning, 5 megapixel picture awaits) http://i.imgur.com/MexlR.jpg

No mouse, and he said it has a harddrive problem and forgot the software, which I'll be picking up next week. The system is in pretty good nick, looks like. Wonder if that printer still works?
 

arrow_runner

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I seriously can't remember the last time I saw someone post '56k warning' lol.

That does look clean though, nice birthday gift for yourself. Last year I got myself a Virtual Boy for my birthday. :)
 

TandyMan100

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So it appears the hard drive is dead, the keyboard has a short, and there's no mouse, so if anyone has any of those things drop me a line. In the meantime, have a slew of pictures, including a few shots of the very sexy (and incredibly clean) innards.

http://i.imgur.com/VDN3U.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RY3b9.jpg (Yes, that's a "memory module" which slots into the front of the case. You can remove just about everything from this machine without a screwdriver)
http://i.imgur.com/uxoHu.jpg (I believe this was an option that was supplied by the edutainment package this computer was a part of)
http://i.imgur.com/fzmiy.jpg (stripped down, reseating things. No bulging caps, corrosion, or even dust. Still haven't touched a screwdriver)
http://i.imgur.com/H3HBb.jpg (I love that logo)
http://i.imgur.com/DrvfD.jpg (Ignition! Took out the hard drive and the computer booted!)
http://i.imgur.com/uKCBg.jpg (Wow, this is awesome. Just need a mouse now)
http://i.imgur.com/JdxpX.jpg (Huh, ROM DRIVE. Fascinating.)
http://i.imgur.com/4f0Lz.jpg (Anyone know where I can find a font like this?
http://i.imgur.com/47P0L.jpg (IBM DOS in ROM)
http://i.imgur.com/y6RwX.jpg (The two brothers sitting on a very unhappy table!)
http://i.imgur.com/y3Ajr.jpg (With the printer)
http://i.imgur.com/GiKim.jpg (some more-or-less period computer paraphanelia)
http://i.imgur.com/fj2I8.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3iDRk.jpg (Haven't messed with the printer much)
 
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