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New Wellington Vintage computer enthusiast

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New Wellington Vintage computer enthusiast

by Trinitronfan » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:13 am

Hello all, I don't own any good machines at the moment apart from some IBM clones like a Amstrad PC from the late 80's but I got contact with a leaseholder of a old school thats been abandoned since 2001 and they have what looks to be like a IBM 5150 or 5160 with a monochrome monitor in perfect condition I found it through a urban explorers website, they are going to begin renovating the place in November and they will give me a ring to say when I can pick it up along with some other goodies in the place! so I will keep you all updated when I get this 5150 and perhaps some other vintage machines in the mean time. here is a photo of the 5150 or 5160 http://i.imgur.com/ids9c8W.jpg
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Re: New Wellington Vintage computer enthusiast

by tezza » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:59 pm

Welcome to the forums. That IBM looks in fine shape. Nice find

It will be interesting to see what shape it's in internally. They are usually not that hard to fix. It's the outsides that are often banged around but not with this one it would seem.
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Re: New Wellington Vintage computer enthusiast

by lizardb0y » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:48 pm

Welcome to the forums!

There's a few vintage computing enthusiasts here in Wellington so it may be worth organising a meetup sometime before too long :)
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Re: New Wellington Vintage computer enthusiast

by Trinitronfan » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:05 pm

Hi all! It has been quite a long time since I have posted on the forum, I am still waiting on the IBM 5150 but I have rung the owner again and he said to call back in mid November. I have managed to acquire 3 ZX Spectrum machines from a good friend, all for free too with some games, one 16K works flawlessly, one 48K works fine but needs a new keyboard membrane, the other one which I believe is a 48K and needs a new 7805 voltage regulator as it is only reading 0.84V on the output when it should be 5V I got the original polystyrene box and also a Quickshot joystick and the RAMturbo interface and a bunch of pirated games recorded on 90 min tapes. http://imgur.com/RxJAVmc that is a image of all the spectrums I got!
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Re: New Wellington Vintage computer enthusiast

by mangasurfer » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:48 pm

now thats awesome. love the spectrum. the all black case is mean. may not have been the best system but they look amazing. the styling of the spectrum+ is the best. same with the ql amazing looking.
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Re: New Wellington Vintage computer enthusiast

by andyg » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:03 pm

When you get the IBM, check to see if it has a Powercorp sticker on it - if it does, chances are I worked on it at some stage in the mid 80's. :^)
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