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 PostPost subject: What Vintage Comps do you have?        Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:26 am 
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Vintage Comps everyone. Post them!!!

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-Dell Inspiron 7500 (Well, I guess this wouldn't count as vintage, but compared to today's stuff I believe it fits in this catergory)


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I've got an LC575 and some other busted Performas somewhere around here.

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From oldest to newest (Most of the good stuff, anyway):
Apple IIc with Monitor IIc and Mouse IIc (It also had a printer as well, and it's from 1985)
Panasonic Sr. Partner (From 1985, has an old 9" Green/CGA??? Display as well, and a port for a color monitor, one of those so-called "Portables" :P )
An old XT with a Thompson Amber display, a 5.25 Inch Floppy Disk Drive (360K), an old Hard Drive (Either RLL or MFM, unfortunately it's dead), and 640KB RAM (Remember the Bill Gates saying, "640KB of RAM ought to be enough for anybody :P ).
An old IBM PS/2 with a 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive, a hard drive with some kind of stepper motor or something like that, and an 80286 Processor. It's from 1987, however when I power it on it shows "IBM ROM BASIC" (I'm afraid that the Hard Drive may have been erased).
An old Tandy from 1988 with MS-DOS 3.31 in ROM and VGA Graphics, and two 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drives (One of which is dead)
An old Macintosh Portable (Kind of like a laptop, but not quite)
Another old so-called "Portable" (It's from BSi, and when I power it on it says COMPUTERWERK as part of the brand name, possibly a German made system)
An old Tandy laptop with MS-DOS 6.00 (Upgraded from MS-DOS 5.0) and Windows 3.00a. It also has lot's of old games, and it doesn't seem to like my serial mouse.
Two Leading Edge systems, one with MS-DOS 6.22 booting from a boot-disk and Sparta (Windows for Workgroups 3.10 Codename) Build 14e, and another which I tried to use as an attempt to learn German (I even stuck some German charactors on the Keyboard), running Windows 95 Build 324 German.
An old IBM PS/ValuePoint (It's been taken apart due to a problem with Keyboard Input)
An old 1993 Packard Bell 486SX PC with Windows 3.1, Chicago Build 122, and another one from 1995 with a Pentium 75 Mhz processor and Windows 95, both of which have copies of Packard Bell Navigator (although the copy on the system from 1995 is missing at least one file necessary to make it work)
And of course, lot's of other stuff including old OS's such as Rainbow DOS, Rainbow CP/M, etc... and even lot's of old Manuals, software and stuff.

This isn't a complete list, but it's a list of the stuff that would intrest the people here most (since most don't care about Generic 486's and Pentium's when it comes to "Vintage Computers"). I appoligize for the long post, but it's a good part of my collection. :wink:


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2xiMac G3's and a Cyrix200mhz box.


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2xiMac G3's and a Cyrix200mhz box.
What ever happened to your Pentium 166 Mhz Server with Windows NT 4.0 Workstation? If you're counting just any old Cyrix 200mhz machine then I think you should count this system as well.


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2xiMac G3's and a Cyrix200mhz box.
What ever happened to your Pentium 166 Mhz Server with Windows NT 4.0 Workstation? If you're counting just any old Cyrix 200mhz machine then I think you should count this system as well.


It was 100mhz and I threw it out... spontaneous hardware faliure


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I LOOOOOOVE old hardware!!! My true love... LOL
I own various machines I've been gifted!
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1988 Sanyo 16LT Laptop computer. (DOS 3.3, no hard drive, 2 31/4 floppys [714kb]) 80c88 @ 8.7(or so) mhz
1991 Tandy 3600HD
1991 HP95LX (My beloved baby) 8086 clone @ 5.6 mhz
1992 Macintosh Classic II, 40mb HDD
1992 Toshiba T1900, 120 mb hdd, 486 @ 16mhz
1995 (built PC) Intel P 100mhz, 800 mb hdd
Newer...
Compaq presario 1245, 333 mhz AMD K2, 3gb HDD
Compaq Presario 1200 (My first own laptop) 800 mhz, 6gb hdd, unfortunately, this one's dead. I used it thousands of hours during 6 years as my main PC!!
and my newer pcs...
Toshiba (forgot model ...long) P4 1.8, 512 ram, 40 gigs
aaaand... my true love!
Toshiba X205-s9349 (Two 120 gig hdd, 2 gigs ram, core 2 duo@1.8, 102 keys keyboard, integrated 5.1 channel sound, sd card reader, HDDVD reader (hmmm), Ethernet, 6xUSB, Svideo, HDMI, Firewire, Modem, 17" display!! (not that old... LOL)
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Dual-boots into MS-Dos 6.22/WfW 3.11 and Windows Neptune.

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Olivetti laptop I found at school, 2 mb RAM, 286 processor with ~20 mb harddisk and 4 colour LCD
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From oldest to newest (Most of the good stuff, anyway):
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Panasonic Sr. Partner (From 1985, has an old 9" Green/CGA??? Display as well, and a port for a color monitor, one of those so-called "Portables" :P )
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An old IBM PS/2 with a 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive, a hard drive with some kind of stepper motor or something like that, and an 80286 Processor. It's from 1987, however when I power it on it shows "IBM ROM BASIC" (I'm afraid that the Hard Drive may have been erased).


I have these as well. :D

My Mom's first PC was the Sr. Partner, with 2 5.25" 360kb drives, no hard drive. and I recently aquired an IBM PS/2 Model 35, which is quite possibly the same system you have.

I also have 2 (1 USA, 1 UK/Europe) Osborne-1 systems, as well as an original copy of CP/M 1.2 for them. I've test-booted the USA system, and have managed to fool around with CP/M on the original hardware it was written for (well, not a PDP-11, but close enough - a Z80 CPU).


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Commodore VIC-20

Last time I checked it worked, but now its just sitting in a drawer.


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Commodore VIC-20

Last time I checked it worked, but now its just sitting in a drawer.
i think i have one lying around somewhere


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Only in Macs. All the vintage 486s I used to have broke down so I sold them for parts.

In terms of old vintage Macs (year 2000 and earlier), I have:
  • iMac G3
  • iBook Clamshell
  • Power Mac G3
  • Power Mac G4
  • Macintosh LC II
  • Power Macintosh 7500/100

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From left to right: Power Mac G3, Power Mac G4, iMac G3, iBook Clamshell (indigo and blueberry)

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How much did yo uget the clamshells from and where?


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1986: IBM XT
4.77MHz Intel 8088, upgraded to 640kb RAM, 20MB HDD, full height 360kb floppy drive with Sperry CGA monitor. Running PC-DOS 3.3
Price: Free, got it from a guy at a hardware forum

1988: Macintosh SE
? with 20mb HDD. Running System 7.0. Price: 200DKK (16£) at QXL.dk

1989: IBM PS/2 P70 "luggable" computer
20MHz 386SX, upgraded to 8mb RAM, 80mb HDD, 2.88mb floppy drive with orange plasma display. Running PC-DOS 5.0 + Windowsw 3.1
Price: Free, from the same guy as the XT

1990: Compag SLT/286 laptop
? I haven`t used this machine in a long time, but it`s working great

1994: AST Advantage Adventure 6066d
Cyrix 486DX 66MHz, 4mb RAM, 240mb HDD, 1.44mb floppy drive, CD-drive, Creative SoundBlaster. Running MS-DOS 6.22 + Windows 3.1
Price: free, found it in a dumpster

1995: Custom built
100MHz Pentium, ? got it for free

1996: Custom built
? free, from the same guy

1993-1997
6 IBM Thinkapd`s. 300, 350, 365XD, 380D, 700, 760EL.
4 of them is working. i bought them at QXL for around 100DKK (8,5£) each

Dell Inspiron
I don`t have the power suply, so the state is unknown. A guy came with Windows 3.0 and this machine for free a year ago

1996: IBM Aptiva
166MHz Pentium, 32mb RAM, 1gb HDD, Running Windows 95 OSR 2.1. Bought it for 100DKK (8£) with the original black IBM monitor, with built-in speakers and microphone

1996: HP Vectra
1xxMHz Pentium, 64mb RAM, Running Windows 95 OSR 2.1. Price: free, got it from a marketing company where one of my friends is working

1997: Power Macintosh 9600/200MP
? Running Mac OS 9.1. Free, found it in a dumpster

1997: IBM 300GL
166MHz Pentium, 32mb RAM, 2gb HDD, floppy drive, CD-drive, Creative Sound Blaster 16, 3Com EtherLink III, Running Windows 95 OSR 2.1.
Price: free, got it from a marketing company where one of my friends is working

1999: IBM 300PL
Got 2 almost identical machines. 2xxMHz Pentium II, 64mb RAM, 6gb HDD, floppy drive, CD-drive. Running Windows NT 4.0 WKS, and the other one is on Windows 98SE. Price: free, same as above

2000: IBM Aptiva - vintage?
700MHz PIII, 128mb RAM, 10gb HDD, floppy drive, DVD-drive, running Windows 98SE. Price 80DKK (7£) at QXL.dk, with all original CD`s, manuals etc.

2000: no-name - vintage?
800MHz AMD Duron (yikes!) 128mb RAM, 10gb HDD, Running Windows 2000 Pro. Price: 6000DKK!! (500£) bought it new in 2000[/b]

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How much did yo uget the clamshells from and where?

I got them off eBay in a 9 iBook bulk lot. It cost $451. Which was cheap when you notice how expensive they are single. Unfortunately, only 3 were complete iBooks. The other 6 were missing parts. I sold one of the iBooks (tangerine) for $105 so currently I only have 8 iBooks.


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I have quite a few old pcs my self ranging from P! to P3 to the not so common AMD vintage K6 , as well as 3 macs including the iMac G3 I was talking about, I would go into details but everything is upstairs and with me fixing a persons computer yesterday I am gonna be getting a good payload of parts and monitors as well as $50.

I usually go through the freecycle service, a guy I met off there collects old PCs as well and took 4 that I had some problems with off my hands. I wouldn't really ebay them, as my cities freecycle group is getting big now and there is a chance of me getting a few more 386 or 486 PCs.


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Had a Compaq (something), German, 20mhz 386SX. Got lost.
I have another 20mhz 386SX laptop now, an Acros or something, but it's "in pieces".


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Wow, I wouldn't even know where to begin. I've got somewhere upwards of 250 "vintage" machines.

The oldest is an original Data General Nova, dating back to 1968. It's a 16-bit minicomputer with a full front panel, a CPU which is made up of two 15" square boards of MSI logic, 8 KW of ferrite core memory, and a Teletype ASR35 to read/punch paper tape and serve as system console. It worked the last time I powered it up to demo it, but at its age it's a craps-shoot every time whether something new will blow up or burn out.

The biggest is a rackmount Silicon Graphics Onyx R10000 dual-pipe InfiniteReality. It's comparatively young at ~13 years. It's the size of a refrigerator, and requires 208V 3-phase electrical service to run.

The second biggest (and perhaps architecturally the most interesting) is a Symbolics 3600 LISP machine from 1984. It's also the size of a refrigerator, though a little less wide and a little less deep than the Onyx. Mine has been upgraded so that it's equivalent to a 3670. It has a 14" S MD hard drive (~800 MB) in the bottom of it, a custom 40-bit CPU designed specifically to execute LISP code and implemented on 5 15" square boards of tightly packed VLSI logic. It also has a floating point accelerator (another 15" card full of VLSI), a color graphics controller (another 15" card full of VLSI), and 5 MW of memory (5 more 15" cards full of DRAM: 1 2 MW board, 2 1MW boards, and 2 512KW boards). It ALSO has a second, full computer based on the Motorola 68000 (about as powerful as the Amiga 2000) on ANOTHER 15" square board full of VLSI, which has the job of booting the LISP processor.

The cruftiest machine in my collection is an IBM System/36 PC (5364). It's a small System/36 processor, which is exactly the size as an IBM 5170 PC/AT, and actually must be hooked up to one in order to boot. The OS is called SSP, and it is based around a hierarchical database, and a job language which is known as RPG. It is pretty horrifying. Nobody liked this stuff even when it was new in the mid-80s, though they were popular with the same small businesses who later in the '80s (and into the early '90s) converted to AS/400. The terminals work similarly in concept to the IBM 3270 mainframe type terminal, but are not the same.

My rarest machine is I think probably the Silicon Graphics IRIS 1000. This is the first machine ever made by Silicon Graphics, and it went on sale in 1984. It's a graphics terminal (not a standalone, full-function computer) intended to attach to a big UNIX system (like a VAX 11/780) to provide 3D graphics. The processor is based on the original Stanford University MC68000 processor that was also used in the very first Sun (the Sun 100) and also the very first router made by Cisco. I also have an engineering prototype of the Sun CPU, with modifications made by SGI, from the hardware development period of this machine.

I have a list of what's in my collection on my website. Unfortunately there aren't any pictures there, yet, so it's a bit boring.

http://www.typewritten.org/Systems/


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All I have left is a Toshiba Infinia 7130. Bought it back in 1996 when I had started to get active (again) with computers. Pentium 133/16MB RAM/Windows 95.

I was thinking about donating it to charity, as it still runs great, but I wasn't sure if that would be considered an insult these days. lol

Before that, misc Atari comps and a Commodore 64. Wish I held on to the C64, but I primarily used that to play games. I can stroll down that memory lane with an emulator.


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The only two vintage machines I still own (I really wish I'd kept all the machines I let go) are a stock Mac Classic II running System 7.5.3 and a PowerBook 140 with a recently deceased HDD which was running 7.5.1.


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The oldest thing I have is an 8086 CPU in a box with some other old chips, no board or anything to put it in though.


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If this counts, I have a Compaq Deskpro that I got donated to me from my old school


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