As members know I picked up the Redstone XT off Tomo in Hastings yesterday. To help him have a clean out
I accepted a few other goodies (it would rude not to) , a parts only Packard Bell, an Archie 200mmx machine and IBM PS/1 were included. The PB had an SB 16, fdd and cdrom so they're out now along with the mobo/riser awaiting some project or tother.
I had a look at the PS/1 and it has a broken flip down cover-no biggy-and all the useful bits n bobs stripped out apart from the CPU . A 16 meg simm stuck in it, along with my 40 meg tesing hdd and fdd. I drilled a hole in the VGA output so it'd accept the cable from my P96 crt- tried a trident in one of the isa slots but nothing on the screen so drilling a hole made sence and now it's ready for any modern SVGA screen cable. Turned it on beeb-beeb cmos battery low error, date error prompted for to enter the bios settings, press esc and booted to Direct Access-Goodie!!.
Just been spending a few hours fabricating a cental riser holder/centre strut and fdd/hdd cage out of the left over PB bits. It's coming out quite well, just a mod to the strut tomorrow with some holes for secure it along with the cage- all good. Quite enjoyed getting out the angle grinder, dremel, file and rubber mallet. Any one know the thread format for the component securing screws in these PCs at all?
Oh and Archie(case is a bit dented) boots up sweet as a nut. It's got windows 98 on it but I might slap my OS/2 v4 hdd in it.
The Acorn never falls far from the tree.. x86 GUI whore.