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Early IBM 5150 PC and monitor

MicroCoreLabs

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They get no display because the monitor is MDA while the video card is CGA. It's possible both the monitor and computer are in working condition.
 

kdr

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I'm surprised the 5151 monitor hasn't gone up in smoke already. I hope they don't leave it running like that for long!

It looks like the machine could have both CGA and MDA cards installed; the MDA video connector could be hiding behind that light blue ribbon cable.
 

animekenji

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Good luck with picking it up in person in Minneapolis with Antifa and BLM rioting again.
 

hargle

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well that's interesting. what part of minneapolis do you live in where you're having to dodge attacks from the antifa gangs?
i'm about 1 mile from downtown, and actually about 2 blocks from one of the electronics recycling of minneapolis dropoff locations, and it's a normal, calm business day here.
 
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