MS-DOS "Tweener"

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MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby tezza on Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:35 pm

Not my auction and I have nothing to do with it but I thought I'd flag this.

These machines are excellent as "in-betweener" machines to allow internet-harvested software to be written to real floppies on '80s vintage machines. They don't come up that often. It probably doesn't have a 360k 5.25 inch floppy drive but one certainly could be fitted. Only $1 reserve.

Buyer must pick up unfortunately. :(
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:21 am

More details please! Link?
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby tezza on Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:34 am

Opps, I forgot the Trade Me link. I can't add it now, as I'm at work and Trade Me is blocked here.

I'll add it tonight if someone doesn't jump in and add it for me.
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby tezza on Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:22 pm

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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby Gibsaw on Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:45 pm

bidding... I'm hoping it's a 386DX40, given the 5.25. :D
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby Carcenomy on Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:02 pm

Ooooh I think you could be right sir. I'd put a few pennies on either an Am386DX40 or some flavour of 486DX2/66. Looks like an oldschool Matsushita optical drive too, which inevitably means there's an SB16 in there somewhere too.
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby Gibsaw on Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:27 pm

Yep... the old Matsushita/Panasonic 562B!! (and I managed to remember that without google!!)

I do vaguely remember an IDE variant as well though. (the 563?)
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby Carcenomy on Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:51 pm

Gibsaw wrote:bidding... I'm hoping it's a 386DX40, given the 5.25. :D

Hey how you picking this up chap?
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby xjas on Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:06 pm

Here's another nice looking one if anyone wants a 486:

5 1/4" drive and SB16 included.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 256399.htm
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby Gibsaw on Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:35 am

Carcenomy wrote:
Gibsaw wrote:bidding... I'm hoping it's a 386DX40, given the 5.25. :D

Hey how you picking this up chap?

I'd expect probably pack and send... unless that's an offer?
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby Gibsaw on Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:19 am

Missed it anyway... Daughter's birthday party took precedence over sitting on the computer at 11 in the morning.
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby Carcenomy on Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:19 pm

xjas wrote:Here's another nice looking one if anyone wants a 486:

5 1/4" drive and SB16 included.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/vint ... 256399.htm


Oooh it's running OSR 2.5 too... that's like running 98 but without running 98! :)

Yeah was somewhat an offer Gibsaw, the guy offering to check it out is a friend of mine who was going to get some details on it for me to pass on. Ahh well, too late :)
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Re: MS-DOS "Tweener"

Postby xjas on Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:34 pm

Free 486 fixer-upper in Christchurch:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/desk ... 420714.htm

I'd be tempted to grab this just for that low-profile case but it's on the wrong island.
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