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faraday A-tease motherboards

kb2syd

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I got 2 of them in a deal that included a Commodore 128D and a sharp PC-5000. These are untested in anti-stat bags. $15 US plus shipping for the pair.
I think these were used in PCs Limited computers prior to them taking on the Dell name.
 
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RJBJR

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I think Chuck(G) may be interested in these, he's been looking for an image of the A-Tease BIOS for years.
 

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Here are some pics. Sorry for the hot flash. One seems to have 2 roms. The other seems to have none.
No ROMS
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With ROMS
0603132059.jpg
 

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Thanks for the heads-up, but I don't know if I'm ready to buy a whole motherboard just for the BIOS. Also note that the first board has no BIOS chips(!)

FWIW, these are interesting early PC-AT style clones--6MHz 80286, 1MB DRAM and 2 Serial, 1 Parallel I/O port all on the board. The serial ports can be jumpered for RS-422. Faraday was eventually bought out by Western Digital.
 

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If I had a way to read the BIOS without trying to put them in a machine I would. I don't have the equipment, and these motherboards don't take standard power connections.

If you want the ROMs, I can mail them to you just pm me your address. Then send them back along with the binary image so someone can burn a set for the second board.
 

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I finally read these ROMS if anyone wants them.

Here is an ID string:
FE-AT BIOS, COPYRIGHT (C) FARADAY ELECTRONICS 1/1/1985 Version 2.58 (which agrees with the sticker).
 

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