Looking for Old PCs

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  1. pezant

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    Hey all
    I'm looking for some old hardware. 8086/8088, 286 and 486. A complete computer would be great but also looking for various components/peripherals. If anyone has anything they want to get rid of I would love to here from you
    Thanks!
     
  2. dustar

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    Perhaps you can find something in the give-away thread?

    Give Away
     
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  3. Thunder

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    I've got a complete IBM XT, 8088 with monitor and keyboard and MS-DOS 3.33. It has a single full height floppy drive and a full height hard drive. The HD is faulty though (no idea what is wrong with the HD).

    If you're in Brisbane and want to pick it up let me know.
     
  4. Reaper

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    Heck yea. Where from? :)
     
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    Damn, I would love that box so much, but I live in Sydney :upset:

    Thanks for the link dustar I'll check it out.
     
  6. Thunder

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    I'll see if it still works. It's been about 10 years since I turned it on last.
     
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    That doesn't matter so much. :) Even if it's not working, I will still enjoy poking around in it and checking out a relic from the past, with a bit of memory lane thrown in. :)
     
  8. dustar

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    Those XT's are indeed cool relics from the past :) .
    I've found one a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunality, there was no keyboard included.
    Bought two AT/XT keyboards on eBay last week, but don't have them yet. Hopefully they will work.


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  9. adz

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    I've got an old Olivetti M290 286 complete with keyboard and setup disk that I have no use for, in great condition too. PM me if interested.
     
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    damn
    20mb hard drive!!
     
  11. Flamin Joe

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    I would love to pick an an old XT. My very first PC was an Atari (yep that's right they made PC's back in the day), same as the one linked below except it had a 3.5" 720k floppy drive. If I recall correctly it had a whopping 30MB hard drive. :D

    http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/Museum/Atari/pc3.php

    I think these things are pretty rare now.
     
  12. dustar

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    Yeah, hope to have my keyboards in short time, so I can see what's still on that disk :)


    Damn, I'm searching a while for a good 286 now, but guess we're situated a bit too far from eachother ;-) .
     
  13. adz

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    If the OP isn't interested, I could always price up shipping for you...
     
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    I'm from Europe, think shipping would cost almost as much as a cheap modern PC. ;-)
     
  15. Thunder

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    I'm pretty sure AT keyboards are different and won't work on an XT. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC_keyboard )

    The old Model F keyboard on the XT is a dream to type on. The buckling spring keyboards have a great feel to them. Noisy as hell though. Weighs maybe 2kg.

    A modern keyboard would break over your knee pretty easily. The model F & M keyboards would break your knee :D
     
  16. adz

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    Yes, I am kinda aware of where Belgium is, this ain't Amurica ;) I've shipped largish stuff to continental Europe and vice versa before and it wasn't all that unreasonable, saying that, the machine would probably fare better giving it to someone more local :)
     

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